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Resource Guide

Interior BC Autism Resources

January 23rd, 2022

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The following list is a guide to Interior Autism resources. We have it divided into sections so you can use the ones that best suit your current needs. If you are a service provider and would like to be added to this list, please email us at [email protected]

Interior Resources

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.   Rebecca Alexander is the Interior Regional Coordinator.

Can’t find what you are looking for or have something you would like added to the list?  You can reach out to Rebecca directly here

 

The following list is a guide to Interior autism resources sorted into regions to help you find what your looking for more easily.

Click your region to view resources for your area or scroll down. 

(You can also use Ctrl+F [find] on your keyboard to use the search function if you are looking for something specific)
 

 

PROVINCE WIDE

**The complete Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) list is available at: www.gov.bc.ca/autisminfo

Access Autism  Canada Support, Services and Therapy Options, RDI -relationship development intervention

At Home Program  – designed to support children and teens with a severe disability or complex health care needs

Autism BC(That’s us!) Community Connection, support and information, online support meets and so much more!

BC Adaptive Snowsports – Adaptive Sports Programs

Canucks Autism NetworkProvide supported programs through sports and physical activity, resources and supports for families.

Children & Youth with Support Needs (CYSN) – Family and youth Support

Children & Youth Mental Health – Province Wide (Community Based mental health services for children, youth and families)

Community Living BC (CLBC) – Province Wide (ADULT SERVICES, Complex care needs, Housing, funding, respite)

Family Support Institute – Family Support Services

J Schwartz Art Therapy – ONLINE – (Art Therapy all ages)

Interior Health Children’s Assessment Network (IHCAN) – interior health funded assessments

Special Olympics British Columbia – year round adaptive and inclusive sports and recreation

Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) Children & Youth with Support Needs

Neurodivergent Counselling Services ONLINE – (RCC- dedicated to offering radically neurodivergence-affirming care for Autistics, AuDHDers, and PDAers in British Columbia and beyond.)

Pacific Autism Family NetworkProvides resources for research, information, learning, assessment, treatment and support.

Ready Willing & Able (PROVINCE WIDE) – designed to increase the labor force participation of people with an intellectual disability or on the autism spectrum.  Employer coaching, job seekers and work training) ADULT SERVICES

TCS (Thompson Community Services) – ALL OF BC INTERIOR (Children and youth services, community inclusion program, employment, home sharing, independent living, residential programs, ADULT SERVICES)

 

FUNDING SOURCES

(Should you need something that isn’t covered by the autism funding you can always try the following charities)

Variety The Childrens Charity of BC – supporting children & youth with special needs across BC. With the help of our generous donors, we are continually working towards a future where we can say YES! to every child in need of our help.

West Coast Charity For Children

Canadian Tire jumpstart 

Kids Sport

CKNW Kids Fund

Cops for Kids Fund

***You can always try local service groups such as the Lions and Rotary Clubs .

 

OKANAGAN VALLEY

South Okanagan: (Osoyoos, Oliver, Keremeos, Penticton, Summerland)

Adult Services

Neil Squire SocietyPenticton (Technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with disabilities) ADULT SERCVICES

Okanagan Inclusion Penticton (agency coordinated home sharing, respite, employment and community inclusion.  ADULT SERVICES)

 

Autism Services & Therapy Providers

Arc Programs Ltd South Okanagan (Family treatment program, foster parent support, personalized supports and disability program, PENRAP program, behavior assessment support services program )

Barb’s Place for Autism ServicesPenticton (Behavioral intervention center; Specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder, under 6 intervention, Homeschool/specialized teaching, social skills)

Brooke KlamutPenticton/Kelowna– Behavior Consultant

Meridian RehabPenticton (FCC, Assessment Services, Pediatric services, Adult therapies, Kinesiology, driver evaluation, vocational services)

OSNS) Okanagan Child & Youth Development CentrePenticton (Family support, therapy services, Autism intervention program, Childcare)

Okanagan Wheelhouse South Okanagan – Penticton, but serving the Okanagan.   (Occupational Therapy and biking community)

Penticton Pediatric TherapyPenticton (Ot & PT Services, SLP, Job Skills, Hydrotherapy, orthotics program)

Pivot PointKelowna, Vernon, Penticton – (BC Autism Therapy Center: Group Activities, Early Intervention, School age services, Educational Services, teen transition planning, mental health services, Adult services, Complex care services)

WordPlay Therapy ServicesPenticton  (Speech Language Pathology & Occupational therapy Services)

 

Activities and Extra curricular

Baldy Blue Jays Adaptive SportsMt. Baldy – Oliver (Adaptive sports program)

 

Creative/Alternative Therapy Options

Little Tree MusicPenticton (Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers

Okanagan Horse SenseKeremeos (Equine Assisted Learning: Where horses are the teachers.  Horseback riding therapy )

Riding 4 Life Equine EnterprisesOliver (Therapeutic  Riding, Equestrian therapy, individual and group lessons for all ages and abilities)

Riding 4 Life Equine EnterprisesPenticton (Therapeutic  Riding, Equestrian therapy, individual and group lessons for all ages and abilities)

 

Education Services

Penticton Excel (Penticton Centre for Exceptional Learning) – Penticton (Academic program)

Study Spot OkanaganPenticton (Academic Coaching Support and Education services: study skills, learning disabilities)

Barb’s Place for Autism ServicesPenticton (Behavioral intervention center; Specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder, under 6 intervention, Homeschool/specialized teaching, social skills)

 

Family & Youth Programs

Dragon Fly Pond SocietyPenticton – (Family support with children who experience developmental and/or physical medical challenges – No diagnosis needed – wide range of programs to our members, compatible for varying ages, abilities and interests including monthly family get together)

Okanagan Boys & Girls ClubCentral, North & South Okanagan  (0-5, 5-12, youth programs and family programs)

OneSky Community ResourcesPenticton (Early Childhood: Child Care, Child Care Resource and Referral, Early Years Support Services, Nqsilt Early Years Program, Supported Child DevelopmentCounsellingYouth & Family: Foundry Penticton, CYSN, FASD, Integrated Family Development, , Pregnancy , School Based Supports, Sexual Abuse InterventionSenior Support:  wellness, health, housing and community.   Community Inclusion: Inclusion Services, Personal Supports, Supportive Living Services, Host Agency) 

The Foundry Penticton –  Penticton  (Wellness center where young people aged 12-24 and their families can find help and support when they need it: Mental health, Substance abuse, Life School & Work, Tough topics)

 

Mental Health & Counselling Services

Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services Inc.Penticton (Counseling: Work, Stress, Parenting support, Faith, LGBTQ, Couples, Family, Individual)

Stepping Stones OkanaganPenticton (Counselling, Autism Services, Group, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Clinical Supervision, DBT, EMDR, Theraplay, CBT)

South Okanagan Counseling – Penticton (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment Based, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Couples/Family Therapy (EFT), Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Systems, Gottman Method, Holistic Expressive Therapy (HET), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Mindfulness, Music Therapy, Person-Centered, Play Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) , Somatic Attachment Therapy, Strength-Based, Trauma Informed

 

 

Central Okanagan (Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Lake Country)

Adult Services

Access Human ResourcesKelowna (Community support to youth and adults with diverse disabilities)

Community ConnectionsKelowna (Community Connection support services: residential, Homeshare, Respite ADULT SERVICES)

Green Tree Programs – Kelowna (Community inclusion programs: long term care, emergency care, respite care. ADULT SERVICES)

It’s All About YouKelowna (Quality of life services, one to one home community support, group programs.  ADULT SERVICES)

Neil Squire SocietyKelowna (Technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with disabilities) ADULT SERCVICES

Pacific Coast Community Resources Kelowna (Inclusive community living – ADULT SERVICES)

Pathways Abilities Society Kelowna (Activity service, home share, individualized funding, social recreation services) ADULT SERVICES

Personal Lifestyle Support Kelowna (Support to individuals with diverse abilities within the community to achieve goals, learn skills, seek employment etc.   ADULT SERVICES)

Rockwell Resources Kelowna (person centered supports to people living in their communities.  ADULT SERVICES)

 

Autism Services & Therapy Providers

Arc Programs Ltd Kelowna (Family support, Substances, youth services, FASD, School support worker, school based mental health, specialized group care, personalized supports disability program, intensive support, collaborative services, choices program, youth and justice program, boundaries program, Behavior assessment support services)

Autism OkanaganKelowna – Community Connection (Event’s, programs etc)

Anyshia BallantyneKelowna – Senior Behavior Consultant

Brooke KlamutKelowna– Behavior Consultant

Canucks Autism Network – Kelowna, West Kelowna (Community, Events, Recreational and social program) 

Caryn RichardsonKelowna – Behavior Consultant

Claire Wylie (SLP) – Kelowna – (Preschool And School age Speech and Language services)

Connect Autism Kelowna (RASP, Behaviour Consultants (BC) and Behaviour Interventionists (BI) serving families within the Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country and Vernon areas; children and families. 

Communicare Speech TherapyKelowna – (Speech ang Language Pathologists)

Creative Therapy ConsultantsKelowna and Online (Private Pediatric Occupational Therapy Clinic; children of all ages and abilities to improve their participation in daily activities such as play, social interactions, communication and learning)

D & L ConsultingKelowna – Behaviour Consultant – Lana St. Hilaire –

Full Potential Kids – West Kelowna & Online (BCBA Behavioural Consultation &Parental Support)

Healthy Essentials ClinicLake Country (Counselling, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition)

Kettle Valley Kids OT – Kelowna (Occupational Therapy)

Kids Creative Therapy Kelowna (Private Pediatric Occupational Therapy Clinic – Offers online and in Person)

Kids Physio Group – Kelowna (Physiotherapy for kids: Childhood concerns, sports rehab, physical development disabilities, Babies & Toddlers, concussion, Pelvic health)

JP Therapy  – Kelowna (Pediatric Occupational Therapy)

Lindsay Milnes Behaviour ConsultingLake Country, surrounding areas (Behavior interventions and Consulting)

Meridian RehabKelowna (FCC, Assessment Services, Pediatric services, Adult therapies, Kinesiology, driver evaluation, vocational services)

Nicola SchaanKelowna – (Occupational Therapist)

Okanagan Centre for Autism Intervention (OCAI) – Okanagan & Kootenays – (Behavior Consultants)

Okanagan SLPWest Kelowna –( Speech and Language Pathologist) Sarah Dhooge

Okanagan Therapy 4 Kids –  Kelowna (Speech – Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology, ADHD Specialist)

Pacific Autism Family NetworkKelowna (Programs include AIDE Canada, Able Development Clinic, AIMS Clinic, Employment Works, Autism Support Network, JET)

Pediatric PathwaysKelowna/Lake Country (Speech And Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy)

Pivot PointKelowna– (BC Autism Therapy Center: Group Activities, Early Intervention, School age services, Educational Services, teen transition planning, mental health services, Adult services, Complex care services)

Prism ConsultingKelowna (Consulting Services for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their Families)

Reach the Peak – Kelowna (Early Intervention Program, Consultation Services, Over 6 program, family and Adult Therapy, Respite Services) 

Steph Brown Physiotherapy – Kelowna (Physiotherapy, Kinetic Evolution)

Tanya Foster OTLake Country (Private Occupational Therapist) 

Together Behaviour ConsultingKelowna (Behavior intervention services for children with Autism and other neurodevelopment disorders)


Activities and Extra-curriculars

Adaptive Sailing Kelowna  Kelowna – Sailing for persons with disabilities

CRIS Adaptive AdventuresKelowna, Vernon (adaptive outdoor adventures)

People in Motion – Kelowna – (Adaptive programs: youth programs, active living programs, educational programs)

Creative/Alternative Therapy Options

Cool Arts Kelowna (Diverse Art Programs)

Soul Connect Equine Therapy  – Kelowna – (Equine Horse therapy, Dr Jodi Morris, youth and family psychology)

Equine Spirit TherapyKelowna– (Individual or group assisted learning equine assisted therapy – Therapeutic horseback riding) 

Kyra Londos EquestrianKelowna – (Horseback riding lessons: Private, individual, group, competitive, therapeutic, day camps)

SPARK Wholeness Through HorsesKelowna (Horse assisted therapy: Anxiety, ptsd, addiction, adhd, autism etc)

Springfield KidsKelowna – Play and Expressive Arts Therapy (Certified Child Life Specialists)


Education Services

Claro LEARN GROW SHINEKelowna – (Autistic and Neurodivergent support.  Center: Full time day program for education, life skills, social emotional and transition to adulthood.   Family: behavioral consulting, counselling, sex ed, intervention, transition to adulthood coaching)

Class of West KWest Kelowna (Distance learning support, Autism & ADHD support, BI, Counselling.  In house distance learning program)

Connect to Learn West Kelowna (Academic and social groups: Small group lessons, life skills program, 1:1 tutoring, structure of intellect)

Get Smart Tutoring  – Kelowna (Teaching Assistant Private Tutoring)

Mind Over LearningKelowna (Tutoring Services)

Oak Learning CentreKelowna, Vernon (cognitive wellness centre, focusing on brain training, counselling, educational programs and cognitive assessments for individuals from age 4 to 94) 

Study Spot Okanagan Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops, Vernon, Salmon Arm (Academic Coaching Support and Education services: study skills, learning disabilities)

Tutor Doctor  Kelowna, Vernon (1:1 Tutoring, in home or online)

Vista AcademyKelowna –(Neurodivergent Education: Early intervention, in-center homeschooling, afternoon and afterschool intervention, tutoring, social groups and respite)


Family & Youth Supports and Programs

Access Human ResourcesKelowna – (community support agency offering support services to youth and adults with diverse abilities)

Fueling with Food Nutrition Services  – Kelowna (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist)

Metis Community Services BCKelowna (Aboriginal services, Family Support, Therapy )

Okanagan Boys & Girls ClubCentral, North & South Okanagan  (0-5, 5-12, youth programs and family programs)

Plan Okanagan  Kelowna – (Supportive network for individuals with disabilities) Family to family support, future planning, social network development)

The Bridge Youth & Family Services SocietyKelowna (Youth and family support, Addiction services)

The Foundry KelownaKelowna (Wellness center where young people aged 12-24 and their families can find help and support when they need it: Mental health, Substance abuse, Life School & Work, Tough topics)

Oak Learning CentreKelowna  (cognitive wellness centre, focusing on brain training, counselling, educational programs and cognitive assessments for individuals from age 4 to 94)

Pam Nease SleepInterior – Online – (Sleep Training Consultant)


Mental Health & Counselling Services

Amy Allan ConsultingSouthern Interior/Also Online (RCC Clinical counsellor: Therapeutic Counselling & Consulting Services; ptsd, anxiety, trauma, addiction, ASD, ADHD, etc)

Calder CounsellingOkanagan Valley – Lisa Calder MSW, RSW BCRPT (Play Therapy, Expressive Arts & Clinical Counseling in person or online)

Dawn Clarke CounsellingKelowna (Integrative trauma therapy.  RTC & Somatic experiencing practitioner)

Healthy Essentials ClinicLake Country (Counselling, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition)

Interactive CounsellingKelowna & Vernon (Counselling relationship, individual and family)

Kelowna Counselling Services   Kelowna – Jody Bekhuys M.Ed.  (Counselling Psychology: Children, families and adults)

Kelowna Trauma TherapyKelowna (Evidence based trauma therapy, Anxiety therapy)

Leora Splett Counselling & Therapy  – Kelowna (Counselling: Marriage, couples, individual, co-parenting, ptsd, addiction)

Next Step Counselling GroupKelowna (Individual counselling, Couples, Online, Life coaching and career counselling)

Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services Inc.Kelowna, West Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon (Counseling: Work, Stress, Parenting support, Faith, LGBTQ, Couples, Family, Individual)

Safe and Sound Counselling – Kelowna (Individual and family therapy ADHD coaching for individuals)

Stepping Stones OkanaganKelowna (Counselling, Autism Services, Group, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Clinical Supervision, DBT, EMDR, Theraplay, CBT)

Three Sisters Clinical CounsellingKelowna (Counselling: Mental health, anxiety, depression, self harm and more)

Wendy Groiss RDI ConsultantKelowna – Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) and a certified RDI Consultant, Certified Teacher


Psychologists & Assessment Services

ARP Psychology – Anjee Roth-PetersKelowna – (Assessments 2.5 – Adulthood.  Psych Ed, ASD assessment, Social Emotional, Adaptive Functioning Assessments)

Dr. Andrea HamelKelowna (Registered Psychologist: therapy and psychoeducational assessments for children, teens, and young adults. Her approach is evidence-based and incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and other scientific therapies) 

Dr Jody Morris  – Kelowna (Practice in Youth & Family Psychology, EMDR, Psych Ed Assessments, Autism Spectrum Assessments)

Dr. Kate AubreyKelowna (Registered Psychologist, Child, Parent, Family.  Assessments: Learning, ADHD, Social Emotional, Autism Screening and Career assessments)

Fay-McClymont Neuropsychological ServicesKelowna (neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments,  ADHD assessments, diagnostic work-ups: learning disabilities, ADHD, giftedness, intellectual disability, emotional and behavioural concerns. Parent consultation/support 

Kelowna Psychologists GroupKelowna (Team of psychologists: Assessments, consultation and therapeutic services to individuals, couples and families)

Okanagan Ability CentreKelowna – (Autism Spectrum Assessments, Social Emotional Assessments, Adult Community Services through CLBC)

 

 NORTH OKANAGAN (Vernon, Armstrong, Coldstream,)

Adult Services

Neil Squire SocietyVernon (Technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with disabilities) ADULT SERCVICES

 

Autism Services & Therapy Providers

Carson TherapyVernon (Physiotherapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy)

Colourful Kids OTVernon (Occupational Therapy is a private practice serving children up to 19 years in the Greater Vernon area, including Vernon, Coldstream, BX, Lumby and Armstrong)

Okanagan OT Services (Ashley Reina) – Vernon (Occupational Therapy Services

Meridian RehabVernon  (FCC, Assessment Services, Pediatric services, Adult therapies, Kinesiology, driver evaluation, vocational services)

North Okanagan Neurological Association (NONA)Vernon (Child Development Center, Family support, Infant support, Autism Support

Pivot PointVernon– (BC Autism Therapy Center: Group Activities, Early Intervention, School age services, Educational Services, teen transition planning, mental health services, Adult services, Complex care services)

 

Activities and Extra curricular

CRIS Adaptive AdventuresVernon (adaptive outdoor adventures)

 

Creative/Alternative Therapy Options

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Education Services

Oak Learning CentreVernon (cognitive wellness center, focusing on brain training, counselling, educational programs and cognitive assessments for individuals from age 4 to 94)

Potentials Learning CentreVernon (Specialized 1:1 tutoring program for children and adults)

Study Spot Okanagan –, Vernon (Academic Coaching Support and Education services: study skills, learning disabilities)

Tutor Doctor  Vernon (1:1 Tutoring, in home or online)

 

Family & Youth Services & Programs

North Okanagan Youth & Family Services SocietyVernon (Family and youth support services: school based outreach, supported needs program, specialized home services, indigenous services)

Okanagan Boys & Girls ClubCentral, North & South Okanagan  (0-5, 5-12, youth programs and family programs)

The Foundry North Okanagan *COMING SOON* –  Vernon (Wellness center where young people aged 12-24 and their families can find help and support when they need it: Mental health, Substance abuse, Life School & Work, Tough topics)

 

Mental Health & Counselling Services

Sky High Professional GroupVernon (And online) (Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Occupational Therapy – ASD affirming therapies)

Interactive CounsellingVernon (Counselling relationship, individual and family)

Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services Inc.Vernon (Counseling: Work, Stress, Parenting support, Faith, LGBTQ, Couples, Family, Individual)

 

THOMPSON VALLEY (Kamloops, Merrit, Lillooet, Williams Lake)

Adult Services

TCS (Thompson Community Services) – Kamloops & Interior & Okanagan Schuwap (Children and youth services, community inclusion program, employment, home sharing, independent living, residential programs, ADULT SERVICES)

 

Autism Services & Therapy Providers

Anderson Behavior ConsultingKamloops (Autism, ABA, Verbal Behavior & Early Intervention Programs)

Canucks Autism Network – Kamloops (Community, Events, Recreational and social program) 

Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism  – Kamloops (educational, therapeutic, life skills and family support services for children and adults) Non ABA Approach

Childrens Therapy and Family Resource Center – Kamloops (Autism Services, OT, Physio, SLP, Child Development, Family support, early intervention, School therapy, hearing and provincial outreach )

Creative Therapy ConsultantsKamloops &  Online (Private Pediatric Occupational Therapy Clinic; children of all ages and abilities to improve their participation in daily activities such as play, social interactions, communication and learning)

Horizon KidsKamloops (Behaviour Consultation and Behaviour Interventionist services to families with children under 6 years of age and school-aged children and youth)

Insight Support Services – Kamloops (ASD Funded Services, Workability Program, Family Support Work, FASD/CDBC Keywork Program, Education Program)

Kids Creative Therapy Kamloops (Private Pediatric Occupational Therapy Clinic – Offers online and in Person)

New Heights Autism Support Society – Kamloops (Alternate Education, Behavioral intervention)

New Horizons Professional Support ServicesKamloops (Behavior support, Autism Services, Training and workshops, Assessment services CLBC, Community connections, Person-centred planning)

Pivot PointKamloops, Salmon Arm, Merrit & Barrier – (BC Autism Therapy Center: Group Activities, Early Intervention, School age services, Educational Services, teen transition planning, mental health services, Adult services, Complex care services)

Social Butterflies Activities & Learning Ltd.  – Kamloops – (Autism Support Services, Early, PreK, School Age, Behavior Intervention, IEP, After School groups, Summer camps and parent workshops)

Therapy 4 Kids Okanagan  – North, Central and South Okanagan! (Speech -Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology, ADHD Specialist)

Thompson Valley KidsKamloops – (Autism or Special needs services for kids: Counselling, Social Emotional group, Tutoring, BI Program, Programs for Camps & groups) 

 

Activities and Extra curricular

People in MotionKamloops (Adaptive Programs: youth programs, active living programs, educational programs

The Inspired Child – Kamloops (Store and Social Groups, Day Camps, and kids clubs.  AFU Funding Billing )

Zaaz – Kamloops – (Indoor imaginative play center With sensory room!)

 

Creative/Alternative Therapy Options

Kamloops Therapeutic Riding AssociationKamloops – (Therapeutic riding for contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, social and well being of individuals with special needs)

Therapy Works – Kamloops (Counselling, Group therapy, Education Support, Executive Functioning Coaching, Virtual Services, Walk & Talk Therapy, Social groups, Art therapy)

 

Education Services

Banyon Tree TutoringKamloops (Tutoring and Academic Support: Michele Marchio Certified Teacher and Tutor)

Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism  – Kamloops (educational, therapeutic, life skills and family support services for children and adults) Non ABA Approach

Insight Support Services – Kamloops (ASD Funded Services, Workability Program, Family Support Work, FASD/CDBC Keywork Program, Education Program)

Study Spot Okanagan Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops, Vernon, Salmon Arm (Academic Coaching Support and Education services: study skills, learning disabilities)

 

Family & Youth Programs

BCG Boys and Girls Club KamloopsKamloops (Children’s programs, Youth programs and services, family programs, specialty programs)

Interior Community ServicesKamloops & Merritt (Child& Family: baby, Behavioral consulting and support, children & Youth with support needs, early connections, Family Service Program) 

The Foundry East Kamloops *COMING SOON* –  Kamloops (Wellness center where young people aged 12-24 and their families can find help and support when they need it: Mental health, Substance abuse, Life School & Work, Tough topics)

 

Mental Health & Counselling Services

Collaborative Counselling – Kamloops (Counselling, Psychotherapy, EMDR) 

Collins Counselling and Equiine Therapy   – Kamloops (A Kamloops Counselling company with specialties that include Equine Assisted Counselling) 

Lighthouse Child and Family Therapy – Kamloops (Counselling, We are a group of therapists in Kamloops, BC working together to provide support for children, youth, adults and families experiencing difficulties.) 

Therapy Works – Kamloops (Counselling, Group therapy, Education Support, Executive Functioning Coaching, Virtual Services, Walk & Talk Therapy, Social groups, Art therapy)

Thrive Clinical CounsellingKatherine Gulley RCCKamloops – (neurodiversity-affirmative therapist who focuses on strengths and building resilience. She is passionate about working with neurodiverse children, youth, and adults) 

Synergy Counselling   – Kamloops – (counselling; Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Expressive Play, Narrative, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Satir Family, Solution-Focused, Dialectical Behaviour (DBT), Self-Regulation (SRT), Gottman Couples Counselling, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Therapies and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy and The Daring Way™ (based on the work of Brené Brown) events.) 

 

Psychologists & Assessment Services

Swanson & Associates Psychology Services – Kamloops – (Dr Swanson)  (Autism Assessment, developmental disabilities, FASD and Learning Assessments)

 

 

SHUSWAP: (Chase, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke) ­­­­­­­­­

Adult Services

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Autism Services & Therapy Providers

PARENT SUPPORT GROUPSSalmon Arm(Meets the first Thursday of the month (October-June) at the Shuswap Children’s Association (240 Shuswap Street NE) from 6:30-8:30 pm. The first hour is for parents and caregivers. Everyone is welcome from 7:30-8:30 pm, when guest speakers present information on a variety of autism related topics.

PARENT SUPPORT GROUPSSicamous (Meets the last Thursday of the month at 6 pm at Parkview Elementary School (605 Parkville St, Sicamous, BC).

Facebook: (Shuswap Area Autism Parents) Sicamous –  (ASD Support Group: Facebook group for local parents of children who have been diagnosed with ASD to connect with each other for support and information)

Shuswap Childrens  – Salmon arm –(Youth & Teen Groups and Autism positive behavior services (The nest, Project Affinity, The fly)

 

Activities and Extra curriculars

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Creative/Alternative Therapy Options

Artizan Integrated Art TherapySalmon Arm ( Roseanne Cooper RCC and Registered art therapist: Youth, adult & Seniors)  

In the Groove StudioSalmon arm (Music Educator, Music Therapist, Family Entertainer) 

Larry Keets Music TherapySalmon arm (Music Therapy) 

 

Education Services

Chase And Area Young Learners Society – Chase (Everwild Explorers – Outdoor learning day program for 6-12 years)

Study Spot Okanagan Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops, Vernon, Salmon Arm (Academic Coaching Support and Education services: study skills, learning disabilities)

 

Family & Youth Programs

Chase & Area Family ServicesChase (provide opportunities to children and families in the Chase area to access resources, activities and community spaces that will enhance their quality of life:  high quality educational opportunities, and supportive resources for youth and families)

 

Mental Health & Counselling Services

Town and Country CounsellingSalmon Arm -Tammy Thielman-(Counselling trauma/abuse, PTSD, anxiety, Depression, ASD, mental health, grief and more, Animal Assisted therapy, Equestrian therapy)

 

Psychologists & Assessment Services

Ascent Psychology – Revelstoke –Dr. Melanie Parkin (Psychological/ Psychoeducation assessments, ADHD, Comprehensive Psychological Assessments)

 

KOOTENAY (East & Boundary) (Nelson Cranbrook, Trail)

Adult Services

Trail Association for Community LivingTrail (Residential support, Community support, Self-Advocacy, Day Program, Child and Youth, Career development.  ADULT SERVICES)

Movin’ Mountains Therapy Services – Trail (Adult services, Services for kids, group sessions, workshops, funding supports)

 

Autism Services & Therapy Providers

Arc Programs Ltd Kootneys  (Family care support, FASD, Nakusp family and youth support, youth outreach, permanency support services, CYSN family services program, intensive support and supervision program, collaborative youth and family Services program )

Branch Out Learning Therapy East Kootney’s, Fernie & Cranbrook (Behavior intervention center ABA)

Okanagan Centre for Autism Intervention (OCAI) – Okanagan & Kootenays – Behaviour Consultants –

Pivot PointCranbrook, Nelson, Trail and more!  – (BC Autism Therapy Center: Group Activities, Early Intervention, School age services, Educational Services, teen transition planning, mental health services, Adult services, Complex care services)

Rocky Mountain Behaviour AnalystsCranbrook – (Services for Children and youth, Adult Services, Life Skills Program, Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

Youth Behavioural Adaptation Services – West Kootenays and virtually province wide (Youth Behavioural Adaptation Services. We offer a wide range of behavioural supports for youth with difference)

 

Activities and Extra curriculars

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Creative/Alternative Therapy Options

Branch Out Learning Therapy – Fernie & Cranbrook (Equine assisted learning, behavioral consultation, parent coaching)

 

Education Services

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Family & Youth Centers/ Programs

Boundary Family Services – Southern Interior/Boundary District (Family Center)

Diverse Family RootsKootenays (Diverse Family Roots Society is a new non-profit based in the Kootenays . DFRS is unique in the Kootenays as it is the only grassroots, parent/ family driven support network for Families that have sons and/or daughters with diverse abilities ( disabilities) that is based in The Kootenays .Mentoring, Family Connections, Family Support, Connection to Resources, Advocacy, Family Navigating. Online Support Groups

Kootenay Family Place  Castlegar (Family support, childcare, infant development and therapy services age 0-5)

Kootenay KidsNelson (Family Supports, indigenous supports)

The Foundry East Kootney *COMING SOON* –  East Kootney  (Wellness center where young people aged 12-24 and their families can find help and support when they need it: Mental health, Substance abuse, Life School & Work, Tough topics)

 

Mental Health & Counselling Services

Movin’ Mountains Therapy ServicesTrail (Therapies for kids: play based, physiotherapy, OT, SLP and counselling.  Therapies for adults: physiotherapy and clinical counselling)

Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services Inc.Nelson, Castlegar (Counseling: Work, Stress, Parenting support, Faith, LGBTQ, Couples, Family, Individual, ADHD, Depression and Anxiety)

 

Psychologists & Assessment Services

Mountain Ridge Psychology – Rossland & West Kootneys (Trail, Castlegar & Fruitvale)  (Child Psychology: Children,  youth and families.  Learning disabilities, giftedness, ASD, ADHD, anxiety, FASD, Developmental disabilities)

 

FACEBOOK GROUPS AND PAGES

The Autistic Teacher

2.0 Redefining Autism- Neurodiverse Families in BC

Autism Family Meetup Kelowna

AFU FAMILIES (AFU Funding ideas and approvals)

Autism IN Kamloops

Autism Kamloops

Autistic Adults of the Okanagan

Disability Tax Credit CANADA (DTC, CDB, CCC Help)

Incredibles (teens and young adults with lower support needs)

Invisible’s – Okanagan

Kelowna Diversability Housing

Kamloops Caregiver/Respite Workers Unite

Kootenay Autism Resources

Neurodivergent Adults of the Okanagan

Okanagan Autism Co-op

Okanagan Diversability Equipment Swap

Okanagan Family Autism Connection

Partners for Inclusive Education (SD23 Central Okanagan)

PDA Parenting Solutions

Respite, Caregivers & BI’s for Individuals with Special Needs in B.C.Canada

Spectrum Inclusion Network – Kelowna

The Kootenays Aspergers Autism Page

Transitioning to Adulthood – Central Okanagan

Westside ASD Support Group – West Kelowna

Vernon Autism Support Group

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