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BC Resources

This page contains a list of all the services, funding organizations, government programs, Facebook groups and other helpful information for special needs families living in British Columbia.

This is not an exhaustive list, but just what I’ve come across in my years of navigating this very confusing and disjointed system. I hope it helps you!

Funding Opportunities

Janna Epp Bursary (CP only)

Shriners BC-Yukon (equipment funding + also hospital/treatment services)

Variety (has income limit but worthwhile applying)

CKNW Kids Fund

Government Programs

At Home Program (I recommend trying to get someone from Children’s Hospital – clinic you see there, a nurse/doctor, social worker etc – to help you apply as it’s a giant pain in the ass.)

At Home Program Respite Benefits

Facebook Groups

BC Special Needs Equipment Swap and Shop

Canadian Tubie Parents (national)

G-Tube Babies (mostly US but lots of helpful info, all kinds of tubes)

Blenderized RN (blended diet recipes/help)

FIT Network Society (BC group for parents of complex/disabled children)

Blind Beginnings FB Group (for parents of visually impaired/partially sighted children)

Blended Diet/Feeding Therapy

Natural Tube Feeding (Vancouver area dietician + great recipe book for sale)

Growing Independent Eaters (virtual)

Crunchy Tubie Mama (info + coaching/meal plans)

Blenderized RN YouTube (also super helpful Facebook group listed above)

The Squirrel Store (their 60ml cath tip syringes are the best!)

Public Therapy/Information Resources

Blind Beginnings

BC Cerebral Palsy Association

Autism BC

At Home Program Website/Booklet (see guide pdf with this direct link)

Private Therapy Options

Please note I am not expressly recommending anyone in this list, some are places I go to and others I have just heard about so I’m including them on the list and plan to add more as I hear of more places. Do your own research to determine who is the best fit for your child. 🙂

Kids Physio (PT – several locations around the Lower Mainland)

Beehive Speech Therapy

Ideal Mind Motion ABM (Anat Baniel Method)