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Vancouver Island Autism Resources

Mar 24th, 2022

AutismBC is a provincial organization with four regions: Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Interior, and Northern. Each region has its own Regional Coordinator to help residents navigate the autism services in their area. Sarah Taylor is our Regional Coordinator for Vancouver Island. The following list is a guide to Vancouver Island 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 Sarah directly at [email protected]  

 

Please note that not all individual SLPs, OTs, Physiotherapists and Behaviour Consultants are on this list. You can find a more comprehensive listing on the RASP List (Registry of Autism Service Providers) 

 

Adult Resources 

Community Living BC 

Nanaimo Association Community Living 

Lifetime Networks 

Disability Resource Centre Victoria 

Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre  

Vision Hockey 

BC Housing Supports 

Canucks Autism Employment Services 

Work BC Resources for Disabilities 

Camosun College Accessible Learning 

VIU Accessibility Services 

UVIC Centre for Accessible Learning 

NIU Accessible Learning Services 

 

Indigenous Services 

Victoria Native Friendship Centre 

Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre 

Jordan’s Principle | Assembly of First Nations 

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society 

Aboriginal Supported Child Development 

Island Metis Family and Community Services Society 

BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society  

 

Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD)  

Autism Funding and Supports 

CYSN Victoria 

CYSN Westshore 

CYSN Sooke 

CYSN Saanichton 

CYSN Duncan 

CYSN Parksville 

CYSN Nanaimo 

CYSN Courtenay 

CYSN Port Alberni 

CYSN Campbell River 

CYSN Port Hardy 

 

Mental Health – Free and low-cost counseling options available.  

Pacific Centre Family Services 

Salt Spring Community Services 

Hiiye’yu Lelum of Duncan 

Medications | Kelty Mental Health 

Bounceback  

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors 

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

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

 

Want more information about mental health resources? Check out our Mental Health Resources blog.   

 

Private/Contract Service Providers  

Assessments: Dr. Kelly Price 

Assessments: Campbell and Fairweather  

Online Speech Therapy in BC  

West Coast Feeding & Behaviour Specialists 

Little Steps Therapy 

Footholds Nanaimo 

Rise Behaviour Services 

Five Behaviour 

Blackbird Nanaimo 

Victoria Speech Language 

Aspire Preschool Victoria 

Pivot Point 

Stepping Stones Victoria 

Maverick Games and Support 

 

School Inclusion & Supports  

POPARD – Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders 

Inclusion BC | Advancing rights. Promoting abilities. 

Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment (Disabilities)  

B.C. Supplemental Bursary (Disability) StudentAidBC 

B.C. Access Grant (Disability)-StudentAidBC 

Repayment Assistance Disability- StudentAidBC 

Garforth Education 

BCEdAccess Society | Facebook 

 

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

 

Island Health Authority & Provincial Government    

Vancouver Island Children’s Assessment Network 

Nanaimo Youth and Wellness Centre 

Early Intervention Program 

Disability Assistance – Province of British Columbia 

BC Autism Assessment Network 

Developmental Milestones 0-3 

 

Therapeutic Riding Associations  

Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association  

Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association 

Comox Therapeutic Riding Association 

Salts Spring Therapeutic Riding Association 

ETRA Therapeutic Riding Association 

 

Not-For-Profit/Charity Organizations  

Victoria Society for Children with Autism 

Autism Society of Central Vancouver Island 

Aide Canada 

BC People First Society 

Respite Support Virtually 

myCommunity BC 

Family Support Institute of BC 

CAN – Canucks Autism Network 

ACT – Autism Community Training 

Variety Children’s Charity – Autism Assessments 

Nanaimo Child Development Centre 

Comox Valley Child Development 

Surfs up for Autism 

 

Transportation & Travel 

Autism Travel Funding  

BC Ferries Accessible Travel  

BC Parks Fee Exemption 

Hope Air 

 

Facebook Groups & Pages  

ASD & SPD Families BC 

BC Families with Autism 

Homeschooling With Autism in BC 

Autism Society of Central Vancouver Island 

Vancouver Island ASD Parent Support Network 

Autism Victoria BC 

Nanaimo Children on the Spectrum Support 

BI/Respite Connections Vancouver Island 

Sooke Autism Support Society 

 

Recreation 

Mount Washington Adaptive Program 

One Ability 

Power to Be 

City of Victoria Inclusion  

Adaptive Recreation (Cowichan) 

Adaptive Recreation (Courtenay)

Community Inclusion Port Alberni 

Nanaimo FC: Just For Kicks

PISE Adapted Fitness 

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