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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. 

Lower Mainland Autism Resources

December 21, 2023
AutismBC is a provincial organization with four regions: Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Interior, and Northern. Each region has its own Regional Coordinator to help local […]

NeuroHub App Helps Map Sensory Friendly Places

December 19, 2023
When his daughter was diagnosed with autism, Leo Lagnado created a free app that allows autistic people and caregivers to find and rate sensory-friendly places. […]

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.

The Autistic Person’s Guide to Receiving Gifts

November 30, 2023
The expectation to react in a certain way to gifts can be very stressful to autistic people and even causes some to prefer not to receive gifts at all. Here are five tips for how to receive gifts while autistic.

What is neuroaffirming care and why does it matter?

November 23, 2023
In a province where professionals in health, education, social work, and other fields are still catching up with the latest information, it’s crucial to spread awareness and have open conversations about neuroaffirming care. 

I’m autistic and in mental health crisis. What can I do?

October 19, 2023
Mental health crises can feel never-ending in the moment, but keeping a list of go-to strategies to reference when you’re in that kind of state of mind can help you cope.

What is a Psych-ed? 

October 4, 2023
What is a Psych-ed?  A psychological-educational assessment (often called “psych-ed”) is a formal assessment designed to identify a student’s learning strengths and support needs. A […]

Symbia Barnaby, Indigenous Storyteller and Neurodivergent Mother

September 27, 2023
“An Elder helped me to look at my child in a completely different way. It was so liberating because of the Western view I come from in my medical background. It helped me to understand the distinction between a medical model and then a holistic wellness model and it started to unravel some of my ideas about disability”

Being 2-Spirit & Autistic with Cole Lawrence

September 26, 2023
Being 2-Spirit and AuDHD has allowed me to embrace myself, connect with my cultural heritage, and find a sense of belonging.

10 questions for autistic adults to ask a doctor or therapist

September 21, 2023
Asking your healthcare provider the right questions is the first step to ensuring they can provide you with neuroaffirming care. For autistic adults, access challenges, communication differences, and research gaps all make a difference and need to be acknowledged. 
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