Community Support Groups

  • Community Support Groups

    AutismBC believes in empowering the autism community through connection and knowledge. Our Passionate team hosts free community support groups for people on the autism spectrum and their families across BC. Our groups are safe and open-minded spaces for our community to have conversations and discussions on the challenges they face and to share victories together. We also want to equip you with tools for success via credible information, presentations, and speakers.

    Sharing lived experiences is so powerful in strengthening our community. We want to hear your stories. Join our space so we can lift each other up and walk this journey together.

    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?

    Lower Mainland

    LocationFacilitator(s)EmailWhen They Normally Meet-Up
    BurnabyStellaburnaby@autismbc.caOne Friday a the Month (10:00-12:00)
    New WestministerSimanewwest@autismbc.caLast Saturday of the Month
    Vancouver Square Peg Societyjoetteheuft@gmail.comMeetings Vary
    VancouverVancouver Aspergers Autism Unionhttps://www.meetup.com/aspies/
    Richmond (Chinese Support Group)Nancynancy_he@hotmail.comMeetings Vary
    Burnaby (Chinese Support Group)Mabelmlaw@ccmcanada.orgOne Friday a Month 12:15-2:15PM

    Vancouver Island

    LocationFacilitator(s)EmailWhen They Normally Meet-Up
    Comox ValleyAmandaisland@autismbc.ca1st Thursday of the Month
    Sooke Sherri sooke.sass@gmail.com4th Tuesday of the month
    NanaimoKimberleeKimberlee@nanaimocdc.com3rd Wednesday of the Month

    Northern BC

    LocationFacilitator(s)EmailWhen They Normally Meet-Up
    Prince GeorgeCorey and Heather cwalker@autismbc.ca
    heatherk@pacificautismfamily.com
    2nd Wednesday of the Month *available online stream
    Williams LakeCrystalinfo.newhorizonssociety@gmail.com
    100 Mile House Brenda brenda@giricz.ca

    Interior BC

    LocationFacilitator(s)Email When They Normally Meet-Up
    Kelowna (Parents)Lisakelowna@autismbc.ca1st Monday of the Month
    NakuspTerriwkvrs@telus.net
    Kimberley Lyndsay lyndsayann84@gmail.com
    Vernon Vassocompassionate1969@gmail.com3rd 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, bsheppard@autismbc.ca 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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