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Autism Resources in British Columbia

Our list of best links, tools, and resources in British Columbia to help support Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger’s), and related disorders.

Central Okanagan Child Development Centre

Since 1966, the Central Okanagan Child Development Association (C.O.C.D.A.) has played a significant role in providing services to help meet some of the most challenging needs faced by the families in our community.


Offers a holistic program of support that includes a complete academic program (K-12) through partnerships with distributed learning schools, behaviour intervention, life skills training, therapeutic recreation, and opportunities to develop social and emotional awareness.

ConnectTra Society

Dedicated to encouraging and enabling people with physical disabilities to contribute to their communities by fostering community support and establishing relationships that reward personally and financially.

Developmental Disabilities Association

A community living agency that provides over 50 community-based programs and services to children, adults and families with developmental disabilities in Vancouver and Richmond.

Disability Resource Centre

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is a program of the Richmond Committee on Disability a non-profit charitable society.

Family Support Institute

A province-wide organization whose purpose is to support and strengthen families faced with the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member who has a disability.

Footholds Therapy Center

Offers a broad range of assessment and therapeutic services to all people with special needs irrespective of their developmental stage. Their unique programming offers behaviour intervention, social and life skills training, academic support, and other services to youth of all ages.

Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society – North Vancouver

A not-for-profit organization formed in 2002 for the purpose of promoting mutually rewarding friendships between children with autism spectrum and related social-communicative disorders and their peers, classmates and siblings. Our goal is to help children develop to the best of their abilities through the play and socialization that results from these friendships.

Group Perspectives: Social Thinking Therapy Services

Our passion lies in facilitating the development of social cognition (thinking) abilities, which affect all aspects of social interactions. We use proven scientific and accountable interventions, which integrate social, cognitive and behaviourally based therapies, to support and teach our clients, so they may lead lives of the greatest possible independence and emotional health.

Hollyburn Family Services, North Vancouver

A multi-service community-based organization providing a range of integrated support services to children, youth, families and seniors in the greater Vancouver region. Hollyburn programs include individual and family counselling, family support and parent education services, residential treatment centres for youth, alternate school programs, substance misuse counselling, home support services for seniors and persons with special needs and autism services.

Kickstart – Disability Art and Culture

Kickstart’s mission is to produce and present works by artists with disabilities and to promote artistic excellence among artists with disabilities working in a variety of disciplines.

Kids Matter Inc.

Specializing in Relationship Development Intervention and personal growth for children age 2 to adults. We have been running Social Skills Groups in the Fraser Valley since 1995.