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Autism Q & A

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 […]

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 and AutismBC’s former Program Ambassador shares information and tips to help you get started.

Housing Supports for Autistic Adults

January 31, 2022
Most families with autistic or neurodivergent children want their loved one to receive housing support once they become adults. Yet, housing resources are limited. What […]

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, […]

Autism 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 […]

Waiting for Assessment

October 5, 2021
*This blog is written for parents and caregivers looking for autism assessment information for their child under age 18. For information and resources regarding adult […]

How do I support my adult autistic friend whose mental health is on a decline?

September 30, 2021
One of my friends is an autistic adult. Their mental health has declined over the last few months as a result of increased isolation. I […]

New to BC with an autistic child, what support can we find?

September 27, 2021
“We just moved here from New Brunswick. Our son is 6 and just received an autism diagnosis before we left. Where do we start with […]

My friend seems autistic, what do I do?

September 23, 2021
An unusual question, but I know someone who I think is autistic and undiagnosed, they are 62. They struggle with managing emotions, low self-esteem, holding […]

How do I access supports for my Indigenous child in the North?

September 21, 2021
“I reside within a remote Indigenous community in Northern BC. Travel is challenging. There are no service providers flying into our area to provide services […]

A Guide to Individual Education Plans (IEPs) in BC

September 20, 2021
The start of the school year new to an autism diagnosis can stir anxiety and leave you with a lot of questions about how your […]
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