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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.

Petr’s Play-Doh Pictures

July 5, 2022
Eleven-year-old Petr recently immigrated to Canada from Czech Republic with his family. Petr is non-speaking and uses an iPad to communicate. In this blog, (with the help of his mom, Eliška) he shares all about his new life in Canada and his fantastic Play-Doh art!

Queerness, neurodivergence, and business with Nic Carper

June 20, 2022
This pride month, we’d like to highlight the many wonderful queer and neurodivergent people in our community. In this Connects, Nic shares with us his autism journey and the inspiration behind his jewelry business, Crow & Sparkle.

Nic Robins on volunteering and work in construction

May 20, 2022
Nic Robins is an autistic adult who has been volunteering with Habitat for Humanity for four years. We caught up with him on what it’s like to work on a construction site and what he’s been learning. Check out the bottom of this post to see how you can help bring low-to-middle income families out of the poverty rental cycle.

Autism Acceptance Month 2022

April 1, 2022
Why is Intersectionality Important? In pop culture and on social media, autism looks like a white boy with high support needs. His autistic behaviours are […]

Autism and Pregnancy

March 15, 2022
  Pronouns & language I guess if I had to choose, I go by she/her pronouns because it’s easiest and that’s usually what people default […]
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