Autism & Special Needs Resources for British Columbia

ACT's Autism & Intellectual Disability Search

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The AID Search is a new online portal providing access to 3,000 resources from across BC and around the world. The keyword search helps users quickly review our curated records, which link to evidence-based practical information and community resources, sourced internationally.

B.C. residents can find local Community AgenciesRecreational ActivitiesService ProvidersSupport Groups, and Postsecondary Training & Employment Opportunities in our database of community resources.

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Find community agencies, recreation activities, service providers, support groups, and postsecondary training and employment opportunities near you.

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ACT’s BC Resources

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Start your search with one of 30 categories such as Diagnosis & Assessment, Behaviour Support, Mental Health and Advocacy.

Special Needs Community Events

Calendar of events and workshops in B.C. related to autism and other special needs.

Autism Manual for B.C.

ACT’s Guide for Living & Working with Children and Adults with ASD.

New Diagnosis Hub

Developed to help parents put an intervention program in place for their child who has been newly diagnosed with ASD in B.C.

Transition to Adulthood for Individuals with Autism

Resources to help young people with autism prepare for employment or higher education.

Opportunities for Individuals with ASD – Post-Secondary

Programs and resources available to B.C. post-secondary students with ASD and related disabilities.

Post-Secondary Programs for Professionals

Autism-related programs offered by post-secondary institutions within British Columbia.

Since 2005, ACT has devoted much of our energy into organizing our online resources to be accessible to B.C.’s large autism and special needs community – wherever they live. Families, and the community professionals who support them, use our comprehensive range of evidence-informed information, as well as links to local resources from dentists to horseback riding, 24/7, 365 days a year.

While ACT’s expertise is in the area of autism, autism is rarely ‘just autism’, so we have gathered information, relevant across the lifespan, that can be keyword searched, including information on other special needs and in multiple languages.

ACT no longer receives funding from the B.C. government to maintain these information resources. If you find this information useful, please consider donating or sponsoring ACT. See Support ACT for details on how to donate.

More information & resources

Visit Information Resources for guides, articles and videos on a wide-range of topics, in multiple languages, sourced internationally to meet the needs of families and community professionals.

Upcoming Events lists live workshops and conferences, with web streaming available for some events.

Autism Videos @ ACT – free online videos produced by ACT to provide practical information informed by research and clinical experience – relevant across the life-span.


We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia Community Gaming Fund.