Autism Awareness Month

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

 

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

 

Courtney Debruycker and her son, John, pick out a free book from the Bright Red Bookshelf at the Autism Awareness Walk at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre April 23, 2021. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Annual autism walk raises awareness

Dozens of families take part in COVID-friendly outdoor awareness event