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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!

Ann’s Assessment Journey

January 15, 2022
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” When I was 17 and a half, the way I saw myself (and the world) shifted […]

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.

Julia Mitchell

January 4, 2022
From Anxiety and ADHD to Autism I refer to myself interchangeably (I have autism / I am autistic); however, I prefer it when other people […]

My friend seems autistic, what do I do?

September 23, 2021
An unusual question, but I know someone who I think is autistic and undiagnosed, they are 62. They struggle with managing emotions, low self-esteem, holding […]

Erica Mac aka Piano Punk

June 11, 2021
Content Warning: Identity, Diagnosis, Sexism My name is Erica Mac, aka. Piano Punk. My pronouns are complicated. I use she/her in my regular life because […]

Iris Gray: Autism, Pride, and Mental Health

May 30, 2021
My Mental Health Journey I am bisexual and autistic, diagnosed in 2005. I have been diagnosed with Depression (specifically Dysthymia) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Dysthymia […]

Juliani’s Journey on being Autistic and of Asian Descent

April 24, 2021
How do you prefer to identify? (i.e. individual on the spectrum, autistic, person with autism) That’s a good question. I have never thought about this. […]

Belinda Fries: Receiving a Diagnosis After Your Child

March 22, 2021
Do you prefer person-first or identity-first language? I identify as autistic. For me, being autistic is having a different brain, so I feel it through […]
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