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September 2018

Understanding Autism & ADHD to Promote Long-Term Success

Free

Audience Focus—Parents, Caregivers and Professionals Synopsis: This workshop will provide an overview of the complex nature of Autism and ADHD, as well as the associated strengths and challenges. Executive functions are discussed, along with practical intervention techniques to promote long-term success in all areas of functioning. Valuable information regarding common medications often prescribed will also be reviewed. Bio: Dr. Caroline Buzanko is a Registered Psychologist who has worked with individuals with autism and their families for 20 years. She also…

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October 2018

Restricted Interests in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): How do they engage the brain?

Free

Free parking will be available for all who attend the workshop. You can find the parking pass here and it must be printed out and displayed on your dashboard during the event. Audience Focus: Parents, Caregivers and Professionals. Synopsis: One of the lesser studied symptoms in ASD is restricted interests. In a series of studies conducted at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children's Hospital we asked: how does the brain responds to restricted interests? In this  presentation I will talk about…

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November 2018

Nutrition and Brain Health: Implications for ASD and mental health

Free

Free parking will be available for all who attend the workshop. You can find the parking pass here and it must be printed out and displayed on your dashboard during the event. Nutrition and Brain Health: Implications for ASD and mental health. Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD Professor Emerita Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary Summary: The key to understanding the importance of diet is having some basic knowledge of what nutrients do in the brain. This workshop will begin with…

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December 2018

An Overview of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE): Promoting Higher Learning for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Free

Free parking will be available for all who attend the workshop. You can find the parking pass here and it must be printed out and displayed on your dashboard during the event. Summary: This workshop will provide an overview of the Inclusive Post-Secondary (IPSE) model, promoting higher learning for adults with intellectual disabilities. The IPSE Team from the University of Calgary and St. Mary's University will be providing key information on the importance of collaboration, application processes/preparation and desired outcomes.

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January 2019

How Gaming and Social Media are Designed to Keep Teenagers Hooked – Cam Adair

$10

** PLEASE VIEW EVENT PAGE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ** If you wish to pay at the door, please bring the appropriate amount of cash. Almost all teenagers play video games regularly.  It is critical to ensure they have a healthy and productive relationship with gaming, social media and technology.  If you are a gamer, parent, teacher or professional you won't want to miss this engaging presentation. A few key details: The presentation will be held on Tuesday,…

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Video Game Addiction Masterclass – Cam Adair

$75

Professionals who work with teens and young adults with autism won’t want to miss Cam Adair’s “Video Game Addiction Masterclass”. Cam Adair shares his personal journey of overcoming his addiction to the gaming world. He also takes an evidence-based approach to help you identify those at-risk, how to communicate effectively with young people, and what the practical strategies are to help them succeed in recovery. A few key details: The class will be held at The Ability Hub – 3rd Floor…

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Launch into Life! Workshops – Jan 29th, Feb 5th, and Feb 12th, 2019

$75

This workshop is a three part series: Tuesdays, January 29th, February 5th, and February 12th, 2019 (6:30pm to 8:30pm) Transitioning into adulthood and the community beyond high school can be challenging for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Comprehensive transition planning can help to manage the challenges during this time and maximize the potential for each person to live a full and meaningful life. The Launch Program at the Ability Hub was developed to help families prepare for…

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February 2019

Problem Behavior: Why Does It Happen And What To Do About It

Free

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 professionals. Presenter…

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March 2019

Excel Campus Prep Information Session for Students and Parents

Free

Please note: Students who wish to apply must attend in person (parents are also welcome to attend).   Excel Campus Prep is a is a five-day summer course for individuals with autism who are planning to enroll in a post-secondary program after graduating from high school. Post-secondary programs can include degree, diploma, certificate, vocational or other training programs. Please see the below poster for more information.

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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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