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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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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2nd Annual Dr. Susan Carpenter Education Day – Registration is Open

February 27, 2020
“Seeing Clearly in 20/20” Registration is Open! 2nd Annual Dr. Susan Carpenter Education Day for Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Friday, May 8, 2020 Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel
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Have You Registered for the Canadian Autism Leadership Summit?

February 27, 2020
Canadian Autism Leadership Summit 2020 April 20 and 21, 2020 Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road Connect. Inform. Act. Sustain. Change makers from across Canada working together. Registration is Open! Be a part of one of the largest gatherings of autism experts and changemakers in Canada. Building on previous Summits, the 2020 agenda […]
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Improving Youth Transitions to Adulthood Conference – Registration Open

February 27, 2020
Registration is now open for the Improving Youth Transitions to Adulthood Conference!   Please register here for this exciting event May 6-7, 2020 at the MacEwan Conference and Event Centre on the University of Calgary campus. Don’t miss this opportunity to : Explore existing research, policy, and practices in adolescent and adult systems in Alberta; […]
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March 5th, 2020 Aspires Meeting

February 26, 2020
The next Aspires Housing Group of Calgary will be held on March 5th from 7-9 pm at The Ability Hub (#300, 3820 24 Ave NW, Calgary). The meeting will feature self-advocate, Alex Yan, speaking about new technology in 3D building design being used for low income and vulnerable populations. We will also be having a […]
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Release of the Persons with Developmental Disabilities Program Data – Government of Alberta

February 25, 2020
The disability community has asked for information about the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program to be made public, and Hon. Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Community and Social Services has responded!  The Government of Alberta has taken the step of publishing the data relating to service planning and waitlists for the PDD program. Making PDD […]
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Disability and Work – Share Your Story

February 25, 2020
If you identify as having a disability, a physical or neurological difference, or any functional limitation that impacts your employment, you are invited to share about your lived experience. Please take about 15 minutes to share your story in a confidential online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Disability_and_work_2 This survey is being conducted by The Information and Communications Technology […]
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