Finding what you need
When you’ve been told that you or your child has autism, your natural instinct is to ask “What’s next?” or “What do we do now?”. Often the professional or agency that provided the diagnosis will help you find those next steps.
The listings below are to assist you in finding additional services and supports. What you need may be only a click away.
Services Near You
Autism Canada and the Provincial and Territorial Council members are proud to bring you Canada’s Online Autism Service Directory. It lists hundreds of service providers across the country. From dentists to therapies and funding to training, Autism Junction can help you connect to the services you need.
RASP (British Columbia)
The Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) is a listing of professionals whom parents contract with to provide services to their children with autism. The RASP includes Behaviour Consultants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists. Parents with ASD children, under six, must choose their professionals from the RASP if they wish them to be paid by the Ministry of Children and Families. ACT’s team of Information Officers are available to help families make informed choices in choosing a professional from the RASP.
The ABACUS website aims to serve as the best possible source of information so that parents, caregivers, and the general community can be informed consumers of Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Ontario. This website is produced with support from the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
Theravive is an online resource to find a great counselor or psychologist. If you or someone you love could use the benefits of professional and caring therapy from a skilled professional, they are there to help you quickly locate the one best for you. Searching is easy, and reaching out to make contact is just as simple. They have thousands of therapists ready to help, trained and specialized in every mental health issue.
The Psychology Today’s Therapy Directory provides a comprehensive directory of therapists, psychiatrists and treatment facilities near you.
Care.com is a service for finding high-quality caregivers for every facet of care: childcare, special needs care, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. Detailed profiles, free job listings and hiring advice are just a few of the unique services provided to help families and individuals find and select the best care available. Note: this is a paid service.
For assistance in finding the supports and services you need, please contact Autism Canada’s Family Support and Resource staff. We’re here to help.