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Premier Eby Commits to Maintain Autism Funding Programs after 2025

November 25, 2022
RICHMOND, November 25, 2022 – Only a week after Premier David Eby was sworn in as BC’s new leader, he reversed the October 2021 decision […]

My Meets. My Modern Village.

November 16, 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.  

Reasons Autism Self-diagnosis is Valid

November 3, 2022
Many people believe autism diagnoses aren’t valid unless they’re supported by a doctor. However, self-diagnosis can be valid too. Here are some reasons to support self-diagnosis.

Embrace Autism

November 1, 2022
Dr. Engelbrecht’s assessment will help you gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of yourself or affirm who you have always known yourself to be. Autistic […]

The Blue Pumpkin Debate: What you need to know

October 25, 2022
Teal pumpkins started getting popular in 2014 when nonprofit Food Allergy Research & Education launched a campaign to help kids with food allergies enjoy Halloween […]

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.

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!

Truth and Reconciliation Day

September 30, 2022
In honour of Truth and Reconciliation Day, our staff did some individual learning and had these takeaways to share. We encourage all settlers to take some time today to do some learning and reflect on the colonial history and present of our province.

10 Ways to Better Support Autistic Employees

September 19, 2022
We asked content collaborator Aly Laube to share some advice on how managers can better support autistic employees.

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  • Autism Summer Camps and More

    June 1, 2022
    Summer can be the highlight of a child’s year, but it can also be full of adjustments. We have compiled a list of Autism-Friendly Summer Camps, Day Programs, Online Events, and more to help you and your family plan! This list will be growing as we discover additional programs, so feel free to check back regularly. Do you know of a Summer Camp or program that we should have included on this list? Let us know.
  • Vancouver Island Autism Resources

    March 24, 2022
    The following list is a guide to Vancouver Island Autism Resources. We have divided this blog into sections so you can use the ones that best suit your current needs, or you can reach out to Sarah directly at [email protected]
  • Interior BC Autism Resources

    January 23, 2022
    The following list is a guide to Interior Autism resources. We have it divided into sections so you can use the ones that best suit your current needs, or you can reach out to Lisa directly at [email protected]
  • Distributed Learning, Online Learning and Homeschool

    October 1, 2021
    School Options in BC  Public School  In person (IP) schools, often referred to as “brick & mortar”, public schools are your local school(s) open to all students. Offering K-12 education some […]
  • Our Big Blog About Books

    September 28, 2021
    For Autistic Adults Autistics Recommend: Books on Autism  Books about Autistic Women and Girls  NeuroDivergent Rebel’s 2021 Neurodiversity Book List  But You Don’t Look Autistic […]
  • Advocacy Support in BC

    September 20, 2021
    At AutismBC, our Resource Team is here to connect you to region specific community supports and other organizations that provide support and help meet your needs. When the AutismBC Resource Team is asked about complex needs, we provide relevant resources and then direct you onto an external advocacy and […]
  • AIDE Lending Library

    September 8, 2021
    AIDE Canada is now offering free audiobooks and ebooks through the AIDE Canada Library. As an AIDE member, you have instant access to over 150 digital […]
  • Funding & Accessibility Services You Need to Know About!

    August 19, 2021
    Our team has compiled a list of some of the funding & accessibility services that we think you should know about.
  • Back to School: From COVID to IEPs and Beyond

    August 17, 2021
    Back-to-school according to an Autistic Teen: Ask Andrew B.C. Government Restart & Return to School Plans  COVID-19 safe school – Government of BC  BCs Restart Plan – Government of […]
  • Northern BC Autism Resources

    July 16, 2021
    AutismBC is a provincial organization with four regions: Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Interior, and Northern. Each region has its own Regional Coordinator to help local […]

Stories

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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

    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!
  • 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.
  • AutismBC Connects: Nic Robins

    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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  • My Meets. My Modern Village.

    November 16, 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

    March 30, 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.
  • Use Add Life for all your Financial Needs

    March 21, 2022
      Use Add Life for all your Insurance and Financial Needs  Why? Add Life Insurance and Financial Services will donate 25% every time a new […]
  • 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”    My autism journey   My name is Nicole Provost. I am a pilot, voice actor, teacher, and […]
  • 2020 BC Autism Awards: Winners Follow-Up

    July 21, 2021
      Emelle’s Catering – Inclusive Employer of the Year Award, Sponsored by Orbital Learning Emelle’s Catering won Inclusive Employer of the Year because of their hard […]
  • Let’s Run for Autism: Scotiabank Charity Challenge 2021

    May 4, 2021
    Fun, Fitness, and Fundraise for AutismBC at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K Virtual Race Charity Challenge from June 2 – July 5th, 2021! Click […]
  • Add-On the Bill for Autism this April!

    March 31, 2021
    Trees Organic Cheesecake + Organic Coffee Serving freshly roasted organic coffee, delicious baked goods and lunch time favourites, check out their extensive menu, including their […]

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