Community Groups

  • AutismBC offers informal coffee meet ups as well as three types of Community Groups that meet monthly to better serve our members; Community Groups, Adult Groups, and Sibling Groups.

    Learn more about our groups by click the links below:

    Community Groups (for parents, grandparents and professionals)

    Adult Groups (for spectrum adults)

    Sibling Groups

    Connecting with our groups

    Starting a group in your community

    To connect with Community Groups in your region click here. 

    Community Groups

    Led by parent facilitators, AutismBC Community Groups provide valuable support to families affected by autism by connecting parents with relevant ASD information and resources, and offering a safe and encouraging environment to share experiences. Monthly meetings help bring families together in their efforts to navigate the challenges presented by an autism diagnosis and inform them through knowledgeable speakers, video presentations, educational materials on scientifically proven treatment/therapies and other services that benefit children, teens or adults on the autism spectrum. AutismBC currently facilitates Community Groups in all regions of the Province including the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Northern BC and the Interior.

    Adult Groups

    These groups are for youth and adults on the autism spectrum. Facilitated by a person with autism, the Adult Groups give individuals a chance to connect with others. The group will often also participate in social activities.

    Sibling Groups

    These groups are for siblings of individuals with autism and related disabilities.  Facilitated by parents, these groups give siblings a chance to connect with other siblings while participating in fun activities.

     

     


    Connecting with our groups

    To view upcoming meetings in your community please check out the event listing or contact your Community Group Facilitator.

    Don’t be shy. Reach out and contact the nearest facilitator on the list below. We’d be happy to hear from you.


    Starting a group in your community

    We’re always looking for people who are interested in serving families in additional communities. Let us know if you’d like to volunteer to become a Community Group Facilitator in your area (No experience required!).

    Contact our Program Manager, Ahla Pearse at apearse@autismbc.ca or 1-888-437-0880 ext. 107.