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January 9, 2020

Problem Behavior: Why Does It Happen and What to Do About It

January 9, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Ability Hub, Suite #300, 3820 - 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B-2X9 Canada

Workshop 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 developmental levels and will be useful for family, as well as…

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February 13, 2020

Navigating the Social Network Super Highway

February 13, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Ability Hub, Suite #300, 3820 - 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B-2X9 Canada
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University of Calgary

Workshop Description:  Navigating the Social Network Super Highway (Original title: Putting Yourself Out There! How to help grow social networks and find your tribe) Having social networks is part of who we are as human beings. They play a significant role in most areas of our daily life. For adolescents and adults with autism, creating and maintaining meaningful social connections can often feel difficult, confusing, and overwhelming. This presentation will focus on the importance of developing and maintaining connections throughout…

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March 12, 2020

Time To Get Up And Go To Work! Strategies to increase employment readiness

March 12, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Ability Hub, Suite #300, 3820 - 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B-2X9 Canada

Workshop Description:  In this presentation, participants will learn about the basic steps to gain and maintain successful employment. Beginning with pre-employment skills such as exploring interests, resume writing, and job searching, through to interview skills and other self-advocacy skills (e.g., seeking supports, disclosure), participants will learn about a variety of strategies to help individuals with autism be successful in the workforce. Presenter Bios: Dr. Shane Lynch (Special Education) is a Registered Psychologist and the Director of Professional Practice and Evaluation…

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April 9, 2020

No April Workshop

April 9, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Ability Hub, Suite #300, 3820 - 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B-2X9 Canada

There will be no April workshop due to the Easter holiday weekend.

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May 14, 2020

Virtual Workshop: Learning Across the Lifespan: How to build learning opportunities into every day activities

May 14, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop was made available FREE and LIVE ONLINE via CES Webinar.   Workshop Description: In this presentation, Dr. Velasquez will describe how Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can be used to enhance learning for all individuals throughout their lives. She will dispel common myths about ABA and discuss how ABA practice can be modified to meet the needs of individuals with autism and other neuro-diversities. She will also share examples of “must have” skills for effective daily living, as well…

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June 11, 2020

Virtual Workshop: Taming Anxiety Gremlins: Avoiding anxiety traps while promoting resilience

June 11, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Click here to access the recording!   Workshop Overview: Taming Anxiety Gremlins: Avoiding anxiety traps while promoting resilience Anxiety is at epidemic levels among children, teens, and adults. Individuals with ASD also have a high risk of developing anxiety. In this workshop, participants will learn about the nature of anxiety and how traditional ways of offering help may unwittingly worsen anxiety. Participants will also learn effective tools to help individuals manage anxiety to promote their resilience and overall well-being.  …

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August 10, 2020

Excel Campus Prep (Postponed) – Stay Tuned for Details!

August 10, 2020, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 situation, a number of changes have been made to the delivery of Sinneave programs and services (click here for details), and all staff are working remotely to the extent possible.  The Excel Campus Prep program has typically been offered in a group, face-to-face format and staff are currently exploring alternate program delivery options such as a series of short modules that can be watched online.  For additional information, or support to help you prepare…

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September 10, 2020

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

September 10, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Excel Campus Prep Online

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. Click here to access the recording! 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…

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October 8, 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

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.   Click here to access the recording! 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…

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