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Autism

The BC Autism Assessment Network (BCAAN) sees children with a query of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Your team

​Who are we?

Your team may include pediatricians, developmental pediatricians, photo of girlpsychologists, physiotherapists, speech-language therapists, occupational therapists, and case managers who may be nurses or social workers. 

Referrals to BCAAN are made by a physician or other medical specialist.

What do we do?

We:
  • provide Autism assessment and diagnosis for children up to their 19th birthday
  • provide you with resources, consultation, and information
  • provide education for families and community service providers
  • participate in research

What can you do?

While you are waiting for your assessment, you can find online information and a range of community services on the PHSA BCAAN website.

Your appointment

To find out about your first autism appointment with BCAAN, download one of the pdf's below; one is for children under 6 years of age and one is for children over 6 years of age.

Your Autism Assessment - Children under 6 years

Your Autism Assessment - Children over 6 years

Resources

Has your child already been referred to BCAAN?

If you haven't received the Child and Family Form in the mail and your child has been referred to BCAAN, you can download and complete the Child and Family form. Complete the form with as much information as you can and return it as soon as possible so we can start working on your referral.

Mail your completed form to:
Attn: BCAAN
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
3644 Slocan St.
Vancouver, BC  V5M 3E8

Fax to:
604-453-8390

Need more information?

Visit our Sunny Hill library, the Sunny Hill Education Resource Centre (SHERC) online to search for information on autism. A popular book about autism in children under 6 years old is 'Does My Child Have Autism.'  You may borrow this book from SHERC.

To contact SHERC by phone, call 604 453-8335 or Toll Free 1 800 331-1533.

Find out about the diagnostic proccess by visiting the ACT website and reading the ACT Autism Manual, Chapter 1.  

For the complete manual, visit:
ACT Autism Manual - Living & Working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in British Columbia - A Manuarl for Parents & Community Professionals

Read "A Parent's Handbook: your Guide to Autism Programs" 


Websites about Autism
British Columbia Autism Assessment Network (BCAAN)

Ministry for Children & Family Development 

Autism Community Training (ACT)

Families for Early Autism Treatment of British Columbia (F.E.A.T. B.C.)  

Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network

Autism Speaks

FAQ's

Do you have more questions about Autism? 

Visit the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) website "Parents & Caregivers FAQ" page.

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