Autism Community COVID-19 Response Fund Announcement

April 2, 2020
  Autism Community COVID-19 Response Fund In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in recognition of April as Autism Awareness Month, The Sinneave Family Foundation and its Board of Directors have repurposed the Directors Award as well as a portion of 2020 operating dollars previously allocated to support large group events to establish an Autism […]
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How COVID-19 May Impact Your Mental Health and How To Cope

April 2, 2020
  How COVID-19 May Impact Your Mental Health and How To Cope Dr. Katelyn Lowe, Registered Psychologist In the past few weeks many things have changed – where we work, how we socialize – even our grocery lists (toilet paper seems at the top of the list these days).  While most people don’t like change […]
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COVID-19 & Autism: Keep Calm and Self-Regulate On

April 2, 2020
COVID-19 & Autism: Keep Calm and Self-Regulate On by Teresa Hedley ~ Helping people with autism build new routines in the face of pandemic upheaval. Erik has a cold sore. COVID-19 has arrived in our Vancouver Island home – just not in the way you would expect. Its imprint is a scab, tiny and red, […]
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University of Manitoba Research Study

April 1, 2020
Mothering and Neurodevelopment Study A team of researchers at the Family and Developmental Psychopathology Lab at the University of Manitoba are conducting a study, and are looking for mothers of children between 6-11 years of age, with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are interested in completing a brief online survey investigating the strengths of these families […]
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COVID-19 Update on Persons with Developmental Disabilities Supports

April 1, 2020
COVID-19 Update on Persons with Developmental Disabilities Supports The ministry of Community and Social Services (CSS) has shared updates on the ministry response to COVID-19 pandemic situation for families who have Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) contracts.  CSS staff will continue to administer services as usual practice. They recommend contacting your PDD worker via phone or […]
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COVID-19 Update on Family Supports for Children with Disabilities

April 1, 2020
COVID-19 Update on Family Supports for Children with Disabilities The Ministry of Community and Social Services (CSS) has shared updates on the ministry response to COVID-19 pandemic situation for families who have Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) contracts. CSS staff will continue to administer services as usual practice.  There is room for flexibility […]
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IMPORTANT UPDATE! Housing and Supported Living Event

April 1, 2020
Taking the Next Step: Housing, Supported Living and Autism in Alberta IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE! The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us, and is requiring communities to work together to maintain social distancing in an effort to limit community transmission.  During this unprecedented and challenging time, the health and safety of our staff, program participants, […]
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Launch + Skills Spotlight on Alex – April 2020

April 1, 2020
Launch + Skills Spotlight on Alex – April 2020 Alex is a 20 year old ambitious young adult who, prior to starting the Launch + Skills Program, had begun his journey of personal and professional development by giving back through volunteering to help improve his ability to be independent and obtain the necessary skills for […]
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Autism Feature: Psynopsis Magazine

March 31, 2020
The Canadian Psychological Association recently published a special issue of Psynopsis focused on the development of policies, programs and services for autistic people and their families.  The issue aims to raise awareness of the need for individualized and effective interventions across the lifespan (including supports for adults), building capacity among clinicians and educators, and ensuring autistic Canadians are […]
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COVID-19 – Sinneave Programs and Services Updates

March 30, 2020
COVID-19 – Sinneave Programs and Services Updates This notice was last updated 3:00 pm on March 30, 2020 The health and safety of our staff, program participants, visitors and partners is of top priority for The Sinneave Family Foundation. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are following the advice of Alberta’s Chief Medical […]
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2020 Free Mindfulness Groups Updated Spring Dates

March 23, 2020
2020 Free Mindfulness Groups 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 starting this spring […]
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Registration Opens April 2 – Housing and Supported Living Event

March 2, 2020
Taking the next step: Housing, Supported Living and Autism in Alberta   Registration Opens April 2, 2020! September 14 and 15, 2020 Calgary, AB Save the date for this event if you are a(n): Autistic adult looking to make a change in your living situation. Parent or caregiver wondering how you can support your adult […]
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New Heights 2020 Fundraising Gala

March 2, 2020
New Heights 2020 Fundraising Gala On Saturday, April 25th, 2020 join New Heights School and Learning Services at the stunning venue of Hotel Arts for an evening of inspiring words from Kodette LaBarbera about her autism journey, delicious appetizers/food stations, silent & live auction, and live music from The Rondel Roberts Band!  To purchase tickets, click […]
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Launch + Skills Spotlight on Ben – March 2020

March 1, 2020
Launch + Skills Spotlight on Ben – March 2020 “The Skills Coaches understand emotions well, which helped me with all of my goals to some degree.” After hearing about the Launch + Skills Program from a previous participant, Ben Bradt made the decision to start in June of 2019.  His goals were to work towards […]
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Spectrum Works Job Fair 2020 – Registration is open for Employers and Job Seekers!

February 28, 2020
For more information, contact us at: calgary@spectrumworks.ca or call  1-888-733-7976 Engage. Employ. Empower. A Job Fair for people with Autism April 8, 2020 Hyatt Regency Calgary – 700 Centre Street South, Calgary, AB 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm Registration is now open for employers and autistic job seekers to participate in an exciting and unique […]
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