Here is an article about dealing with the stigma attached to mental illness and children.
Here is an article on “Occupational Therapy, Autism & Tactics of Self-Regulation”. It includes this great diagram of activities to do when a child’s engine is running high or running low.
You can also refer to the Society for Children’s Mental Health.
Here is another good article about Mental Illness and Your Child.
Please consult your child’s doctor for a professional opinion on what may be impacting your child.
Here is some information from the Learning Disabilities Association of Vancouver.
The VSB also has an extensive list of resources.
Try reading this Anxiety Article.
Other resources include:
If you have concerns around anxiety and other mental health issues, contact Vancouver’s Child and Youth Mental Health’s central intake number at (604) 675-3895 and request either a referral or professional consultation.
Autism & Asperger’s
The BC Government’s “A Parent’s Handbook: Your Guide to Autism Programs” is a highly recommended resource.
Central Auditory Processing Disorder
CAPD Booklet from BC Children’s Hospital
CAPD, Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada
Auditory Processing Disorder, KidsHealth
Again, please consult with your child’s doctor on what would be best for your child.
*They have a site in nearby Southlands.
The government also has a program called “Friends for Life” that is for parents and teachers.