Travel and Recreation Rebates for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in British Columbia

Access 2 Card

Persons with a permanent disability who require a support person when attending a movie or other attraction are eligible to apply for the Access 2 Card. There are no age restrictions.

The Access 2 Card provides persons with a disability a personalized card printed with their name and the card’s expiry date. When going to their attraction of choice, they simply need to present the card and their support person will receive a free ticket. The Access 2 card is accepted at entertainment venues and cinemas across Canada, including Cineplex Entertainment, Empire Theatres, Landmark Cinemas and AMC Theatres, as well as select local museums, science centres, theme parks, recreational facilities and more.

Who is a support person?
A support person is an individual who accompanies a person with a disability to provide services that are not provided by employees at the theatre or attraction, such as assisting the person with eating, administering medication, communication need and use of the facilities.

More information is available at: http://www.access2card.ca/programinformation/

 

Disability Travel Card

The Disability Travel Card provides free travel for a support person when travelling with a person with a disability with Via Rail, Greyhound Bus, Motor Coach Companies of Canada, or Coach Canada.

More information is available at: http://easterseals.ca/english/disability-travel-card
 
Travel and Recreation Rebates for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in British Columbia

Reduced travel fares on BC Ferries

Reduced fares are available on BC Ferries for a person with a disability and their carer. To be eligible for the reduced rates, you must apply beforehand to obtain a Disabled Status Identification (DSI) card.

More information is available at: http://www.bcferries.com/travel_planning/disabilities.html

 

Free Camping in BC Provincial Parks

If you are a person with a disability who receives income assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, or from a First Nations Administering Authority, or if you are a family with a child who receives funding through the At Home program, you may be eligible to camp for free in BC. Obtain a Release of Information form from your Employment Assistance Worker, Social Development worker or the Ministry of Children and Family Development to show to campsite staff.

More information is available at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/fees/disability.html