Community Support Groups
Community Support Groups
Each month across the province, volunteer facilitators host free community support groups and/or information sessions. Attended by parents, extended family (often grandparents) community members and advocates, the groups provide valuable support to people on the autism spectrum and their families by connecting them with relevant autism information and resources.
Monthly meetings help bring families together in their efforts to navigate the autism journey and share experiences. Every group is different. Some choose to bring in knowledgeable speakers, video presentations, educational materials on scientifically proven behaviour treatments, and other services that benefit children, teens or adults on the autism spectrum. Other meetings are informal coffee meet-ups.
AutismBC currently supports and promotes Community Support Groups in all regions of the Province including the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Northern BC, and the Interior.
Where are the community groups located?
Location Facilitator(s) When They Normally Meet-Up Burnaby Stella firstname.lastname@example.org One Friday a the Month (10:00-12:00) New Westminister Sima email@example.com Last Saturday of the Month Vancouver Square Peg Society firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings Vary Vancouver Vancouver Aspergers Autism Union https://www.meetup.com/aspies/ Richmond (Chinese Support Group) Nancy email@example.com Meetings Vary Burnaby (Chinese Support Group) Mabel firstname.lastname@example.org One Friday a Month 12:15-2:15PM
Location Facilitator(s) When They Normally Meet-Up Comox Valley Amanda email@example.com 1st Thursday of the Month Sooke Sherri firstname.lastname@example.org 4th Tuesday of the month Nanaimo Kimberlee Kimberlee@nanaimocdc.com 3rd Wednesday of the Month
Location Facilitator(s) When They Normally Meet-Up Prince George Corey and Heather email@example.com
2nd Wednesday of the Month *available online stream Williams Lake Crystal firstname.lastname@example.org 100 Mile House Brenda email@example.com
Location Facilitator(s) When They Normally Meet-Up Kelowna (Parents) Lisa firstname.lastname@example.org 1st Monday of the Month Nakusp Terri email@example.com Kimberley Lyndsay firstname.lastname@example.org Vernon Vasso email@example.com 3rd Wednesday of the month
Starting a group in your community
Let us know if you’d like to volunteer to become a Community Support Group Facilitator in your area. We’re always looking for people who are interested in supporting and connecting people on the autism spectrum and their families in additional communities. For more details about starting a group in your area, contact Brock, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-437-0880 x.107
If you are currently running a community support group and want it listed on this page we are happy to list it here to better connect the autism community across BC.
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