We are a parent based and directed society that has been working to provide information and support to individuals and families affected by autism since 1975. AutismBC is a founding member of the Provincial and Territorial Council of Autism Canada (formerly Autism Society Canada and Autism Canada Foundation).
We are a non-profit, registered charity and acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia. In addition to our Richmond head office, we have branch offices in Northern BC, the Interior and on Vancouver Island.
“To enhance and improve the lives of those affected by autism in BC”
“An inclusive society where people on the autism spectrum reach their full potential”
Autism BC Provides Support in 3 Key Programming Areas:
- Information and Awareness
- Support and Connection
- Training and Workshops
In 1975, with the dedication and hard work of several passionate parents whose children had been diagnosed with autism, The Pacific Association for Autistic Children was created. At this time, knowledge of the disorder was limited, so our predecessor stepped into fill the void, working to educate and support the families of BC. During these days, we operated out of the now shuttered Jericho Hill School on the Westside of Vancouver.
Since the early years, our society has had five names, three addresses, and our fair share of triumphs and struggles. Today, inspired by the vision our society had all those years ago, AutismBC continues to support and empower individuals and families affected by autism, by providing them with educational resources and community programming.
ASBC Post-transition Constitution (Societies Act)
ASBC Replacement Bylaws (Societies Act)