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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

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

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

  This event has now passed but if you are interested to learn more you can view the slideshow presentation by clicking here.   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…

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Caring for the Caregiver – ACT 5 Session Workshop

April 28, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Workshop Description: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Caregivers of Neurodiverse Individuals ACT seeks to help individuals to manage difficult things in their lives and mindfully connect with things that are most important in a way that is loving and respectful. With an introduction to the concept of ‘mindfulness,’ ACT helps to develop a new mindful relationship with unwanted thoughts and feelings. This process helps a person to be more open, and to take action consistent with what they care…

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May 2021

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Caregivers – What’s it all about?

May 13, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Caregivers – What’s it all about? This workshop is about caring for the caregiver.  Participants will be taught tools and techniques towards taking care of themselves so that they, in turn, can mindfully connect with their child/young adult.  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) processes and how they can support caregivers of neurodiverse individuals (including autism and other developmental differences) will be discussed. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) seeks to help individuals to manage difficult things…

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June 2021

Personal Safety in the Community, at Home and Online

June 10, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Description: Join Lorna Selig for an informative session on Personal Safety. Topics covered will include online and internet safety, and basic strategies for keeping yourself protected in the community and in the home.  Lorna will offer links and articles for follow up and further support.   Presenter Bio: Lorna Selig is the Provincial Expansion and Transition Coordinator at The Children’s Link Society.  She and her team support families to complete the documentation that is required for youth to move…

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