The Sinneave Family Foundation (Sinneave) is a charitable operating foundation, created in 2008 to address the challenges experienced by emerging adults on the autism spectrum.

Among Canadian children and youth aged 5 to 17 years, the estimated prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in 2015 was 1 in 66.  As children on the autism spectrum transition to adolescence and adulthood, they face a “supports cliff” where the resources necessary to meet their lifelong and changing needs can be scarce or non-existent.  When autistic individuals do not have support through the transition to adulthood, they face increased challenges to reaching their desired life outcomes.

Sinneave’s vision is that individuals on the autism spectrum are supported in the transition to adulthood to realize their highest quality of life.

Sinneave aims to build a case that will influence practice and policy discussions and result in improved outcomes for emerging adults on the autism spectrum.

Our work includes providing programs and services (doing the work) and collaborating with partners in activities focused on enhancing transition support, sharing promising practices, building system capacity and fostering policy development in the areas of education beyond high school, employment, and independent living.

We aim to be collaborative, respectful, innovative, and accountable in our work, promoting confidence in Sinneave as an ethical, credible, and trusted advisor and facilitator in the field of autism.

We use our collective impact for sustainable change.

Click here or on the image below to view or download Sinneave’s most recent Impact Report.

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If you have questions regarding guidelines for appropriate recognition and use of The Sinneave Family Foundation logo, or require specific file formats for online or print communication materials for activities we are supporting, please contact:

Crystal Jones, Director of Communications

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