Transition Navigator Trial: Moving to Adult Care

November 29, 2018
The Transition Navigator Trial (TNT) is a new province-wide initiative evaluating the effectiveness of a patient navigator service versus usual care + newsletters to improve outcomes for patients moving from pediatric to adult care. They are looking for youth aged 16-21 years old with a chronic health condition who will be transferring to adult specialty care […]
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Employment Works Canada Story

November 29, 2018
Reflecting on 2018, there have been many successes in the Employment Works Canada (EWC) program. This month we shine the spotlight on one of our community partners, the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp. The EWC team has partnered with the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation for the past three years. During that time they have […]
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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

November 29, 2018
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities will be celebrated in Calgary on December 3rd, 2018. It will be held at the New Central Library from 10:30 am-3:30 pm. Read the posters below for more information on this celebration!
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Launch+Skills Cafe

November 28, 2018
Launch+Skills participants were given the opportunity to attend a sensory friendly performance of Theatre Calgary’s Musical , Mary & Max.  A heart warming and comedic story of a 44 year old man diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, living in New York City who becomes an unlikely pen pal with a 10 year old girl from Melbourne. […]
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Advancing Along the Employment Pathway While in Highschool

November 28, 2018
Two initiatives were undertaken by Worktopia to support participants and their families to plan for and take the next step on the youth’s employment journey. These include the implementation of Post Program Supports, and the development of a Parent Guide to support early employment preparation for youth with autism.    
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Cam Adair – January 22nd and 23rd in Calgary

November 28, 2018
Cam Adair, a leading expert and pioneer on video game addiction, is coming to Calgary for two separate events in January, 2019! Cam will engage with gamers, parents, teachers and professionals on January 22nd from 7-9pm for a presentation on “How Gaming and Social Media are Designed to Keep Teenagers Hooked”. Professionals who work with teens […]
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Society for Treatment of Autism Employment Program

November 28, 2018
Have you been taking steps to find employment, but have not yet had success? The Society for Treatment of Autism would love to hear from you!!  Society for Treatment of Autism, in collaboration with Ready, Willing and Able, helps individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder gain and sustain meaningful employment.  Please contact Keelin McKiernan at 403-991-8164 […]
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PDD Review

November 2, 2018
PDD Review – Stakeholder Engagements On January 19, 2018, Community and Social Services Minister Irfan Sabir announced a review of the PDD program to explore how the PDD program can be improved to better serve Albertans with developmental disabilities. The review will focus on five main areas: Inclusive eligibility criteria; Access to services and supports; […]
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Transitional Vocational Program Information

November 1, 2018
Mount Royal University is offering a part-time Transitional Vocational Program winter class. The registration form is now available. Note: Registration opens November 13 at 8:30am. In order to ensure fair access for everyone, registration forms, including faxes, will not be accepted prior to November 13th. You can find the registration form here: http://www.mtroyal.ca/cs/groups/public/documents/pdf/winter_2019_registration_form.pdf
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Launch+Skills Cafés

November 1, 2018
Launch + Skills offers focused individualized support for up to one year, for individuals 15 and over who are on a path to independence including continued education, employment and/or living away from home in the future.  One component of the program is a weekly group café style meet-up.  The Launch + Skills cafés are held […]
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Save the Date!

October 31, 2018
Cam Adair, a leading expert and pioneer on video game addiction, is coming to Calgary. Sinneave will be hosting separate events on January 22nd and 23rd. Registration opens November 26th. Read below for more information on these presentations that you do not want to miss!
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Disability Employment Awareness Month Summary

October 31, 2018
This year’s Disability Employment Awareness Month kicked off with Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi proclaiming that going forward the month of October would always be DEAM. There were many events throughout the month that promoted advocacy, best practice and inclusion, culminating with the DEAM Employer Awards Gala where over 30 inclusive employers were nominated for an […]
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Worktopia Tidbit: Parent Experience

October 31, 2018
The EmploymentWorks Canada (EWC) program offers insight on The Parent Experience: Improving parent outlooks on employment futures.  Click on the image below to download the Tidbit.  For more information on Worktopia, check out www.worktopia.ca   For more information on Worktopia, check out www.worktopia.ca  
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Curious About Cannabis

October 31, 2018
YouthLink is partnering with Community Education Services to provide a free “Curious about Cannabis” information session to anyone interested. The session will be held November 29th from 11:00 – 12:30pm at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Participants have the option to attend in-person, via video conferencing or via audioline. Registration information can be found here: http://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/ […]
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Join the Autism Alberta’s Alliance

October 29, 2018
On October 15th, Autism Society Alberta officially launched Autism Alberta’s Alliance! As they forge ahead you are invited to join to ensure that you have an equal and valuable voice in shaping Alberta’s Autism Community. Registration as a stakeholder is free! The benefits are endless! Receive invitations to Alliance events Increase your networks Have opportunities to participate in […]
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