February 6th, 2020 Aspires Meeting

February 6, 2020
The next Aspires meeting is TONIGHT!  Feb 6th from 7-9pm. Come hear new and exciting updates about affordable housing in Calgary.  Click on the link for details: https://aspires.ca/event/february-2020-aspires-meeting/  
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Mental Health Research

February 5, 2020
Do you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder between the ages of 7 and 24? Participate in mental health research by completing an online questionnaire and receive $25! If you are interested or would like more information please contact: enhancelab@ucalgary.ca (403)441-8473
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Inclusive Education Symposium

February 5, 2020
Teaching to Thrive: Building Effective Inclusive Learning Experiences for Children and Youth with Autism   The Faculty of Health, Community and Education is proud to host the second annual Inclusive Education Symposium. Friday, February 14th, 2020 Mount Royal University, Ross Glen Hall 8:45am-3:45pm For further information regarding the symposium focus, individual sessions, and times, please refer […]
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Dr. Susan Carpenter Education Day for Developmental Disabilities Mental Health

February 5, 2020
“Seeing Clearly in 20/20”   Save the date! 2nd annual Dr. Susan Carpenter Education Day for Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Friday, May 8, 2020 Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel Registration opens March 1st!
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Canadian Autism Leadership Summit

February 5, 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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Spectrum Works Job Fair

February 5, 2020
Engage. Employ. Empower. A Job Fair for people with Autism Save the Date! April 8, 2020 Hyatt Regency Calgary – 700 Centre Street S, Calgary, AB 12:00-4:00pm For more information contact calgary@spectrumworks.ca or call 403-210-5000 or visit www.spectrumworks.ca  
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SAVE THE DATE – Housing and Supported Living Event

February 5, 2020
Taking the next step: Housing, Supported Living and Autism in Alberta. 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 making the transition into their own […]
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World Economic Forum – Disability Inclusion Gap Panel

February 5, 2020
“Disability Inclusion Gap” World Economic Forum – Disability Inclusion Gap The World Economic Form Disability Panel,  hosted by the Valuable 500 founder Caroline Casey, provided many thought provoking messages.  Click on the image above to go to the video recording of the panel.
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Launch + Skills Spotlight on Nick – February, 2020

February 5, 2020
“Launch + Skills helped me be more independent. It also helped me be more mature. It helped me identify what I should take more seriously in life.” Nick entered Launch + Skills in the early days of the program with his family’s support, and recharged after his initial 12 sessions. Nick came to the program […]
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EmploymentWorks Together

January 6, 2020
EmploymentWorks Together EmploymentWorks (EW) is an employment readiness program for adults with autism and other disabilities that is offered in 7 provinces across Canada. On October 29, 2019, the Sinneave Family Foundation and Autism Speaks Canada hosted program staff and organizational leadership from all 8 EW program locations across Canada for a full day of […]
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Transitional Vocational Program Free Information Nights

January 3, 2020
Transitional Vocational Program Free Information Nights Interested in finding out more about the Transitional Vocational Program? Mount Royal University will be hosting Transitional Vocational Program free information nights! Presenters will be available to answer your questions. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 7-9 p.m. Please click the photo below […]
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2020 Free Mindfulness Groups Updated Dates

January 3, 2020
2020 Free Mindfulness Groups York University and CAMH have been researching how to support parents/siblings of adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as exploring ways to help autistic adults cope with stress and anxiety. As part of this research, they are holding free web-based mindfulness groups to choose from starting this winter […]
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Prime Minister Endorses Development of National Autism Strategy

January 3, 2020
The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA) welcomed the news on December 9, 2019 that the Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada announced his support for the development of a National Autism Strategy. Watch the video of the announcement – link to https://www.autismspeaks.ca/media-request-contact-us/news/news-press-releases/justin-trudeau-announces-endorsement-for-development-of-a-national-autism-strategy/ Learn more here – link to https://www.casda.ca/7597-2/
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Aspires Meeting – January, 2020

January 3, 2020
Happy New Year to all! The first Aspires Housing Group of Calgary meeting of the New Year will be held on January 9th from 7-9 pm at The Ability Hub (#300, 3820 24 Ave NW, Calgary). The meeting will begin with Linda Perry, Executive Director of Vela in B.C., speaking to the group via Zoom […]
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Launch + Skills Spotlight on Cole – January, 2020

January 3, 2020
“I decided that I was going to keep an open mind to where this program would take me. I also gave everything recommended to me my best effort.” Cole joined the Launch + Skills program in January, 2019.  He described himself as having struggled socially and never really understanding people, which has led to social […]
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