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Northern BC Autism Resources

Jul 16th, 2021

AutismBC is a provincial organization with four regions: Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Interior, and Northern. Each region has its own Regional Coordinator to help local residents navigate the autism services in their area. Sharon Grattan is our Regional Coordinator for the North. The following list is a guide to Northern autism resources. We have it divided into sections so you can use the ones that best suit your current needs, or you can reach out to Sharon directly here

Copy over this list: Specialized Professionals | Prince Rupert Autism 

 
First Nation Services 

Carrier Sekani Family Services: Fraser Lake/Prince George/Burns Lake/Vanderhoof 

Central Interior Native Health Society

Jordan’s Principle | Assembly of First Nations

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society

Aboriginal Supported Child Development

Prince George Native Friendship Centre 

Friendship House – Prince Rupert 

Nisga’a Lisims Government

Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia | A Helping Hand to Justice (nccabc.ca)

UBCLC Counselling Support

Support Services: 

AiMHi – Community Living Prince George, BC | Supportive Living & Housing Services 

Robson Valley Community Services – Serving Valemount and McBride 

Family Support | Smithers Community Services Association

Northwest Inter-Nation Family And Community Services Society

Occupational Therapist Services – Prince George

Passion and Purpose Occupational Therapy Services

Home | T&K Behaviourial (tkbehavioural.ca) 

Child, Youth, and Family Services – Axis Family Resources Ltd.

Intersect Youth and Family Services

Child Development Centre (CDC) and Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) 

CDC Fort St. John 

Northwest Child Development Centre

Quesnel & District Child Development Centre

Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre – Williams Lake

South Peace Child Development Centre

Kitimat Community Development Centre

The Child Development Centre of Prince George and District

Terrace Child Development Centre 

Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve

Child & Family Services Office for Prince Rupert

Mental HealthFree and low-cost counseling options available. 

Medications | Kelty Mental Health 

Medications for Irritability of Autism | Kelty Mental Health 

Northern BC Crisis Centre – You are not alone. We are here for you 24/7

Bounceback

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

Northern Society for Domestic Peace 

Ruth Murdoch Counselling

Mourning’s Dawn Counselling

Foundry Terrace

Northwest Counselling

CMHA Northern BC Branch – Mental Health for All 

Mackenzie Counselling Service

Indigenous Child & Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Services – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)  

FamilySmart – Together-Centred™ for Child & Youth Mental Health 

Private/Contract Service Providers 

Assessments: Bridge Psychology

Assessments: Okanagan Ability Centre – Psychological Assessment & Diagnostic Services 

Online Speech Therapy in BC

InReach Physio

Thomas Robinson Consulting

North Coast Community Services | Prince Rupert Community Enrichment Society

West Coast Feeding & Behaviour Specialists | Transforming Mealtimes. One Bite At a Time.

Scilla Behaviour Support Services in Fort St. John, BC (scillabss.ca)

Access Community Therapists Ltd.

Thompson Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled

Annette Rolleman – Music Therapy Terrace, BC & Telehealth Virtual  

Rain or Shine Art Studio | Facebook Prince Rupert, BC  

School Inclusion & Supports 

POPARD – Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (autismoutreach.ca) 

Inclusion BC | Advancing rights. Promoting abilities. 

Canada Student Grant for services and equipment for students with permanent disabilities – Canada.ca 

Financial Help for People with Disabilities | Dial-A-Law (peopleslawschool.ca) 

B.C. supplemental bursary for students with a permanent disability | StudentAidBC 

B.C. access grant for students with permanent disabilities | StudentAidBC 

Canada Student Grant for services and equipment for students with permanent disabilities – Canada.ca 

Repayment assistance plan for borrowers with a permanent disability | StudentAidBC 

HOME – GARFORTH EDUCATION 

BCEdAccess Society | Facebook 

PAC 10 Tutoring 

SET-BC 

Don’t forget to check out our back-to-school blog here!

Northern Health Authority & Government   

Speech and Language Program | Northern Health 

Assessment Network | Northern Health 

NHAH BCAAN Referral Form 

Disability Assistance – Province of British Columbia

Severe and Permanent Disability Benefit

Early Intervention Referral Form | Haida Gwaii 

Request for Services Referral Form | Prince George 

Request for Speech Language Service | Prince Rupert 

Request for Services | Quesnel 

Request for Services | Smithers 

Request for Services | Terrace 

BC Autism Assessment Network

Are you moving from outside BC? Check out our Moving to BC blog here!

Developmental Milestones 
Therapeutic Riding Associations 

Prince George Therapeutic Riding Association

Horses Touching Hearts Therapeutic Riding Association 

Cimarron Way Equine Assisted Learning

Wyld Acres Farm and Arena

NFP/ Charity Organizations 

Hope Air

Friends of Children 

New Horizons Society

Aide Canada

BC People First Society

The Berry Patch Child Care Resource and Referral Centre

Social Diversity for Children Foundation 

Autism Navigator

Respite Support Virtually

myCommunity BC

Family Support Institute of BC

CAN – Canucks Autism Network

ACT – Autism Community Training

Variety Children’s Charity – Autism Assessments 

A.C.E. | Activity Centre for Empowerment | Prince George  

Cariboo Family Enrichment CentreThe Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) is a not-for-profit providing services and supports to families and individuals in the South Cariboo region.

Ways to Access Services (air, train, bus, ferry, etc.) 

Northern Health Connections

Check out our comprehensive travel accessibility blog here!

Family Supports 

District Parent Advisory CouncilPrince Rupert District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) is the recognized representative for the collective voice of parents in SD#52. Prince Rupert DPAC is comprised of elected parent representatives from our 7 School Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) and support families with students in the public school district through advocacy and information sharing. Please message via Facebook or by email to [email protected] (Prince Rupert DPAC, n.d.).

North Coast Transition SocietyNCTS offers family counselling for individuals, couples, and families (North Coast Transition Society, n.d.). 

Northwest Inter-Nation Family and Community ServicesNIFCS offers an Aboriginal family councillor and other family support programs (NIFCS, n.d.). 

 

Facebook Groups & Pages 

Autism Prince Rupert   

BC Families with Autism 

The Parent Newsletter: Gitxsan, Wet’suwet’en & the Hazeltons  

Homeschooling With Autism In BC 

IF NW – Inclusion Families Northwest   

Northern BC Autism/ADHD and Related Disorders Parent Support Group 

Northern Interior Autism Society 

Pacific Autism Family Network Group- Prince George Spoke 

Special Needs Families of Northern BC 

Quesnel Autism Parent Group | Facebook  

BC Families with Autism  

Fort St. James Community Foundation Society 

Fort Nelson Family Development Society

 

Is there a resource you think we should have on this list? Please contact Sharon here

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