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.
Politics and self-advocacy with Basil Langevin
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.
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!
Late-diagnosed autistic adulthood with Aly Laube
Aly Laube is an AutismBC content collaborator and a late-diagnosed autistic person. In this blog, they share their experience “coming out” as autistic.
Aging with Autism by Rhoda
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.
Queerness, neurodivergence, and business with Nic Carper
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.
Nic Robins on volunteering and work in construction
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.
From Anxiety and ADHD to Autism with Julia Mitchell
From Anxiety and ADHD to Autism I refer to myself interchangeably (I have autism / I am autistic); however, I prefer it when other people […]
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 […]
Self-acceptance as a late-diagnosed woman with Janette Bundic
Janette’s Story I identify as person first and then autism second. So, I prefer to be referred to as someone having autism or a woman […]
Parenting as a neurodivergent dad with Bruce Petherick
You identify as being neurodivergent. For those who aren’t familiar with that word, what does it mean to you? One of the first books about […]