Quick Start Guides
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)
After Your Child’s Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (Ages 6-12)
Program Planning for School-Age Children
- Everyone Belongs in Our Schools: A Parent’s Handbook on Inclusive Education
- Evidence based practices for school age children: How is Autism Treated?
After Your Teen’s Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (Ages 13-18)
Autism Community Training (ACT) webinars developed for families and mental health practitioners
- AIS BC and/or your Child and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) worker can help guide you through several age-specific steps for a successful transition
- Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities (STADD)
- Intervention approaches and supporting teen learners
Resources For All Ages
Federal Government Funding
Financial Assistance for Childcare – Province of British Columbia
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)