AutismBC is British Columbia’s only true provincial wide autism organization. With four regional offices located in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Northern BC and the Interior, AutismBC continues to support the autism community through community support groups, information and referral services, library access, summer reimbursement and camp programs, educational and social events, and a growing transition, adult and employment program.
AutismBC also maintains a network of Community Groups that operate across BC to better support our members. These groups are run by parent volunteers, to provide families and individuals with the necessary information to help navigate the challenges of an autism diagnosis, as well as connecting families and individuals with similar challenges to help reduce the feeling of isolation. Check out the AutismBC calendar for monthly group meetings in your area!
Lower Mainland – Richmond, BC
AutismBC’s head office in Richmond provides support to individuals impacted by ASD across the Lower Mainland and BC. AutismBC’s Richmond office provides a central location for AutismBC members to contact our Information Officers and staff.
3688 Cessna Drive, Richmond BC V6B 1C7
Telephone: (604) 434-0880
Fax: (604) 434-0801
AutismBC is committed to providing support to individuals with autism and their families across all of BC. That’s why we have regional offices in Vancouver Island, Interior BC and Northern BC dedicated to serving the all the communities in the province. Our Regional Coordinators have been personally impacted by ASD, and have extensive experience navigating the complex system of autism funding, programs and services in their respective locations. They can provide information and resources to individuals with autism and their families across their region by email, phone, and in-person support.
Northern BC – Prince George, BC
Our Prince George branch, the only one of its kind in the northern region of BC, provides much needed support and informational assistance to the northern communities of the province. The branch has been operating for over 20 years, delivering support and services to thousands of families, professionals, and other community members, as well as providing valuable education on the issues related to the autism.
#201 – 1685 3rd Ave.
Prince George, BC
Telephone: (250) 961-7620
Vancouver Island – Nanaimo, BC
The AutismBC Nanaimo branch is also one of a kind, being the only organization to provide support to the entire Vancouver Island region. Families continue to reach out to AutismBC , which has over 20 years of program delivery on Vancouver Island, as a first step when receiving a diagnosis.
Telephone: (778) 762-2980
Interior BC – Kelowna, BC
In 2015 AutismBC introduced an Interior Regional Coordinator based out of Kelowna, to better serve the needs of communities in the Interior region of BC. The Coordinator has helped identify the specific needs of the area as to ensure programming reflects local communities and available services. Since AutismBC officially established its presence in the region, new workshops and resource events have helped build local capacity in the area, and the growth of Community Groups have connected and educated parents, family members and professionals.
Telephone: (250) 212-4075
Location Facilitator(s) Burnaby Stella firstname.lastname@example.org Northshore Sandy & Annie email@example.com New Westminister Sima firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Facilitator(s) Nanaimo Teresa Everitt email@example.com Ladysmith Coming soon! firstname.lastname@example.org Comox Valley Amanda Flentjar email@example.com Parksville Tegan Scott Parksville@autismbc.ca
Location Facilitator(s) Prince George Corey firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Facilitator(s) Kelowna (Parents) Lisa email@example.com Kelowna (Siblings) Lisa firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about our Community Groups.
If you would like to start a Community Group in your community please email email@example.com or call 1-888-437-0880.