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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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How can I ask for accommodations at work?

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

What should I wear to a job interview?

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

Do I have to disclose my diagnosis?

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

How can I do challenging things with an uncooperative body?

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

Can I choose my own career or job preferences?

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

How can I create a romantic relationship?

How do I kiss someone with an uncooperative body?

What is consent?

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

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

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

How do you maintain a healthy lifestyle?

How do you find out about new opportunities?

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

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

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

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

How can I plan for moving out?

How can I thank a friend for inviting me over?

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

How can I keep my home clean?

Can I get support in higher education settings?

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

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

Will I be able to have kids?

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

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

How can I make friends and social connections?

How can I pay for post-secondary education?

What if I don’t like my co-workers?

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

Should I have a bank account?

How can I make connections with my classmates?

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

How can I access higher education?

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

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

How do I turn down a hug?

Do I have to disclose my diagnosis to my friends?

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

What is expected of me as an employee?

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

Should I disclose my diagnosis to my classmates?

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

What can I do to make connections at work?

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

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

How do I set a budget?

Where can I meet someone with similar interests to me?

How can I befriend a co-worker?

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

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

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

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

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

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