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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!

What Autism-Related Benefits and Taxes can I Claim?

February 1, 2024
Preparing for tax season is a great time to be sure you and your family are receiving all the autism-related benefits, credits, and financial supports […]

What are some common Therapies for Autistic Children?

January 8, 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 […]

Addressing barriers to neuroaffirming care in BC

January 5, 2024
In a recent survey, we asked autistic adults in BC to tell us about the barriers they faced while accessing neuroaffirming care, and they offered suggestions for what might help them get more support. 

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.

Online Learning, Alternative Learning and Homeschool 

September 1, 2023
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. […]

Autism-Friendly Summer Camps and Programs

June 1, 2023
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.

12 Tips for Supporting Your Autistic Teen

May 19, 2023
The teen years can be a turbulent time for families and a particularly challenging time for neurodivergent youth. From new social pressures to their changing bodies, autistic teens experience unique social, cognitive, and emotional changes. However, adolescents can thrive during their teen years when supported and safe. 

What is Floortime Therapy?

March 10, 2023
Sarah talks about floortime therapy with occupational therapists from Little Buddies Pediatric Therapy.

Supporting a Non-Verbal Autistic Loved One

March 9, 2023
Non-verbal communication can be difficult to understand, both for those observing and for those experiencing it. However, it can be helpful in explaining to non-autistic […]

How to Strengthen Your Advocacy Skills as a Caregiver

March 2, 2023
In this guest blog, Cynthia Lockrey shares with us 6 ways to become a stronger advocate for your child on the spectrum. 

What is Physiotherapy (PT)?

February 23, 2023
Are you wondering about the benefits of Physiotherapy (PT)? We sat down with Kelsey van Stolk, a Physiotherapist from Kids Physio Group, which offers services throughout BC. Join us as we ask Kelsey some questions about PT. What is PT? How can it help?   
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