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Ann’s Assessment Journey

January 15, 2022
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” When I was 17 and a half, the way I saw myself (and the world) shifted […]

From Anxiety and ADHD to Autism with Julia Mitchell

January 4, 2022
From Anxiety and ADHD to Autism I refer to myself interchangeably (I have autism / I am autistic); however, I prefer it when other people […]

Support Their Future: Jenny Story

December 23, 2021
This season, please give to the AutismBC Support Their Future Fund to help empower, support, and connect the autism community today.

Support Their Future: Jake Anthony

December 17, 2021
  “Acceptance is saying ‘I Care’” My autism journey I work as the Program Ambassador for AutismBC and was diagnosed back in 1997, at the […]

Support Their Future: Lucas Gates

December 7, 2021
  “Sharing my story could help others”   My name is Lucas Gates. I am an autism advocate and a co-host on the Pulse Autism […]

Support Their Future: Nicole Provost

November 26, 2021
  “I want to be free to be myself”  Becoming a young leader in the autistic community   I live in a small-ish town, and there were […]

Childhood diagnosis and autistic adulthood with Elli Sy

October 15, 2021
From Diagnosis to Now Getting a childhood diagnosis and growing into adulthood can be challenging for autistic people. Here’s my experience with the process. My […]

Facing Ableism in the School System

September 3, 2021
Facing Ableism in the School System My name is Cole Lawrence and I prefer identity-first language like autistic person. I was diagnosed with autism at […]

Helpful and Unhelpful School Experiences

August 20, 2021
Content Warning: Bullying, school system, mental health School can be a challenging place, especially when those around you don’t take the time to understand your […]

Jake Anthony, Stereotypes, and Advocacy

August 6, 2021
Why I Identify as a Person First I choose to identify as a person first (i.e. person with autism or individual on the spectrum). My autism […]

Self-acceptance as a late-diagnosed woman with Janette Bundic

July 27, 2021
Janette’s Story I identify as person first and then autism second. So, I prefer to be referred to as someone having autism or a woman […]

Jenny Story, Author and Animator

July 5, 2021
My Journey to Self-Appreciation I was diagnosed as autistic at the age of three. I knew I was different from the rest of my peers […]
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