Autism Awareness Month

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

 

Children on the steps of the B.C. legislature rally for austim support. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Families rally in Victoria against cuts to support funding for children with autism

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

 

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)
A walk for autism awareness. (Black Press Media file photo)

COLUMN: Autism acceptance, not autism awareness

Elizabeth Sparling is the mother of a 24-year-old son with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Apr 10, 2021
A walk for autism awareness. (Black Press Media file photo)
Eli, left, Brent, Lindsay and Ava Wilson. (Photo courtesy of Lindsay Wilson)

West Shore families share experience in raising a child with autism

Two families reveal some parallels, but circumstances are different for everyone

Eli, left, Brent, Lindsay and Ava Wilson. (Photo courtesy of Lindsay Wilson)
Iris Gray says adults with autism have been hit hard by the effects of COVID-19. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Adults with autism struggle with isolation, uncertainty as pandemic continues

Bi-weekly group forced to cancel in-person community meetings

  • Apr 9, 2021
Iris Gray says adults with autism have been hit hard by the effects of COVID-19. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Sooke author Beverley Elliott is bringing awareness to autism with her newly published book, Greyson’s Shoes. This is the first book Elliott has published, but she intends to create more in the future. (Photo courtesy of Beverly Elliott)

Sooke author shines light on autism in new children’s book

Beverley Elliott hopes book can be used as tool to bring awareness and understanding around autism

Sooke author Beverley Elliott is bringing awareness to autism with her newly published book, Greyson’s Shoes. This is the first book Elliott has published, but she intends to create more in the future. (Photo courtesy of Beverly Elliott)
The video showcases a handful of individuals in honour of Autism Acceptance Month. (Video screenshot)

Amplifying autistic voices during World Autism Month

Darcy Nybo/Goldstream Gazette contributor April is Autism Acceptance Month and World Autism…

  • Apr 7, 2021
The video showcases a handful of individuals in honour of Autism Acceptance Month. (Video screenshot)
Sooke Autism Support Society will be hosing a bottle drive May 8 to raise funds for the scholarships the society offers. (Photo by Green Chameleon/Unsplash)
Sooke Autism Support Society will be hosing a bottle drive May 8 to raise funds for the scholarships the society offers. (Photo by Green Chameleon/Unsplash)
Joyce, Tyler and Clarence Lazaruk. The family moved to Langford two years ago in order to live closer to their oldest son, Chad. (Dawn Gibson/News staff)

Langford parents seek a comfortable future for their son with autism

Joyce and Clarence Lazaruk moved to the Island with their son Tyler, 37, to be closer to family

Joyce, Tyler and Clarence Lazaruk. The family moved to Langford two years ago in order to live closer to their oldest son, Chad. (Dawn Gibson/News staff)