When children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), families often have many questions. Autism Information Services British Columbia (AIS BC) is here to help families along every step of their journey.

Our Quick Start Guides will help you learn about autism spectrum disorder and best practice treatments, show you how to apply for autism funding, discuss hiring professionals and will suggest ways to connect with other parents.

Click on the images below to view PDF versions of each Quick Start Guide:

                   

The following is a list of links to resources, information and supports found in our Quick Start Guides:

After Your Child’s Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (Ages 0-5)

Public Resource

Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (PDHHS)


After Your Child’s Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (Ages 6-12)

Program Planning for School-Age Children


After Your Teen’s Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (Ages 13-18)

Autism Community Training (ACT) webinars developed for families and mental health practitioners

Transition Planning


Resources For All Ages

Financial resources

Federal Government Funding

Provincial Funding

Financial Assistance for Childcare – Province of British Columbia

Public Resource

Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (PDHHS)

Transition Planning

Autism Speaks helpful resource for school age children: School Community Tool Kit. It is a U.S. based resource, but has a lot of information that is relevant to B.C.

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)