July 1, 2017 B.C.’s Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) took on responsibility for providing individualized support to parents and transitioning adults with autism, in addition to the management of the Registry of Autism Service Providers.
The new government service is called Autism Information Service British Columbia (AIS BC)
3688 Cessna Drive, Richmond, British Columbia, V7B 1C7
Toll Free Line: 1-844-878-4700
Email – general information: AutismInformation@gov.bc.ca
Email – RASP: RASP@gov.bc.ca
Website – http://www.gov.bc.ca/autisminfo
Please see http://www.gov.bc.ca/autisminfo for information from MCFD on their service.
ACT’s Work Continues
Since the ending of MCFD funding in 2017, ACT’s work has continued. We have focused on our live events, and our online training and information resources: free, evidence-informed resources for the autism and special needs community, provincially, nationally and internationally.
For an update on ACT’s accomplishments in 2019 see www.actcommunity.ca/acts-accomplishments-in-2019
From 2010 to 2019, ACT has developed a wide range of resources:
- Over 140 live events in three languages, in 14 communities across BC;
- 165,000 hours of evidence-based training to 20,000 registrants;
- 60 free online videos are now available via Autism Videos @ ACT;
- ACT’s Autism Information Database with over 1,400 information resources, in multiple languages.
- A Special Needs Community Events Calendar consulted by over 1,000 people a month and open to postings on special needs events from across B.C.
Donate to Support ACT’s Free Resources
ACT relies on donations and sponsorship to maintain our resources, as well as the generosity of our presenters and many community volunteers. To enable ACT to continue our emphasis on providing free online resources, your financial support would be greatly appreciated. We know that families and professionals have many demands on their financial resources, any support you can provide is appreciated.
As a federally registered Canadian not-for-profit society, ACT can provide tax receipts for donations over $10. ACT’s Charitable Tax Number is #861691236RR0001.
For details of ACT’s current focus see www.actcommunity.ca/support-us/
Visit our Donations Page for information on how to donate: www.actcommunity.ca/donate