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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?


  • 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.

Your Autism Assessment


Need more information?

Websites about autism

Resources to consider for children with delays/concerns regarding language and social thinking

Each resource has a large selection of free articles / strategies within the website. Many also have resources that can be bought. Please see each specific website for details.

Children aged 7 and under:

  • Hanen: A non-profit organization developed by Speech Therapists (SLPs) based in Toronto and widely used in Canada. Focus: children with language delays, includes strategies to promote social thinking/skills and language development.
  • U of Florida - First Word Project: Targets kids primarily under three years of age with some material for children aged 3-6. Discussion and tools re: screening for ASD, explanation of development, different therapies, etc. (many resources also offered in Spanish and Creole) Go to:
  • Zero to Three: Provides information regarding typical child development across all domains. (information also offered in Spanish  – go to:

Children / youth / pre-adults:

  • Social Thinking: Developed primarily by SLPs, with collaborated material by psychologists widely used in BC. Workshops are available on a regular basis. Appropriate for ages 4 to adulthood, lots of free articles/resources as well as some that can be bought. Works with kids with/without ASD.
  • Stuart Shanker - MEHRIT: A website regarding self regulation - has a variety of free resources for parents and teachers.
  • Do2Learn: Focus: Children/youth ages four and up. Contains practical suggestions/strategies/activities regarding social thinking/behaviours, academics etc.
  • Harvard Centre for the Developing Child: For explanations and materials regarding executive functioning from infancy and beyond.
  • Sunny Hill Health Centre and BC Children's Hospital Family Library: Free resources that can be searched and requested online and mailed to families for a three week loan period via pre-paid postage.


Do you have more questions about autism? 

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

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