Launch + Skills is Growing!

January 2, 2019
Launch + Skills is an innovative new program created by The Sinneave Family Foundation in 2018. The program assists individuals with autism (aged 15 and older) to build the skills needed to enrol in post-secondary programs, obtain employment or live more independently.  Intake is on-going, and the program is growing! Participants begin by working with […]
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Calgary-based Research Study

January 2, 2019
The University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board has approved this research study. Are you the parent/legal guardian of a post-secondary student with autism and co-occurring mental health challenges? Would you be willing to participate in an interview about your experiences getting, or trying to get, access to mental health supports? The interview will […]
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Canadian Autism Leadership Summit – April 2-3, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario

January 2, 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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Society for Treatment of Autism Program

December 21, 2018
The Society for Treatment of Autism STA offers programs regarding life skills, employment skills, and work experience for adolescents 13 years of age and older, as well as adults who are on the autism spectrum.  Click on the poster below for program outlines. Intakes are currently being booked for a variety of programs scheduled to […]
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Learning Independence for Future Empowerment (L.I.F.E.)

December 21, 2018
March of Dimes Canada provides programs and services and advocates for people with disabilities. The L.I.F.E. program, working with young adults aged 18-30 with disabilities, has recently returned to Calgary. Click on the poster below to read about all of the successes and joys of the participants!  
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Community Education Service – Free Online Sessions

December 21, 2018
The Community Education Service offers free online sessions of different workshops. An Overview of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE): Promoting Higher Learning for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities will be accessible until June 17, 2019. Register to watch the free session here. Click on the poster below for more information.
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Worktopia Tidbit: Employment for Women with Autism

December 19, 2018
Worktopia examines similarities and differences between women and men who participated in the EmploymentWorks Canada program. Click on the image below to download the tidbit. For more information on Worktopia, check out www.worktopia.ca
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Meticulon’s 5th Anniversary

December 17, 2018
Meticulon Consulting celebrated its 5th anniversary of change-making business on November 22nd at The Ability Hub.  The Sinneave Family Foundation received the Community Partner of Excellence award, Autism Calgary was recognized as a Founding Partner of Excellence, Solium Capital received the Business of Excellence award and Mackenzie Whitney was recognized as Meticulon’s first-ever Employee of […]
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Spectrum Advantage Cohort 2019

December 17, 2018
Spectrum Advantage is designed to support individuals who live on the autism spectrum find and retain employment. They are currently taking applications for the January 2019 session. Click on the poster below for more information and to register!  
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Transition Navigator Trial: Moving to Adult Care

November 29, 2018
The Transition Navigator Trial (TNT) is a new province-wide initiative evaluating the effectiveness of a patient navigator service versus usual care + newsletters to improve outcomes for patients moving from pediatric to adult care. They are looking for youth aged 16-21 years old with a chronic health condition who will be transferring to adult specialty care […]
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Employment Works Canada Story

November 29, 2018
Reflecting on 2018, there have been many successes in the Employment Works Canada (EWC) program. This month we shine the spotlight on one of our community partners, the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp. The EWC team has partnered with the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation for the past three years. During that time they have […]
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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

November 29, 2018
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities will be celebrated in Calgary on December 3rd, 2018. It will be held at the New Central Library from 10:30 am-3:30 pm. Read the posters below for more information on this celebration!
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Launch+Skills Cafe

November 28, 2018
Launch+Skills participants were given the opportunity to attend a sensory friendly performance of Theatre Calgary’s Musical , Mary & Max.  A heart warming and comedic story of a 44 year old man diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, living in New York City who becomes an unlikely pen pal with a 10 year old girl from Melbourne. […]
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Advancing Along the Employment Pathway While in Highschool

November 28, 2018
Two initiatives were undertaken by Worktopia to support participants and their families to plan for and take the next step on the youth’s employment journey. These include the implementation of Post Program Supports, and the development of a Parent Guide to support early employment preparation for youth with autism.    
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Don’t miss Cam Adair – Expert on Video-Game Addiction – January 22nd and 23rd in Calgary

November 28, 2018
Cam Adair, a leading expert and pioneer on video game addiction, is coming to Calgary for two separate events in January, 2019! Cam will engage with gamers, parents, teachers and professionals on January 22nd from 7-9pm for a presentation on “How Gaming and Social Media are Designed to Keep Teenagers Hooked”. Professionals who work with teens […]
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