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Let’s keep our distance 
but not disconnect.

While we practice social distancing to keep everyone safe and healthy, AutismBC will continue to empower our members and the autism community. In this time of uncertainty, our core information and referral services will continue to operate over emails, phone calls, and social media, to answer your questions and concerns. All AutismBC training and workshops will move online to help you stay informed. We have postponed all in-person clubs, social groups, community support groups, and AutismBC Goes events. We are exploring creative ways to keep our community connected and supported through our social media platforms. Stay tuned. 

We’re all in this together. Stay connected and join us on our social media pages for resources, updates, and stories:

  • Like and follow our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with AutismBC news, chats, support, and stories: @AutismBC
  • Follow us on Instagram: @autismbc
  • Private/direct message us on our social media accounts, or email us at for any questions or concerns.
Answers to 12 Common COVID-19 Questions
In response to the questions and concerns we received through our COVID-19 poll and other private messages, we hosted a social media chat to give you answers and resources. Here’s the transcript answering 12 common COVID19 questions. 
*This thread will continue to be updated or amended as the situation unfolds. Feel free to reach out with new questions, concerns, comments or suggestions when anything comes up, we’ll try our best to answer/address them. If we can’t fully answer your questions today, please allow us to get back to you later with more detailed responses, as we navigate this ever-changing situation. 
AutismBC Online Workshops, Events, and Fun
To support our community in staying connected, we're exploring ways to host our programs and events online. We're also moving all our workshops online. Please check out our Facebook event page to find out more.
We've got more great content to help you stay informed and connected.
AutismBC Talks
Autism and Anxiety
Times like these can often trigger anxiety for autistic individuals. Nate Searle, BCBA, whose area of interest is the treatment of anxiety, shares his insights and experience on the topic. Watch the video here.
Girls Have Autism Too
Gabrielle Stigant, BCBA, shares her professional experience and insights on autistic girls' social skills development. Watch the video here.
Social Skills Training for adolescents and Young Adults
Connie Ng, BCBA and a certified PEERS® provider gives us an introduction to the PEERS® social skills training program. Watch the video here.
Money Matters
David Taylor, AutismBC's Board Member and an expert in the area of autism money matters, answers some FAQs regarding autism tax and finance. Watch the video here.
Adulting with Autism
Speakers representing posAbilities, Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI), Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities (STADD), and Square Peg Society, talk about their front-line and lived experience on transitioning to adulthood. Watch the video here.
AutismBC Blogs
Adulting with Autism: FAQs and Master List of Information and Resources
We curated a gallery of information and resources on the theme of “Adulting with Autism” to share on our social media.
Money Matters: Transcript of Lisa's Live Chat
Each month, Lisa our Regional Coordinator for Interior BC hosts a live Q&A on our Facebook Page. During the chat, Lisa answers questions and encourages others to add their ideas/answers and share resources.
Other Videos
Sing-Along Campfire
Do you need an after-lunch energizer and some silliness to cheer everyone up while staying safe at home? With the temporary halt of the in-person social programming, we thought of a way to help you stay connected. Join our Program Manager, Brock and his partner Holly for their favourite camp songs. Watch the video here.
What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew
For International Women’s Day, we created this video to honour the autistic women and girls in our lives. We read a powerful excerpt written by Karen Lean from her essay “A Particular Form of Life”. Watch the video here.
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"In the world that my children live, where compassion and understanding are not always present. I know that being a member of AutismBC has helped give my family many opportunities that I would not have known about."
– Cecilia Leong, AutismBC member
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