Connecting experienced parents with families who are facing a new situation in their autism journey is the core of why our organization exists. Our intake process involves a network of volunteer parents who value the opportunity to provide an experienced voice. Many hours are spent providing individualized information and support over the phone, via email and in person. Our parent representatives are passionate about empowering others to understand the science and benefits behind evidence based autism treatment. Email email@example.com for a parent mentor.
Parent Support Groups:
Our Neighborhood Network groups bring families together and provide many opportunities for parents to meet and network in their area. These meetings often start as structured support groups which evolve into friendships and networks of parents who live close to each other. See our List of Events for a group near you.
The ASN holds educational presentations around the lower mainland that are often also available on-line to parents in throughout BC. These presentations are given by professionals and parents. Our most popular presentation, “Welcome to Autism”, was developed to address the needs of parents with a new diagnosis who are looking for information and a roadmap to establish evidence based treatment programs for their children. This presentation and other are also available on our Web Series Workshops page. The Autism Support Network also features guest speakers who give presentations to parents in their area of specialization. Topics have included social skill development, feeding challenges, functional analysis, aggression and self-injurious behaviour, sexual health, sibling issues and a myriad of other subjects. Receive our newsletter and event registrations by subscribing to the ASN.
Information booths at Events:
The Autism Support Network Society provides volunteers to autism events where experienced parents and Behaviour Interventionists (BI’s) speak with parents, students, professionals and paraprofessionals about science based autism treatment.