Autism Support Network

A special “tip of the hat” goes out to the hard working volunteers of the Autism Support Network. The parent led organization previously known as The ABA Support Network has been re-branded to better reflect their role in British Columbia.

For years now, they have been tirelessly assisting parents new to the world of autism. The countless hours that they have spent on the phone have been completely unpaid and invaluable to families affected by autism.

They continue to expand their reach in B.C. with new parent support groups opening every month as well as focused topic meetings hosted in various communities. Other initiatives include expanding the role of ABA Therapy in schools, recruiting therapists and advocating for families in need.

They have merged with the Autism Education Society and have now achieved charitable status. Please give their website a visit and join their organization (it’s free!)

Well done and congratulations on your re-launch.

2 thoughts on “Autism Support Network”

  1. Good Afternoon,
    My son and daughter-in-law are trying to set up some ABA therapists for their small child. They wish to do this independently of organizations that use up all their funding and only provide 10 hours per week where the boy needs 20-30 hours-so how do you set up a team? Where can you get a list or available therapists? Is there anything else that would be helpful?
    thank you

    1. Hi Gail
      You are certainly thinking along the correct line. It is tough getting an ABA Team together. A lot depends on where in the province you live. At the very least you should get involved in a parents group in your community. They will have the best information about local resources.
      I would recommend starting with the Autism Society of BC or the Autism Support Network. They both have a number of groups that you might be interested in.
      As for the practicalities of starting an ABA Team, I have quite a few details on my website under ABA Team. It’s a lot of information to absorb in one go, but do try to take your time and do it right.

      Good Luck

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