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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. […]

Working a Seasonal Job at Playland and the PNE Fair

July 7, 2023
“For thirteen years, I’ve been working at Playland & PNE. As an Autistic worker, I’m sharing with you my experience working there.”

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.

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.

Late Not Less: Autistic Adults Need Supports

April 11, 2023
Caroline shares how she realized she is autistic and why she feels she will remain self-diagnosed.

Late Not Less: Why Late-Identified Autistic Adults Need More Support in BC

April 2, 2023
This Autism Acceptance Month, we’re profiling five autistic adults who received a late diagnosis or are still struggling to access one. Here are the barriers that stand in their way.

Accessing Housing with Jeremy Tolmie

January 11, 2023
I was adopted. So, it wasn’t until my biological grandmother reached out to my parents and told them that it might be good to see a psychologist because of our family medical history. In 1999, my parents and I reached out to the Autism Society of BC in Nanaimo.

Politics and self-advocacy with Basil Langevin

October 6, 2022
Basil Langevin is an autistic city council candidate in Saanich (a municipality within Greater Victoria). They share with us their journey into politics and what inspired them along the way.

Life as an autistic artist with Mitchell Brager

October 6, 2022
Mitchell Brager is an autistic artist from Terrace, BC. In this article, his mom Colleen shares how his passion and skill for art has led to a career. Check out the bottom of this article for details on where you can view and purchase Mitchell’s work!

Late-diagnosed autistic adulthood with Aly Laube

July 21, 2022
Aly Laube is an AutismBC content collaborator and a late-diagnosed autistic person. In this blog, they share their experience “coming out” as autistic.

A Parent’s Experience with Police & Emergency Services

July 19, 2022
Lisa Watson is AutismBC’s Regional Coordinator for the Interior. In this blog, she shares her experience with police, emergency services, care staff, and members of the public during times when her son has eloped.

Aging with Autism by Rhoda

July 12, 2022
Rhoda is a late-diagnosed autistic woman who has had many challenges in accessing support and understanding. She shares with us what it’s like to be an older adult on the spectrum. Content warning: Use of functioning labels.
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