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Understanding Executive Function

February 5, 2024
Want to understand Executive function? Executive function (EF) is a term used to describe a set of cognitive skills that are crucial for managing and […]

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 […]

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. 

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 […]

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Explained

September 14, 2023
    Important note: This article contains information on a developing topic. PDA is not currently recognised as a diagnosis in Canada and is not […]

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. 

10 Tips for Hosting Sensory-Friendly Holiday Gatherings

December 6, 2022
Here are some tips for keeping the occasion as sensory-friendly as possible, whether you’ve hosted autistic folks before or not.

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]

Interior BC Autism Resources

January 23, 2022
The following list is a guide to Interior Autism resources. We have it divided into sections so you can use the ones that best suit your current needs, or you can reach out to Lisa directly at [email protected]

Our Big Blog About Books

September 28, 2021
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, […]
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