ABOUT US AND OUR HISTORY
International Autism Foundation (IAF) is a not for profit organization located in British Columbia, Canada.
International Autism Foundation (IAF) is a registered name and a society since 1994.
A volunteer group of parents and board of trustees from Northern BC and Lower Mainland manage its resources and activities.
Historically, IAF began its operations in 1992. A small group of parents with children with Autism developed the group as a means to help their children access community resources and services.
THROUGH THE YEARS:
1994- International Autism Foundation (IAF) was officially established with a steadfast Board of Trustees willing to advocate and promote the well being of children with Autism. The Trustees volunteered their time, effort and other means to achieve Autism awareness within the community of Northern BC.
1994 to 1998- the parent founders of IAF began to provide community outreach socialization programs for special needs students registered in School Board 57.
1998- IAF obtained its provincial and Federal registration. This year was also the beginning of its services to include Autism classrooms in the Lower Mainland.
1999-IAF awarded scholarships to graduating Grade 12 students interested to pursue careers in Special Needs Education in a Canadian learning institution.
2010-2019- IAF provides activities geared towards Life Skills and Teens to Adulthood Transition Skills Program. Autism and Old Age is a program focused on individuals 35 years and over. To date, IAF continues its services to children with Autism outside Canada.
IAF has Federal and British Columbia Provincial registration. It has full Canadian disclosures of activities, revenue and expenses. IAF continues to fulfill its role as an international organization by reaching out to clients located overseas.
As well, IAF supports organizations that promote life long learning to children, adults and their families affected by Autism. IAF supports groups engaged in Autism-related scientific research and education.
The Canadian Special Education Missions Autism Training (CSEMAT) program is the international outreach program of IAF.
Any other Autism organization using the name International Autism Foundation and registered outside North America is not affiliated with us.