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Autistic & Awesome: Celebrating the Positives of Autism

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Autistic & Awesome: Celebrating the Positives of Autism

July 25 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

Here at Sinneave, we want to foster environments where Autistic individuals are free to be themselves and recognize the value they bring to the places they live, learn and work, so they can thrive.

Join us as we celebrate being Autistic & Awesome!

Thursday, July 25, 2024

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

In-person at The Ability Hub (300, 3820 24 Ave NW) 

When we read or search about autism online, we notice that a lot of the information uses negative and disability-focused language. Words like “inflexible”, “rigid”, “lack of” and “difficulty “are commonly found alongside definitions of autism. However, we know that the medical model of disability–which uses those terms–doesn’t tell the whole story. The human experience really is one of diversity and we want to educate and encourage others to embrace our neurological differences, not as something that needs to be “cured,” but instead recognizing the benefits and beauty that different perspectives provide.

We are committed to changing the perception of and language around autism and celebrating the many amazing strengths and characteristics of Autistics we know and have the privilege of working with.

In this session, we will replace outdated definitions and descriptions of autism with positives, beginning with celebrating the many positive traits and characteristics common among Autistics and empowering those individuals to embrace who they are and what they have to offer. We will also highlight the vibrancy of Autistic culture and learn ways we can support inclusion in our communities.

The event will include a short presentation, information sharing, and discussion in a safe and welcoming small group environment.

Advance registration is not required. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have questions about this session, please reach out by email to info@sinneavefoundation.org or call us at 403 210-5000.

Suite #300, 3820 – 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B-2X9 Canada
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(403) 210-5000