The Government of Alberta – An Invitation to Listening Sessions

May 11, 2018
Update May 14, 2018 The listening sessions provided opportunity for discussion between ministry staff and parents about how a parent coaching model should complement and augment direct service to the individuals with disabilities, and not be a replacement for direct service.  A genuine interest in improving the implementation of the FSCD legislation, and in supporting […]
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Mental Health: The Bigger Picture

May 1, 2018
MENTAL HEALTH AND OTHER FOUNDATIONAL FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE WORK READINESS In Worktopia, more than 44% of individuals who enrolled in the EmploymentWorks Canada program reported experiencing three or more co-occurring mental health conditions. Challenges posed by these factors may negatively influence employment and engagement in the community. While Worktopia’s primary focus is to improve employment skills […]
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Aspires Monthly Meeting – May 2018

May 1, 2018
Aspires Monthly Meeting – May 2018 The regular monthly Aspires Housing Committee business meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 3rd at The Ability Hub (#300, 3820 – 24 Avenue NW). In addition to regular business items and updates, Monarch House will be presenting a “skinny” support model to parents, as it […]
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Mental Health Week: May 7-13, 2018

May 1, 2018
Mental Health Week: May 7-13, 2018 This May 7-13 is the 67th CMHA Mental Health Week. Since 1951, CMHA Mental Health Week has been raising awareness to end stigma associated with mental illness. In a sense, Mental Health Week has been a “mental illness awareness week.” This year, it goes even deeper. It goes to the […]
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Perspectives from the 2018 CASDA Leadership Summit

May 1, 2018
This article is being shared with permission from MacART (McMaster University Autism Research Team) It was fitting that the 2018 Canadian Autism Leadership Summit, hosted by the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA), happened in Ottawa, Canada – the epicenter of political action and the host site of national strategies and social change. The meeting was an intense but […]
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2018 Summer Career Development

May 1, 2018
2018 Summer Career Development Are you interested and motivated to develop your employability skills over the summer? Meticulon is pleased to partner with The Sinneave Family Foundation to provide employment-readiness summer development camps. Over 4 days you can kick-start your learning with a sampler of the Meticulon Assessment Service (MAS) and the Launch + Skills […]
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Spectrum Advantage

April 2, 2018
Spectrum Advantage is currently taking applications for the May 2018 session Are you a motivated person who is ready to start a new phase of development in your life? Are you tired of being turned down after an interview or are simply afraid of attending one? Are you a qualified professional who is unable to […]
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360 Fit Accepting Registrations!

April 2, 2018
In collaboration with Sinneave, the #YMCACalgary has developed the 360 Fit program, modeled on Beast Mode. The start date has changed, and there is time to register for the program starting April 10th . . . click on the poster for more information and to share. For information on the YMCA financial assistance programs, visit: www.ymcacalgary.org/membership-benefi…/financial-assistance/ Register here:https://econnect.calgary.ymca.ca/Ac…/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp or […]
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Public Health Agency of Canada – Autism Prevalence Report

April 2, 2018
Public Health Agency of Canada Releases First Ever National Report on Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence in Canada Today is World Autism Awareness Day, a perfect opportunity to reflect on the newly released National Autism Spectrum Disorder Surveillance System Report, which provides, for the first time – autism prevalence in Canada. The report, released by the […]
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Launch + Skills is Recruiting!

April 2, 2018
This new program is up and running, and is recruiting for on-going enrollment.  The program includes goal directed individualized support for up to one year, for individuals 15-25 years old who are on a path to independence including continued education, employment and/or living away from home. Key features of the program include ongoing enrollment, individualized […]
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Discover Your Job Skills

April 2, 2018
Discover Your Job Skills Meticulon is looking for interested applicants between the ages of 14-19 years with high functioning autism* who are interested in determining their employability skills through the Meticulon Assessment System (MAS). *We consider applicants on an individualized basis, so if you know someone who may benefit from this initiative, please contact us directly […]
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Ecosystem Approach to Employment and Autism

March 29, 2018
Working age individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have the lowest employment rate in Canada at 14.3% in comparison to the general population (92.7%) and other disability groups (45.2%). This significant under-engagement in the labour force demonstrates the need to consider new and innovative approaches to employment to support long-term improved outcomes and overall quality […]
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Research Studies

March 29, 2018
Research study by Carly Albaum: Carly Albaum is assisting with a research study being conducted through the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto (Principal Investigator: Dr. Yona Lunsky), in collaboration with York University (Co-Investigator: Dr. Jonathan Weiss). The invitation is for adults (18+ years-old) who are on the autism spectrum from across Canada […]
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Refreshed Logo

March 1, 2018
The refreshed logo brings a more contemporary look to Sinneave, while respecting our history and positioning as a stable, innovative and trusted collaborator in the autism community in Canada. The logo captures the essence of emerging adults on the pathway to adulthood.  The visible letter A maintains our focus on autism and the abilities of […]
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New Website

March 1, 2018
We launched our new website www.sinneavefoundation.org on March 1, 2018.  Content from The Ability Hub website has been incorporated into our new website in order to provide visitors with an easier way to learn about The Sinneave Family Foundation, our work, events and services without having to go to two separate websites. We hope you […]
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