The Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI) has dedicated 60 years to supporting children and youth with special needs and adults with developmental disabilities in becoming fully participating members of the Burnaby community, and in pursuing their interests and dreams.
BACI Family Support provides opportunities for families who have a family member with a disability to:
– join other families in social and recreational activities
– attend information and support workshops so they may better support their loved one with a disability
– attend meetings where they can share the joys and challenges of sharing their lives with a family member with a disability
BACI provides a broad range of programs and services including infant development, child care, adult day programs, supported residential facilities, skills development and advocacy to over 1000 individuals with disabilities and their families.
At our 6 inclusive child care centers, children with disabilities attend with other children from their neighborhoods. Older youth participate in teen transitions programs, and are being supported and encouraged as they grow into adults and become contributing members of the community.
While the world has changed a lot over the past 60 years, there is still a long way to go when it comes to people with disabilities being accepted as valuable contributors to our society and welcome members of our community.
We cannot be successful alone in trying to advocate for positive change. The work we do depends on the generous support of individuals, businesses, service organizations and foundations that provide grants, make donations, give gifts-in-kind and volunteer their time.
Please join us as we build a more inclusive and caring community.