Who Do We Serve?
We serve children from birth to 5 years of age who have physical, neurological, and intellectual or developmental disabilities and reside in Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver, West Vancouver or Richmond.
Where Are Services Delivered?
Services may be delivered in a variety of environments and may change as your child grows. Locations include the BC Centre for Ability, regional clinics, home, community settings or in daycare or preschool facilities. Decisions about where and when to deliver services are dependent on goals being addressed, the family situation and the therapy team capacity.
How to Access Services for Your Child
A physician referral is not necessary to access the BC Centre for Ability Early Intervention Services. Parents or guardians can complete the Referral Form and check off the “Early Intervention Program”. We also welcome referrals from community professionals, healthcare providers, and physicians.
If you are already a client of the Early Intervention Program and would like to access additional services within our program you do not need to fill out another referral form, please let your current service provider know.
Families are eligible for Social Work for Early Intervention Therapy when their child is receiving or waitlisted for occupational therapy, physiotherapy or speech-language therapy in the Early Intervention Therapy Program. Social Work is not automatically assigned when your child is in the Early Intervention Therapy Program. To receive social work services families must self-identify and request a referral to Social Work from occupational therapy, physiotherapy or speech-language therapy.