Pacific Autism Family Network

Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) is a network of support for individuals and families with autism and related neurodiversities. PAFN has spokes across BC with each location offering a variety of tailored resources.

LAUNCH 2023

Pacific Autism Family Network is thrilled to invite you to support British Columbia's autistic and neurodiverse community at the 5th annual LAUNCH Holiday Luncheon taking place at the beautiful Westin Bayshore Hotel Vancouver on December 7th, 2023.

PAFN: Empowering Lifelong Support and Inclusion

Pacific Autism Family Network's (PAFN) core purpose is to be a knowledge centre: bringing together state-of-the-art resources for research, information, learning, assessment, treatment and support; and building capacity to address the lifespan needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related neurodiversities. We are proud to offer spokes spanning British Columbia with each location offering a variety of resources across the lifespan.

PAFN takes pride in establishing strategic partnerships to support meaningful inclusion. By fostering these partnerships and continuously evolving our services, we remain dedicated to promoting understanding, acceptance, and empowerment for individuals with autism and related neurodiversities, ensuring they receive the comprehensive support and resources they deserve throughout their lives.


Become a PAFriend: Amplify Your voice and inspire Inclusion

Join us as a PAFriend, where your voice will be heard, and your support will help foster a community where everyone feels valued and included. By becoming a PAFriend, you can:

Share Your Story: Your personal experiences and insights are invaluable. Whether through written testimonials, interviews, or beyond, your story can inspire others.

Be Part of Our Projects: Participate in PAFN’s various multimedia projects. From being featured in our photography and video campaigns to contributing to our social media content, your presence will help highlight the importance of inclusion and representation.

Speak at Events: Gain a platform to share your journey at our events. As a speaker, you will have the chance to engage with audiences, raise awareness, and drive conversations around inclusion and diversity.

Advocacy and Outreach: Help us connect with more individuals and organizations, spreading the message of inclusion and expanding our reach.

Contact us below to join our community.

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Latest News Posts

Province Invests $20 million Toward Autism Centre

Province Invests $20 million Toward Autism Centre

A major announcement today.From the News Release

MAY 2014: Article in Richmond Review

MAY 2014: Article in Richmond Review

A planned centre for the study, treatment and assessment of autism

Past News & Blog Highlights

View news stories of our past accomplishments driving autism support services in BC.

Vancouver Focus Groups

Vancouver Focus Groups

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Project Director Hired

Project Director Hired

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Pacific Autism Family Foundation Receives $100,000 Donation from BMO Financial Group

Pacific Autism Family Foundation Receives $100,000 Donation from BMO Financial Group

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AIDE Canada Launches

AIDE Canada Launches

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Focus Groups

Focus Groups

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Construction Manager Engaged

Construction Manager Engaged

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PAFC Governance Committee Nominations Open

PAFC Governance Committee Nominations Open

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Pacific Autism Family Network Welcomes Dr. Gabe Kalmar as President/CEO

Pacific Autism Family Network Welcomes Dr. Gabe Kalmar as President/CEO

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FILMS FROM THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

FILMS FROM THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

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canfitpro: $100,000 to PAFCF

canfitpro: $100,000 to PAFCF

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PAFN Creates Canada’s Largest Luncheon for Autism

PAFN Creates Canada’s Largest Luncheon for Autism

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Montecristo Magazine Features PAFN

Montecristo Magazine Features PAFN

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PAFC Project Update and Public Announcement

PAFC Project Update and Public Announcement

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PAFC And Ready Willing and Able Launch a Job Seekers Database

PAFC And Ready Willing and Able Launch a Job Seekers Database

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PRESS RELEASE: HIRINGS IN MAY 2015

PRESS RELEASE: HIRINGS IN MAY 2015

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Hello & Welcome

Hello & Welcome

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PAFN Announces Voices of Autism

PAFN Announces Voices of Autism

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Canfor Donates $50,000 in Product to the PAFCF

Canfor Donates $50,000 in Product to the PAFCF

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PRESS RELEASE: Variety Children’s Charity Announces Major Grant For Autism

PRESS RELEASE: Variety Children’s Charity Announces Major Grant For Autism

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PAFN & MIRIAM FOUNDATION RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP CANADIANS IMPACTED BY AUTISM

PAFN & MIRIAM FOUNDATION RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP CANADIANS IMPACTED BY AUTISM

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Provincial Autism Support Strengthened Through New Federal Programs and LifeLabs Partnership with PAFCF

Provincial Autism Support Strengthened Through New Federal Programs and LifeLabs Partnership with PAFCF

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PAFN Launches the GO Group Employment Initiative

PAFN Launches the GO Group Employment Initiative

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Pacific Autism Family Network Welcomes New Executive Director

Pacific Autism Family Network Welcomes New Executive Director

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LifeLabs Now Accepting Patients at the GoodLife Fitness Family Autism Hub

LifeLabs Now Accepting Patients at the GoodLife Fitness Family Autism Hub

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BC Lions’ Games Just Got More Autism Friendly

BC Lions’ Games Just Got More Autism Friendly

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Inform Every Autism - Update June 2016

Inform Every Autism - Update June 2016

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Richmond Review Covers Autism Centre Plans

Richmond Review Covers Autism Centre Plans

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Sotheby’s Presents, an evening of Art with Richard Brodeur and Pattiann Withapea, in support of the Pacific Autism Family Centre

Sotheby’s Presents, an evening of Art with Richard Brodeur and Pattiann Withapea, in support of the Pacific Autism Family Centre

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BC HYDRO: Autism centre in Richmond designed to limit noise, energy use

BC HYDRO: Autism centre in Richmond designed to limit noise, energy use

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$75,000 Donation from TD Bank Group

$75,000 Donation from TD Bank Group

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MAY 2014: Article in Richmond Review

MAY 2014: Article in Richmond Review

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POPARD: Intro to Mindfulness for Young Adults

POPARD: Intro to Mindfulness for Young Adults

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Provincial Autism Family Foundation Breaks Ground

Provincial Autism Family Foundation Breaks Ground

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Province Invests $20 million Toward Autism Centre

Province Invests $20 million Toward Autism Centre

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GoodLife Fitness Autism Family Hub

GoodLife Fitness Autism Family Hub

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