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Helping an Autistic Loved One Through a Meltdown

February 1, 2023
If someone you love experiences meltdowns, it can be difficult to know what to do to be supportive; these tips can get you started.

Let’s Celebrate the Pros of Being Autistic

January 25, 2023
It can be easy to forget the upsides of being autistic when confronted with so much media that focuses on the negatives. But the pros, not just the cons, deserve to be recognized and celebrated not just by autistic people, but also by allies and professionals.  

Accessing Housing with Jeremy Tolmie

January 11, 2023
I was adopted. So, it wasn’t until my biological grandmother reached out to my parents and told them that it might be good to see a psychologist because of our family medical history. In 1999, my parents and I reached out to the Autism Society of BC in Nanaimo.

How Keeping a Journal About Your Autism Journey Can Change Your Life

January 3, 2023
Keeping a diary can be a tremendous tool for self-reflection and understanding, at least in my experience.

My Meets. My Safe Haven.

December 16, 2022
Read Nasrin’s story to discover how a group of strangers created a safe haven for her as a parent.

8 Essential Gifts to Get Autistic People this Holiday Season 

December 14, 2022
No matter which holidays you celebrate around year-end, if you have a gift to give to an autistic person in your life, these are great options to consider. 

My Meets. My Self-Acceptance.

December 7, 2022
Give this season so autistic adults like Caitlin can connect to the support they need from AutismBC Meets Programs. Because everyone needs a place to Meet.

10 Tips for Hosting Sensory-Friendly Holiday Gatherings

December 6, 2022
Here are some tips for keeping the occasion as sensory-friendly as possible, whether you’ve hosted autistic folks before or not.

My Meets. My Lifeline.

December 2, 2022
Read Katherine’s story to discover how advice from someone who “gets it” can be lifechanging.

Premier Eby Commits to Maintain Autism Funding Programs after 2025

November 25, 2022
Only a week after Premier David Eby was sworn in as BC’s new leader, he reversed the October 2021 decision to phase out individualized autism funding in 2025.

My Meets. My Modern Village.

November 16, 2022
Watch Teresa’s story to discover how the power of community can be harnessed to uplift each other through all of life’s ups and downs.  

Reasons Autism Self-diagnosis is Valid

November 3, 2022
Many people believe autism diagnoses aren’t valid unless they’re supported by a doctor. However, self-diagnosis can be valid too. Here are some reasons to support self-diagnosis.
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