Preparing for Adult Assessment
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.
From Diagnosis to Degree: A story of a Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapist-Mom
Kerry Schroeder is a neurodiversity-affirming Registered Clinical Counsellor and parent coach based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She empowers parents of neurodivergent children with science-backed education and strengths-based strategies.
7 Tips for Post-Secondary Success
While your experience will be unique depending on where you land on the spectrum, and whether or not you have a diagnosis, many autistic students can benefit from sharing tips for post-secondary success.
The Mental Health Literacy Guide for Autism
The Mental Health Literacy Guide for Autism is meant for Autistic adults, family members, professionals, policy-makers & leaders. The goal of the guide is to provide knowledge about the factors that can impact Autistic mental health. It highlights how context & individual experiences play roles one’s mental health, and how societal acceptance and appreciation of autism is critical for the better support and well-being of Autistic adults.
Late-diagnosed autistic adulthood with Aly Laube
Aly Laube is an AutismBC content collaborator and a late-diagnosed autistic person. In this blog, they share their experience “coming out” as autistic.
Aging with Autism by Rhoda
Rhoda is a late-diagnosed autistic woman who has had many challenges in accessing support and understanding. She shares with us what it’s like to be an older adult on the spectrum. Content warning: Use of functioning labels.
Queerness, neurodivergence, and business with Nic Carper
This pride month, we’d like to highlight the many wonderful queer and neurodivergent people in our community. In this Connects, Nic shares with us his autism journey and the inspiration behind his jewelry business, Crow & Sparkle.
Creating Inclusive Queer Spaces
This pride month, we’d like to highlight the many autistic queer people in our community and challenge pride event organizers to think about accessibility.
Supporting Autistic Adults with Mental Health Challenges
Jake Anthony is an AutismBC content collaborator and an advocate for people with diverse abilities.
Nic Robins on volunteering and work in construction
Nic Robins is an autistic adult who has been volunteering with Habitat for Humanity for four years. We caught up with him on what it’s like to work on a construction site and what he’s been learning. Check out the bottom of this post to see how you can help bring low-to-middle income families out of the poverty rental cycle.
Next Steps after Your Adult Autism Diagnosis
If you have received a diagnosis as an adult we want to say congratulations!
Autism Acceptance Month 2022
Why is Intersectionality Important? In pop culture and on social media, autism looks like a white boy with high support needs. His autistic behaviours are […]