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Sinneave President’s Message – July 2021

June 30, 2021
Welcome to the July Sinneave Snapshot! As we collectively move to the third and final stage of Alberta’s summer reopening plan on Canada Day, The Sinneave Family Foundation is eagerly preparing its own Ability Hub reopening plan, which we anticipate will occur in September. The challenges, experiences and insights of the last year have strengthened […]
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Sinneave’s Summer 2021 New Offerings

June 30, 2021
Autism Campus Prep and EmploymentWorks Virtual are two new online courses available this summer. Autism Campus Prep (ACP) is a free online post-secondary preparedness course, hosted on AIDE Canada, for individuals on the autism spectrum who are looking to enroll in post-secondary and would like a better understanding of the academic and non-academic changes they may […]
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International Self-Care Day – July 24th

June 30, 2021
On July 24th Sinneave will recognize International Self-Care Day – July 24th. You can’t fill up someone else’s tank when yours is empty. Learning how to care for yourself as part of your regular routine helps increase your own happiness, hopefulness, as well as your ability to support your friends and family. Our Caring for […]
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University of Calgary Creates New Role: Neurodiversity Support Advisor

June 30, 2021
The University of Calgary is proud to offer wellness supports and services for Neurodivergent students at Student Wellness Services. Central to providing these supports and services is the Neurodiversity Support Advisor (NSA). The role of the NSA was created in January, 2021 in response to an increased need for students who identify being on the […]
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Government of Canada – New Canada Disability Benefit

June 30, 2021
The Government of Canada recently introduced legislation to create a new Canada Disability Benefit. Below we have included an excerpt from the news release as well as some helpful links. Canadian’s are encouraged to join the conversation on the design of this new benefit! “In the spirit of “Nothing Without Us”, the Government of Canada […]
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Autism CanTech! at Norquest College: Registration Open for Fall Start

June 30, 2021
Norquest College has opened Summer applications for Fall start of the Autism CanTech! program. Autism CanTech! provides Autistic youth with robust supports to succeed in their careers.  The program takes an autistic-centred approach to empower participants to be independent in the workforce. The application deadline is July 23, 2021, and the program starts August 31, 2021. For full […]
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Autism Spectrum Research, Education and Training Research Study

June 30, 2021
The Autism Spectrum Research, Education and Training Team at the University of Calgary are looking to hear from autistic individuals who would like to share their experience of being uninformed of their diagnosis. Click the poster below for more details or visit the ASERT website here.  
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Siblings and Financial Stewardship

June 30, 2021
So many siblings with disabilities are living in or near poverty. The Sibling Collaborative wants to help improve the financial security and well-being of your sibling with a disability – both today and in the future. In order to create relevant resources on topics like financial planning, disability benefits, estate planning and communicating with your […]
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Celebrating Father’s Day

June 18, 2021
In honour of Father’s Day on Sunday, June 20th, we asked staff to reflect on what Father’s Day means to them. Some shared personal stories, and poems with us, or a quote that best represented how they felt. We hope that these messages help celebrate Fathers and Father-figures everywhere, and the unique relationships we share […]
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Engagement on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan

June 8, 2021
The Government of Canada is engaging Canadians on how to improve the lives of Canadians with disabilities. Your feedback will support the development of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan, which will focus on: reducing poverty among persons with disabilities in Canada; getting more persons with disabilities into good quality jobs; helping meet the Accessible Canada […]
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New – Autism Campus Prep

June 1, 2021
Autism Campus Prep (ACP) is a new online post-secondary preparedness course written by and for individuals on the autism spectrum with the assistance of The Sinneave Family Foundation. Beginning in 2019 with Excel Campus Prep, the shift to online learning initiated a re-branding and re-design by autistic adults who have previously or are currently enrolled […]
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Launch into Life! Quickstart Planning Tool

June 1, 2021
The Launch into Life! QuickStart Planning Tool is a new online resource created to assist individuals on the autism spectrum in creating a personalized plan for success as they transition to adulthood.  It’s free and easy to use. This QuickStart Tool was created for adolescents and young adults who are interested in creating a personalized […]
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Housing and Supports in Alberta

June 1, 2021
Access the Survey Now Housing and Supports in Alberta:  Tell us who you are and what you are looking for! The Sinneave Family Foundation (Sinneave) works to remove barriers and enhance opportunities that help autistic youth and adults to live, learn, work and thrive in their communities. In the past few years, we have had […]
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Launch + Skills Spotlight on Connor

June 1, 2021
Launch + Skills Spotlight on Connor Connor joined the Launch + Skills program in September of 2019. During that time he worked with his Skills Coach to improve his independent daily living skills around personal care and conversations with peers. In 2020 when services were moved to a virtual platform, Connor continued on with the […]
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EmploymentWorks Virtual

June 1, 2021
Summer 2021: EmploymentWorks Virtual | June 1, 2021 EmploymentWorks Virtual is: For individuals over the age of 15, who are on the autism spectrum or neurodiverse, that are motivated to find a job, and who can commit to the 4 week online program. Barrier free! No travel or geographical limitations – no cost! For 4 weeks, up […]
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