Vancouver Island Regional Coordinator
Amanda Flentjar is our Regional Coordinator for Vancouver Island. Her autism journey began in 2006 when her son was diagnosed. Looking for connection and guidance she joined a family support group which she would later go on to facilitate.
Amanda has been running the Comox Valley Autism Family Support Group since 2014. With the support of her incredible community, that includes not only parents of autistic children but also autistic adults, they have hosted many awareness events and expanded supports and resources throughout the Comox Valley. In 2016 Amanda began collaborating with Autism BC and joined our staff in 2017.
Amanda is a caring, knowledgeable and passionate individual who strives to support the autism community in her region with a strong focus on inclusion and listening to the voices of the autistic individuals in her community. She is an advocate not only for parents and caregivers but also for autistics helping them navigate systems to find the resources, supports and help they need and the respect they deserve.