2nd Annual ASD Vocational Conference, June 6/7, 2013

September 13, 2012
The 2nd Annual ASD Vocational Conference, What Will It Take?:  Advancing vocational opportunities for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders will take place in Calgary, Alberta on June 6th and 7th, 2013. The Conference is being hosted this year by The Ability Hub, and will be in a new and beautiful conference venue at Canada Olympic […]
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Anthony at your Service: ASEA Features Local Hero

September 6, 2012
The Autism Society of Edmonton Area (ASEA) has a great story about Anthony Barrett, a low-verbal adult with autism, who has found a way to “learn new skills, meet new people, and make some money.” Anthony, along with his assistant Mikey Hamm and his mom, Deborah Barrett, have created a local delivery service called: Anthony at […]
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Job Opportunity for a Technology Ambassador

August 21, 2012
Are you a relative of an individual with ASD? Are you energetic, organized, dedicated and professional? Would you like to make a difference? If so, we would like to hear from you! We are currently seeking a part-time individual to fulfill the role of Technology Ambassador.  For more information on the position and submit your […]
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Five things Canadians don't know about Autism

April 3, 2012
Monday, April 02, 2012 was the fifth anniversary of World Autism Awareness Day. On that day Global News run a touching story about a federal Member of Parliament who has a son with ASD. Global News also provided a great article detailing the “five things most Canadians don’t know about autism“.
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The impact of changing the definition of Autism

January 25, 2012
According to a recent Calgary Herald article, the definition of Autism could change in the coming months: An expert panel appointed by the American Psychiatric Association has proposed new criteria for the definition of autism as part of its work to revise the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the first major updating since […]
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The Sinneave Family Foundation opens a new centre, The Ability Hub

October 4, 2011
The Ability Hub is a purpose-built 17,000 square foot facility on the third floor of the Child Development Centre on the University of Calgary Campus, designed to host a breadth of programs and services for adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Beginning in April 2011, Sinneave Family Foundation partnered with Society for Treatment […]
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