Category: News

  • Analysis identifies serious flaws in MCFD’s proposed tools for determining how children with disabilities qualify for support

    In late 2021, BC’s Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) announced sweeping changes to how it intends to provide funding and services to children and youth with disabilities. Since that time, parents, advocates, and service providers have raised questions and concerns about various elements of the proposed new system. This includes the needs-assessment tools […]

  • Remembering Dr. Karen Raye Kester

    ACT has sad news to share with the autism community. Dr. Karen Kester, who volunteered at many of ACT’s events, died late in 2021. Karen was a highly respected behavior analyst who supported many children and their families over the years and whose kindness in working with vulnerable families was particularly appreciated. She recently finished […]

  • Immunize BC Letter: Vaccine Support for Children with Neurodivergence Disorders

    A number of parents are reporting difficulties in finding the right resources to have their complex children vaccinated. ImmunizeBC has set up a system to support families getting the information they need to access vaccinations against COVID-19. Please see the below for contact information in each region. December 22, 2021 To: Families, Caregivers and Service […]

  • 2021 in review – Donate to support ACT’s work in 2022

    Thank you to our Presenters, Donors, Members and Sponsors ACT has served more people in 2021 then ever before – responding to the acute need during the pandemic for online resources and training to support those with autism and other neurodiverse conditions. In 2022, with your support, ACT will continue with our information and training work. […]

  • On International Human Rights Day: A Letter from a Parent to Premier Horgan

    ACT continues to be copied on letters from parents protesting the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s announcement that individualized funding will end in 2025. The letter that follows was sent to Premier John Horgan by Heather Harrison on December 10th, in honour of International Human Rights Day, and sums up the protests from families […]