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Autism-Friendly Summer Camps and Programs

June 1, 2023
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.

How to Strengthen Your Advocacy Skills as a Caregiver

March 2, 2023
In this guest blog, Cynthia Lockrey shares with us 6 ways to become a stronger advocate for your child on the spectrum. 

Preparing For Your Child’s Private Autism Assessment

September 9, 2022
Heading into an assessment can be an overwhelming experience for both caregivers and individuals on the spectrum. You may have waited a long time for the assessment and want to be as thorough as possible.

From Diagnosis to Degree: A story of a Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapist-Mom

September 1, 2022
Kerry Schroeder is a neurodiversity-affirming Registered Clinical Counsellor and parent coach based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She empowers parents of neurodivergent children with science-backed education and strengths-based strategies.

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.

Back to School Planning

July 14, 2022
After much effort, you’ve finally settled your child into a summer routine, and now you have to start transitioning them back to school!

Transitioning to Summer with Your Autistic Child

June 30, 2022
Transition can refer to different types of changes. For example: daily transitions from one activity to another; life transitions into adulthood; annual transitions from the end of a school year to the summer. There are strategies and techniques that you can use to help manage transitions on any scale. Learn how to deal with transitioning to summer challenges for your child and your family.

Supporting Your Gender Diverse Child

June 29, 2021
My Self-Discovery Journey Mac: I initially came out in 2017 as something along the lines of gay, but I also knew that I was starting […]

Sensory-Friendly Shopping Time

August 3, 2020
Did you know that many grocery and retail stores across the province have stepped up to provide “Sensory-Friendly Shopping?”  

An Extraordinary Summer

August 3, 2020
It feels like we started summer right after spring break (if only Mother Nature got that memo and brought the warm weather). Despite families homeschooling […]
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