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Meeting Sensory Needs During the Holidays

November 9, 2022
Lisa Watson is a Regional Coordinator with AutismBC and a parent of an autistic child. Jake Anthony is an adult on the autism spectrum.  Plan […]

AutismBC rejects MCFD’s information sessions and survey for community members

October 6, 2022
AutismBC rejects these information sessions as a form of meaningful consultation with MCFD. The sessions did not provide any new information and created even more […]

Tips for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children

October 6, 2022
Being the parent of a newly diagnosed autistic child can be overwhelming, to say the least. The road that lies ahead is uncertain, daunting, and […]

Preparing for Halloween

May 18, 2023
Halloween, some adore the holiday, and some loathe it. If you have a child on the autism spectrum, you may either embrace the holiday or […]

Next Steps After Your Child’s Autism Diagnosis

May 13, 2024
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

December 1, 2023
*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 […]

Our Big Blog About Books

November 23, 2023
For Autistic Adults Autistics Recommend: Books on Autism  Books about Autistic Women and Girls  But You Don’t Look Autistic at All – Toeps, Bianca, MacCorquodale-Smith, […]

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

October 6, 2022
“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 […]

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

July 24, 2023
“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

December 8, 2023
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 […]

How should I plan for my son when I’m gone?

May 18, 2023
I am sorry to hear about your situation, I think it is best to connect with CLBC as soon as possible and talk to your […]

How do I get an emotional support dog?

October 6, 2022
“I am interested in getting an emotional support or therapy dog but I don’t know the difference. How do I know which one is best […]
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