What is the British Columbia Autism Assessment Network (BCAAN)?
BCAAN is the name of the program operated by the Provincial Health Services Authority and other regional Health Authorities across BC. BCAAN is a network of clinicians who assess and diagnose children and youth who may have ASD. A clinician is a person with special skills and training, like a psychologist, psychiatrist or pediatrician (children’s doctor). All the clinicians that are part of BCAAN use the same guidelines and standards to decide whether a child or youth has ASD.