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What is Autism?

January 19, 2024
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 […]

Jake Anthony, Stereotypes, and Advocacy

October 6, 2022
Why I Identify as a Person First I choose to identify as a person first (i.e. person with autism or individual on the spectrum). My autism […]

Autism Glossary

June 16, 2023
Government Agencies MCFD: Ministry of Children & Family Development   CYSN: Children & Youth with Support Needs (branch of MCFD)     AIS: Autism Information Services   CLBC: Community Living BC   MoH: Ministry […]

Why does the language we use to talk about autism matter?

May 18, 2023
In 1997, when I was four years old, doctors at Sunny Hill Hospital gave me the diagnosis “high-functioning autism, as well as having traits of […]

Autism Acceptance Month 2021

October 7, 2022
Watch our Trailer: Part 1: The Diverse Spectrum Part 2: Unlearn. Autism. Stereotypes Part 3: Being Autistic Part 4: Don’t Assume. Listen. Part 5: Support […]

April: Autism Awareness and Acceptance.

October 7, 2022
The poll results are in: April is now Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month! AutismBC’s mission is to empower, support, and connect the autism community in […]

Autism — A Mother’s Evolving Understanding

December 19, 2022
I remember clearly the first time someone said to me,      “What about autism?”      That question provoked in me burning anger, and a […]
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