Contact Information
Office Phone 250.861.7610
Fax 250.861.7594
E-Mail autisminformation@gov.bc.ca
Website https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/healthy-women-children/child-behaviour-development/special-needs/autism-spectrum-disorder
Additional Info autisminfo.gov.bc.ca
Primary Contact Denise Dawson, Team Leader, Okanagan Service Delivery Area; Phone: 778.214.4499; Email: denise.dawson@gov.bc.ca
Primary Executive Cheryl Beauchamp, Director of Operations - Central Okanagan; Phone: 250.868.6834; Email: cheryl.beauchamp@gov.bc.ca
Description & Services
Service Details - Provides two Autism Funding Programs: Autism Funding - Under Age 6 and Autism Funding - Ages 6-18 
- Children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often benefit from an intervention program, which is effective in maximizing communication, social-emotional, academic and functional life skills development 
- Autism Funding programs allow families maximum choice and flexibility, are available in all service delivery areas of the province and are intended to assist parents in purchasing intervention services that best suit their child’s needs
Hours Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
 
- Families with children under age 6 are eligible for up to $22,000 of autism funding per year 
- Families of children aged 6-18 are eligible for up to $6,000 per year
How to Apply If your child has been diagnosed with ASD, and you wish to enroll in the Autism Funding Program, contact your local Ministry of Children and Family Development office to complete a funding agreement 
 
Autism Funding: Under Age 6 program 
- assists in purchasing eligible autism intervention services and therapies 
- intervention programs for a young child with ASD must be based on a plan that takes into consideration the child’s unique strengths and needs and best practices 
- this behavioural plan of intervention is written by a Behaviour Consultant 
- parents must select Behaviour Consultants, Physiotherapists, Speech Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists from the Registry of Autism Service Providers 
 
Autism Funding: Ages 6-18 program  
- provides families up to $6,000 per year per child to assist them with the cost of purchasing eligible autism intervention services and therapies outside of school  
- this funding is in addition to the educational program and special education services provided through school boards
Location
Address & Map
1340 Ellis St
Kelowna, BC
Canada V1Y 9R9
Located In Community British Columbia
Major Intersection Ellis St and Queensway Ave
Other Details
Languages English ; Interpretive Services