History of the ASBC
In 1975, with the dedication and hard work of a group of parents whose children had been diagnosed with autism, The BC Society for Autistic Children was brought into existence. At this time, knowledge of the disorder was limited, so our predecessor stepped up to fill the void, working to enlighten and support the citizens of BC. In those days, we operated out of the now shuttered Jericho Hill School on the Westside of Vancouver.
Since these early years, our society has had four names, three addresses, and our fair share of triumphs and struggles. Today, inspired by the vision our society had all those years ago, the Autism Society of BC is excited and motivated to support and empower individuals and families affected by autism, by providing them with educational resources, community programming, and mutual support.