ACT’s Autism Manual for B.C.

ACT’s Autism Manual for B.C. is, as the name implies, mostly specific to British Columbia but there is information that is more broadly relevant. Community organizations and parents are welcome to print the relevant sections of the manual for easy reference.

Update (August 2023): Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 7 are temporarily unavailable as ACT updates these chapters to ensure accuracy. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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ACT’s Autism Manual for B.C.

Living & Working with Children and Adults with ASD

Cover Table of Contents, Acknowledgements and Disclaimer
Introduction Getting Started on Your Journey
Chapter 1 The Diagnostic Process in British Columbia
Chapter 2 Developing a Treatment Team for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 3 Medical Issues in Autism Treatments
Chapter 4 MCFD-funded Services for Children with ASD
Chapter 5 Contracting with Professionals on the RASP
Chapter 6 MCFD Services Available to All Children with Diverse Needs
Chapter 7 The B.C. Education System – An Introduction for Parents of Students with ASD
Chapter 8 The Role of Parental Advocacy in Navigating the B.C. School System
Chapter 9 Preparing for the Transition from School to Work
Chapter 10 Estate Planning for Families Who Have Children with Disabilities in B.C.
Chapter 11 ACT’s Guide to Building a Community Group
Chapter 12 Guide to Employment for Teens and Adults with Autism in B.C.
Chapter 13 Guide to Working with South Asian Families Affected by Autism
Glossary Glossary of Terms
Acronyms A Guide to Acronyms in B.C.