AUTISM SPECIFIC SERVICES – CHILD, YOUTH, AND CAREGIVERS
Autism specific services at TMG include a number of treatments that help to support the individual, family members, school, with challenges that interfere with the individual’s daily functioning and quality of life. We seek out to understand the individuals strengths and challenges in order to determine how to best support them and their families.
Treatments/approaches available include but are not limited to: Individual and/or Family Counselling, Behavioural Approaches, Social-Relational Approaches, Sexual Health Education (child and parent support), Relationship Counselling, and Group Therapy. All are considered eligible expenses for children and youth from the ages of 6 through to the end of their 18th year, living with Autism and funded under the Autism Funding Unit (AFU). We also recognize that supports will be provided by multiple professionals, and therefore are committed to working with the individual in consultation with family members and other professionals and teams.
AUTISM FUNDING UNIT
Did you know that 20% of the annual funding may be used for eligible training, travel, equipment and supplies related to autism intervention? This includes workshops and training offered. See the ‘Education and Training’ tab on this site for workshops, online training, and education offered. You will need to check with the AFU to determine whether specific education offered through “Online Training” is eligible.
Find more information here on Autism Funding in British Columbia: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/child-behaviour-development/support-needs/autism-spectrum-disorder/autism-funding
Parents can also manage their Autism Funding online by setting up an account at the ‘My Family Services’ site. Follow this link to set up an account:
Invoicing: The Autism Funding Branch is invoiced directly by the Service Provide
AUTISM SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL AND RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING
Our team members are skilled and experienced working with Autistic individuals including teens and adults who have received a late diagnoses.
Relationship counselling where one or both partners are living on the Autism spectrum is available.