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Reasons Autism Self-diagnosis is Valid

November 3, 2022
Many people believe autism diagnoses aren’t valid unless they’re supported by a doctor. However, self-diagnosis can be valid too. Here are some reasons to support self-diagnosis.

Embrace Autism

November 1, 2022
Dr. Engelbrecht’s assessment will help you gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of yourself or affirm who you have always known yourself to be. Autistic […]

Preparing for Adult Assessment

September 9, 2022
Autism assessments for adults are not as structured as those for children. The issue with this is that there is not a standard process for adults in BC. Here are somethings to know while preparing for adult assessment.

Next Steps after Your Adult Autism Diagnosis

May 12, 2022
If you have received a diagnosis as an adult we want to say congratulations!

Adult Autism Assessment Survey

January 24, 2022
Adult Assessment Survey     A Never-ending referral cycle In the past two years, AutismBC has seen a marked increase in the number of requests […]

Insiders’ Perspectives on Adult Autism Diagnosis

January 11, 2022
Currently, in British Columbia, there is no system tracking the number of adult autism diagnoses. About 2.5% of children in BC have an autism diagnosis, […]

ASD Diagnosis for Adults

January 6, 2022
Currently, in BC, there are no publicly funded systems for adults that are specifically designed to diagnose autism. So finding an appropriate pathway to support can be challenging.

Tips for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children

October 25, 2021
Being the parent of a newly diagnosed autistic child can be overwhelming, to say the least. The road that lies ahead is uncertain, daunting, and […]

Next Steps After Your Child’s Autism Diagnosis

October 13, 2021
We’ve been there. Having been parents new to diagnosis ourselves at one time, we gathered some resources, directions, and tips that our former selves would […]

Autism Funding

August 9, 2020
Funding Under Age 6  Families can access up to $22,000 per year to help pay for eligible autism services, therapies, or equipment. You are required […]

What is Autism?

July 11, 2020
What is Autism? Having autism (formally called Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD) means that a person’s brain processes information, including information about their environment, in […]
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