Innovations in Practice Conference 2019

May 29, 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 Tournament

May 28, 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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The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta and the University of Calgary are holding a Children & Youth Discussion Group

May 28, 2019
The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta and the University of Calgary are looking for a broad range of participants for a study about service needs for children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities and mental health issues.  Families, clinicians, service providers, health and para-health professionals and those with a neurodevelopmental disability and mental health challenges are […]
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Autism Alberta’s Alliance

May 28, 2019
  Autism Alberta’s Alliance   Registration for this fall’s Alliance event A Call to Action – Forming Provincial Working Groups will go live on June 1, 2019! 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 […]
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National Disability Summit – May 9 and 10, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario

May 27, 2019
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, hosted a two-day conference in Ottawa, entitled ‘Building an Inclusive Canada: A National Disability Summit’. Amy Lonsberry from The Sinneave Family Foundation (Sinneave) was pleased to be one of approximately 200 people in attendance. Sinneave attends events like this and collaborates with the […]
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Launch+Skills Spotlight

May 27, 2019
“The Launch+Skills program proved to myself that I can indeed make friends in a much shorter time frame than I anticipated. By going to the weekly Cafes I found people with the same interests and sense of humor as me. It has made me feel happy and astounded knowing that I can find and keep […]
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Sex is a 3 Letter Word

May 27, 2019
Sex isn’t a 4 letter word so why can’t we say it out loud? Why can’t we talk about it with our kids?  Why can’t we teach about it in schools? People sometimes think that providing information about sexuality encourages children and teens to engage in sexual activity, which in turn might result in an […]
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Excel Campus Prep – Improving the Odds for Post-Secondary Success!

May 2, 2019
Are you in high school and considering enrolling in a post-secondary program when you  graduate? Did you take a gap-period after graduating and are now thinking about continuing your studies? We invite you to check out this summer course opportunity! The Sinneave Family Foundation is a charitable operating foundation, dedicated to improving the transition to […]
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A College Guide for Students on the Spectrum

May 1, 2019
Organization for Autism Research (OAR) has created a fantastic guide: Finding Your Way: A College Guide for Students on the Spectrum. Offering practical advice from autism experts, self-advocate stories, and helpful resource tools this guide is a fantastic support. Visit OAR’s website to download the guide.  
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Samsung & Autism Speaks Canada Tablet Program

May 1, 2019
Samsung Canada in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada have given over 1,700 tablets to support and foster closer connections with the autism community in Canada. This year, they are excited to announce that 500 new Samsung tablets will be provided to individuals with autism and service organizations. The Samsung & Autism Speaks Canada Tablet Program […]
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Housing Update – Next Aspires Meeting May 2nd

May 1, 2019
On April 10th a meeting was hosted in Red Deer by Kim Fox, Provincial Housing Advisory Group member, for families who were had questions about planning for their special needs family members. Trista Carey provided information about guardianship, wills and estate planning as well as RDSP’s.  John Seigner outlined programs available through The Sinneave Family […]
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Scholarships Deadline

May 1, 2019
The Sinneave Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the transition to adulthood for individuals with autism and is pleased to offer two types of scholarships and a Directors award. The application deadline is quickly approaching at midnight on June 2, 2019. To apply for a scholarship or award click here.
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Canadian Autism Leadership Summit (CASDA)

April 30, 2019
The 5th Canadian Autism Leadership Summit was held on April 2nd and 3rd in Ottawa, Ontario. Over 180 stakeholders from Canada’s autism community had the chance to network with each other and learn from a diverse range of panelists. Sinneave was a sponsor of the event. At the end of the first day of the Summit, […]
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Launch+Skills Spotlight

April 30, 2019
Emerging adults (age 15+) in the Launch + Skills program work on building a variety of life skills towards goals in continuing education, employment and independent living.  Every participant is working hard at their personal goals and each is accomplishing great things!  What kind of skills are they developing?  Let’s shine the spotlight on a […]
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Innovations in Practice Conference 2019

April 30, 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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