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What are some common Therapies for Autistic Children?

January 8, 2024
It’s important to educate yourself on the different types of therapies for autistic children and youth available so that you can make the best decision […]

Neuroaffirming mental healthcare for autistic clients

December 5, 2023
Neuroaffirming care can be helpful for autistic adults, but few counselors and therapists are providing it in BC. Rae Morris discusses.

I’m autistic and in mental health crisis. What can I do?

October 19, 2023
Mental health crises can feel never-ending in the moment, but keeping a list of go-to strategies to reference when you’re in that kind of state of mind can help you cope.

12 Tips for Supporting Your Autistic Teen

May 19, 2023
The teen years can be a turbulent time for families and a particularly challenging time for neurodivergent youth. From new social pressures to their changing bodies, autistic teens experience unique social, cognitive, and emotional changes. However, adolescents can thrive during their teen years when supported and safe. 

5 tips for coping with autistic burnout as an adult

May 15, 2023
Dealing with autistic burnout in adulthood can be a huge challenge. Here are some tips that can help you cope.

The Mental Health Literacy Guide for Autism

August 24, 2022
The Mental Health Literacy Guide for Autism is meant for Autistic adults, family members, professionals, policy-makers & leaders. The goal of the guide is to provide knowledge about the factors that can impact Autistic mental health. It highlights how context & individual experiences play roles one’s mental health, and how societal acceptance and appreciation of autism is critical for the better support and well-being of Autistic adults.

Supporting Autistic Adults with Mental Health Challenges

May 25, 2022
Jake Anthony is an AutismBC content collaborator and an advocate for people with diverse abilities.

Respite Basics

May 3, 2022
What is respite, where do you find respite, and how do you pay for respite? Definition of Respite: “A period of temporary delay”  “An interval […]

Autism Acceptance Month 2022

April 1, 2022
Why is Intersectionality Important? In pop culture and on social media, autism looks like a white boy with high support needs. His autistic behaviours are […]

From Anxiety and ADHD to Autism with 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 […]

How do I support my adult autistic friend whose mental health is on a decline?

September 30, 2021
One of my friends is an autistic adult. Their mental health has declined over the last few months as a result of increased isolation. I […]

Self-acceptance as a late-diagnosed woman with Janette Bundic

July 27, 2021
Janette’s Story I identify as person first and then autism second. So, I prefer to be referred to as someone having autism or a woman […]
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