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 spanning 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.

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, Pacific Autism Family Network remains 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.

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Become a PAFriend

Join us as a PAFriend, where your voice will be heard, and your support will foster meaningful inclusion for all. As a PAFriend, you'll have the opportunity to share your story, be photographed or filmed for PAFN awareness projects, speak at PAFN events and contribute to building a more inclusive community.

To learn more about this program and how you can get involved, please contact us below.

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Your Support, Our Impact

91% of survery users report increased skills and knowledge
15k+ first responders trained to assist the autism community
Over 400 families have used the services provided by ET Music Therapy

In partnership with Return It, you can bring your empty returnables to any Return It Centre and direct proceeds to PAFN!

1. Bag refundable containers 
No need to sort your returnables, just place all your empty beverage containers into sealed clear or transparent bags (90 litres in capacity)

2. Tag bags
Donors need to tag each bag of containers with a PAFN Express bag labels available for print at Return It by entering 604-207-1980 into the Express label stand

3. Drop off bags at an Express location
Donors can drop off a maximum of six bags of refundable beverage containers per visit (for large drop-offs, we recommend checking with your Express location in advance)

4. Donation accepted!
Feel good knowing your environmentally friendly donation will go to supporting families and individuals across BC living with autism and other neurodiversity’s

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.

PAFC Governance Committee Nominations Open

PAFC Governance Committee Nominations Open

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Province Invests $20 million Toward Autism Centre

Province Invests $20 million Toward Autism Centre

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BC Lions’ Games Just Got More Autism Friendly

BC Lions’ Games Just Got More Autism Friendly

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canfitpro: $100,000 to PAFCF

canfitpro: $100,000 to PAFCF

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MAY 2014: Article in Richmond Review

MAY 2014: Article in Richmond Review

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Focus Groups

Focus Groups

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Construction Manager Engaged

Construction Manager Engaged

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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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Vancouver Focus Groups

Vancouver Focus Groups

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GoodLife Fitness Autism Family Hub

GoodLife Fitness Autism Family Hub

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$75,000 Donation from TD Bank Group

$75,000 Donation from TD Bank Group

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FILMS FROM THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

FILMS FROM THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

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POPARD: Intro to Mindfulness for Young Adults

POPARD: Intro to Mindfulness for Young Adults

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Project Director Hired

Project Director Hired

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PAFN Launches the GO Group Employment Initiative

PAFN Launches the GO Group Employment Initiative

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PRESS RELEASE: HIRINGS IN MAY 2015

PRESS RELEASE: HIRINGS IN MAY 2015

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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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Pacific Autism Family Network Welcomes New Executive Director

Pacific Autism Family Network Welcomes New Executive Director

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PAFC Project Update and Public Announcement

PAFC Project Update and Public Announcement

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Hello & Welcome

Hello & Welcome

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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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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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Montecristo Magazine Features PAFN

Montecristo Magazine Features PAFN

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PAFN Announces Voices of Autism

PAFN Announces Voices of Autism

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Richmond Review Covers Autism Centre Plans

Richmond Review Covers Autism Centre Plans

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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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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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Provincial Autism Family Foundation Breaks Ground

Provincial Autism Family Foundation Breaks Ground

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PAFN Creates Canada’s Largest Luncheon for Autism

PAFN Creates Canada’s Largest Luncheon for Autism

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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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Inform Every Autism - Update June 2016

Inform Every Autism - Update June 2016

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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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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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AIDE Canada Launches

AIDE Canada Launches

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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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