World Autism Awareness Day

March 1, 2019
The twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day will be taking place on April 2, 2019. “Joined by the international community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world, light blue in recognition of people living with autism. Autism-friendly events and educational activities take place all month to increase understanding and acceptance […]
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YMCA Initiatives

March 1, 2019
On February 26th, 2019 a few of the Sinneave staff had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Calgary Downtown Rotary Club where they heard from Shannon Doram, the President and CEO of the Calgary YMCA. She discussed different YMCA programs including YMap. This program is dedicated to helping individuals under the age of 18 who […]
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Abundant Life Autism

March 1, 2019
Abundant Life Autism, a co-housing initiative taking place right here in Alberta. It is a unique housing model for adults with autism to live as independently as possible with their families living in the same community, providing improved quality of life by creating meaningful days in a supportive and neurodiverse intentional community. This is a […]
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EmploymentWorks

March 1, 2019
If you’re over the age of 15, have autism or another disability and are looking for an opportunity to build the skills you need to succeed in the workplace, EmploymentWorks may be the program for you! EmploymentWorks is a 6 month program that is designed for individuals who are seeking support to find and keep […]
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Launch+Skills Cafe

February 28, 2019
On January 25th the participants of the Launch + Skills program went to The Rec Room for an afternoon filled with laughter, video arcade games, and food. Many participants had never been to this venue before so those who had were encouraged to assist their peers. It was exciting to see everyone come together and […]
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Canadian Autism Leadership Summit – April 2-3, 2018

February 28, 2019
Registration for the 2019 Canadian Autism Leadership Summit (CALS) is well underway! Excitement is growing as a new venue will be used this year, The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. Join Leaders from across Canada at the 5th annual Canadian Autism Leadership Summit. The 2018 Summit had record attendance with 190 registered attendees representing 9 […]
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Excel Campus Prep

February 28, 2019
Are you in high school and considering enrolling in a post-secondary program when you graduate? Did you take a gap-period after graduation and are now thinking about continuing your studies? We invite you to check out this summer course opportunity to start you on your path to success! To register for the Excel Campus Prep […]
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Autism in Girls & Women

February 28, 2019
Autism is diagnosed more frequently in boys than in girls – approximately 4 times more.  A comprehensive review published in 2017 suggested several factors might be contributing to a diagnostic bias, including that the condition is harder to spot in girls.  Girls and women are often better at camouflaging or masking autism features, they may […]
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Assembling a National Employment Network

February 26, 2019
Assembling a National Employment Network Working together to change the ODDS of EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS for individuals with autism spectrum disorder The Sinneave Family Foundation and Autism Speaks Canada invite you to co-design a National Employment Network with a shared goal to change the odds of employment success for people with autism. All are welcome to attend. Ottawa Conference and […]
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When Does Video Gaming Become a Problem?

February 1, 2019
Video games and electronic devices are widely used and enjoyed by most people. However, for a very small percentage, gaming can become a problem. The desire to game may interfere with going to school or work, getting chores completed, or spending time with friends and family. On January 22nd and 23rd, Sinneave hosted Cam Adair, […]
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Inclusivity in the Workplace: Making the Business Case for Hiring Neurodiverse Applicants

January 31, 2019
Inclusivity in the Workplace: Making the Business Case for Hiring Neurodiverse Applicants  Thursday, February 28, 2019  11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m  Calgary  Register Now  For more information contact: sppcomm@ucalgary.ca Neurodiversity, or differences in neurological characteristics, represents variations in how the brain functions.  Historically, that has been seen as a barrier to employment. However, new research shows […]
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The Children’s Link 2019 Recreation and Leisure Resource Fair

January 31, 2019
Recreation & Leisure Resource Fair Do you have a child with special needs? Do you want them to experience the joys and benefits of social, recreation and leisure opportunities? Join Children’s Link on Saturday, February 9th to explore the various Recreation and Leisure activities/programs Calgary and Area has to offer your child! Click on the […]
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MedicAlert Autism Program

January 31, 2019
The MedicAlert Autism Program is a new national initiative offered by The Canadian MedicAlert Foundation in partnership with Autism Canada.  This program offers new subscribers with autism a chance to get a free ID (you choose from a selection of products), a shoe tag and one year of MedicAlert Protection for $60.00, a savings of […]
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CES “Understanding Autism & ADHD to Promote Long-Term Success”

January 31, 2019
This session was previously held at The Ability Hub in September, 2018.  If you missed it, here’s your  opportunity to catch it on February 25th, 2019 Register here or click on the image below to view full details.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Recruitment Project

January 31, 2019
  Help contribute to our understanding of ASD ! Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects many children. However,there is still so much we don’t understand about it. If you are or have a child (1to 17 years old) with ASD please consider signing up for the ASD Recruitment Project. You will be asked for your contact […]
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