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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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November 12, 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 10, 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 14, 2021

Understanding the Reasons Why People Use Problem Behavior

January 14, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Understanding the Reasons Why People use Problem Behavior   Please click here to access the recording!   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…

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February 11, 2021

Bullying and ASD

February 11, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 Please click here or on the image below to access the recording!   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.                                

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Caring for the Caregiver

February 24, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Description: Caring for the Caregiver: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 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 about.…

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March 2, 2021

Launch into Life! Workshops – Virtual

March 2, 2021, 11:00 am - March 16, 2021, 12:00 pm

  The QuickStart Planning Tool is a new online form that can help you create a personalized plan for success after high school.  Come meet other parents with adolescents and young adults on the spectrum and learn about resources in our community to help guide the transition to adulthood. March 2, 9, 16, 2021 from 11:00am - 12:00pm Grab a coffee Make new connections Learn about resources Plan to succeed!                

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Forward Housing’s Newest Affordable Development in Calgary

March 2, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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   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 looking for affordable housing in Calgary. If you are interested in exploring natural supports available…

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Autism and PTSD: Overlapping, Overwhelming and Under-Recognized

March 11, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Autism and PTSD:  Overlapping, Overwhelming and Under-Recognized Date:  Thursday, March 11, 2021  6:30 - 8:30 pm   Click here to access the recording on the AIDE Canada website.   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.   Bio …

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