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Six Principles to Inform Action: Creating Inclusive Campuses for Autistic & Neurodivergent Students

November 9, 2023, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Hosted in partnership with Healthy Campus Alberta, we are pleased to present Six Principles to Inform Action: Creating Inclusive Campuses for Autistic & Neurodivergent Students. Our presenters will share six key principles–developed in collaboration with a team of autistic self-advocates–to support greater understanding, acceptance and valuing of autism and neurodivergence. While the presentation is geared toward post-secondary professionals and students, these principles are broadly applicable in all areas of daily life.

Covering each of the six principles–Communication, Structure, Flexibility, Environment, Emotion and Connection–our team will provide practical information and easy-to-implement strategies so Healthy Campus Alberta community members will walk away empowered to undertake ally-based actions that create and foster environments where everyone can thrive at:

  • Building relationships
  • Enhancing communication through collaboration
  • Identifying and implementing pro-active actions for inclusion

There is something here for everyone.

About the Presenters: 

Jay Haukenfrers (she/her)

Learning and Connection Coordinator for the Sinneave Family Foundation

Jay Haukenfrers (she/her) is the Learning and Connection Coordinator for the Sinneave Family Foundation.  She oversees Sinneave’s Information and Navigation Service, which provides resources to self-advocates, parents and professionals.  Jay also supports with learning & connection activities, including community engagement, presentations, workshops and digital content.  Jay has a Bachelors of Arts, with a focus in music and psychology.  She has had the honour to offer support to diverse vulnerable populations for more than 10 years including: families and children in crisis, young people with disabilities pursuing post-secondary education, adults with disabilities and co-occurring health challenges, and currently, supporting autistic and neurodivergent youth and adults in the transition to adulthood.  She is excited to share more about how to make more places and spaces welcoming for autistic and neurodivergent people!  

Mason Jaffray

Program Associate at the Sinneave Family Foundation

Mason Jaffray is an autistic self-advocate and a program associate at the Sinneave Family Foundation. Mason is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the autism spectrum to encourage growth and understanding of the autistic and neurodiverse communities. Mason brings curiosity and a willingness to learn to every conversation. He believes that the best ideas and solutions that influence positive outcomes, come from collaborative action and engagement with members of the community.

Registration is required for this presentation. When you click on the button below that says, “Register Today – Six Principles to Inform Action” you’ll be directed to the Healthy Campus Alberta website to register. Once there, you will need to create a free HCA account or use the guest log-in feature.

Register Today – Six Principles to Inform Action 


Did you Know? These six principles are broadly applicable to all areas of daily life and our team is available to visit your school, business or workplace to show you easy-to-implement actionable strategies that benefit everyone. Contact us at info@sinneavefoundation.org or call 403 210-5000 to learn more and book your complimentary visit today.

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