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What is Autism?

Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a form of neurodiversity.  While it comes with many strengths or superpowers, there can be some challenges.  ​Learn more about ASD here.

Not sure if your child might have autism? 


Want to know more?  Keep scrolling.  ​

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Specialized Autism Services

Does my child have Autism?

Perhaps your child's teacher or a family friend first planted the seed of autism in your mind, or perhaps you had questions about your child’s development from early on.    An assessment can help you get clarity

If you are a resident of British Columbia, you may be eligible for a public assessment through the BC Autism Assessment Network.

We offer low wait, expert private autism assessments for children ages 6 - 18 in British Columbia.  


Some parents prefer a private autism assessment:

  • Shorter wait times 

  • Clarity and peace of mind sooner

  • Earlier autism intervention

  • School support:  BC Ministry of Education autism funding and support for each child diagnosed with ASD

  • Community funding:  Up to $22,000 annually for children under 6 and $6,000 annually for children 6 – 18 – Ministry of Children and Family Development ASD funding.

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What To Expect from An ASD Assessment

A private autism spectrum disorder (ASD) assessment includes:

  1. One-to-one, in person assessment of your child (age 6 - 18)

  2. Virtual or in-person developmental and autism-specific diagnostic history with parents

  3. Family meeting to discuss results of the assessment and confirmation of autism spectrum disorder, if applicable.

Parents of children qualifying for an ASD diagnosis will receive:

  1. Completed forms and instructions to apply for and secure ASD funding

  2. Instructions on finding autism resources

Dr. Chan may recommend an optional, free*, developmental and mental health assessment for your child to enhance the diagnostic value and recommendations from an ASD assessment.


A virtual developmental and mental health assessment**:

  1. Provides high-level mental health, behavioral or neurodevelopmental recommendations supplemental to an ASD assessment

  2. Does not formally diagnose or exclude an autism spectrum disorder

* To qualify for an MSP-covered developmental and mental health assessment, your child:

  1. must have BC provincial health insurance (MSP) coverage; and

  2. must be referred by their primary care physician. ​

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“Dr. Chan and his team provided great service to our family. We were grateful for the short wait time and received friendly and efficient pre-consult communication from his office. During our appointments, we as parents found Dr. Chan informative, compassionate and thorough, and were amazed at how well he was able to relate with our son to conduct his assessment. Dr. Chan was a great fit for our family.”

K. Smith

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