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Self-advocacy

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.

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 […]

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 […]

2020 BC Autism Awards: Shortlist

September 28, 2020
The shortlist for the BC Autism Awards 2020 is here! Thank you for nominating your Everyday Autism Heroes. Their dedication and passion for the autism […]

2020 BC Autism Awards: Meet the Judges!

September 15, 2020
Meet the BC Autism Awards Jury Committee Our jury committee is made up of influential partners and champions of autism communities throughout British Columbia. They […]

Nicole Provost

July 28, 2020
“By being different, by having the specific set of skills and challenges that YOU alone possess, you are the best one to invent that new […]

Emma Smith and Pride

June 12, 2020
I strongly prefer identity-first language (i.e., Autistic person). To me, that is putting the person first, because autism informs every aspect of who I am. […]

SF Walker

March 16, 2020
 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 […]

Growing up Without a Diagnosis: Rebekah Kintzinger

March 9, 2020
I didn’t always know I was autistic. I lived in a particularly small town in a decade when autism was not as forefront a topic […]
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