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4 Reasons Autistic Adults Seek Assessment

April 21, 2023
Getting diagnosed isn’t necessary for every autistic adult in BC, but it can help improve some people’s personal growth, well-being, and social belonging.

Late Not Less: Autistic Adults Are Frequently Misdiagnosed

April 19, 2023
Megan Flamand, an Indigenous Child and Youth Care Worker for Surrey Schools in BC, talks about her realization of being autistic after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

5 Reasons Autistic Women and Girls are Underdiagnosed

April 18, 2023
To improve the diagnosis and care of autistic women and girls, it is important to understand the unique challenges they face.

Late Not Less: Not Enough Clinicians Are Trained to Assess Adults

April 14, 2023
Shannon saw many clinicians in her journey to diagnosis. See just how much misinformation she had to wade through.

5 Reasons Autistic Adults in BC May Struggle to get Assessed

April 13, 2023
A recent AutismBC survey found many respondents couldn’t afford to get assessed and would have to wait months to see a professional. 

6 Steps to Getting an Adult Autism Assessment in BC

April 5, 2023
Adult assessment for autism in BC can be difficult to get on your own. From doing research to getting your results, here are some of the things you should know before you start.

Late Not Less: Stigma and Ableism Keeps Support Out of Reach

April 4, 2023
Kristina has had to overcome years of internalized ableism and an identity build around giftness. Discover how Kristina’s asymmetrical development hid their other autistic traits and why their parents overlooked this.

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.

Preparing for Adult Assessment

September 9, 2022
Autism assessments for adults are not as structured as those for children. The issue with this is that there is not a standard process for adults in BC. Here are somethings to know while preparing for adult assessment.

Preparing For Your Child’s Private Autism Assessment

September 9, 2022
Heading into an assessment can be an overwhelming experience for both caregivers and individuals on the spectrum. You may have waited a long time for the assessment and want to be as thorough as possible.

Next Steps after Your Adult Autism Diagnosis

May 12, 2022
If you have received a diagnosis as an adult we want to say congratulations!

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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