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Why Pink Shirt Day is Important to me as an Autistic Person

February 28, 2024
For Anthony, an autistic adult community member, Pink Shirt Day is important because it raises the topic of becoming allies to the disability community.

BC Disability Collaborative’s Response to 2024 BC Budget

February 27, 2024
As a collective, the BCDC is deeply concerned and profoundly disappointed with the funding provided in Provincial Budget 2024 for disabled British Columbians.

Scheduling Tips for Autistic Adults: Tools, planning, and support

February 23, 2024
Scheduling also covers making time for sleeping, waking, eating, and doing chores — and then actually spending that time doing what you set out to do. Eventually, if you keep doing them, they’ll become routines that are easier to adhere to. With time, they could even become comforting. 

Understanding Executive Function

February 5, 2024
Want to understand Executive function? Executive function (EF) is a term used to describe a set of cognitive skills that are crucial for managing and […]

Struggling with daily living activities while autistic: Why it happens and how to help

February 1, 2024
Our recent survey of autistic adults found that 74 per cent of participants have difficulty with daily cleaning. Sixty-six per cent found running errands challenging, and 60 per cent struggled with cooking. 

Exploring the Medical & Social Models of Disability

January 25, 2024
At AutismBC, it’s important to us that we create safe, welcoming spaces for members of the autistic community to take part in brave conversations on […]

What are some common Therapies for Autistic Children?

January 8, 2024
It’s important to educate yourself on the different types of therapies for autistic children and youth available so that you can make the best decision […]

Addressing barriers to neuroaffirming care in BC

January 5, 2024
In a recent survey, we asked autistic adults in BC to tell us about the barriers they faced while accessing neuroaffirming care, and they offered suggestions for what might help them get more support. 

Lower Mainland Autism Resources

December 21, 2023
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 […]

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Giving

  • Add-On the Bill for AutismBC 2023

    March 31, 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.

    December 16, 2022
    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.

    December 7, 2022
    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.

    December 2, 2022
    Read Katherine’s story to discover how advice from someone who “gets it” can be lifechanging.
  • 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.
  • 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 […]

Programs

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

    February 1, 2022
    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

    July 12, 2021
    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

    January 25, 2021
    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

    July 10, 2020
    AutismBC Talks are virtual information presentations to bring education and autism awareness to the masses! If you want to hear from an expert, learn something […]
  • AutismBC Socials: Computer Minecraft Club

    July 10, 2020
    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)

    July 10, 2020
    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)

    July 10, 2020
    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

    July 8, 2020
    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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