Parent & Carer Survey - Gabriola Autism Network


The Gabriola Autism Network has heard that there is a desire for parents and carers with children with autism to connect with others and develop a peer support network.

The Network with PHC and a grant from the Red Cross Strengthening Community Capacity to Support Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund will foster a supportive network amongst parents and families with children with autism under the age of 18 on Gabriola, Mudge and Decourcy Islands.

Are you one of these families? If so, we would love to hear from you!

The Network will be hosting some family friendly events and activities specifically designed to be sensory accommodating.

We also anticipate parents carers will need respite for their attendance at any group meetings/forums/or roundtables. Simultaneous supervised children's activity program will be offered. An option for virtual meetings will also be offered.

All activities will be offered with funds from the grant. Families will not have to pay to participate.

This survey asks you what your current needs are and what kind of ongoing support and network would work best for you in the future. It takes about 5 minutes to complete.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to the survey. Please be assured that your responses will remain private and will only be presented as group responses to establish current and future program needs.

If you have any questions or to request a paper copy of this survey, please email
1.Please introduce yourself! First Name & Initial only(Required.)
2.Do you live on Gabriola, Mudge or DeCourcy Island?(Required.)
3.Number of children under 18 living with you full or part time?(Required.)
4.Please tell us about your child(ren): First Name/Age/Autistic?
5.Do you homeschool?
6.Are you currently receiving any supports as a parent carer related to the care of your child(ren) with autism?
7.Would you/family be interested in participating in the following? Check as many as apply.
8.Please be sure to list any special interests your child(ren) may have that we can consider while planning our family friendly activities.
9.Are there any specific topics or subjects that you as a parent or carer would like to have us consider when we are planning our parent and carer meet ups?