The Sinneave Family Foundation
The Sinneave Family Foundation (Sinneave) is a charitable operating foundation focused on improving education, employment and housing outcomes for autistic youth and adults.
Among Canadian children and youth aged 5 to 17 years, the estimated prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in 2015 was 1 in 66. As children on the autism spectrum transition to adolescence and adulthood, they face a “supports cliff” where the resources necessary to meet their lifelong and changing needs can be scarce or non-existent. When autistic individuals do not have support through the transition to adulthood, they face increased challenges to reaching their desired life outcomes.
Sinneave’s vision is that individuals on the autism spectrum are supported in the transition to adulthood to realize their highest quality of life.
We operate a collaborative space in Calgary called The Ability Hub, where we develop programs and offer services and supports that help people achieve their goals. We value our strong relationships within the autism community, industry, education, housing, and government as we combine our respective strengths to reduce barriers and create opportunities for autistic adults to thrive.
Our mission is achieved by targeting our energy and resources to share promising practices, build system capacity and foster policy development in the areas of: education beyond high school, employment, and independent living.
We aim to be collaborative, respectful, innovative, and accountable in our work, promoting confidence in Sinneave as an ethical, credible, and trusted advisor and facilitator in the field of autism.
We use our collective impact for sustainable change.
For a quick glance at Sinneave Services, Programs and Supports click on the image below: