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Iris Gray: Autism, Pride, and Mental Health

October 7, 2022
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 […]

Noelle Smith: Meditation and Mental Health

May 18, 2023
Content Warning: Bullying, diagnosis, school, mental health, suicide attempts “The Journey to Myself Through Yoga.” Hello, My name is Noelle Smith and I would like […]

A Mother’s Journey with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

June 20, 2023
I cannot remember a time when my mental health wasn’t impacted by OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). I was an only child, but my OCD felt like a bratty invisible sibling, following me around relentlessly. The earliest experiences with OCD I can recall were in grade two. I remember […]

What’s the Connection between Autism and Mental Health?

June 20, 2023
  Due to a range of biological and/or environmental factors, many autistic people face conditions such as Depression, General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), ADHD/ADD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder […]

3 Tips to Become Stigma-Free around Mental Health

April 24, 2023
Hello! My name is Madeleine and I work for the Stigma-Free Society. We are a Canadian charity that aims to reduce stigmas of all kinds […]

Celebrating Autistic Women

May 18, 2023
We understand the importance of gender expression and we are committed to inclusion. We will be focusing on Non-binary and Autigender content in our June […]

Girls are Autistic too

May 18, 2023
We are going to talk about Autistic Women and Girls.  When you think of autism do girls and women come to mind? “Girls are less […]

Coping Thru COVID: Autistic Adults and Isolation

October 7, 2022
“My mother mentored me in finding my voice to advocate for myself and for others…She’s the reason I am the person and the advocate I […]

Finding Support Services for Autism in BC

June 20, 2023
Finding Support Services  Assistive Technology British Columbia (ATBC)  “Assistive Technology BC (ATBC) provides assistive technology resources to make learning environments usable for people with disabilities […]

It’s Okay to be Selfish Sometimes

May 18, 2023
Let’s talk about self-care. Hint: you’re allowed to be selfish sometimes! When people pay tribute to their moms, these are the things that they say: […]

Self-Care as an Autism Parent

May 18, 2023
It all started roughly 23 years ago when I noticed my son, then two-and-a-half years old, was gradually talking less, focusing only on his interests, […]

SF Walker

October 7, 2022
 SF is a musician, home cook and lover of cats. SF has worked for the Pacific Autism Family Network since March 2016. She works as […]
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