Autism Awareness Month

A small rally was held outside Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter’s office on April 29, 2022 to protest changes to autism funding in the province starting this month. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Some B.C. parents of children with autism protested new funding model on Friday

But minister says ‘funding locked behind a diagnosis is leaving far too many children behind’

 

White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman creates ‘fidget blanket’ for autism, dementia

Brita Doubroff says product can also benefit caregivers

 

The pin fundraiser has had 10 different designs over the last ten years. (Submitted photo)

Quesnel autism awareness fundraiser entering 10th year

Matthew and Laura Hender have spent the last decade raising funds for local charities

 

Jaclyn Spittle, a parent of a child with autism, said the province’s decision to move to a hub model of care would “rip away” the supports that have made her son self-reliant. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. families rally in Victoria against changes to support for children with autism

New model a step backward, removes effective individualized care, advocates say

Jaclyn Spittle, a parent of a child with autism, said the province’s decision to move to a hub model of care would “rip away” the supports that have made her son self-reliant. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
FILE - In this Saturday, April 2, 2011 file photo, pedestrians walk past drawings by autistic children after an event in Bucharest, Romania to mark World Autism Awareness Day. According to a U.S. study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, children with autism didn't benefit from an experimental therapy using the hormone oxytocin, thought to promote social bonding. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Study finds ‘sociability’ hormone didn’t help kids with autism

Testing involving a synthetic form of oxytocin did not reveal any benefits

FILE - In this Saturday, April 2, 2011 file photo, pedestrians walk past drawings by autistic children after an event in Bucharest, Romania to mark World Autism Awareness Day. According to a U.S. study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, children with autism didn't benefit from an experimental therapy using the hormone oxytocin, thought to promote social bonding. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Nichole Lowther plays with her son in their living room. She wasn’t diagnosed with autism until Matthew, now six, was diagnosed a few years ago. (David Swanson | Philadelphia Inquirer)

EDITORIAL: April is World Autism Month

‘Its prevalence in Canada has increased by more than 100 per cent in the past 10 years’

  • Apr 17, 2021
Nichole Lowther plays with her son in their living room. She wasn’t diagnosed with autism until Matthew, now six, was diagnosed a few years ago. (David Swanson | Philadelphia Inquirer)
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