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!  
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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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Launch+Skills Cafés

January 31, 2019
The Launch + Skills Café on January 29th was one that the participants had been looking forward to since it was discussed a few weeks prior. The Café was an opportunity to celebrate the various accomplishments and successes that they have reached individually and as a group.  There were 28 participants, and each one was […]
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Aspires Housing Group February 2019 Meeting

January 31, 2019
Aspires Business Meeting The first monthly Aspires Housing Group meeting for 2019 will be held Thursday February 7, 2019 from 7-9 pm at The Ability Hub (#300, 3820 – 24 Avenue NW). In addition to regular business items and updates, guest speaker Ed Larkcom, a developer from Red Deer, will share his experience working with […]
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PDD Program Review Community Conversation Summaries

January 3, 2019
On January 19, 2018 the Minister of Community and Social Services (CSS)announced a review of the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program after hearing from Albertans with disabilities, families, workers and agencies that improvements were needed.  A PDD Review Panel consisting of 11 members from diverse backgrounds including clinicians, researchers, self-advocates and family members was […]
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11th Annual Autism Conference

January 3, 2019
The Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton is holding it’s 11th Annual Autism Conference on January 24th & 25th, 2019 at the River Cree Resort and Casino. Sinneave is pleased to sponsor Stephanie Mitelman who will be speaking at the Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton conference on January 25th on the topic of youth and adult […]
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The Untapped Neurodiverse Workforce – Webinar

January 3, 2019
The Untapped Neurodiverse Workforce Wed, Jan 30, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MST Neurodiversity highlights how neurological differences are the result of normal and natural variation, rather than a disease or a disorder. Meaningful employment for neurodiverse adults is not only transformative for those people, but adds real value to the workforce. Hiring these […]
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