“We want to hear from Albertans!”
Calgary, Alberta – May 8, 2014 – The Ability Hub, a Calgary based non-profit organization devoted to adolescents and adults living with autism spectrum disorder is looking for community input from Albertans re: Supported Living needs and opportunities.
The second in a series of provincial round table sessions will be held in Lethbridge Saturday, May 31st, from 10 am to 3 pm at Andy’s Place, University of Lethbridge. The discussion will be led by John Seigner, the Housing Ambassador for the Ability Hub.
Anyone interested in “supported living” for adults on the autism spectrum, whether you be a parent, healthcare professional, support workers or adult living with ASD is invited to join us in a lively discussion of the issues in your community and explore areas of common interest.
Agenda:
• Introduce the Ability Hub and Autism Society of Alberta (ASA)
• Housing Issues (current housing status / future needs / How can the Ability Hub /ASA help?)
• Employment Issues (current options future requirements, role for coaches)
• Open forum
• Next steps
The Ability Hub is a non-profit organization established in 2008 with a ten-year plan focusing on helping adolescents and adults living with autism in Alberta to have meaningful work and live independently. We support life-long success of these individuals and their families, by understanding their unique needs and developing life plans to address these needs. The Ability Hub is a 17,000-square-foot world class facility in Calgary which includes a resource centre/library, numerous program spaces, as well as a fully equipped apartment for learning independent living skills.
The roundtable is free of charge and lunch will be provided. Registration deadline is May 30th 2014. For more information and to register contact:
John Seigner
Phone: 1.888.733.7976
Email: jseigner@theabilityhub.org

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