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Understanding autism co-occurring conditions: examples and resources

June 7, 2024
An overwhelming majority of autistic people have some co-occurring health condition, according to our recent survey. Among the most common are anxiety, selective mutism, ADHD, […]

Navigating neurodivergence with Cole Lawrence

June 20, 2024
By recognizing the contributions, strengths, and challenges common to autistic people with mental health conditions, you can help create a society where we feel more valued, supported, and able to thrive.  

Job search strategies for autistic adults

May 23, 2024
Whether you’re considering freelancing, or exploring entrepreneurship, or seeking full-time employment, our goal is to empower you with practical insights to make informed decisions about your job search.

Job interview tips for autistic adults

May 23, 2024
With thorough preparation, practice, and a healthy mindset, you can navigate job interviews with more authenticity and a better payoff. 

Q&A: What would a life free from poverty enable you to do?

May 8, 2024
These answers show the transformative benefit of financial security, especially for people with disabilities in BC, who truly just want to be as happy and healthy as they can be.

Poverty reduction for autistic adults in BC: Possible paths forward

April 30, 2024
By implementing these poverty reduction suggestions and continuing to champion the rights and well-being of autistic adults, we can create a community where everyone has what they need to thrive.

Poverty, the Ladder Effect on the Autistic Community

April 24, 2024
If the economy is a ladder and the cost-of-living crisis has pushed everyone down a few rungs, then it’s grounded far too many autistic adults […]

Joni Oldhoff on Systemic and Intergenerational Poverty

April 16, 2024
We hear a lot about intergenerational trauma, but we rarely talk about the trauma of intergenerational poverty.

Why autistic adults are living in poverty & why it matters

April 4, 2024
AutismBC exists to empower autistic adults to live their best lives, which they can’t do while stuck in poverty.

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Giving

  • Add-On the Bill for AutismBC 2023

    May 18, 2023
    A big thank you to our fundraising partners celebrating Autism Acceptance Month! We are so grateful that these businesses are committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion, accessibility, and acceptance in their communities and beyond. Shop these businesses throughout April to make a donation to AutismBC or have a percentage of your purchase donated. All funds go to support AutismBC programs throughout the province for autistic children, youth, adults and their families.
  • My Meets. My Safe Haven.

    January 24, 2023
    Read Nasrin’s story to discover how a group of strangers created a safe haven for her as a parent.
  • My Meets. My Self-Acceptance.

    January 24, 2023
    Give this season so autistic adults like Caitlin can connect to the support they need from AutismBC Meets Programs. Because everyone needs a place to Meet.
  • My Meets. My Lifeline.

    January 24, 2023
    Read Katherine’s story to discover how advice from someone who “gets it” can be lifechanging.
  • My Meets. My Modern Village.

    December 9, 2022
    Watch Teresa’s story to discover how the power of community can be harnessed to uplift each other through all of life’s ups and downs.  
  • Add-On the Bill for AutismBC 2022

    October 31, 2022
    A big thank you to our fundraising partners celebrating Autism Acceptance Month! We are so grateful that these businesses are committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion, accessibility, and acceptance in their communities and beyond. Shop these businesses throughout April to make a donation to AutismBC or have a percentage of your purchase donated. All funds go to support AutismBC programs throughout the province for autistic children, youth, adults and their families.
  • Support Their Future: Jenny Story

    December 19, 2022
    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 19, 2022
      “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 19, 2022
      “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

    March 4, 2024
      “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 […]

Programs

  • Getting Together on the Spectrum: Autistic Adult Meet-Up Group

    January 2, 2024
    Are you an autistic adult who’s interested in meeting and connecting with other adults like yourself? If so, then our autistic adult meet-up group is for you!
  • MOVE with AutismBC by GoodLife Kids Foundation

    June 28, 2023
    We are thrilled to announce a new, exciting partnership: MOVE with AutismBC by GoodLife Kids Foundation! This program is open to children and youth aged 12 to 21 with a diagnosis of autism or an intellectual disability. Please continue reading for more information! We can’t wait to see you there!
  • Broadcasting Workshop: Lights, Camera, Autism

    October 31, 2022
    Lights, Camera, Autism! is a fun, unique way for teens to practice interacting in a supportive environment. It is a highly innovative broadcasting workshop specifically designed for high school students on the autism spectrum to develop and strengthen their social skills. Many skills in broadcasting are transferable and applicable to communicating in everyday life! Examples include having a two-way conversation, asking relevant questions of others, listening to answers, staying on topic, and observing body language!
  • AutismBC Talks

    April 8, 2024
    AutismBC Talks are virtual information presentations that bring education and autism awareness to the masses! If you want to hear from an expert, learn something […]
  • AutismBC Socials: Computer Minecraft Club

    October 13, 2022
    Minecraft Club is an inclusive space for Minecraft enthusiasts to come together and play! Our mission is to inspire connection through sharing tips, tricks and […]
  • Young Adult Social Time, Social Group (Nanaimo)

    October 7, 2022
    Young Adult Social Time (YAST) groups provide a place for participants to meet and talk with others in an environment that is understanding and non-judgemental. […]
  • Pokémon Juniors Club (Richmond)

    October 7, 2022
    This is an inclusive environment where young people age 6-16 are welcome to come and hang out and socialize about a shared passion.  Interested participants […]
  • AutismBC Meets and Community Groups

    June 19, 2024
    AutismBC Meets  We believe in the power of community to uplift each other Everyone needs a place where they feel safe to open up and […]
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