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Scheduling Tips for Autistic Adults: Tools, planning, and support

February 23, 2024
Scheduling also covers making time for sleeping, waking, eating, and doing chores — and then actually spending that time doing what you set out to do. Eventually, if you keep doing them, they’ll become routines that are easier to adhere to. With time, they could even become comforting. 

Understanding Executive Function

February 5, 2024
Want to understand Executive function? Executive function (EF) is a term used to describe a set of cognitive skills that are crucial for managing and […]

Struggling with daily living activities while autistic: Why it happens and how to help

February 1, 2024
Our recent survey of autistic adults found that 74 per cent of participants have difficulty with daily cleaning. Sixty-six per cent found running errands challenging, and 60 per cent struggled with cooking. 

Exploring the Medical & Social Models of Disability

January 25, 2024
At AutismBC, it’s important to us that we create safe, welcoming spaces for members of the autistic community to take part in brave conversations on […]

Addressing barriers to neuroaffirming care in BC

January 5, 2024
In a recent survey, we asked autistic adults in BC to tell us about the barriers they faced while accessing neuroaffirming care, and they offered suggestions for what might help them get more support. 

Lower Mainland Autism Resources

December 21, 2023
AutismBC is a provincial organization with four regions: Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Interior, and Northern. Each region has its own Regional Coordinator to help local […]

NeuroHub App Helps Map Sensory Friendly Places

December 19, 2023
When his daughter was diagnosed with autism, Leo Lagnado created a free app that allows autistic people and caregivers to find and rate sensory-friendly places. […]

Neuroaffirming mental healthcare for autistic clients

December 5, 2023
Neuroaffirming care can be helpful for autistic adults, but few counselors and therapists are providing it in BC. Rae Morris discusses.

The Autistic Person’s Guide to Receiving Gifts

November 30, 2023
The expectation to react in a certain way to gifts can be very stressful to autistic people and even causes some to prefer not to receive gifts at all. Here are five tips for how to receive gifts while autistic.

What is neuroaffirming care and why does it matter?

November 23, 2023
In a province where professionals in health, education, social work, and other fields are still catching up with the latest information, it’s crucial to spread awareness and have open conversations about neuroaffirming care. 

I’m autistic and in mental health crisis. What can I do?

October 19, 2023
Mental health crises can feel never-ending in the moment, but keeping a list of go-to strategies to reference when you’re in that kind of state of mind can help you cope.

What is a Psych-ed? 

October 4, 2023
What is a Psych-ed?  A psychological-educational assessment (often called “psych-ed”) is a formal assessment designed to identify a student’s learning strengths and support needs. A […]
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