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Giving: Add-On the Bill for AutismBC 2022

Mar 30th, 2022

A big thank you to our fundraising partners celebrating Autism Acceptance Month! We are so grateful that these businesses are committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion, accessibility, and acceptance in their communities and beyond.

Shop these businesses throughout April to make a donation to AutismBC or have a percentage of your purchase donated. All funds go to support AutismBC programs throughout the province for autistic children, youth, adults and their families.

 

 Sid Dickens Logo with a crown on top, initials S and D in the middle within an oval shape, and surrounded by a branch of vine leaves at the bottom.

Sid Dickens

Sid Dickens Memory Block. A rectangular stone block with a rainbow gradient infinity symbol and the words 'Free To Be Me" painted on the surfaceSid Dickens, a white man with salt and pepper hair, wears a grey shirt and smiles at the camera. He is holding a sign that says "Autism Acceptance Starts With" followed by the Sid Dickens logo

A long-time ally to the autism community, this year Sid Dickens Inc. has designed a Memory Block called “Diversity” in honour of Autism BC’s 2022 Autism Acceptance Month Campaign, with 25% of proceeds from sales in April going to AutismBC. This beautiful, thoughtful memory block features the infinity symbol, the neurodiversity symbol designed to represent the infinite spectrum of diversity among those who are autistic, or in any way, not neurotypical, with the saying “Free To Be Me.” As a special bonus, only for orders in April, each Diversity block will be autographed personally by Sid Dickens on the back.

Born in Prince Rupert, Sid Dickens always knew his destiny was to become an artist. Initially trained as a sculptor, he was quickly distinguished in the early 90s for his ground-breaking, unconventional, and prolific Memory Blocks. Sid continues to take inspiration from his travels and constant research around the world. With numerous adoring fans and celebrity collectors like Sir Elton John, Liv Tyler, Dolce & Gabanna, Bono, Sting, Phil Collins, and Hilary Duff, his name and unique Memory Blocks are recognized worldwide.

“Autism is close to my heart as we have staff with children on the spectrum. Being an Autism ally to me means helping to create a world where everyone feels accepted and free to be themselves. In creating this Memory Block, I hope it encourages us to start a conversation to not only understand Autism better but also the person or child on the spectrum.” – Sid Dickens

Purchase the 2022 Sid Dickens Autism Memory Block by clicking here or find a store near you with Sid Dickens. 25% of your purchase will be donated to AutismBC.

 

 

Odin Books

A feminine person with long hair and a grey sweater stands in front of a bookshelf labeled "Autism." They hold a sign that reads "Autism Acceptance Starts With Odin Books"

Specializing in Mental Health, Special Needs, Special Education, and related resources for communities, organizations, schools, and individuals, Odin Books has been a huge resource for the autism community. Donations will be collected in-person or online at Odin’s checkout so you can shop wherever you’re most comfortable.  Double your impact – Odin Books will match all donations!  Come and visit, as always AutismBC members receive an additional 10% off! 

“For 30 years Odin Books has been helping to build an inclusive society where people on the Autism Spectrum can thrive.   By curating evidence-based resources and sensory tools and participating in various community events, we have provided much-needed support to families, educators and professionals. We are honoured to be back participating in Autism Awareness month in 2022.  Please consider a donation to AutismBC when you are shopping in our store or shopping online.  Autism Acceptance begins with you!” – Catherine Ellsmere

108 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1V9

(604)739-8804   |   Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Twitter

 

 

1010Tires 

A feminine person with dark hair stands in front of a rack of tire rims. They hold a sign that reads "Autism Acceptance Starts With 10 10 Tires"s"

With great offers on tires for all seasons, tire and wheel packages, you can visit one of these 4 locations for all your Tire needs!  Double your impact! All 1010Tires locations will AGAIN be matching donations collected in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month. 

“Our goal is to increase autism awareness within our communities. Being able to recognize and appreciate our child on the autism spectrum for his abilities and differences allowed us to give him the best opportunity to thrive. Autism comes with many deeply rooted misconceptions. In our open society, we need to move away from these misconceptions and concentrate on early intervention.”  — Niva Leung, 1010Tires, Vancouver 

Vancouver
732 Southeast Marine Drive, Vancouver
604-324-5999 

Langley
19990 Fraser Highway, Langley City
604-359-8989

Richmond 
12291 Bridgeport Road, Richmond 
604-270-4727 

Coquitlam 
1300 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam 
604-526-8473

 

Studio Q Lounge

Two feminine people in black shirts and covid 19 masks stand outside  Studio Q Lounge. The person on the right holds a sign that reads" Autism Acceptance Starts with Studio Q Lounge"

This April, treat yourself while also benefitting the autism community. Studio Q Lounge is donating 15% of all regular services including body sculpting, non-RMT massage, facials, teeth whitening, lash extensions, brows and nail services throughout the month of April!   

14925 60 Ave #3, Surrey, BC 
(604) 786-6687
   |   Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram 

 

I.ce Queen

A masculine person in a red uniform stands behind an ice cream counter. There is an i.ce queen logo on the wall and multicoloured subway tile. They hold a sign that reads "Autism Acceptance Starts With i.ce Queen"

New to our campaign, come visit Richmond’s very own Asian focussed Ice Cream Specialty Shop!  I.ce Queen serves a variety of treats from pudding ice cream rolls to fried ice cream, you have never experienced homemade ice cream like this before. I.ce Queen is collecting donations in person at their Aberdeen Centre location, on behalf of AutismBC! 

3420-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC  (Aberdeen Centre)
(604) 248-7590 

Facebook   |   Instagram 

 

Red Truck Beer Company

A table holds two platters of loaded hot dogs and fries, two glasses of beer with the "Red Truck" logo, and two standing signs that read "April is Autism Acceptance Month" followed by campaign info in smaller font.

One of AutismBC’s long-time supporters, Red Truck Beer is collecting donations for AutismBC all through April to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month. Come and visit and enjoy some of Red Truck’s beer, brewed the old-fashioned way.  Donations can be made with our easy “Tap and Give” display, conveniently located at Red Truck’s counter. 

295 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
604-682-4733   |   
Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram

 

smallprint logo

Smallprint Okanagan

A blue-eye feminine person leans into frame with two black velvet jewelry mannequins displaying multiple silver necklaces each. A tray of silver charms sits on the table. The person holds a sign that reads "Autism Acceptance Starts With smallprint"

A small business based in Kelowna, BC, specializing in handcrafted silver keepsakes featuring your loved one’s fingerprint, hand/footprint, or handwriting. Place an order in April and round up your bill to support AutismBC. Smallprint Okanagan will double your impact and match all donations at the end of the month! Shipping available, or pick up locally in Kelowna

“Our child was diagnosed with ASD 5 years ago and Autism BC has been a tremendous resource to our family since that time. Navigating autism services in the community can be an overwhelming experience and Autism BC goes above and beyond to support families. Through Autism BC, we have also made many connections with other autism families which has been so valuable. I am proud to support Autism BC in this worthwhile fundraising campaign” – Suzanne Henderson

Kelowna, BC   |   778-215-4992   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   

 
The Belvedere Barbershop   

An old-timey barbershop in the heart of Sechelt, BC, providing haircuts and professional shaves and beard trims of all lengths and sizes. The Belvedere Barbershop is donating a portion of sales throughout the month of April!  

#105-5688 Cowrie Street, Sechelt, BC
(604) 788-2790   |  
Instagram

 

Crow & Sparkle 

A person with a short beard, sleeve tattoo, and painted nails sits in front of an art station. They are wearing a black t-shirt and pin with the rainbow gradient autism symbol. They hold a sign that reads "Autism Acceptance Starts With" followed by the Crow and Sparkle logo, a stylized crow's head

A small e-commerce business based in Nanaimo, BC, specializing in mixed metal jewelry and wooden pins. Purchase one of Crow & Sparkle’s beautifully hand-painted “Neurodiversity Pride Pin” and 20% from sales is donated to AutismBC! The rainbow infinity represents the wide range of neurodivergent experiences, with gold accents for autism acceptance (because Au = gold). Because each pin is handpainted, they are all a little different, just like all of us. Shipping on all pins is free within Canada.

“I’m supporting AutismBC this year because I’m very impressed with the wide range of resources they offer to people throughout the entire autism spectrum. I discovered my autism as an adult, as did some of my closest friends, and we often have to find our own ways to solve our problems when regular solutions don’t work for us. Reaching out to the AutismBC team for help with that problem-solving has literally changed my life. Giving back to such an amazing group is the least I can do.” – Nic Carper

Nanaimo, BC   |   Website   |    Instagram

 

Oh My Bling 

8-year-old Estella, founder of OMB Oh My Bling, has a new product line – Bows!  Besides a hair accessory, these bows can also glam up your curtains, purses, backpacks & more.  During the month of April, Estella is donating $5 for every $20 sales of bows and her original jewelry line! Shipping is available within Canada and the United States. For an online catalogue of Bows, click here. Visit OMB’s Facebook for a full selection of products, including the latest jewelry designs.  

“I am fundraising for AutismBC because I want to help AutismBC support more families in the autism community. I love my brother, Lazarus. He is autistic. I want him and all kids to have a happy future.” – Estella Banez 

To place an order, call (778-847-5542), email ([email protected]), or Facebook Messenger (@OMBOhMyBling) 

Facebook   |   Instagram   |    Twitter  

 

Venture Enterprises 

 

Venture Enterprises is an entrepreneurial program that supports innovative individuals with developmental disabilities, creating businesses of their own with the assistance of their Vocational Trainers. These businesses, based out of North Shore ConneXions Society, provide reliable, efficient and necessary services & products to the community.  AutismBC is honoured to have North Shore ConneXions Society and Venture Enterprises participate and collect donations on their Online Shop Home Page during Autism Acceptance Month.  From Cookbooks to Pet Toys and other innovations, check out a variety of products and services here on their online store.

“We have chosen to become an autism ally this year because we truly believe in the cause and inclusion.  Our entrepreneurs jumped at the idea of helping others in their community.  Our vision is A community where all people with disabilities have equal opportunities to lead active, fulfilling lives and are recognized as contributing members of the community” – Venture Enterprises

North Vancouver, BC   |   (604) 671-1819   |   [email protected]   |   Instagram

 

Add Life Insurance and Financial Services

Add Life Insurance and Financial Services will donate 25% to AutismBC, upon customers selecting AutismBC as their charity of choice.  Their motto is, together we can “Change the World, It’s easier than you think”.  Add Life Insurance and Financial Services has been providing insurance and financial service products to customers across BC for over 15+ years. They have the most competitive rates for all life insurance products and employee group benefits for your family and your business.

“Add Life is proud to partner with Autism BC and support local families and make a difference. 
We choose to be different, We choose to make a difference.” – Jaspal & Rose Kambo

Burnaby – Coquitlam

3771 Bartlett Court,
Burnaby, BC, V3J 7G8

Vancouver

800 – 1185 W Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC V6E 4E6

Richmond

210 – 10271 Shellbridge Way,
Richmond, BC V6X 2W8

778-400-8885 / 604-722-6205   |   [email protected]   

Website   |   Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   LinkedIn

 

Your Choice to Donate  

A giant crane crushes a small, stripped red car. Painted on the side are the words "it for Autism" the first word is illegible. A junk heap is in the background against a grey sky.

Throughout Vancouver Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and newly added Interior BC (including Kamloops, Kelowna, Lillooet, and Merritt), you can donate a car, truck, motorcycle, van, or pretty much any kind of vehicle or metals, with proceeds going to AutismBC!  Call for vehicle pickup with Your Choice To Donate or bring your metal donations to Fraser Valley Metal Recycling at the address below.  It’s that easy! 

34272 Industrial Way, Abbotsford, BC 
Website   |   Facebook    

 

Porsche Club of America: Canada West Region  

On Sunday April 24 Porsche Club of America: Canada West Region will be hosting a drive dedicated to creating awareness and acceptance, while raising funds for AutismBC. More details to come.

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Applewood Auto Group

A long-term supporter of AutismBC and generous sponsor of the AutismBC Fall Raffle, Applewood will be collecting donations this April from all 9 dealership locations throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Applewood offers a great selection of new and used vehicles and their values of honesty, fairness and loyalty ensures your car buying experience will be as simple and easy as possible from start to finish.

16299 Fraser Hwy 
Langley, BC, V4N 0G1 
604 332-8984 
Applewood Mitsubishi 
13340 Smallwood Pl, Richmond 
604 242-2400 
Applewood Kia Surrey  
16299 Fraser Hwy Surrey   
604 332-8984 

Applewood Ford 
7150 Market Street, Port Hardy  
250 949-6393 
Applewood Kia Langley  
19764 Langley Bypass, Langley  
604 533-7881 

Applewood ChevroletBuickGMC 
9045 Granville St, Port Hardy 
250 949-7442 
Applewood Nissan Surrey  
15257 Fraser Hwy, Surrey 
604 337-0987 

Applewood Auto Direct 
20383 Langley Bypass, Langley 
604 259-3911 
Applewood Nissan Langley 
19820 Fraser Hwy, Langley 
604 546-2155 

Applewood Performance Center 
20383 Langley Bypass, Langley 
604 670-852 
Applewood Nissan Richmond 
13220 Smallwood Pl, Richmond 
604 273-1661 
Applewood Infiniti
13220 Smallwood Pl,
Richmond 604 273-1661

 

Therabyte

A feminine person in a striped tshirt smiles and holds a sign reading "autism acceptance starts with therabyte"

Ashley Reina, BscOT, CEO and Cofounder of Therabyte

Therabyte is a practice management system and EMR for rehabilitation therapists.  During the month of April, Therabyte will be donating ALL proceeds from new signups to AutismBC! 

To learn more and sign up for your Therabyte account, check out https://therabyte.app 

[email protected]   |   (778) 803-7111   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   LinkedIn  

 

Thank You Service Providers!

Led by our Board Member Jon Przybyl, Occupational Therapist and Registered Autism Service Provider, we want to thank the following service providers who are coming together to help celebrate April Autism Acceptance Month while generously donating a portion of their service fees throughout April.  Thank you for your support and your dedication in the work you do with our community!

 

JP Therapy

Jon, a tall man with dirty-blond hair styled in a faux hawk, stands next to a large wooden sign with the JP Therapy logo. He wears a yellow t-shirt and holds a sign that reads "autism acceptance starts with JP Therapy"

JP Therapy is a pediatric occupational therapy company that works with children and youth with a wide range of developmental needs.

“I have the privilege of supporting clients and their families within the autism community on a daily basis. These families are so much more than clients and I value the lasting relationships we’ve built. Knowing the resources, services and support AutismBC provides, I couldn’t think of a better organization to highlight and support for Autism Awareness Month!” – Jon Przybyl, MOT, Specializing in Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Kelowna, BC   |   [email protected]   |   778-821-3407   |   Website   |   Instagram

 

Reach the Peak Behaviour Intervention Services

Reach the Peak provides comprehensive intervention services for children and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other neurodiverse children and youth. “Helping a child develop meaningful social connections with family members, friends, and the greater community is the ultimate measure of our success.”

2597 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC
778 583-6789

http://reachthepeak.ca/ 

 

A.R.P. Psychology

Anjee Roth-Peters, M.ED, Practice in Child & Adolescent Psychology, Assessment and Therapy/Intervention

Penticton, BC & Kelowna, BC   |   [email protected]   |   250-808-8481   |   Website

 

Tanya Foster, BSc, Registered Occupational Therapist

Providing home-based service to children and their families in Lake Country, Kelowna, and West Kelowna.

250-306-1577   |   [email protected]

 

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