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COVID-19 Information and Mental Health Resources

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 Sinneave Programs and Services.

We recognize that the 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 Resource Centre:

Sinneave’s Resource Centre is operating virtually at this time. Please email our Resource Centre at if you are looking for information or support. Our Ambassadors 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:

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

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