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2024 Budget Consultation: AutismBC’s Recommendations

June 29, 2023
On June 13th, 2023, Julia Boyle, AutismBC Executive Director, participated in the 2024 Budget Consultation and presented three recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.

Explainer: Canada’s National Autism Strategy

July 20, 2023
A national autism strategy would help encourage a unified approach, ensure consistency in the services provided between provinces, promote best practices, and address support gaps.

Truth and Reconciliation Day

September 29, 2023
In honour of Truth and Reconciliation Day, our staff did some individual learning and had these takeaways to share. We encourage all settlers to take some time today to do some learning and reflect on the colonial history and present of our province.

Media Release: Provincial budget doesn’t address services for B.C.’s most vulnerable children and youth 

November 2, 2022
We travelled to Victoria on Feb 22, 2022 to attend the 2022 Budget Lock-Up and left disappointed by the lack of investment in programs for children and youth with support needs who do not benefit from existing programs.

Jon Przybyl, New Board Director

May 18, 2023
Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your family? I’m originally from Stony Mountain, Manitoba just outside of Winnipeg. Our big claim to […]

AutismBC rejects MCFD’s information sessions and survey for community members

October 6, 2022
AutismBC rejects these information sessions as a form of meaningful consultation with MCFD. The sessions did not provide any new information and created even more […]

AutismBC Visits the Legislature: Advocating for Meaningful Consultation with the Disability Community

October 6, 2022
We visited Legislature with the intention of representing and voicing common concerns from disability organizations and community members about the proposed changes to the Child […]

In the Press: AutismBC’s Advocacy on MCFD Funding Changes

November 25, 2022
October 27, 2021—AutismBC board president Kaye Banez spoke to Global regarding MCFD’s initial announcement. “Learning the individualized funding will be phased out is very concerning […]

Our Collective Response to MCFD’s Autism Funding Change Announcement

October 6, 2022
Find out what you can do to voice your concerns to Minister Mitzi Dean Dear Member, As many of you know, the Ministry of Children […]

Our Open letter to Minister Mitzi Dean

October 6, 2022
While the letter is addressed to Minister Dean, it is also a call to action for all organizations representing community members affected by Dean’s October […]

MCFD’s Autism Funding Changes and Family Hubs: What you need to know and what you can do

May 4, 2023
The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) recently announced a new service system using one-stop family connections hubs and ending existing services such as Autism Funding, the […]

Education Changes in BC 

October 6, 2022
Did you know about the changes happening with schooling in BC?  AutismBC is committed to inclusion and supporting our community. Our members have been asking us […]
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