Accessing Housing with Jeremy Tolmie
I was adopted. So, it wasn’t until my biological grandmother reached out to my parents and told them that it might be good to see a psychologist because of our family medical history. In 1999, my parents and I reached out to the Autism Society of BC in Nanaimo.
Life as an autistic artist with Mitchell Brager
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!
10 Ways to Better Support Autistic Employees
We asked our autistic content creator Aly Laube to share some advice on how managers can better support autistic employees.
Guide to Accessing Financial Benefits as an Autistic Adult
If you’re a newly diagnosed autistic adult in BC, you may be wondering about accessing financial benefits and services that are available in the province. Jake Anthony, an autistic adult and AutismBC’s former Program Ambassador shares information and tips to help you get started.
Housing Supports for Autistic Adults
Most families with autistic or neurodivergent children want their loved one to receive housing support once they become adults. Yet, housing resources are limited. What […]
Childhood diagnosis and autistic adulthood with Elli Sy
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 […]
How do I support my adult autistic friend whose mental health is on a decline?
One of my friends is an autistic adult. Their mental health has declined over the last few months as a result of increased isolation. I […]
Advocacy Support in BC
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 […]
How should I plan for my son when I’m gone?
I am sorry to hear about your situation, I think it is best to connect with CLBC as soon as possible and talk to your […]
Jake Anthony, Stereotypes, and Advocacy
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 […]
Jenny Story, Author and Animator
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 […]
Band 13th Floor’s Journey on Employment and Adulting
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, […]