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September 2020

Thinking About Thinking: How to build stronger executive functioning skills to achieve your goals

September 10, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Description: This workshop will provide a brief overview of the key areas of executive functioning (that is, thinking skills). Participants will learn a variety of strategies to help strengthen their own or other's thinking as well as supports to overcome barriers to executive functioning. Presenters: Shane Lynch and Sue Larke Dr. Shane Lynch is the Director of Professional Practice and Evaluation at The Sinneave Family Foundation. He is a behavioral psychologist specializing in autism, positive behavior supports and self-determination.…

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October 2020

Back-to-school Tools for Students and Families: Taking a Close Look at Relationships and Learning in a New School Era

October 8, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Description: This presentation will provide a brief overview of key considerations and practical strategies for students and families to help support successful school re-entry for in-person and online learning. Presenter: Chandra Lebenhagen Chandra Lebenhagen has a Masters Degree in Special Education and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Calgary in Educational Research. She has over 25 years supporting neuro-diverse learners in home, private, and public education settings. Her most recent research explored the inclusive education experiences of…

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ONLINE Thinking About Thinking: How to build stronger executive functioning skills to achieve your goals

October 28, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Zoom1 Canada

Workshop Description: This workshop will provide a brief overview of the key areas of executive functioning (that is, thinking skills). Participants will learn a variety of strategies to help strengthen their own or other's thinking as well as supports to overcome barriers to executive functioning. Presenters: Shane Lynch and Sue Larke Dr. Shane Lynch is the Director of Professional Practice and Evaluation at The Sinneave Family Foundation. He is a behavioral psychologist specializing in autism, positive behavior supports and self-determination.…

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November 2020

Everyday Banking and Budgeting: Strategies to Help You Plan for the Future

November 12, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Description: Learn how today's purchases impact tomorrow's freedoms. This workshop will teach participants how to map out a monthly budget. Using case studies and materials you can later use for your own financial planning, participants will learn strategies that will help navigate the month to ensure there is no overspending. Presenters: Jordan Alford and Shane Lynch Jordan Alford is a Chartered Investment Manager with over 9 years of experience helping people with their finances. As an Investment Advisor for RBC,…

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December 2020

Motivation: Fueling the Invisible Fire Within

December 10, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Description: This workshop will describe the invisible fire within each of us that we call motivation. Participants will learn a variety of strategies to inspire others and help to fuel the invisible fire. Presenter: Shane Lynch Dr. Shane Lynch is the Director of Professional Practice and Evaluation at the Sinneave Family Foundation. In this role, he leads a skilled inter-disciplinary team in delivering service excellence, oversees client service focused measurement and evaluation, and builds out pathways into the community.…

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January 2021

Understanding the Reasons Why People Use Problem Behavior

January 14, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Understanding the Reasons Why People use Problem Behavior   Description: Have you wondered why someone uses problem behavior, even when they “know better”? What motivates someone to use problem behavior? In this workshop, participants will learn: a) the simple reasons why people use problem behavior, b) how to determine why someone you know uses problem behavior, and c) a variety of practical strategies to promote the use of more positive behavior. This workshop is aimed at all ages and stages,…

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February 2021

Bullying and ASD

February 11, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Zoom1 Canada

Workshop Description: Bullying, or peer victimization, is an unfortunate and common experience of those on the spectrum. This session will provide attendees with an understanding of how bullying is currently described, its frequency regarding those on the spectrum, and its impact. Strategies to address these concerns will also be discussed.   This workshop will be made available FREE and LIVE ONLINE via CES Webinar. Please click here or on the image below to register your virtual seat!   Please Note:  At this time,…

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March 2021

Forward Housing’s Newest Affordable Development in Calgary

March 2, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Zoom1 Canada
Free

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION on FORWARD HOUSING’S NEWEST AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN CALGARY (Bishop's Manor in Bridgeland)                       Hosted by: The Sinneave Family Foundation and Forward Housing Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Time: 7 pm - 8 pm Who should attend? If you are an independent autistic adult looking for affordable housing in 2021. If you are the family or support person of an autistic adult…

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Autism and PTSD: Overlapping, Overwhelming and Under-Recognized

March 11, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Autism and PTSD:  Overlapping, Overwhelming and Under-Recognized Date:  Thursday, March 11, 2021  6:30 - 8:30 pm Workshop Description Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) represents a significant mental health challenge that can be difficult to recognize and treat in individuals with social communication challenges.  This workshop will discuss why trauma is often overlooked in autistic individuals and how to enhance awareness of PTSD and support effective intervention. This workshop will be made available FREE and LIVE ONLINE via CES Webinar. Bio  Dr.…

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April 2021

Sleep Soundly: A Workshop to Support Better Sleep Habits for Teens & Adults with Autism

April 8, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online

Description: Counting sheep not helping you or your family sleep? “The Sleep Workshop” will discuss common sleep challenges for teens and adults with autism and provide you with strategies to support healthy sleep habits. This workshop is intended for teens or adults with autism and those who support them. This workshop will be made available FREE and LIVE ONLINE via CES Webinar. Please click here or on the image below to register your virtual seat! Presenters: Anne Beattie is a clinical supervisor and…

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