Background

The Sinneave Family Foundation (Sinneave) is a charitable operating foundation, created in 2008 to address the challenges experienced by emerging adults with autism.  Our work includes providing programs and services, and collaborating with partners toward a vision that individuals with autism are supported in the transition to adulthood to realize their highest quality of life.

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 with autism 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 individuals with autism do not have support through the transition to adulthood, they face increased challenges to reaching their desired life outcomes.

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

Our mission is achieved by targeting our energy and resources to share promising practices, build system capacity and foster policy development in the areas of:

  • Education Beyond High School
  • Employment
  • Independent Living

Our approach is to work at the individual, family, community and system levels and across our networks.  We leverage our collective impact for sustainable change.

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Guidelines for Recognition and Use of Logos

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
crystal.jones@sinneavefoundation.org

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