Parent Driven Autism Services (PDAS)
Fee For Service
SPECIALIZED SUPPORT FOR NEURODIVERSE CHILDREN
Parenting can be challenging to begin with, and adding the emotional and behavioural challenges that come along with a diagnosis of Autism, Anxiety, ADHD, or other neurodevelopmental challenges can be overwhelming.
We specialize in supporting families with neurodiverse children and youth. We combine counselling and neurofeedback training with goals of improving self-regulation, communication, and socialization, which results in less stress for parents and allows for a deeper connection with their child. Our services at SOS Children’s Village BC are designed to assist children and youth ages 6-24 years, but we work with all ages.
We are REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLORS
Our Professional Counsellors are registered practitioners with either the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors or the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
INDIVIDUALIZED PRIVATE SERVICES IN 2 LOCATIONS: SURREY AND ABBOTSFORD
Surrey Location: 302 – 14225 57th Avenue, Surrey, BC
Abbotsford Location: 212 – 34334 Forrest Terrace, Abbotsford, BC
HELPING CHILDREN REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
Autism services at SOS BC in Metro Vancouver and Abbotsford can help your child with:
- Symptom reduction / emotional regulation
- Adaptive behavior
- Academic support
- Life skills
- Teen transitions
- Communication skills
OUR COMMITMENT TO WORKING WITH PARENTS
We’re committed to providing services that are customized to the unique needs of each child and family. That means we listen to parents, and we build individualized treatment programs that address your adolescent’s strengths and challenges. Learn more…
WHAT PARENTS SAY
“Our son has been receiving training for over a year and we are extremely pleased with the changes we have noticed. He has a diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome and has difficulty in social situations and interacting with people. We have noticed that he does not ‘fly off the handle’ as often and will stop and think before speaking.”
“This is one of the best things that we could have done for not only our son, but our family as well.”
VIDEO SERIES – PARENT TESTIMONIALS
In this clip a mother talks about how her daughter used to be very isolating and there would be an hour and a half fight of screaming and yelling just to make her bed. After neurofeedback, the daughter is no longer oppositional, they no longer have the old battles, she is sharing more due to having the language to express how she feels. The mother never expected results so quickly – vast changes after only the 2nd session – the daughter is on par emotionally with her peers now. Doug West, Manager of Autism Services, interviews.
In this first clip of four, the mothers each talk about the initial diagnosis and their child’s difficulty dealing with people and school, and the positive changes from the therapy. “Mom, I feel better. I can do this now.” Video by Geoff Webb, Vancouver Filmmaker and Photographer: cargocollective.com/geoffwebb.
In this second clip of four, the mothers talk about living with a child with Autism before the therapy and after the therapy. About how their kids feel more comfortable in their skin and have friends now. The parents feel like they can finally let go a little as a result of the treatment. Video by Geoff Webb, Vancouver Filmmaker and Photographer: cargocollective.com/geoffwebb.
In this third clip of four, the mothers talk about how their kids felt locked in their own world before treatment, and now they can calm themselves and manage/cope much better. About how sometimes one mother forgets she even has a son with Autism now. “Mom, I think I will be fine.” Video by Geoff Webb, Vancouver Filmmaker and Photographer: cargocollective.com/geoffwebb. Doug West, Manager of Autism Services, interviews.
In this last clip in the series, the mothers talk about how they’re hearing from teachers about how much their kids have progressed, that there are no negative side effects from the therapy, and the big decrease they’ve noticed in anxiety. Video by Geoff Webb, Vancouver Filmmaker and Photographer: cargocollective.com/geoffwebb. Doug West, Manager of Autism Services, interviews.
- Families are able to utilize the Autism funds through MCFD
- Private funding
- Individualized funding