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March 2019

Invisible: Why Do So Few Girls and Women Get an Autism Diagnosis?

Free

Overview: This presentation will discuss some of the reasons why more boys than girls receive an autism diagnosis, common co-occurring diagnoses and misdiagnoses that teens and adult women receive, strengths and struggles for autistic women across the lifespan, and finally screening and diagnostic tools specifically designed for females.  If you or your daughter have been diagnosed with autism or are wondering about an autism diagnosis this session will provide helpful information and resources. Speakers: Dr. Katelyn Lowe is the Chief…

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April 2019

What Now? …Navigating Life After High School

Free

Workshop Overview: This presentation will provide an overview of options for your teenager after high school, namely more school (post-secondary education or training),  employment or a gap year(s).  Typically a gap year after high school for young adults with autism means sleeping late, gaming more and losing skills and confidence.  Some autistic individuals are not quite ready for the rigors of university, college or work and need support to build readiness skills before taking that next step.  This workshop will provide…

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May 2019

I’m So Stressed! Understanding and Managing Anxiety and Mental Health Issues

Free

Speaker: Allan Donsky M.D.,FRCPC Psychiatry, FRCPC Paediatrics Dr. Donsky is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Mount Royal University. He has been a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for 23 years, and was formerly a Pediatrician He is consultant Psychiatrist with the Healthy Minds/Healthy Children (HMHC) program in Calgary. He is a core committee Member of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and…

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June 2019

Getting Off the Couch! Inspiring a Healthier Lifestyle

Free

This workshop will discuss the physical, mental health and social benefits of being active.  For many people on the autism spectrum, getting to the gym or just having an active lifestyle can be challenging.  Strategies for increasing recreational opportunities will be shared as well as how to build a social network for engaging in community and physical activities. Speaker: Mike Barrett, MC, R.Psych, is a Registered Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Counselling from the University of Calgary. He has…

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July 2019

Excel Campus Prep – July 15 – July 19

Are you in high school and considering enrolling in a post-secondary program when you graduate? Did you take a gap-period after graduation and are now thinking about continuing your studies? We invite you to check out this summer course opportunity to start you on your path to success! Click here to apply. Or click on the poster below for more information.

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Excel Campus Prep – July 29 – August 2

Are you in high school and considering enrolling in a post-secondary program when you graduate? Did you take a gap-period after graduation and are now thinking about continuing your studies? We invite you to check out this summer course opportunity to start you on your path to success! Click here to apply. Or click on the poster below for more information.

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August 2019

Excel Campus Prep – August 12th – 16th REGISTRATION CLOSED

Thank you for your interest in this program, however, the registration is full and we are no longer accepting applications.

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September 2019

Tuning In To Sensory Sensitivities: Understanding Sensory Modulation Disorders and Exploring Strategies That Help

Free

Speakers: Sara Baker, MScOT & Teunisje Gruber BScOT, MC Life is a sensory experience. Sensory modulation allows us to respond appropriately to sensory information from our environment every day. Our brains will automatically “tune down” some information (e.g. background noise) so that we can “tune up” other information and focus on what is important for daily functioning. For some people, sensory modulation is difficult and the ability to remain at the right level of focus and alertness for daily activity is…

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Launch into Life! Workshop in Red Deer, AB

$20 – $40

Autism Grows Up! A workshop to help plan for your child’s adult future Planning for the future of our kids with special needs is often paralyzing, mostly because of the fear and the ominous task of navigating the system, finding the resources, and simply finding the time to pay attention to the details required. In order to support our CommUNITY and families through the transitions that lie ahead, The Sinneave Family Foundation is generously offering this full-day planning workshop at…

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October 2019

Gender Diversity and Autism: A Spectrum Within the Spectrum

Free

Workshop Summary: Researchers have identified the co-occurrence of gender diversity and autism as an important emerging issue in terms of clinical practice. Parents, clinicians, and educators, and support professionals in the fields of autism and gender are increasingly likely to encounter clients, patients, and families working to understand gender diversity and autism simultaneously. This workshop will share current findings and perspectives on gender diversity for individuals on the autism spectrum and will present evidence-informed practices for supporting gender creative children…

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