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Autism Q & A

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.

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.

What is a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)?

June 16, 2022
Chelsea Jelic is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist from POPARD (Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders). She will talk about what a Speech-Language Pathologist does, and how they can help support your child, your loved one or yourself.

Respite Basics

May 3, 2022
What is respite, where do you find respite, and how do you pay for respite? Definition of Respite: “A period of temporary delay”  “An interval […]

What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?

March 1, 2022
Lisa: Hi everyone. Welcome to AutismBC Talks about Occupational Therapy today with Jen Taubensee of Breaking Trail OT. We’re lucky to have her today to […]

RDSP Tips and Resources

February 12, 2022
Lisa shares her tips and lessons learned over the years as a parent and Regional Coordinator at AutismBC!

Guide to Accessing Financial Benefits as an Autistic Adult

February 11, 2022
If you’re a newly diagnosed autistic adult in BC, you may be wondering about accessing financial benefits and services that are available in the province. Jake Anthony, an autistic adult, shares information and tips to help you get started.

Housing Supports for Autistic Adults

January 31, 2022
Most families with autistic or neurodivergent children believe their loved ones will receive housing support once they become adults. Yet, housing resources are limited. A […]

Insiders’ Perspectives on Adult Autism Diagnosis

January 11, 2022
Currently, in British Columbia, there is no system tracking the number of adult autism diagnoses. About 2.5% of children in BC have an autism diagnosis, […]

ASD Diagnosis for Adults

January 6, 2022
Currently, in BC, there are no publicly funded systems for adults that are specifically designed to diagnose autism. So finding an appropriate pathway to support can be challenging.

Next Steps After Your Child’s Autism Diagnosis

October 13, 2021
We’ve been there. Having been parents new to diagnosis ourselves at one time, we gathered some resources, directions, and tips that our former selves would […]
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