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Northern BC Autism Resources

July 16th, 2021

Sharon Grattan

For Autistic Adults, Caregivers

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

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. Can’t find what you are looking for? You can reach out to Sharon directly here

Copy over this list: Specialized Professionals | Prince Rupert Autism 

 

First Nation/ Indigenous Services  

Jordan’s Principle | Assembly of First Nations

Jordan’s Principle makes sure all First Nations children living in Canada can access the products, services and supports they need, when they need them. Funding can help with a wide range of health, social and educational needs, including the unique needs that First Nations Two-Spirit and LGBTQQIA children and youth and those with disabilities may have.

Jordan’s Principle is named in memory of Jordan River Anderson. He was a young boy from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba.

Wellbeing program – Métis Nation British Columbia (mnbc.ca)

  • The Miyoopimatishihk (Wellbeing) Program is available to children Birth – 8 who are enrolled in the Métis Family Connections Program. Through the Miyoopimatishihk (Wellbeing) Program, families can apply for financial support to assist in the cost of a wide range of services, programs and products, including but not limited to: respite care, speech therapy, assessments, specialized equipment, mental health supports 

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society 

Aboriginal Supported Child Development 

Treaty 8 Tribal Association | United First Nations: Strong, Proud, and Free   

BCANDS – British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society   

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

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

Central Interior Native Health Society 

Prince George Native Friendship Centre  

Home | Northwest Inter-Nation Family And Community Services Society (nifcs.org)  

Friendship House – Prince Rupert  

https://learningcircle.ubc.ca/ubclc-counselling-support/ 

 

Support Services 

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

Gateway Behaviour Services – HOME

Autism Services Prince George Region – Pivot Point Family Growth Centre Inc.

B.A.S.I.C. – North – Sources Community Resource Centres (sourcesbc.ca)

Home | T&K Behaviourial (tkbehavioural.ca)

Robson Valley Community Services – Serving Valemount and McBride  

Family Support | Smithers Community Services Association 

Northwest Inter-Nation Family And Community Services Society 

Passion and Purpose Occupational Therapy Services 

Home | T&K Behaviourial (tkbehavioural.ca)  

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

https://www.intersect.bc.ca/  (PG Area)

Dawson Creek Haven Family Services (dchaven.ca

 

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 Health – Free 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  

Breaking Trail OT – Families creating their own path

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  

Orton-Gillingham Tutoring Vancouver | Coquitlam | Richmond (symbolslearning.com)

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 

Home | Wyld Acres (wyldacresbc.com)  

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 (bcsspgace.org)  

Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre – The 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 Council – Prince 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 Society – NCTS offers family counselling for individuals, couples, and families (North Coast Transition Society, n.d.).  

Northwest Inter-Nation Family and Community Services – NIFCS 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 

 

 

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