Alberta Premier’s Council Awards

August 30, 2019
Alberta Premier’s Council Awards Lauren Raymore (right), recipient of the 2017 Gary McPherson Leadership Award, with Sheila Serup, Chair of the Premier’s Council. The Premier’s Council Awards acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of individuals, groups, businesses and organizations that develop barrier-free, inclusive communities in Alberta. Barrier-free, inclusive communities allow persons of all abilities to fully […]
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Innovations in Practice Conference 2019

August 29, 2019
2nd Innovations in Practice Conference is taking place in Edmonton on October 9 and 10, 2019. A variety of topics relating to the care of children and adults with Developmental Disabilities will be showcased . The intention of the conference is to learn, inspire, and engage. For more information and to register click here.
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Denim for Developmental Disabilities – with Dr. Temple Grandin

August 29, 2019
Denim for Developmental Disabilities with Dr. Temple Grandin A fundraiser for the Autism Society of Alberta hosted by Innovations in Practice 2019 On October 10, 2019 Innovations in Practice is hosting a fundraiser in Edmonton featuring Dr. Temple Grandin in support of Autism Society Alberta. Dr. Grandin will be speaking on “The Way I See […]
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Aspires September Meeting

August 29, 2019
The next Aspires meeting will be on September 5th from 7pm – 9pm at The Ability Hub.  The agenda for this meeting will include; a special presentation for a co-housing community for individuals with lower support needs, current and potential housing opportunities, feedback about the new Aspires website, and time for families to share their housing […]
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Free Mindfulness Groups

August 28, 2019
York University and CAMH are hosting three different free mindfulness groups this fall. Click on the poster below for more information on how to register and attend.
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Autism Alberta’s Alliance Event – A Call to Action 2019

August 28, 2019
Autism Alberta’s Alliance  – A Call to Action Event 2019 Registration is open for this fall’s Alliance event:  A Call to Action – Forming Provincial Working Groups We are grateful to the self-advocates, parents, caregivers, researchers, clinicians and other professionals who have graciously been volunteering their time to help plan this October 11th session at the […]
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Adaptive Recreation Info Session

August 28, 2019
Rocky Mountain Adaptive in collaboration with the Calgary Ability Network and Immigrant Services Calgary will be hosting an information session on Adaptive Recreational Activities and Opportunities for newcomers with disabilities to Canada.  American Sign Language as well as Interpretation services for various languages will be available. Rocky Mountain Adaptive (RMA) enables individuals, ranging from children to older […]
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New AAFS North Location Launch

August 28, 2019
AAFS is very excited to share that they have expanded to a North location! The new location will be at 3639 26 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 5E1. Programming begins on September 3rd and will expand with specialized programs that will be introduced late fall. Click on the poster below for more information!
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Launch + Skills Spotlight – September, 2019

August 27, 2019
Launch + Skills Spotlight on Evan Woolner – September 2019 “Launch + Skills has been a source of guidance above all else. Having someone who can point the way makes the road easier; you actually have to walk it to succeed, but you won’t be walking blind.” -EW Evan Woolner is a recent graduate of […]
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Excel Campus Prep Highlights

August 23, 2019
More autistic students are being accepted into post-secondary education programs than ever before, with enrollment rates close to 40%.  For many students the transition to post-secondary can be an exciting new step, but also an intimidating one.  This summer, The Sinneave Family Foundation offered Excel Campus Prep – a new program aimed at helping young […]
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Spectrum Advantage September Cohort

August 23, 2019
Spectrum Advantage is now accepting applications for their September 2019 cohort. Spectrum Advantage is a four-month employability skills project that provides participants with four weeks of paid job readiness preparation classes followed by job coaching sessions focused on obtaining and retaining employment. Participants will be between 18 – 30 years old, not currently taking any […]
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Denim for Developmental Disabilities – With Dr. Temple Grandin October 10, 2019

August 2, 2019
Denim for Developmental Disabilities with Dr. Temple Grandin A fundraiser for the Autism Society of Alberta hosted by Innovations in Practice 2019 On October 10, 2019 Innovations in Practice is hosting a fundraiser in Edmonton featuring Dr. Temple Grandin in support of Autism Society Alberta. Dr. Grandin will be speaking on “The Way I See […]
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Autism Alberta’s Alliance – A Call to Action Event Fall 2019

August 2, 2019
Autism Alberta’s Alliance  – A Call to Action Event 2019 Registration is open for this fall’s Alliance event:  A Call to Action – Forming Provincial Working Groups We are grateful to the self-advocates, parents, caregivers, researchers, clinicians and other professionals who have graciously been volunteering their time to help plan this October 11th session at the […]
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Sinneave Visits Ridgestone Lodge in Black Diamond, Alberta

August 1, 2019
Sinneave Visits Ridgestone Lodge in Black Diamond, Alberta The transition for individuals moving out of their parental home is a common priority and concern for the individuals and families we support. Since 2012, Sinneave has worked with a variety of stakeholders to advance supported independent living opportunities for autistic adults.   Recognizing that there are diverse […]
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Exciting Announcement – The Aspires Website is Live!

August 1, 2019
Exciting Announcement – The Aspires Website is Live! The Aspires Housing Group of Calgary (Aspires) offers families peer support, an opportunity to learn about a variety of housing related topics and a place to explore potential housing solutions for adults with autism and other disabilities who require similar levels of support. The Sinneave Family Foundation […]
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