Are you looking for specific resources for your child? We hope that our Resource Directory will help you find what you are looking for. You will want to use the “Select Category” drop down menu below to narrow down your search, or you can use the Search box. Our resources are categorized by region as well (North Okanagan, Central Okanagan, and South Okanagan) so that you can find resources close to where you live.
Please note: If you encounter any listing that is out of date, we would love to know about it. Please contact us. Also if you know about a resource not yet listed in our database, you can add a listing to our directory here.
The Access 2 Entertainment program seeks to offer more opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in recreational activities with an attendant, without added financial burden. It is also designed to raise awareness and help businesses provide quality customer service to customers with disabilities.
A referral from your Social Worker REQUIRED
40 Holly St., Suite 401 Toronto ON M4S 3C3
Access Resources is a Kelowna-based community support agency offering support services to developmentally disabled youth and adults. Participation is based on referrals from our funding agencies, the Ministry of Children & Family Development (MCFD), Community Living British Columbia (CLBC), and fee-for-service. Our highly skilled team works with community professionals, individuals, their families, and support networks to create highly individualized programming.
981 Borden Avenue Kelowna BC V1Y 6A5
The mission of ACT – Autism Community Training is to provide excellent information and training, in accordance with international best practices. Our goal is to enable parents, professionals and para-professionals to support children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder to live productive, satisfying lives within their families and communities.
ACT- Autism Community Training provides information and training relevant to the autism community internationally. Based in British Columbia, Canada, ACT develops a wide-range of positive and practical information on everything from sleep problems and diet, to core issues such as diagnosis and aspects of intervention, including information on setting up intervention programs.
ACT provides training through live events focused on a number of areas and by providing free online videosavailable at the convenience of the user.
204 – 2735 E Hastings St Vancouver BC V5K 1Z8
All My Creations is offering individual and group sessions for children and youth on the autism spectrum (ages 6-18).
Cary Hipkin is the director of All My Creations she’s noticed that there is a great demand in our community for programs that can accommodate the type of learning children with autism spectrum require. The one on one teaching method she offers allows the children more chance for success. She is skilled in several art forms and am open to exploring new ones to help the children find their creative niche(s). Each child’s program will be personalized to suit their sensory, emotional and social requirements. The kids need more programs and art is her passion!
The right brain, which communicates in images, is symbolic and emotional and can express what we actually feel. Creative expression is a great healer: it calms the mind, releases emotions and helps regulate the nervous system. It provides opportunities to outwardly manifest an individual’s imagination and originality.
She has a home based studio/workroom and provides a safe, accepting and creative environment.
The Behavioural Support Program offers services for children and youth, age six to eighteen, and for their families and/or caregivers, in Central and South Okanagan communities.
513 Bernard Avenue Kelowna BC V1Y 6N9
Our Mission is to give people of all ages and challenges the opportunity to learn without boundaries, expand physical and mental abilities, and improve quality of life through the healing power of animals, recreation, fitness and the serenity of nature.
Therapeutic riding, also known as adaptive horse riding or equine assisted activities, is horseback riding designed to meet each student’s individual physical and emotional need. Basic equestrian skills are taught and structured to gently challenge the students through exercises, games and movement. The benefits are endless. Students gain more than strength and flexibility, they develop friendships, improve confidence and self-esteem.
2457 Saucier Road Kelowna BC V1W 4B8
Autism BC is a parent based society that provides education and training, information and awareness and support to those affected by autism.
The purpose of this website is to give parents a starting point for financial issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
Steps on How to Access Funding
Direct Payment Agreement Form (CF0945)
A Parent’s Handbook: Your Guide to Autism Programs (September 2013)
PO Box 9776 STN PROV GOVT Victoria BC V8W 9S5
The mission of Autism Okanagan is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with autism by providing information, resources, education, training, programs and activities in an autism-friendly environment throughout the Okanagan.
#200 2000 Spall Road Kelowna BC V1Y 9P6 Canadfa
Whether you are a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a parent or caregiver of a child with autism, a family member, a volunteer, an educator, a health or social service professional, or an interested researcher, this site will provide you with reliable information on autism and referrals to many helpful services and resources. You will also find news of our recent activities and publications.
ASC puts special focus on providing information, referral and resources for parents and other family members who are seeking support for children with autism. This site also provides news, resources and links for youths and adults on the spectrum. An exciting feature of our new site is Autism Junction – a searchable Canada-wide Directory of ASD services and related supports.
Whether you are looking for the latest news, people in the community to connect with, information on university/college supports, or just for general information and links to interesting places on the web, we hope the ASC site will be helpful to you. Please feel free to send us your comments and suggestions.
ASC is working to ensure that people with ASDs can reach their full potential as participating members of their communities.
Box 22017, 1670 Heron Road Ottawa Ontario K1V 0W2
Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit
Introduction, Symptoms and Causes
List of Strengths and Challenges
Executive Functioning and Theory of Mind
How are AS and HFA Different?
You, Your Family and AS/HFA
Interventions and Treatment Options
AS/HFA and the Classroom
Transitioning into Adulthood
Resources by Topic
Action Plan for the Next 100 Days
Useful Books and Websites
CHALLENGING BEHAVIOURS TOOL KIT
Sometimes the difficulties of autism can lead to behaviours that are quite challenging for us to understand and address. Most individuals with autism will display challenging behaviours of some sort at some point in their lives. Autism Speaks has created this Challenging Behaviours Tool Kit to provide you with strategies and resources to address these behaviours, and to help support you and your loved one with autism during these difficult situations.
The guiding principle used in developing this kit is that each individual with autism and his family should feel safe and supported, and live a healthy life filled with purpose, dignity, choices, and happiness. With this in mind, positive approaches and suggestions are highlighted throughout the kit. The general framework and intervention principles included are relevant at any stage of life, and we have included basic background information, with links to further information and resources on a variety of topics.
Oral health is a very important component of healthy daily living. But for some children with autism, oral health habits can be challenging. Autism Speaks has teamed up with Colgate and Philips-Sonicare to create a dental guide and video to provide tips for improving oral hygiene at home, as well as information about how parents and dental professionals can make a visit to the dentist’s office less stressful and more productive. Our hope is that this guide will provide information for families to help begin a lifetime of good oral care.
FAMILY & FRIENDS SUPPORT TOOL KIT
Family members and friends of individuals with autism are presented with many joys and many challenges throughout their lives. Learning that a family member or friend is affected by autism is a powerful moment. People respond with a wide array of emotions: shock, grief, fear, denial, anger, acceptance, and many more. Many begin to feel their lives will never be the same. Parents can feel overwhelmed, siblings can feel isolated, grandparents can feel helpless, and friends can feel apprehensive.
In an effort to ease the fears of and provide encouragement to all people with individuals with autism in their lives, Autism Speaks has created 4 support tool kits, each designed specifically for the following groups:
Parents Siblings Grandparents Friends
The purpose of each kit is to help teach family members and friends more about autism and its effects on families, and provide resources and support to enable them to lead happy and successful lives with their loved ones with autism.