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The Blue Pumpkin Debate: What you need to know

October 25, 2022
Teal pumpkins started getting popular in 2014 when nonprofit Food Allergy Research & Education launched a campaign to help kids with food allergies enjoy Halloween […]

Transitioning to Summer with Your Autistic Child

June 30, 2022
Transition can refer to different types of changes. For example: daily transitions from one activity to another; life transitions into adulthood; annual transitions from the end of a school year to the summer. There are strategies and techniques that you can use to help manage transitions on any scale. Learn how to deal with transitioning to summer challenges for your child and your family.

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 […]

Tips for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children

October 25, 2021
Being the parent of a newly diagnosed autistic child can be overwhelming, to say the least. The road that lies ahead is uncertain, daunting, and […]

Preparing for Halloween

October 21, 2021
Halloween, some adore the holiday, and some loathe it. If you have a child on the autism spectrum, you may either embrace the holiday or […]

Next Steps After Your Child’s Autism Diagnosis

October 13, 2021
We’ve been there. Having been parents new to diagnosis ourselves at one time, we gathered some resources, directions, and tips that our former selves would […]

Waiting for Assessment

October 5, 2021
*This blog is written for parents and caregivers looking for autism assessment information for their child under age 18. For information and resources regarding adult […]

Autism, Elopement, and Policing

August 4, 2021
These blogs contain opinions and lived experiences of the individual author, not necessarily those of AutismBC. We honour the opinions and lived experiences of the […]

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

May 8, 2021
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 […]

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 […]

Bruce Petherick: Parenting as a Neurodivergent Dad

January 5, 2021
You identify as being neurodivergent. For those who aren’t familiar with that word, what does it mean to you?    One of the first books about […]

Autism Dad Dale Allen Berg

June 16, 2020
Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down.     I think most special needs parents can relate […]
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