Autism & Intellectual Disability Search
The AID is a new online portal providing access to 3,000 resources from across BC and around the world. Formerly two separate databases, the new AID Search has been in development for the past year to improve the experience of users. The keyword search allows for rapidly reviewing curated records, linking to evidence-based practical information and community resources, sourced internationally.
Resources for Ukraine - New Stories Added!
ACT is working with Carol Gray and Team Social Stories to develop resources to support the children with disabilities impacted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
“There is a need for Social Stories to describe and explain to children the many sights, sounds, changes, and other factors following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th. We’ve formed an international team with ACT to complete the project, with a long range goal to develop a free bank of Social Stories and visual supports (in several languages) addressing topics related to war." - Carol Gray
There are now 7 stories available in English, Ukrainian, and Russian.
ACT’s Pandemic Response Video
Visit our ACT's Accomplishments in 2021 page and see our new video highlighting our work through out the pandemic.
Donate to ACT's Programs
ACT is asking for professionals and family members to make a donation to ACT - if you have the means. A $10 a month donation multiplied by the thousands of people who use ACT’s resources monthly, would allow us to meet the demand for our resources in 2022.
New on Autism Videos @ ACT
Autism Videos @ ACT will be updated frequently over the next few months with new presentations and workshops. Sign up to ACT's mailing list for video announcements. The latest videos include:
- Turning the COVID-19 Crisis into Opportunity: Rethinking family supports to build resilience
- Supporting Early Social & Communication Development through Parent Coaching
- IEPs…Why They Still Matter!
- Autism and Sexual Health: Access, Education, and Intervention
- Toilet Training - Revised and Expanded
Looking for autism & special needs resources specific to British Columbia? Visit the new B.C. Resources page to find community agencies, recreational activities, service providers, support groups, education & employment, community events, the autism manual, new diagnosis hub, transition to adulthood, and much more!
Guides to Videos & Resources
Download the ACT Videos & Resources Guide for the latest updates on ACT’s videos, events, and resources. We have specialized guides for:
Special Needs Resources Guide for Schools Guide to Mental Health Resources
ACT Videos & Resources Guide for Parents and Professionals
Find Autism Information
Find practical autism resources in the Autism Information Database (AID). We've made it even easier to find resources and tools for parents and professionals with a new subject listing. Free and relevant world-wide.
You can also find 自閉症社區訓練協會 (ACT in Chinese), ACT in Punjabi, Online Mental Health & Autism Project: Looking Beyond Autism, and Autism Research.
MCFD Framework - Advocacy
There is information coming from many different sources about the controversial Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) framework for children with support needs.
See the latest information and advice on how to advocate on a system-wide basis so that all citizens across disabilities receive the support they need on our “New MCFD Framework for Children with Support Needs” page.
ACT has partnered with supporters to translate our advocacy tips. Now available in Chinese, Korean, Farsi, Punjabi, Hindi, French and Spanish.