Victoria Society for Children with Autism (VSCA) serves, encourages, educates, supports, and inspires families in Greater Victoria who are living with children on the autism spectrum. VSCA continues to evolve and connect with the larger community.
Our History and About Us:
The Victoria Society for Children with Autism has been serving families in the Greater Victoria Area for over 40 years!
Established in 1970, VSCA has been a registered non-profit society since 1977. In January of 1999 the society officially changed its’ name from the Victoria Society for Autistic Children to its current name, the Victoria Society for Children with Autism. The society has always been volunteer-led, with a broadly based membership that includes parents and foster parents of those with autism as well as teachers, special education assistants, child and youth care workers, therapists and more.
Some of the society’s objectives are to:
- Increase awareness of autism within the Greater Victoria community
- Provide support and information to families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through monthly family and teen activities and parent meetings.
- Provide respite funding and financial support to our members through support from our granting partners and our fundraising programs.
Today, some of the services we provide include:
- Monthly teen social activities
- Monthly social events for caregivers to connect with other parents
- An extensive lending library including books, equipment and tablets
- Respite and Recreation funding
- Family gatherings aimed at creating a supportive and inclusive social environment for the entire family