Where do parents turn when they realize their child needs a diagnosis? How do they know who offers this type of service?
What programs and supports does the BC school system offer children on the Autism spectrum? How are these programs accessed?
How do you make sure your child is getting all the support the government says he/she is entitled to?
Is there a registry of autism service providers? Is there an information database listing online resources?
In British Columbia, Canada, the answer to all of the above can be found in ACT: the Autism Community Training website at http://www.actcommunity.net/.
I only discovered the website this week, but find that it a huge resource for people struggling to find resources for children in the Autism spectrum.
News, blogs, videos and educational material relating to the autism spectrum are all included. While the website is geared to assisting parents with children in the spectrum, there are informative segments relating to adults as well.
A wide range of service providers are listed; really, the list is staggering in its comprehension.
If you live in BC and you are looking for an autism related resource, I strongly suggest you try this website. Let me know what you think of the resources listed there, and if the phone and email responses live up to your expectations.
I look forward to hearing from you!