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Celebrate World Autism Acceptance Day – April 2, 2021

April 1, 2021
#YYCWAAD 2021 is April 2nd! Join us this Friday, April 2nd in celebrating World Autism Acceptance Day! We encourage you to check out the virtual activities organized by @autismcalgary and @aafscalgary from 11:00am – 2:00 pm.  A one of a kind online interactive floor plan has been specially designed for #YYCWAAD to depict Olympic Plaza! […]
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The Sinneave Family Foundation 2020 Impact Report

April 1, 2021
Sinneave is pleased to share our recently released 2020 Impact Report – Responding, Adapting, Collaborating for Community Impact. Click on the image below to read the report, or click here  to download a printable copy.
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Launch + Skills Spotlight on Drew April 2021

April 1, 2021
“Not all goals need a time limit, pace yourself and keep going!” Drew joined the Launch + Skills program in October of 2019. He came into the program with a vision to improve his overall social communication, with a focus on conversational skills, and the additional goal of finding employment. Drew has made extraordinary strides […]
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Training for Caregivers

April 1, 2021
Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) for Family Caregivers of Neurodiverse Individuals By Teunisje Gruber and Judy Glass Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based intervention to help alleviate a variety of difficult life issues. Inspired by research on how ACT can help parents of autistic children, Yona Lunsky, Kenneth Fung, and Mateusz Zurowski started […]
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Sinneave Launches New Toolkit For Employers

March 8, 2021
After almost a year in the making, Sinneave is proud to announce the launch of Success in the Workplace Employer Toolkit: Strategies from Autistic Employees. This new online toolkit will empower employers to better include and support autistic employees in the workplace. The ultimate goal is to increase the odds of successful and sustained employment […]
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Launch + Skills Spotlight on Brody – March 2021

March 8, 2021
Launch + Skills Spotlight on Brody – March 2021 Brody is a very ambitious individual with a true passion for the film industry. He joined the Launch + Skills program in 2019 to work on a wide variety of goals ranging from job and career exploration, to financial management and independent living skills. Although Brody […]
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Forward Housing Update – Bishop’s Manor

March 8, 2021
There is a new opportunity available for independent autistic adults who are seeking affordable housing in 2021. Forward Housing is now accepting applications for Bishop’s Manor in Bridgeland. Visit our Housing Opportunites page to learn more about this location.
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Horizon Housing Available Units

March 8, 2021
Horizon Housing has units available for immediate occupancy in the NW community of Triwood. Details: One bedroom units $750 or 30% of income whichever is higher Support agency not required Full bath and kitchen Parking, $40.00 per month Shared laundry using coinamatic cards $200 refundable pet deposit Click the image below for location details.  For […]
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YYC World Autism Acceptance Day 2021

March 8, 2021
Save the date! April 2, 2021 The Sinneave Family Foundation will be recognizing World Autism Acceptance Day on April 2nd. We encourage you to move beyond Awareness to enhancing your understanding and Acceptance of autism and to take action that makes your community a place in which autistic people have equitable opportunities. Every year Autism […]
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Transitioning to Adulthood Webinar for Parents

March 2, 2021
Transitioning to Adulthood: Supports for Young People with Autism WHAT COULD LIFE LOOK LIKE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL FOR MY CHILD WITH AUTISM? WHAT SUPPORTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUNG ADULTS WITH AUTISM IN ROCKY VIEW COUNTY? Vecova is hosting an online panel discussion with AAFS Calgary, The Sinneave Family Foundation and Autism Calgary Association on March […]
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Launch + Skills Spotlight on Michaela – February 2021

February 3, 2021
Launch + Skills Spotlight on Michaela – February 2021 “Don’t forget to work hard but also have some fun when doing it.” Michaela joined the Launch + Skills program in September of 2019, after completing Sinneave’s Excel Campus Prep program (watch for the soon to be released online version Autism Campus Prep).  Michaela came with […]
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EmploymentWorks Program – Spring 2021

February 3, 2021
UPDATE: Registration for the Spring 2021 EmploymentWorks program in Calgary is now closed. EmploymentWorks is program that offers employment preparedness training for autistic individuals and those with other neurodiversities who are seeking opportunities to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to obtain sustainable employment. The EmploymentWorks Program is now being offered virtually and includes […]
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Sinneave Skills Groups

February 3, 2021
NOTE: Due to overwhelming interest, we are pausing Skills Group enrollment. If you are interested in adding your name to the waitlist, please click on the survey links in (each of) the appropriate skills group description below. Sinneave is pleased to announce that we are now welcoming individuals interested in joining our new Skills Groups […]
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Autism CanTech! at Norquest College

February 3, 2021
Norquest College is offering a new program for Autistic young adults between the ages 18-30 years! Autism CanTech! provides Autistic youth with robust supports to succeed in their careers and empowers participants to be supported and independent in the workforce, with an autistic-centred approach. The application deadline is March 22, 2021, and the program starts […]
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Share Your Stories! Housing Through An Autism Lens

February 3, 2021
Your story is important! The Story Collector is OPEN for the Housing Through An Autism Lens Solutions Lab (HAL-Lab).  The HAL-Lab is seeking micro-stories of experiences with housing from Autistic adults, their families, friends, allies, communities, as well as professionals who work with Autistic adults in all capacities.  EVERY PERSON CAN COMPLETE THE COLLECTOR AS […]
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