March 22nd, 2022 – AutismBC: Pathways to Autism Support in BC

We are excited to welcome AutismBC to chat about their programming and how AutismBC works as an supportive ally . Join us on March 22nd to learn about the AutismBC programming that highlights, celebrates and amplifies autistic voices in BC. Learn about how AutismBC Program pillars Support, Learning, Connection with community and different programming that will be occurring in April onwards. Come learn how to empower and be an ally to autistic individuals and their family! Registration for this event is free! This is a partnered Learning Circle with AutismBC.

Thank you for your interest and participation!

This session’s video is now available for viewing.

Thank you to everyone for your continued interest in our events.

We would like to reiterate that everyone is welcome to our UBCLC sessions.

Our events aim to embody a safe space for everyone of all different backgrounds to have their opinions and voices equally heard

Date: Tuesday, March 22th, 2022 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am
Where: Online via Zoom.

About the Presenters:


Brock Sheppard

Calm, Mentoring, Enthusiastic

I come from a background in outdoor education, adaptable programs, and team development. I enjoy learning and bringing people together for fun and connection. I worked as a Behavioural Support Worker in North Vancouver before joining the AutismBC team in 2019. Watching some of my clients age out of funding and supports motivated me to be an active ally for the autism community.

I love camping and have spent over 600 nights sleeping in a tent camping across Canada exploring the rivers, mountains, and nature.


Jake Anthony

Program Ambassador, AutismBC

I’ve been an advocate for people with disabilities for over fifteen years. I myself identify as living with a disability (specifically autism.) My work has been focused around building more accessible communities, inclusive education, equality in the workplace, as well as working to build a more diverse, welcoming society for all. I’ve worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade in various staff and volunteer positions. My current day job is as the Program Ambassador for AutismBC. I work to connect and engage members of the autistic community in sharing their lived experiences to educate neurotypical people about autism. I also act as a spokesperson for the organization, promoting it’s programs, as well as doing community presentations for schools, businesses and community organizations wanting to learn about people on the autism spectrum.


Symbia Barnaby

Symbia Barnaby is an Indigenous woman of Haida and Mi’kmaq descent living in northern British Columbia. Her traditional Haida name is Guu Gaa Jung and her spirit name is Warrior Woman. She is a single mother of 6 children (5 of which have disabilities ranging from Autism Spectrum Disorder to Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). She is trained as a Practical Nurse, a Birth/Postpartum Doula and a Reiki Level 3 Practitioner. She is also a storyteller, a filmmaker, and a Wisdom Translator.

She has consulted on, developed and run many workshops on anti-racism, disability, inclusive education, intersectionality, and health equity through an Indigenous lens. Symbia also volunteers as the Lead for the Health Advocacy Team with a national non-profit organization called Moms Against Racism Canada.



  • AutismBC – Website
  • AutismBC Glossary and Acryomns- PDF


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