Information for Parents

Autism Community Training (ACT) B.C. - http://www.actcommunity.ca
ACT is a not-for-profit society that provides information and referral services to families of children with autism diagnoses across BC.

Registry of Service Providers List
http://www.actcommunity.ca/rasp/
Funding from the Ministry’s Autism Funding for Children under Six Program can only be used to employ Behaviour Consultants and other professionals who are on the Registry for Autism Service Providers List. This list is a tool to help families make informed choices about the professionals providing early intervention services to their child.

Ministry for Children and Family Development - http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/autism/index.htm
This web site contains information for parents about autism, assessment and diagnosis, funding, and autism related programs.

A Parent’s Handbook: Your Guide to Autism Programs - http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/autism/handbook.htm
A Parent’s Handbook is a document published by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. It describes autism related programs and provides information on autism funding available in BC. Other useful information is also provided.

Community Living BC (CLBC) - http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/
Community Living BC provides support and services to children with special needs and their families. In conjunction with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, CLBC is responsible for delivering autism funding to people once they turn 19 years of age.

Autism Society of BC
http://autismbc.ca
The Autism Society of BC is a parent based and directed organisation that provides information and support to individuals with autism and their families across BC and Yukon.

Provincial Health Services Authority: Autism Assessment Programs - http://www.phsa.ca/AgenciesAndServices/Services/Autism/default.htm
This site provides information about where people living in BC can obtain diagnostic assessments for individuals with a suspected autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Information on Autism and ABA

Association for Behavior Analysis International - http://www.abainternational.org/ba.asp
ABA International® is a professional organization for individuals concerned with the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behaviour analysis.

Association for Behaviour Analysis International:Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) - http://www.abainternational.org/Special_Interests/autism.asp
The Autism SIG, chartered by the Association for Behavior Analysis International®, brings together people who specialize in and are interested in the application of behaviour analysis to the education and treatment of individuals with autism.

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) - http://seab.envmed.rochester.edu/jaba/
JABA is a journal that publishes research about applications of the experimental analysis of behaviour to problems of social importance.

Association for Science and Autism Treatment (ASAT) - http://www.asatonline.org
ASAT is a not-for-profit organization established with the goal of improving the education and care of people with autism. ASAT supports the development of higher standards of accountability and professionalism in the treatment of autism.

Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network
- http://www.cairn-site.com/index.html
This site provides reliable information to parents and other professionals about the latest evidence based research on autism.

Cambridge Centre for Behavioural Studies - http://www.behavior.org
The Cambridge Center is a non-profit organization designed to advance the scientific study of behaviour and its application to the solution of real life problems

Information on Educational Opportunities

Douglas College - http://www.douglascollege.ca/home.html
Douglas College provides a variety of autism related programs and courses including:

  • Behaviour Interventionist Citation Program – training for individuals who intend to work with individuals with autism under the supervision of a Behavioural Consultant.
  • Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis Program – training for individuals seeking to become Board Certified Associate Behavior Analysts (BCABA)

Behavioural Intervention Training Partnership (BITP) - http://www.bitp.ca/
The Behaviour Interventionist Training Partnership provides training opportunities for individuals intending to work as behavioural interventionists with individuals diagnosed with ASD.

University of British Columbia – M.Ed/MA Programhttp://ecps.educ.ubc.ca/sped/
UBC offers M.Ed/MA programs in Special Education, with concentration in Autism/ Developmental Disabilities. These programs offer the necessary course requirements for individuals seeking to become Board CertifiedBehavior Analysts (BCBA).

Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) - http://www.bacb.com/
The Behaviour Analyst Certification Board® is a non-profit corporation designed to promote and implement a voluntary certification process for Behaviour Analysts worldwide.

Other Resources

Different Roads to Learning - www.difflearn.com
Different Roads to Learning is a company that sells products geared towards supporting individuals with autism. You may find useful materials on this site.

Super Duper - http://www.superduperinc.com/
Super Duper is a company that sells products geared towards supporting individuals with autism and other special needs. You may find useful materials on this site.

 

RASP

Our independant consultants are on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) List

Learn more here:
www.actcommunity.ca

Contact OCAI

Phone: 250-801-0820

Address: #207-1767 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna BC
V1Y 6G4

Email: autismservices@shaw.ca

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst ™ (BCBA) is someone who possess a Masters Degree, has 225 hours of specific Graduate-level coursework, has been supervised by someone approved by the BACB for 75 hours, has at least 1500 hours of supervised independent fieldwork, and has passed the comprehensive Behavior Analyst Certification Examination.