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Autistic Youth

Kenny Hoang: A Heartbreaking Story of Bullying

February 28, 2024
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

May 18, 2023
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, […]

Mac Walsh’s self-advocacy journey

May 18, 2023
How do you like to be identified? (i.e. Autistic, an individual living with autism, person on the spectrum, etc.)  I am 19. I identify as autistic […]

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. […]

Emma Smith and Pride

October 7, 2022
I strongly prefer identity-first language (i.e., Autistic person). To me, that is putting the person first, because autism informs every aspect of who I am. […]

Stella and N

October 7, 2022
N was diagnosed with autism at 3 ½ years old. He started with severe speech delay, rigid behaviours, tantrums, and an inability to learn in […]

Transition into Post-Secondary with Evan Noble

May 18, 2023
My name is Evan Noble, and I am 22 years old. This past June (2019) I received my Computer Information Systems diploma from Okanagan College. […]
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