FSCD Action Plan Update

August 3, 2018
  Further to the listening sessions held by the Government of Alberta in Calgary and Edmonton on May 11th and 12th, and the resulting FSCD Action Plan that was announced in early July, Sinneave would like to share this update from The Government of Alberta: “Hello, I am pleased to share an update with you […]
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Job Opportunities through Society for Treatment of Autism and Ready, Willing and Able

August 1, 2018
WANTED!! Do you want to work in a warehouse?  Society for Treatment of Autism, in collaboration with Ready, Willing and Able is looking for individuals that wish to work in a warehouse environment and have a few potential employers seeking to expand their workforce. The individuals the employers seek must possess the following qualifications and skills: GED or […]
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Launch +Skills – August 2018 Newsletter

August 1, 2018
(This news item was updated on September 24, 2018) Launch +Skills Program Launch +Skills offers focused individualized support for up to one year, for individuals 15 and over who are on a path to independence including continued education, employment and/or living away from home in the future.  Features of the program include ongoing enrollment, individualized action […]
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Relating What We Are Learning to Research

July 31, 2018
EmploymentWorks Canada Program Using national population survey data, researchers from The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary explored the education, daily needs and labour force participation of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They looked at data from the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability that surveyed 45,500 Canadians with disabilities and found […]
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2018 Summer Career Development Camps

July 30, 2018
Are you interested and motivated to develop your employability skills over the summer? Meticulon is pleased to partner with The Sinneave Family Foundation to provide employment-readiness summer development camps. Over 4 days, you can kick-start your learning with the Meticulon Assessment Service (MAS) and a sampler of the Launch + Skills Program. MAS features an […]
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360 Fit – Fall Registration is Open!

July 27, 2018
360 Fit – Fall Registration is Open! In collaboration with Sinneave, the #YMCACalgary has developed the 360 Fit program, modeled after Beast Mode.  They are now accepting registrations for the fall sessions which will run Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm from September 13th to October 25th and again November 1st to December 13th.  Click on the poster for more […]
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“What We Heard”: Update on Government of Alberta Listening Sessions

July 2, 2018
Government of Alberta representatives held listening sessions in Calgary and Edmonton on May 11th and 12th for families to participate in important dialogue regarding the FSCD supports program. Sinneave would like to share an update from The Government of Alberta with the following letter from Minister Sabir to FSCD which includes contact information if you […]
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Beast Mode On

June 27, 2018
The “Beast Mode” Fitness First Experience is an exercise program for male and female teens/young adults with autism who want to learn how to become more physically active in their lives. The program seeks to provide motivated individuals with the opportunity to learn about personal fitness, health and well-being by building self-confidence through goal development […]
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360 Fit

June 27, 2018
PLEASE NOTE:  We have just received notice that the 360 Fit summer class has been CANCELLED due to low registration.  For more information, please contact the Melcore YMCA at Crowfoot By phone: 403-547-6576 In person: Melcor YMCA – 8100 John Laurie Blvd NW Calgary
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Employers Getting to Know Tomorrow’s Employee Today

June 27, 2018
Employers Getting to Know Tomorrow’s Employee Today First Published – December 20, 2017 CREATING ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE WORKPLACES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM We all have unique strengths, challenges, talents and interests. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism) and other disabilities are no different. Despite this, labour force participation is the lowest for persons with developmental […]
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Launch+Skills Cafés

June 27, 2018
Launch+Skills program participants are able to take advantage of weekly Café style meetups to come together for progress updates and to socialize. Once they have completed their program, participants are welcome to continue to attend the weekly Café sessions to maintain connection to program peers and skills coaches. Café activities include planned events at The […]
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Aspires Update

June 27, 2018
The Aspires Housing group had a successful BBQ potluck on Sunday, June 25th. There were about 40 families and individuals present and it was hosted in the Little Somethin’ Café in the lobby of the Child Development Centre. A brief business update included the Horizon, Monarch initiative in Glamorgan where 15 units have been made […]
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Summer Work Experience for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

June 1, 2018
Who | Students between the ages of 15 and 19, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and are currently enrolled in a CBE high school. Students will earn a total of 3 Work Experience credits towards the completion of their high school diploma. Completion of the pre-requisite course, HCS 3000 is expected prior to July […]
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Celebrating National AccessAbility Week

June 1, 2018
To download or print a pdf version of this article, click here: National AccessAbility Week Celebrating National Accessibility Week – May 27 to June 2, 2018 PROMOTING INCLUSION AND ACCESSIBILITY IN THE WORKPLACE AND OUR COMMUNITIES At the Scotiabank Saddledome, Sous Chef, Grant McIsaac, Chef de Partie, David Petruic and employee, Maureen WORKTOPIA is a unique […]
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Aspires Update

May 30, 2018
On May 19, The Provincial Housing and Wraparound Services Committee turned their quarterly provincial meeting into a visit to two developments in Red Deer.  The invitation was also extended to the Aspires family group and Edmonton families such as the members of the recently formed Autism Independent Living Association. (AILA)    The group met at Timberstone […]
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