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Peer Advice Videos

Peer Advice Videos are questions asked and answered by self-advocates across Canada. This project was created and developed by Canadian self-advocates from the autism community.

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Can I ask for accommodation at work?

How do I create and maintain belief in myself in a world focused on the typical experience?

How can I do challenging things with an uncooperative body?

How can I face my fears? Where can I go to practice being with dogs?

Do I have to disclose my diagnosis?

Being different is okay. How can I encourage others to embrace their individuality?

What should I wear to a job interview?

What advice would you give to someone in a similar situation or to your younger self?

How can I navigate in a world filled with sights, smells, sounds, and other triggers that overwhelm my sensory system?

Can I choose my own career or job preferences?

How does it feel to have a disability that may appear obvious at times?

In your experience, what is the best part of being autistic?

What is the most challenging aspect of being autistic, in my experience?

How can I be social when I can't speak or have trouble engaging?

How do you find out about new opportunities?

How do you maintain a healthy lifestyle?

What can I do when someone says, “you don’t look autistic”?

I just received my diagnosis, what is my next step?

What if I have to move to another province for a job?

What is consent?

How do I kiss someone with an uncooperative body?

How can I create a romantic relationship?

How can I keep my home clean?

What can I do if I don’t know how to prepare my meals?

How can I thank a friend for inviting me over?

How can I plan for moving out?

Do I have to disclose my diagnosis to my friends?

How can I communicate to someone that I’m interested in them?

How can I deal with someone who treats me differently after I disclose my diagnosis?

Where can I go to find information about autism spectrum disorders and/or intellectual disabilities?

How can I deal with internal guilt when I say no?

How do I turn down a hug?

Is it okay to leave a mandatory social event? How?

How can I access higher education?

How can I pay for post-secondary education?

How can I make connections with my classmates?

Should I disclose my diagnosis to my classmates?

How do I know if I am too sick to go to school?

What is expected of me as an employee?

What if I don’t like my co-workers?

What can I do to make connections at work?

How can I befriend a co-worker?

Do I have to disclose my diagnosis to my boss and co-workers?

How can I show someone that I’m romantically interested in them?

How do I know if I am too sick to go to work?

What should I do if I feel like I am being bullied or harrassed at work?

Should I have a bank account?

I can afford to pay rent, should I move out?

How do I set a budget?

How do I know if I’m ready to move out of home?

Can I get support in higher education settings?

What can I do if I feel someone is bullying me?

What can I do if I’m interested in someone who is already taken?

How do I know if someone is romantically interested in me?

What can I do if I have to spend time with someone I don’t like?

What can I do if I have a fight with my roommate?

How can I make friends and social connections?

Will I be able to have kids?

Where can I meet someone with similar interests to me?

What is clearly romantic? (Valentines day, one on one, weekend evening, dinner…)

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