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BC Disability Collaborative’s Response to 2024 BC Budget

February 27, 2024
As a collective, the BCDC is deeply concerned and profoundly disappointed with the funding provided in Provincial Budget 2024 for disabled British Columbians.

Understanding Auti-gender and Auti-Ace Identities

June 22, 2023
Learn about what it means to be auti-gender and auti-ace, understand the history, and be part of positive change.

2024 Budget Consultation: AutismBC’s Recommendations

June 13, 2023
On June 13th, 2023, Julia Boyle, AutismBC Executive Director, participated in the 2024 Budget Consultation and presented three recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.

Explainer: Canada’s National Autism Strategy

June 9, 2023
A national autism strategy would help encourage a unified approach, ensure consistency in the services provided between provinces, promote best practices, and address support gaps.

2023 Budget: No Investment to Address the Autism Assessment Crisis

April 20, 2023
Despite consistent advocacy from the autism community, the 2023 budget shows nothing regarding the 2 to 3-year waitlist for public autism assessments for children and […]

Late Not Less: Why Late-Identified Autistic Adults Need More Support in BC

April 2, 2023
This Autism Acceptance Month, we’re profiling five autistic adults who received a late diagnosis or are still struggling to access one. Here are the barriers that stand in their way.

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.

2023 Budget Consultation: AutismBC’s Recommendations

June 16, 2022
On June 13th, 2022, Julia Boyle, AutismBC Executive Director, participated in the 2023 Budget Consultation and presented three recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.

My Personal Experience with Individualized Autism Funding

April 21, 2022
Jake Anthony, an autistic self-advocate, shares his personal experience with Individualized Autism Funding and his concerns with the program’s announced ending. Jake is AutismBC’s Program […]

Media Release: Provincial budget doesn’t address services for B.C.’s most vulnerable children and youth 

February 23, 2022
We travelled to Victoria on Feb 22, 2022 to attend the 2022 Budget Lock-Up and left disappointed by the lack of investment in programs for children and youth with support needs who do not benefit from existing programs.

Analysis Finds Serious Shortcomings in MCFD’s Proposed Assessment Tools

February 8, 2022
 You can read it here or click the image below:   What are the shortcomings? In late 2021, BC’s MCFD announced changes to how it […]

Adult Autism Assessment Survey

January 24, 2022
Adult Assessment Survey     A Never-ending referral cycle In the past two years, AutismBC has seen a marked increase in the number of requests […]
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