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The Blue Pumpkin Debate: What you need to know

October 25, 2022
Teal pumpkins started getting popular in 2014 when nonprofit Food Allergy Research & Education launched a campaign to help kids with food allergies enjoy Halloween […]

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.

From Diagnosis to Degree: A story of a Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapist-Mom

September 1, 2022
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.

A Parent’s Experience with Police & Emergency Services

July 19, 2022
Lisa Watson is AutismBC’s Regional Coordinator for the Interior. In this blog, she shares her experience with police, emergency services, care staff, and members of the public during times when her son has eloped.

Back to School Planning

July 14, 2022
After much effort, you’ve finally settled your child into a summer routine, and now you have to start transitioning them back to school!

Transitioning to Summer with Your Autistic Child

June 30, 2022
Transition can refer to different types of changes. For example: daily transitions from one activity to another; life transitions into adulthood; annual transitions from the end of a school year to the summer. There are strategies and techniques that you can use to help manage transitions on any scale. Learn how to deal with transitioning to summer challenges for your child and your family.

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.

Autism Summer Camps and More

June 1, 2022
Summer can be the highlight of a child’s year, but it can also be full of adjustments. We have compiled a list of Autism-Friendly Summer Camps, Day Programs, Online Events, and more to help you and your family plan! This list will be growing as we discover additional programs, so feel free to check back regularly. Do you know of a Summer Camp or program that we should have included on this list? Let us know.

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 […]

Vancouver Island Autism Resources

March 24, 2022
The following list is a guide to Vancouver Island Autism Resources. We have divided this blog into sections so you can use the ones that best suit your current needs, or you can reach out to Sarah directly at [email protected]

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!

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 […]
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