The following is a list of organizations in British Columbia who provide support to children, youth, and families in the autistic community:

Autism Community Training

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.

Autism Information Services (AIS-BC)

Use the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) to find a qualified professional who provides support in your community. child-behaviour-development/support-needs/autism-spectrum-disorder

Autism Speaks Canada

Autism Speaks Canada is a national Canadian charity, dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and along a life span for needs of people with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Founded in the U.S. in 2005. A year later, Autism Speaks Canada was incorporated in Canada. Together, Autism Speaks and Autism Speaks Canada have made extraordinary investments into the autism community.

Autism Support Network

The Autism Support Network is an organization of families and professionals educating and supporting families about Applied Behaviour Analysis and its application as a treatment for autism. We seek to strengthen our community across British Columbia by building local networks so that families can connect with other families in their own neighbourhoods social groups, community support groups, and support.


AutismBC is a small, non-profit and registered charity that encourages the inclusion and acceptance of the entire autism community. They have offices in the Lower Mainland, Northern BC, the Interior, and Vancouver Island; however, their programs run province-wide thanks to their hardworking network of incredible staff and volunteers. AutismBC services include Learning Events, social groups, community support groups, and support.

BC Autism Assessment Network

PHSA has a unique role in BC's health authority system: to ensure that BC residents have access to a coordinated provincial network of high-quality specialized health-care services.

Canucks Autism Network

Canucks Autism Network (CAN) was founded in 2008 by Vancouver Canucks Co-owners, Paolo and Clara Aquilini, whose son has autism. CAN is dedicated to providing programs to individuals with autism and their families, while promoting acceptance and inclusion through community engagement and training initiatives across BC and beyond.

Family Support Institute

The Family Support Institute of BC (FSI) is a provincial not for profit society committed to supporting families who have a family member with a disability. FSI is unique in Canada and the only grassroots family-to-family organization with a broad volunteer base. FSI supports and services are free to any family.


Inclusion BC is a non-profit provincial organization that advocates for the rights and opportunities of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. We are a federation of members that include people with intellectual disabilities, their families and agencies that serve them.

Pacific Autism Family Networks

PAFN is a centre of excellence and network of supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families across the province. The PAFN’s core purpose is to be a Knowledge Centre: Bringing together state of the art resources for research, information, learning, assessment, treatment and support; and building capacity to address the lifespan needs of individuals with ASD and related disorders.

Parent Support Services Society

Parent Support Services Society of BC is a provincial charitable organization founded in 1974 and incorporated as a Society January 22nd, 1976 as “British Columbia Parents In Crisis Society”. The name changed officially to Parent Support Services Society of BC on June 06, 2001.