Employer Inclusive Workplaces Survey

May 29, 2020
Calling all employers, hiring managers and human resources professionals! Help inform important new resources under development to assist companies to create inclusive, welcoming and supportive work environments for autistic workers. An autistic inclusive work environment supports the needs and preferences of all employees including the unique physical, sensory, social-emotional and communication needs of autistic workers. […]
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Launch + Skills Spotlight on Travis – June 2020

May 29, 2020
Launch + Skills Spotlight on Travis – June 2020 “I like how helpful and supportive the staff are.” Travis joined the Launch + Skills program in February of 2019. He had recently come to Calgary and wanted support in gaining independence with transportation as well as with his goals involving employment training. Travis practiced taking […]
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Aspires Meeting – June 2020

May 29, 2020
Aspires is excited to welcome international guest speaker Desiree Kameka, to present “Trends and Emerging Models” at the next Aspires Virtual Meeting on June 4th from 7-9pm (via Zoom). Desiree Kameka is Director of Autism Housing Network at the Madison House Autism Foundation in the USA.  Her work focuses on researching housing issues, advocating with […]
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Autistic Pride is Resistance

May 29, 2020
Autistic Pride is Resistance Autistic Pride is Resistance. It is choosing to love my neurology in a world that frames autistics all too often as puzzles to solve. It is choosing to stim when and where I need to without concerning myself too much with others thinking I’m weird. In a way, every day is Autistic Pride Day to me ever […]
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Staying Fit and Having Fun While at Home

May 29, 2020
Staying Fit and Having Fun While at Home By: Michael Barrett, Registered Psychologist The vast majority of Canadians are dealing with low to moderate stress linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical activity can be a valuable strategy to help you manage stress and stay healthy. Health Canada recommends that we should engage in 150 minutes […]
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In Celebration of Mother’s Day

May 10, 2020
Edited – Originally published May 12, 2017 A mother’s job is to help prepare her child for the journey towards adulthood.  She is their support crew, helping them pack their backpacks, learning to navigate all life’s pathways, and finally – and hopefully – sending them on their way.  When a child has an autism, a […]
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Autism Speaks Canada – Samsung Tablets

May 1, 2020
Samsung Canada and Autism Speaks Canada have joined forces to provide 1,000 tablets that will have a direct and crucial impact for the autism community across Canada. The everyday challenges that affect the lives of individuals on the spectrum and their families vary and are only exacerbated by COVID-19. Autistic Canadians and their families are facing […]
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Navigating COVID-19 at Sinneave

May 1, 2020
Navigating COVID-19 at Sinneave – We are in this Together Anxiety, depression, fear, the unknown…I’m freaking out!  What about my kids, my parents, my friends, my clients, family, work, health, finances??  These and so many more unanswered questions can add up to a strain on our mental health, impacting individuals and the organizations they are […]
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Update on Autism Community COVID-19 Response Fund

April 30, 2020
Update on Autism Community COVID-19 Response Fund The Sinneave Family Foundation is here for the community during these extraordinary times. We have adapted, innovated and remain responsive to your needs. Autistic youth and adults are a vulnerable group who require our community’s care and attention to remain connected, included and supported through this period of […]
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Launch + Skills Spotlight on Seth – May 2020

April 30, 2020
Launch + Skills Spotlight on Seth – May 2020 Seth came to the Launch + Skills program to build his post-secondary readiness skills and for support around selecting and applying for a post-secondary program. With the help of his skills coach, Seth was able to identify his skills, interests and future path for his post-secondary […]
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World Autism Month 2020 Wrap-Up

April 30, 2020
World Autism Month 2020 Wrap-Up Each April, World Autism Month raises awareness of issues of concern for the autism community. This year, the United Nations specifically highlighted the need for innovative programs designed to support autistic youth in the transition to adulthood. Since 2008, The Sinneave Family Foundation has been addressing these concerns and we […]
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Autistic Inclusive Workplaces Survey

April 29, 2020
What do you feel makes an inclusive, welcoming and supportive work environment for autistic workers? We invite autistic adults who are working, or who have work experience, to share their input on the Autistic Inclusive Workplaces Survey. The survey will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Survey Link: https://bit.ly/2VMchMx  The survey closes on Wednesday, May […]
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What’s New with Sinneave Programs – May 2020

April 29, 2020
What’s New with Sinneave Programs – May 2020 We are working to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our clients to the extent possible during the COVID-19 situation (click here for details). Most of Sinneave’s core programs and services are continuing to operate virtually, and we want to update you on important […]
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Aspires Housing Group of Calgary – Connecting Virtually During COVID-19

April 29, 2020
Aspires Housing Group of Calgary – Connecting Virtually During COVID-19   There is no doubt that COVID -19 is challenging us all in ways we could never have imagined.  Isolation, loss of employment, uncertainty around provincial programs and funding may result in feelings of anxiety and depression.  For autistic adults and families who are part […]
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2020 Free Mindfulness Groups (Updated Spring/Summer Dates)

April 15, 2020
2020 Free Mindfulness Groups (Updated Spring/Summer Dates) York University and CAMH have been researching how to support parents/siblings of adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as exploring ways to help autistic adults cope with stress and anxiety. As part of this research, they are holding free web-based mindfulness groups to choose from […]
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