Excel Campus Prep Highlights

August 23, 2019
More autistic students are being accepted into post-secondary education programs than ever before, with enrollment rates close to 40%.  For many students the transition to post-secondary can be an exciting new step, but also an intimidating one.  This summer, The Sinneave Family Foundation offered Excel Campus Prep – a new program aimed at helping young […]
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Spectrum Advantage September Cohort

August 23, 2019
Spectrum Advantage is now accepting applications for their September 2019 cohort. Spectrum Advantage is a four-month employability skills project that provides participants with four weeks of paid job readiness preparation classes followed by job coaching sessions focused on obtaining and retaining employment. Participants will be between 18 – 30 years old, not currently taking any […]
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Denim for Developmental Disabilities – With Dr. Temple Grandin October 10, 2019

August 2, 2019
Denim for Developmental Disabilities with Dr. Temple Grandin A fundraiser for the Autism Society of Alberta hosted by Innovations in Practice 2019 On October 10, 2019 Innovations in Practice is hosting a fundraiser in Edmonton featuring Dr. Temple Grandin in support of Autism Society Alberta. Dr. Grandin will be speaking on “The Way I See […]
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Autism Alberta’s Alliance – A Call to Action Event Fall 2019

August 2, 2019
Autism Alberta’s Alliance  – A Call to Action Event 2019 Registration is open for this fall’s Alliance event:  A Call to Action – Forming Provincial Working Groups 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 […]
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Sinneave Visits Ridgestone Lodge in Black Diamond, Alberta

August 1, 2019
Sinneave Visits Ridgestone Lodge in Black Diamond, Alberta The transition for individuals moving out of their parental home is a common priority and concern for the individuals and families we support. Since 2012, Sinneave has worked with a variety of stakeholders to advance supported independent living opportunities for autistic adults.   Recognizing that there are diverse […]
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Exciting Announcement – The Aspires Website is Live!

August 1, 2019
Exciting Announcement – The Aspires Website is Live! The Aspires Housing Group of Calgary (Aspires) offers families peer support, an opportunity to learn about a variety of housing related topics and a place to explore potential housing solutions for adults with autism and other disabilities who require similar levels of support. The Sinneave Family Foundation […]
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Aspires Housing Group of Calgary Event

July 31, 2019
The Aspires Housing Group of Calgary is hosting a Bowling Night at The National on 10th Ave, 341-10th Ave. SW from 5-8pm. Bowling is available for those who like to bowl for a small fee or just come to chat and meet other families. This is an informal social gathering. Please RSVP how many will […]
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Innovations in Practice Conference 2019

July 31, 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 Challenge

July 31, 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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Release of PDD Review Panel Report

July 30, 2019
              The Government of Alberta Ministry of Community and Social Services has released the PDD Review Panel’s report on the results of the public engagement which wrapped up in the winter of 2019. The report provides a thematic overview of PDD program successes, challenges and opportunities.  They thanked those who […]
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Excel Campus Prep – Week One Highlights

July 30, 2019
Sinneave is pleased to report that the first week of Excel Campus Prep was a success. A big shout out to Skills Coaches Ian, Cedric, and Rachel for their engaging facilitation. Feedback from participants indicated that they found the information about types of post-secondary, accommodations, financial support, and conversations from accessibility services on campus valuable. […]
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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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