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OUR STORY

Voices of Autism (VOA) is a group of self-identified advocates that acts as an advisory group to the Pacific Autism Family Network. The VOA advisory group played a key role in the development of the Goodlife Fitness Family Autism Hub, advising on many components of the building and program development. The VOA continues to advise the Pacific Autism Family Network on various topics to ensure that the voice of the autism community is represented throughout PAFN’s service offerings. 

In addition to advising the PAFN, the VOA seeks to support the broader neuro-diverse community by holding events for self-identified individuals to connect, learning opportunities and stakeholder engagement. The VOA also has an Ambassador Program that is a group of self-identified advocates that enjoy speaking on various topics related to Autism. If you are interested in connecting with an Ambassador, please contact our Manager, SF Walker. 

PAFN and the VOA recognize that not all voices of autism are represented in the group. Self-advocacy groups are made up of people who identify as being on the Autism spectrum of disorders or people with disabilities who speak up for themselves. Perspectives from individuals who are not able to self-advocate will occasionally be sought through parent or support person input. The PAFN proudly supports the VOA project and has paved the way for dynamic inclusivity in communities across the Province. To make your voice heard and join as a VOA Member please sign up below to get a sneak peek of upcoming events. If you are interested in participating as on the Advisory Group or as an Ambassador, please contact our Manager, SF Walker. 

Make your voice heard. 
Join us, it’s free!

The Voices of Autism membership includes:

  • Opportunities to network with peers and allies

  • Media, event and social engagement

  • Joining hands to make positive change in your community

  • Newsletter article contribution and more!

Meet our Advisors

John Appleby

Burnaby

Kayla Tellier

Surrey

Irina-Maria Radacina

Richmond

Joshua Scheller

Ladner

Erin Boe

Richmond

Lucas Gates

Vancouver

Evan Noble

Kelowna

Rebekah Kintzinger

Kelowna

Nicole Provost

Fraser Valley

What does the VOA do?

ADVISING

Voices of Autism played a key role in the development of the Goodlife Fitness Family Autism Hub, advising on many components of the building and program development, and continues to ensure that the voice of the autism community is represented by the PAFN.

EDUCATING

In addition to advising the Pacific Autism Family Center, Voices of Autism seeks to support the broader neuro-diverse community by holding events for self-identified individuals to connect, providing learning opportunities and stakeholder engagement.

ADVOCATING

Our Ambassador Program is composed of a group of self-identified advocates that enjoy speaking on various topics related to autism. Each advisor provides an individual perspective that contributes to the collective voice of the autism community.

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