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Provincial Resources

Set BC (Special Education Technology BC)
Online: www.setbc.org
We assist BC school districts in supporting students whose access to the curriculum is restricted.

School District No. 73 (Kamloops/Thompson)
Online: www.sd73.bc.ca
The Kamloops Thompson School District provides Public Education Programs in the City of Kamloops, and the municipalities of Chase, Barriere, Logan Lake, and Clearwater.  Many smaller communities make up our district, from Savona in the west, to Westwold in the southeast and to Blue River in the north.

School District No. 74 (Goldtrail)
Online: www.sd74.bc.ca
We serve the communities of Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet, Lytton, Shalalth/Seton Portage, and Goldbridge.

School District No. 58 (Nicola - Similkameen)
Online: www.sd58.bc.ca
We serve the communities of Merritt and Princeton.

Sunnyhill Health Centre for Children
Online: www.bcchildrens.ca/Services/SunnyHillHealthCtr/AboutUs/default.htm
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children...

BC Children’s Hospital
Online: www.bcchildrens.ca
BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provide expert care for the province’s most seriously ill or injured children, including newborns and adolescents. Based in Vancouver, BC Children’s and Sunny Hill reach across the province with vital health services that may not be available anywhere else in B.C.

Autism Diagnosis in BC
Online: http://www.actcommunity.net/autism-information/autism-diagnosis-in-bc.html
This page presents an overview of the diagnosis process in BC. For a more comprehensive view, see Chapter 1 of ACT’s Autism Manual for BC which is available as a free download in.PDF format.

Heath Canada Advisories and Warnings
Online: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/index-eng.php
Health Canada provides timely information on the issues that concern the health of Canadians.

Living & Working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in British Columbia:
A Manual for Parents & Community Professionals
Online: www.actcommunity.net/autism-information/diagnosis-in-bc/57-autism-manual-for-bc.html
Act’s Autism Manual for BC is a work in progress as we gather and continually update information on a wide-range of autism specific materials. Several of our chapters are relevant to families and professionals across disabilities and we are hopeful they will be shared widely.

Parents Handbook from MCFD
Online: www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/autism/pdf/autism_handbook_web.pdf
This handbook is for parents and caregivers of children and youth who may have, or have been diagnosed with, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).It provides information on ASD, intervention, and programs available for children and youth with ASD and their families. The Ministries of Children and Family Development (MCFD), Education and Health Services work closely to coordinate assessment, diagnosis, intervention and support services for children and youth with ASD and their families.

Let's Play
Online: www.letsplaybc.ca
This website is intended to be a resource for everyone - teachers, recreation programmers, parents and others - who have an interest in having all kids become and remain physically fit.

BC Autism Assessment Network (BCAAN)
Online: www.phsa.ca/AgenciesAndServices/Services/Autism/default.htm
What is BCAAN? A program of the Provincial Health Services Authority, BCAAN is responsible for assessing and diagnosing children who may have autism. The goal of BCAAN is to provide timely assessment and diagnosis within reasonable distance of the child's home. BCAAN includes specialists and health care professionals throughout BC. Assessment services are provided by each of the five geographic health authorities.

Infant Development Program
Online: www.idpofbc.ca
Telephone: (250) 371-4140
If you have a child under three years that you feel is not developing like other children his or her age contact IDP. IDP provides family support and advocacy, developmental assessments, program planning and access to a resource library.

Giving in Action
Online: www.givinginaction.ca
Telephone: (604) 683-3157
Established in 2006 by Vancouver Foundation, Giving in Action is a registered charitable organization that provides grants to families through two funds - the Family Independence Fund (FIF) and the Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) Fund.

Strongest Families
Online: www.cmha.bc.ca/how-we-can-help/children-families/strongestfamilies
Strongest Families is an effective, accessible educational service for families of children with mild to moderate behaviour problems (ages 3 to 12) offered through the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division.

BC Housing
Home Adaptations for Independence will provide financial assistance to seniors and persons with disabilities to support accessibility modifications that will promote continued safe and independent living. The assistance is available to eligible homeowners and tenants.
Online Brochure: www.bchousing.org/resources/Housing_Options/Home_Renovations/HAFI/HAFI_Brochure.pdf 
Online Application Guide: www.bchousing.org/resources/Housing_Options/Home_Renovations/HAFI/HAFI_Application_Guide.pdf

Child Development & Rehabilitation
An online directory of British Columbia resources.
Online: www.childdevelopment.ca/bc.aspx

Provincial Voice Care Resource Program
The PVCRP was initiated in June, 1993, for the benefit of British Columbians suffering from voice dysfunction and related disorders.
Online: www.pvcrp.com