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Late Not Less: Adult Autism Assessment Is Prohibitively Expensive

April 21, 2023
Getting an adult autism assessment can be a lot to deal with late in life. Liv Robinson shares their story of late diagnosis.

5 Reasons Autistic Women and Girls are Underdiagnosed

April 18, 2023
To improve the diagnosis and care of autistic women and girls, it is important to understand the unique challenges they face.

Late Not Less: Stigma and Ableism Keeps Support Out of Reach

April 4, 2023
Kristina has had to overcome years of internalized ableism and an identity build around giftness. Discover how Kristina’s asymmetrical development hid their other autistic traits and why their parents overlooked this.

Late Not Less: Why Late-Identified Autistic Adults Need More Support in BC

April 2, 2023
This Autism Acceptance Month, we’re profiling five autistic adults who received a late diagnosis or are still struggling to access one. Here are the barriers that stand in their way.

What is Autism?

March 20, 2023
What is Autism? Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental difference that impacts all aspects of a person’s life. It is characterized by differences in social communication […]

Accessing Housing with Jeremy Tolmie

January 11, 2023
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.

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, […]
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