The health and safety of our staff, program participants, visitors, and partners is of top priority for The Sinneave Family Foundation (Sinneave). We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and follow the advice of Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer and Alberta Health Services.

Please click here for updates on all of Sinneave Programs and Services.

We recognize that there are many needs emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, and autistic individuals and their families are experiencing direct impacts. These are stressful and uncertain times. Staying connected is important in taking care of your wellness and mental health. We want to share some information and resources that may be helpful.

Sinneave’s Information, Navigation and Borrowing Library Services:

Sinneave’s Information, Navigation and Borrowing Library services are operating in person and virtually. Please click here to book an Information & Navigation meeting.

You can also email if you need additional information or support.

Click here to access our book collection through the AIDE Canada website and take advantage of the cost-free Canada-wide Borrow by Mail service. We provide information, navigation, and support to all individuals, families, professionals, and community members interested in autism information and resources.

Community Resources:

Calgary Distress Centre – or tel:403-266-HELP (4357)

Access Mental Health – Alberta Health Services

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health – Mental Health Resources in Alberta

Corona Virus Information for Albertans – Government of Alberta

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic – Centre for Addictions and Mental Health

H-CARDD COVID-19 Resources – CAMH / H-CARDD Resources for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Articles and Information:

Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide by the World Health Organization

How COVID-19 May Impact Your Mental Health and How to Cope” by Katelyn Lowe

Keep Calm and Self-Regulate” by Teresa Hedley

Thinking about emergencies, developmental disabilities and COVID-19” by Yona Lunsky

Contact us:

We encourage you to follow @Sinneave on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram where we regularly share new resources and helpful information.

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