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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.

Late Not Less: Why Late-Identified Autistic Adults Need More Support in BC

April 2, 2023
This Autism Acceptance Month, we’re profiling five autistic adults who received a late diagnosis or are still struggling to access one. Here are the barriers that stand in their way.

Politics and self-advocacy with Basil Langevin

October 6, 2022
Basil Langevin is an autistic city council candidate in Saanich (a municipality within Greater Victoria). They share with us their journey into politics and what inspired them along the way.

Life as an autistic artist with Mitchell Brager

October 6, 2022
Mitchell Brager is an autistic artist from Terrace, BC. In this article, his mom Colleen shares how his passion and skill for art has led to a career. Check out the bottom of this article for details on where you can view and purchase Mitchell’s work!

10 Ways to Better Support Autistic Employees

September 19, 2022
We asked our autistic content creator Aly Laube to share some advice on how managers can better support autistic employees.

Late-diagnosed autistic adulthood with Aly Laube

July 21, 2022
Aly Laube is an AutismBC content collaborator and a late-diagnosed autistic person. In this blog, they share their experience “coming out” as autistic.

Jenny Story, Author and Animator

July 5, 2021
My Journey to Self-Appreciation I was diagnosed as autistic at the age of three. I knew I was different from the rest of my peers […]

Why does the language we use to talk about autism matter?

April 7, 2021
In 1997, when I was four years old, doctors at Sunny Hill Hospital gave me the diagnosis “high-functioning autism, as well as having traits of […]

Autism Acceptance Month 2021

April 1, 2021
Watch our Trailer: Part 1: The Diverse Spectrum Part 2: Unlearn. Autism. Stereotypes Part 3: Being Autistic Part 4: Don’t Assume. Listen. Part 5: Support […]

Mac Walsh’s self-advocacy journey

December 4, 2020
How do you like to be identified? (i.e. Autistic, an individual living with autism, person on the spectrum, etc.)  I am 19. I identify as autistic […]

Krystian Shaw: The Kamloops Self-Advocate

November 27, 2020
Tell us about your diversability journey. Hi, My name is Krystian Shaw. I live with developmental disabilities and an anxiety disorder.     I dreamed about working […]

My Journey & Experiences with Accessibility

November 4, 2020
Accessibility is a huge word. The meaning and impact vary widely from person-to-person and community-to-community. This month, we will be sharing resources, tips, and lived […]
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