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Late Not Less: Autistic Adults Are Frequently Misdiagnosed

April 19, 2023
Megan Flamand, an Indigenous Child and Youth Care Worker for Surrey Schools in BC, talks about her realization of being autistic after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

Late Not Less: Not Enough Clinicians Are Trained to Assess Adults

April 14, 2023
Shannon saw many clinicians in her journey to diagnosis. See just how much misinformation she had to wade through.

Late Not Less: Autistic Adults Need Supports

May 18, 2023
Caroline shares how she realized she is autistic and why she feels she will remain self-diagnosed.

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

February 27, 2024
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.

Embrace Autism

November 9, 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

May 2, 2024
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.

Late-diagnosed autistic adulthood with Aly Laube

March 3, 2023
Aly Laube is an AutismBC content collaborator and a late-diagnosed autistic person. In this blog, they share their experience “coming out” as autistic.

Aging with Autism by Rhoda

March 3, 2023
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.

Next Steps after Your Adult Autism Diagnosis

May 13, 2024
If you have received a diagnosis as an adult we want to say congratulations!

Ann’s Assessment Journey

October 6, 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

December 19, 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, […]

Autism Diagnosis for Adults

April 11, 2024
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.
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