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Working a Seasonal Job at Playland and the PNE Fair

July 7, 2023
“For thirteen years, I’ve been working at Playland & PNE. As an Autistic worker, I’m sharing with you my experience working there.”

6 Experiences Unique to Autistic Adults

March 30, 2023
Compared to children, autistic adults have unique experiences with employment, relationships, independence, and more.

10 Ways to Better Support Autistic Employees

September 19, 2022
We asked our autistic content creator Aly Laube to share some advice on how managers can better support autistic employees.

Aging with Autism by Rhoda

July 12, 2022
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.

Nic Robins on volunteering and work in construction

May 20, 2022
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.

Childhood diagnosis and autistic adulthood with Elli Sy

October 15, 2021
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 […]

Advocacy Support in BC

September 20, 2021
At AutismBC, our Resource Team is here to connect you to region specific community supports and other organizations that provide support and help meet your needs. When the AutismBC Resource Team is asked about complex needs, we provide relevant resources and then direct you onto an external advocacy and […]

Band 13th Floor’s Journey on Employment and Adulting

January 26, 2021
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, […]

Your Guide to Accessing Community Supports and Services in BC

November 27, 2020
Amanda: Creating programs and environments that are free from barriers and proactive in providing supports. Every person is included and their possible needs are considered […]

My Journey & Experiences with Accessibility

November 4, 2020
Accessibility is a huge word. The meaning and impact vary widely from person-to-person and community-to-community. This month, we will be sharing resources, tips, and lived […]

Lucas Gates’ Employment Journey

August 19, 2019
Like many self-advocates, Lucas isn’t shifting gears to go back to school after a long summer. Today, he wanted to focus on how others on […]

Transition into Post-Secondary with Evan Noble

August 10, 2019
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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