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AUTISM & CANCER

GETTING HELP


Our organization recognizes the importance of tailored support for individuals facing the intersection of autism and cancer. To address these challenges, we have a team of neurodiverse-aware therapists (Blaze and Colleen) who are also cancer survivors.

These therapists bring a unique understanding of the emotional and practical aspects of both experiences, ensuring empathetic and personalized care. We are committed to providing comprehensive support that considers sensory sensitivities, communication preferences, and emotional regulation needs.

Our firsthand experience with cancer and expertise in supporting neurodiverse individuals allows us to be valuable allies on the path to healing. Together, we aim to create a supportive environment that acknowledges and addresses your specific needs when facing a cancer diagnosis.

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AUTISM & CANCER


SUPPORTING THOSE WITH AUTISM & CANCER

Cancer can be a tremendous challenge for anyone.

Yet, if you are autistic, you may face unique difficulties in dealing with the physical and emotional aspects of cancer. And, thus you deserve specialized support.

Are you Autistic?
AUTISTIC WITH CANCER: CHALLENGES

 

Here are some challenges that someone with autism who is also dealing with cancer might encounter:

Communication and Understanding: 

- Difficulty in expressing and understanding emotions: People with autism often struggle with recognizing and expressing emotions. A cancer diagnosis can bring about a wide…

Are you ADHD?
ALLISTIC WITH CANCER: CHALLENGES

Having cancer and being married to or partnered with someone with autism can present a unique set of challenges.

 

Here are some of the potential difficulties:

Emotional Expression: 

- The partner with cancer may need emotional support that the autistic partner may find challenging…

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GENETIC CONNECTION?

Some clients wonder if there is a genetic connection between autism and cancer. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers.

The relationship between autism and cancer risk is complex and has been the subject of various studies. Some research suggests that there may be a genetic overlap between…


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