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2024 Budget Consultation: AutismBC’s Recommendations

June 29, 2023
On June 13th, 2023, Julia Boyle, AutismBC Executive Director, participated in the 2024 Budget Consultation and presented three recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.

Explainer: Canada’s National Autism Strategy

July 20, 2023
A national autism strategy would help encourage a unified approach, ensure consistency in the services provided between provinces, promote best practices, and address support gaps.

Autistic food aversion: Understanding, treatment, and support

March 11, 2024
Autistic food aversion can make it hard to stay healthy, happy, and functional. Getting information, treatment, and support can help.

Autism-Friendly Summer Camps and Programs

May 7, 2024
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

June 6, 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. 

5 tips for coping with autistic burnout as an adult

May 26, 2023
Dealing with autistic burnout in adulthood can be a huge challenge. Here are some tips that can help you cope.

Late Not Less: Adult Autism Assessment Is Prohibitively Expensive

February 27, 2024
Getting an adult autism assessment can be a lot to deal with late in life. Liv Robinson shares their story of late diagnosis.

4 Reasons Autistic Adults Seek Assessment

April 21, 2023
Getting diagnosed isn’t necessary for every autistic adult in BC, but it can help improve some people’s personal growth, well-being, and social belonging.

2023 Budget: No Investment to Address the Autism Assessment Crisis

April 21, 2023
Despite consistent advocacy from the autism community, the 2023 budget shows nothing regarding the 2 to 3-year waitlist for public autism assessments for children and […]

Late Not Less: Autistic Adults Are Frequently Misdiagnosed

April 19, 2023
Megan Flamand, an Indigenous Child and Youth Care Worker for Surrey Schools in BC, talks about her realization of being autistic after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

5 Reasons Autistic Women and Girls are Underdiagnosed

March 6, 2024
To improve the diagnosis and care of autistic women and girls, it is important to understand the unique challenges they face.

Late Not Less: Not Enough Clinicians Are Trained to Assess Adults

April 14, 2023
Shannon saw many clinicians in her journey to diagnosis. See just how much misinformation she had to wade through.
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