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Q&A: What would a life free from poverty enable you to do?

May 8, 2024
These answers show the transformative benefit of financial security, especially for people with disabilities in BC, who truly just want to be as happy and healthy as they can be.

RDSP Tips and Resources

March 7, 2024
Lisa shares her tips and lessons learned over the years as a parent and Regional Coordinator at AutismBC!

Exploring the Medical & Social Models of Disability

February 2, 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 […]

What are some common Therapies for Autistic Children?

February 28, 2024
It’s important to educate yourself on the different types of therapies for autistic children and youth available so that you can make the best decision […]

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.

What is a Psych-ed? 

January 26, 2024
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 […]

Online Learning, Alternative Learning and Homeschool 

February 16, 2024
School Options in BC  Public School  In-person (IP) schools, often referred to as “brick & mortar”, public schools are your local school(s) open to all students. […]

What is Autism?

January 19, 2024
What is Autism? Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental difference that impacts all aspects of a person’s life. It is characterized by differences in social communication […]

Reasons Autism Self-diagnosis is Valid

February 15, 2023
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

May 2, 2024
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

May 10, 2024
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)?

May 18, 2023
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.
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