Community Support Groups

  • AutismBC offers Community Support Groups and informal coffee meetings that meet monthly to better serve our members and the wider community.

    Learn more about our groups by clicking the links below:

    Community Groups (for parents, grandparents, and professionals)

    Adult Groups (for adults on the autism spectrum)

    Starting a group in your community

    Community Support Groups

    Each month across the province, volunteer facilitators host free community groups. Attended by parents, extended family (often grandparents) community members and advocates, the groups provides valuable support to families affected by autism by connecting them 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 autism journey. Every group is different. We bring in 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 Support 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, Adult Groups give individuals a chance to connect with others. The group will often also participate in social activities.


    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.

    Contact hello@autismbc.ca or 1-888-437-0880.

     

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      September Wednesday

      Nanaimo Community Group

      Monthly meetings Come connect with other parents and caregivers that have children with diversabilities (including autism). Self advocates also welcome.

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      September Tuesday

      Sooke Autism Support Society - Welcome Back & Annual Planning

      A group of proactive people working collaboratively with the entire community to create happiness & success for children with Autism.

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      September Wednesday

      Kimberley Community Group

      Monthly meetings Come connect with other parents and caregivers that have children with diversabilities (including autism). Self advocates also welcome.

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      September Wednesday

      Nakusp Autism Support Group

      Join one of our monthly Community Group meetings and meet other families in your community also navigating the autism journey. 

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      September Saturday

      New West Community Group

      Monthly meetings help bring families together in their efforts to navigate the autism journey. Come join us to listen, talk and share.