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Supporting Your Gender Diverse Child

June 29, 2021
My Self-Discovery Journey Mac: I initially came out in 2017 as something along the lines of gay, but I also knew that I was starting […]

Erica Mac aka Piano Punk

June 11, 2021
Content Warning: Identity, Diagnosis, Sexism My name is Erica Mac, aka. Piano Punk. My pronouns are complicated. I use she/her in my regular life because […]

Iris Gray: Autism, Pride, and Mental Health

May 30, 2021
My Mental Health Journey I am bisexual and autistic, diagnosed in 2005. I have been diagnosed with Depression (specifically Dysthymia) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Dysthymia […]

Noelle Smith: Meditation and Mental Health

May 25, 2021
Content Warning: Bullying, diagnosis, school, mental health, suicide attempts “The Journey to Myself Through Yoga.” Hello, My name is Noelle Smith and I would like […]

A Mother’s Journey with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

May 8, 2021
I cannot remember a time when my mental health wasn’t impacted by OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). I was an only child, but my OCD felt like a bratty invisible sibling, following me around relentlessly. The earliest experiences with OCD I can recall were in grade two. I remember […]

Juliani’s Journey on being Autistic and of Asian Descent

April 24, 2021
How do you prefer to identify? (i.e. individual on the spectrum, autistic, person with autism) That’s a good question. I have never thought about this. […]

Autism Acceptance Month 2021

April 1, 2021
Watch our Trailer: Part 1: The Diverse Spectrum Part 2: Unlearn. Autism. Stereotypes Part 3: Being Autistic Part 4: Don’t Assume. Listen. Part 5: Support […]

Belinda Fries: Receiving a Diagnosis After Your Child

March 22, 2021
Do you prefer person-first or identity-first language? I identify as autistic. For me, being autistic is having a different brain, so I feel it through […]

Kristen Hovet: The Female Autism Phenotype

March 9, 2021
Kristen Hovet, Founder and Author of the website The Other Autism, a website focused on the female autism phenotype, recently took some time to share […]

Kenny Hoang: A Heartbreaking Story of Bullying

February 19, 2021
Do you prefer person first or identity-first language? When did you get an autism assessment? I prefer Person-first language. I got my autism assessment in […]

Band 13th Floor’s Journey on Employment and Adulting

January 26, 2021
You may remember 13th Floor from their amazing performance at the 2020 BC Autism Awards show. In between gigs and band practices, band members Adam, […]

Parenting as a neurodivergent dad with Bruce Petherick

January 5, 2021
You identify as being neurodivergent. For those who aren’t familiar with that word, what does it mean to you?    One of the first books about […]
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