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 manage its resources and activities.
In 1992, IAF began its operations by small group of parents with children with Autism.
In 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.
In 1998, International Autism Foundation obtained its provincial and Federal registration.
2010- 2018, IAF offered its services to children with Autism outside Canada.
IAF continues to fulfill its role as an international organization by reaching out to clients located overseas. It has a positive reputation in Southeast Asia. It engages in legal Federal and Provincial disclosures of all activities, revenue and expenses. IAF supports organizations that promote life long learning of children, adults and families affected by Autism.
Historically, International Autism Foundation originated from a town called Mackenzie located in Northern British Columbia. The parents residing in that quaint town struggled to access community services for their children. They agreed to form a group that would address the future needs of their young kids in order for those children to succeed and thrive.
The parent founders of IAF provided community outreach socialization programs for special needs students registered in School Board 57.
In its formation years, IAF awarded scholarships to graduating Grade 12 students interested to pursue careers in Special Needs Education. By year 1998, IAF expanded its services to include Autism classrooms in the Lower Mainland.
To date, IAF is involved in promoting the goals and services of Autism organizations, classrooms, schools and private groups. IAF supports groups engaged in Autism-related scientific research.
Special Education Missions Autism Training (CSEMAT) program is the international outreach program of IAF.
The International Autism Foundation (IAF) located and founded in Canada in 1994 fulfills its international commitments. IAF reaches out to children with Autism in other parts of the world.
Any other Autism organization using the same name and registered outside North America is not affiliated with us.