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Resources

Below are some useful links:

Funding agencies

Autism Research training (ART) Program: http://www.traininautism.com

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/

The Laurel Foundation: http://laurelfoundation.ca

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR): http://www.msfhr.org/funding

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC): http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/

NeuroDevNet: http://www.neurodevnet.ca/

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): http://www.sshrc.ca/
 

ASD resources

Autism Community Training (ACT): http://www.actcommunity.net/

Autism Society of Canada: http://www.autismsocietycanada.ca/

Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network (CAIRN): http://www.cairn-site.com/

Health Canada Autism information: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/dc-ma/autism-eng.php

Specialisterne Canada (Jobs for adults with ASD): http://ca.specialisterne.com/

Theravive (For counseling and mental health resources): http://www.theravive.com/therapy-resources/Default.aspx?category=Autism

 

ASD & Post-secondary

Adult Special Education courses (e.g., Kwantlen and others): http://bctf.ca/IssuesInEducation.aspx?id=11540

Kwantlen Polytechnic University "Access Programs For People With Disabilities":  http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2013-14/courses/appd/index.html

SFU Autistics United (Inclusive club at Simon Fraser University): https://www.facebook.com/SFUAutistics/

STEPS Forward- BC Initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education): http://www.steps-forward.org/about/

 

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 http://www.abasupportnetwork.com/

Community Living BC (CLBC)    http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/

CLBC - This is the two page roles and tasks Matrix that Tamara from CLBC handed out at an ADDL event: http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/spec_needs/pdf/roles_tasks_transition.pdf

CLBC - This link includes a list of Information Sheets about CLBC- and includes a number of information sheets in other languages: http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/learn-more/other-publications/fact-sheets/Developmental

Disabilities Association: http://develop.bc.ca/home-page/

Vancouver Parent Transitions Group: http://vptg.wordpress.com/

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: kachijo@aol.com

Silver Lining Farm http://silverliningcommunityfarm.org/

Eureka Camp  http://www.eurekacamp.ca/

Loon Lake Camp- Youth Retreat http://loonlake.ubc.ca/

Evans Lake Camp http://evanslake.com/summercamp

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. http://www.nidus.ca/

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): http://www.nidus.ca/?page_id=4490

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: http://www.nidus.ca/PDFs/Nidus_RA7_Step1_Prevent_Challenge.pdf