Launch + Skills Spotlight – August, 2019

July 30, 2019
Launch + Skills Spotlight on Chris McDonald – August, 2019 Chris McDonald joined the Launch + Skills program in February, 2019 motivated to rebuild his confidence and grow his skills with a goal of finding and maintaining employment. “I felt discouraged due to unfortunate previous employment experiences and challenges with management. A friend recommended The […]
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Board Games Group Wrap-up for 2018-19

July 29, 2019
Our Board Games Group (BGG) for youth and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder has been a weekly highlight for both the players and volunteers over the past year. While the group may have come to an end for the 2018-2019 year, with a new session starting up again on September 5th, the players enjoyed […]
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Free Mindfulness Groups

July 29, 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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2019 Innovations in Practice Conference

June 27, 2019
The 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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Els for Autism Golf Tournament

June 27, 2019
The 2019 Els for Autism Canada “Calgary Golf Challenge” tournament will be held at the Carnmoney Golf Club in Calgary on Monday, August 26, 2019.  2018 was the most successful tournament and there is hope to better it this year. They are planning on having a full field tournament and are experiencing a great deal […]
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Glamorgan – Horizon View Opening

June 27, 2019
On June 21st, 2019 the new affordable housing development, Horizon View located in the Glamorgan neighborhood, officially opened.  In spite of the rain the ceremony was well attended and held in the parkade.  The Sinneave Family Foundation collaborated with Horizon Housing and Monarch House to provide support for eight members of the Aspires Housing Group […]
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Dalhousie University Research Study

June 27, 2019
Researchers at Dalhousie University are conducting a study investigating stress, resilience, and healthcare programs/services for families of children with developmental disabilities. The researchers are looking for study participants; parents of children with disabilities who are 13 years old and above and clinicians working with children with disabilities. Click on the poster and letter below for […]
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Ride Don’t Hide Fundraiser

June 26, 2019
The Sinneave Family Foundation entered a team, Different Spokes, in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Ride Don’t Hide annual and nationwide fundraising event.  The team consisted of Cedric Nicholson (Team Captain), Teunisje Gruber, Shane Lynch, and Gordon Gruber.  The team raised $895.00 towards bringing mental health out into the open and to raise funds […]
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Autism Alberta’s Alliance Event

June 26, 2019
Registration for this fall’s Alliance event A Call to Action – Forming Provincial Working Groups is open! 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 beautiful Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre in Edmonton. […]
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Accessible Canada Act

June 26, 2019
“With the adoption of the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada, the Government of Canada is fulfilling its mandate promise to introduce new accessibility legislation. The Government of Canada will continue to work with persons with disabilities and the disability community, as well as with provinces and territories, towards the realization of […]
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auticon

June 25, 2019
Meticulon Consulting, Canada’s 1st IT Consulting firm to leverage the unique abilities of people with autism in high tech career opportunities, is pleased to announce a new strategic alliance with auticon (intentionally lowercase) – the first multinational company also putting the Autism Advantage for Business to work. Meticulon launched in Calgary in 2013 and has been […]
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Fix A Bike

June 25, 2019
Fix-A-Bike was a 3-week bike maintenance workshop offered to four Launch + Skills participants and the autism community in partnership between The Sinneave Family Foundation (Sinneave) and Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC). Over three consecutive Saturdays, the Launch + Skills participants, a family member and two Sinneave staff learned valuable skills to improve the performance, as […]
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Excel Campus Prep

June 25, 2019
Are you in high school and considering enrolling in a post-secondary program when you  graduate? Did you take a gap-period after graduating and are now thinking about continuing your studies? We invite you to check out this summer course opportunity! The Sinneave Family Foundation is a charitable operating foundation, dedicated to improving the transition to […]
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Launch + Skills Spotlight

June 25, 2019
“I would say the most impactful thing has been working with my skills coach and re-framing how I make and maintain relationships with other people. I want to seek out what people can contribute to my life, and not so much what I can contribute to theirs. I’ve given a lot and never really expected much in return, but it’s time to find […]
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Spring Is The Season For Getting Fit(ish)!

June 25, 2019
Happy Spring Everyone! School holidays are just around the corner and for many adolescents and young adults the start of Summer break often signals a renewed commitment to engaging in physical activity and fitness. Whether it’s dusting off your parent’s old Bow-flex machine that’s been hiding in your basement all these years (for those of […]
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