Join us for the online presentation and live Q&A!

This presentation will be made available FREE and ONLINE via AIDE Canada’s website. Click Here to Register

In recognition of National Housing Day, this session brings together a panel who will share perspectives, key activities and lessons learned from the Legacy on 5th affordable housing project in Calgary. Autistic adults and their support persons also offer their thoughts on the impact of this project. The goal of the session is to share knowledge with other regions to improve access to affordable housing for autistic Canadians.

Presenters:

  • Amy Tatterton – Director of Learning and Connection, The Sinneave Family Foundation
  • John Seigner – Housing Specialist, The Sinneave Family Foundation
  • Anmol Hajraw – Adult Support Worker, Autism Calgary
  • Brittany Morrison – Adult Program Coordinator, Autism Aspergers Friendship Society
  • Emily Campbell – Communications Advisor, HomeSpace Society

This presentation will be made available free and online via AIDE Canada’s website. Click on the image below to view the poster or to register.

Join us for the online presentation and live Q&A at the end!

 

Ticket Price: Free

 

Workshop Description: 

In this presentation, participants will learn about the foundational steps to seek, secure, and maintain employment. Beginning with pre-employment skills such as exploring interests, resume writing, and job searching, through to interview skills and other self-advocacy skills (e.g., seeking supports, disclosure), participants will learn about a variety of strategies to help autistic individuals be successful in the workforce.

Presenter Bios:

Dr. Shane Lynch (Special Education) is a Registered Psychologist and the Director of Innovation and Evaluation for The Sinneave Family Foundation. He is responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of the programs and services offered to the community. Prior to coming to Sinneave, Shane was in clinical practice for over 20 years serving individuals, families, schools, and agencies as they supported individuals on the autism spectrum.

Ian Humphreys is a Skills Coach in the Launch + Skills, program at The Sinneave Family Foundation. He is also the Coordinator of EmploymentWorks; a program designed to raise employment preparedness through training and support, combined with job sampling and hands-on experience. Prior to joining The Sinneave Family Foundation, Ian became experienced in employer engagement and collaboration through his work as an Employment Placement Specialist and his time as a member of the Calgary Employment First Network.

This workshop will be made available free and online via AIDE Canada’s website. Click on the image below to view the poster or to register.

 

Promoting Self-Determination in Everyday Life: Practical Strategies

Presented by: Jackie Ryan, MA, CPA, CMA

PhD Candidate, Rehabilitation Sciences

Self-determination refers to the ability to be in charge of your own life. It can include choosing what to eat for breakfast, choosing your leisure activities, or choosing where to live among many other choices we make every day. However, research shows that autistic people are less self-determined than their peers.  This workshop will provide a brief overview of self-determination theory and factors that support its development. Participants will leave with practical strategies to embed into daily routines that will enhance self-determination for autistic teens and young adults.

This workshop will be made available FREE and LIVE ONLINE via CES Webinar.

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