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Set BC (Special Education Technology BC)

Online: www.setbc.org

We assist BC school districts in supporting students whose access to the curriculum is restricted.


School District No. 73 (Kamloops/Thompson)

Online: www.sd73.bc.ca

The Kamloops Thompson School District provides Public Education Programs in the City of Kamloops, and the municipalities of Chase, Barriere, Logan Lake, and Clearwater. Many smaller communities make up our district, from Savona in the west, to Westwold in the southeast and to Blue River in the north.


School District No. 74 (Goldtrail)

Online: www.sd74.bc.ca

We serve the communities of Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet, Lytton, Shalalth/Seton Portage, and Goldbridge.


School District No. 58 (Nicola - Similkameen)

Online: www.sd58.bc.ca

We serve the communities of Merritt and Princeton.


Sunnyhill Health Centre for Children

Online: www.bcchildrens.ca/Services/SunnyHillHealthCtr/AboutUs/default.htm

Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children...

  • is the child rehabilitation and development program of BC Children's Hospital
  • supports children and youth with disabilities, from birth to their 19th birthday
  • sees more than 5,000 children a year, from over 300 different communities in BC
  • is a teaching hospital affiliated with UBC
  • trains 150 students a year in medicine, social work, nursing, psychology, and therapy
  • conducts research so we can continually improve on the services we provide

BC Children’s Hospital

Online: www.bcchildrens.ca

BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provide expert care for the province’s most seriously ill or injured children, including newborns and adolescents. Based in Vancouver, BC Children’s and Sunny Hill reach across the province with vital health services that may not be available anywhere else in B.C.


Autism Diagnosis in BC

Online: http://www.actcommunity.net/autism-information/autism-diagnosis-in-bc.html

This page presents an overview of the diagnosis process in BC. For a more comprehensive view, see Chapter 1 of ACT’s Autism Manual for BC which is available as a free download in.PDF format.


Heath Canada Advisories and Warnings

Online: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/index-eng.php

Health Canada provides timely information on the issues that concern the health of Canadians.


Living & Working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in British Columbia:

A Manual for Parents & Community Professionals

Online: www.actcommunity.net/autism-information/diagnosis-in-bc/57-autism-manual-for-bc.html

Act’s Autism Manual for BC is a work in progress as we gather and continually update information on a wide-range of autism specific materials. Several of our chapters are relevant to families and professionals across disabilities and we are hopeful they will be shared widely.


Parents Handbook from MCFD

Online: www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/autism/pdf/autism_handbook_web.pdf

This handbook is for parents and caregivers of children and youth who may have, or have been diagnosed with, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).It provides information on ASD, intervention, and programs available for children and youth with ASD and their families. The Ministries of Children and Family Development (MCFD), Education and Health Services work closely to coordinate assessment, diagnosis, intervention and support services for children and youth with ASD and their families.


Let's Play

Online: www.letsplaybc.ca

This website is intended to be a resource for everyone - teachers, recreation programmers, parents and others - who have an interest in having all kids become and remain physically fit.


BC Autism Assessment Network (BCAAN)

Online: www.phsa.ca/AgenciesAndServices/Services/Autism/default.htm

What is BCAAN? A program of the Provincial Health Services Authority, BCAAN is responsible for assessing and diagnosing children who may have autism. The goal of BCAAN is to provide timely assessment and diagnosis within reasonable distance of the child's home. BCAAN includes specialists and health care professionals throughout BC. Assessment services are provided by each of the five geographic health authorities.


Infant Development Program

Online: www.idpofbc.ca

Telephone: (250) 371-4140

If you have a child under three years that you feel is not developing like other children his or her age contact IDP. IDP provides family support and advocacy, developmental assessments, program planning and access to a resource library.


Giving in Action

Online: www.givinginaction.ca

Telephone: (604) 683-3157

Established in 2006 by Vancouver Foundation, Giving in Action is a registered charitable organization that provides grants to families through two funds - the Family Independence Fund (FIF) and the Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) Fund.


Strongest Families

Online: www.cmha.bc.ca/how-we-can-help/children-families/strongestfamilies

Strongest Families is an effective, accessible educational service for families of children with mild to moderate behaviour problems (ages 3 to 12) offered through the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division.


BC Housing

Home Adaptations for Independence will provide financial assistance to seniors and persons with disabilities to support accessibility modifications that will promote continued safe and independent living. The assistance is available to eligible homeowners and tenants.

Online Brochure: www.bchousing.org/resources/Housing_Options/Home_Renovations/HAFI/HAFI_Brochure.pdf

Online Application Guide: www.bchousing.org/resources/Housing_Options/Home_Renovations/HAFI/HAFI_Application_Guide.pdf


Child Development & Rehabilitation

An online directory of British Columbia resources.

Online: www.childdevelopment.ca/bc.aspx


Provincial Voice Care Resource Program

The PVCRP was initiated in June, 1993, for the benefit of British Columbians suffering from voice dysfunction and related disorders.

Online: www.pvcrp.com