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From December 1-3, we're celebrating the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Film festivals will be held in 5 locations across BC. Stay tuned for details!

Our new report shows the continued systemic use of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. Read more.

Watch our 60th Anniversary video that honours and remembers the civil rights history of people with intellectual disabilities in BC. Read more about our history here.

Alexander Magnussen

Alexander is a 30 year old man who lives with Autism. His goal is to convey to the world that Autism can be a thing to be celebrated, not feared. 

Alex believes that with the right support and early intervention, people who live with Autism can realize in themselves that they are smart and can find their niche in the world.

Alexander is a public speaker with a unique ability to communicate what it feels like to have Autism in a way that is understandable to people who don’t have Autism – he is able to explain what the world is like and how it feels to him. In this way, Alexander is a “bridge” – he can connect the world of Autism to the world without Autism is a comprehensible way.

Alexander brings his humor, honesty and style to his presentations, which includes two TEDx talks.