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Below are some useful links:

Funding agencies

Autism Research training (ART) Program:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR):

The Laurel Foundation:

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR):

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC):


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC):

ASD resources

Autism Community Training (ACT):

Autism Society of Canada:

Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network (CAIRN):

Health Canada Autism information:

Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) - 15 week program in Richmond to help teens with ASD make and keep friends (February 8th to May 24th, 2018):

Specialisterne Canada (Jobs for adults with ASD):

Theravive (For counseling and mental health resources):

UBC Vancouver PEERS® Clinic - 14 week program at UBC to help teens with ASD make and keep friends (starting February 2018):

ASD & Post-secondary

Adult Special Education courses (e.g., Kwantlen and others):

Kwantlen Polytechnic University "Access Programs For People With Disabilities":

SFU Autistics United (Inclusive club at Simon Fraser University):

STEPS Forward- BC Initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education):


Parent referred resources

*The ADDL does not endorse any of the organizations or services listed below; we have only heard that these organizations has been helpful with one or more families that we work with:

Applied Behavioral Analysis Support Network

Community Living BC (CLBC)

CLBC - This is the two page roles and tasks Matrix that Tamara from CLBC handed out at an ADDL event:

CLBC - This link includes a list of Information Sheets about CLBC- and includes a number of information sheets in other languages:

Disabilities Association:

Vancouver Parent Transitions Group:

Parent Support Group - Google group for parents, primarily for those who have a child from 1.5- 15 years old. Email Jo for more information:

Silver Lining Farm

Eureka Camp

Loon Lake Camp- Youth Retreat

Evans Lake Camp

Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre- is a non-profit, charitable organization. Nidus provides information to British Columbians about personal planning, specializing in Representation Agreements. We also operate a centralized Registry for personal planning documents. Personal planning is about making legal arrangements in the event you need assistance managing your affairs during your lifetime due to illness, injury or disability. Personal planning can address all areas of your life – health care, personal care, legal affairs, and financial affairs.

NIDUS - This page on the Nidus site provides an overview of the steps for helping an adult make an RA7 (a type of Representation Agreement):

NIDUS - During an ADDL event, Tamara from CLBC mentioned there was a good presentation on the Nidus site that explains what is involved in considering capability for making and RA7; this is a link to that resource: