Employment for Disabled

October 29, 2012
Alberta businesses more likely to hire someone with a disability than national average. Read more http://www.calgaryherald.com/Alberta+businesses+hiring+people+with+disabilities/7458397/story.html
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New Definition of Autism in 2013

October 16, 2012
Early next year, a new definition of autism will be used by scientists in order to more precisely diagnose kids with the brain disorder. The diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome, considered a “higher functioning” form of autism, will disappear once the new criteria for identifying the disorder come out in May 2013, according to Dr. Catherine […]
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Tax Credit Proposal for ASD Employment

October 16, 2012
John Edler Robinson proposes in his blog that governments consider tax credits for employers hiring individuals with disabilities. Read more at http://www.jerobison.blogspot.ca/
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BTLC Silent Auction, Oct 20th

October 15, 2012
Behavior Therapy Learning Center is hosting a Silent Auction Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at Schanks North. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. For more information see our events page.
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Ability Hub Sensory Room

October 11, 2012
The Ability Hub has recently developed a multi-sensory environment for use by participants. The room was designed to offer a fun, motivating and engaging environment that can provide sensory stimulation across multiple senses. Variables such as light, sound, and tactile input (sense of touch, vibration) can be controlled in order to increase or decrease the […]
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Pauline Tam, Ottawa Citizen reporter to visit Ability Hub

October 4, 2012
The Ottawa Citizen’s health and medical issues reporter Pauline Tam will be visiting The Ability Hub to learn more about our programs and research. She will be meeting with staff and parents from Ooctober 29th to November 1st. Specifically, she is interested in our innovative Stepping Out program and our “A Little Somethin'” Cafe vocational […]
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Autism Community Network Weekend Fun

October 4, 2012
The Ability Hub staff in collaboration with the Autism Community Network participated in the second annual Autism Community Weekend on September 15th and 16th, 2012. On Saturday, this unifying community event brought together individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, support agencies and government officials. Under sunny skies at the Calgary Quest School […]
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Opening of "A Little Somethin' " Cafe

September 13, 2012
The Ability Hub is pleased to announce the opening of “A Little Somethin’ Cafe” in the loft-like lobby of the Child Development Centre (3820 – 24th St. NW) across from the Alberta Children’s Hospita – the grand opening is October 2 at noon. For more details check out our events calendar. The Cafe is a pilot […]
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2nd Annual ASD Vocational Conference, June 6/7, 2013

September 13, 2012
The 2nd Annual ASD Vocational Conference, What Will It Take?:  Advancing vocational opportunities for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders will take place in Calgary, Alberta on June 6th and 7th, 2013. The Conference is being hosted this year by The Ability Hub, and will be in a new and beautiful conference venue at Canada Olympic […]
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Anthony at your Service: ASEA Features Local Hero

September 6, 2012
The Autism Society of Edmonton Area (ASEA) has a great story about Anthony Barrett, a low-verbal adult with autism, who has found a way to “learn new skills, meet new people, and make some money.” Anthony, along with his assistant Mikey Hamm and his mom, Deborah Barrett, have created a local delivery service called: Anthony at […]
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Job Opportunity for a Technology Ambassador

August 21, 2012
Are you a relative of an individual with ASD? Are you energetic, organized, dedicated and professional? Would you like to make a difference? If so, we would like to hear from you! We are currently seeking a part-time individual to fulfill the role of Technology Ambassador.  For more information on the position and submit your […]
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Five things Canadians don't know about Autism

April 3, 2012
Monday, April 02, 2012 was the fifth anniversary of World Autism Awareness Day. On that day Global News run a touching story about a federal Member of Parliament who has a son with ASD. Global News also provided a great article detailing the “five things most Canadians don’t know about autism“.
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The impact of changing the definition of Autism

January 25, 2012
According to a recent Calgary Herald article, the definition of Autism could change in the coming months: An expert panel appointed by the American Psychiatric Association has proposed new criteria for the definition of autism as part of its work to revise the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the first major updating since […]
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The Sinneave Family Foundation opens a new centre, The Ability Hub

October 4, 2011
The Ability Hub is a purpose-built 17,000 square foot facility on the third floor of the Child Development Centre on the University of Calgary Campus, designed to host a breadth of programs and services for adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Beginning in April 2011, Sinneave Family Foundation partnered with Society for Treatment […]
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