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Directory of Parent and Family Support Groups
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Lower Mainland

Learning Disabilities (LD) Association Parent Support Group
For parents of children with learning disabilities.
Email: info@Idav.ca
Tel: 604.873.8139

BC Turner Syndrome Network Vancouver Chapter
Provides information and support to families and girls affected by Turner syndrome in British Columbia.
Email: yasdaz17@fastmail.fm
Tel: 604.434.7457

Crohns and Colitis Discussion Group
For parents of children with Crohns, Colitis and/or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Email: vancouver@ccfc.ca
Register at http://www.meetup.com/crohns-colitis-discussion-groups-BC/
Telephone: 604.803.4213

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC)
Greater Vancouver Chapter
Provides information and support for families and individuals coping with Tourette syndrome.
Email: vancouvertics@hotmail.com

Richmond Autism Parent Support
Provides information and support to families affected by Autism.
Email: galblas@shaw.ca or tkulusic@shaw.ca 
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The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids Mental Health
Provides support, education and advocacy and navigation for children with mental health difficulties.
Phone: 604.878.3400 or 310-6789
Email: theforce@bckidsmentalhealth.org Website: http://forcesociety.com

Tri-City Autism Support Group
Provides support for families and caregivers working with people affected by Autism.
Phone: 778-229-9066
Email: outofmymind@shaw.ca

BC Interior

Families in Touch (FIT)
Part of the Association for the Benefit of Children with Disabilities (ABCD)
Provides support for parents, relatives and friends of people with any kind of disability.
Email: Familiesintouch@shaw.ca
Telephone: 250.763.4663

Kootenays

West Kootenay Community Group for Autism
Provides support and information for families, relatives and professionals affected by Autism.
Email: shenke@telus.net
Telephone: 250.367.6373

Revelstoke Family Support Group
Provides support and information for families with children with special needs.  Serves Malakwa and Nakusp as well.
Email: jmcnab@community-connections.ca

Vancouver Island

Invisible Disabilities Parent Support Group
Provides support for parents who have children with ADHD, Bi-polar Disorder, Tourette's Syndrome, Anxiety Disorders, etc.
Telephone: 250-479-1194 or 250-744-1630

Autism Society of BC Community Group - Mid-Island
Provides support for families, caregivers, and professionals affected by Autism.
Monthly meetings in Nanaimo.
Email: midisland.asbc@gmail.com
Website: www.nanaimoautism.org

Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society
Serves the developmental, social and emotional needs of individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.
Website: www.gvdss.ca

Children's Heart Network
Headquartered in Victoria but serves the whole province.  Support and education for families with children with congenital heart disease.
Telephone: 250.598.7524
Email: chn@childrensheartnetwork.org
Website: http://www.childrensheartnetwork.org

Sunshine Coast

Autism Society of BC - Sunshine Coast Group
Provides support for families, caregivers, teachers and other professionals affected by Autism.
Email: ccooper@dccnet.com
Telephone: 250.885.8809

 


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