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National Volunteer Week was April 23 to 29, 2017.  In the words of our own Worktopia team:

“Volunteers are an essential part of the Worktopia team.  EmploymentWorks and CommunityWorks would simply not be the same without our volunteer peer mentors. They not only help out the participants, but they also allow... Read more...

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The Chess & Board Games group meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30pm, and will continue through Spring/Summer until August 10th! The meeting place is on the main floor of the Child Development Centre, 3820 – 24 Avenue NW. Check out our video or go to https://tinyurl.com/keblqgj for more information.... Read more...

What do autism, communication, and web technology have in common? The challenges in communication vary greatly among individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and range from severe to mild.  It is widely known that learning communication skills is essential for individuals with ASD to reach their potential—and in recent years technology has... Read more...

Brian Malkinson MLA for Calgary Currie has sponsored a private members bill in the Alberta Legislature to allow for Henson Trusts in Alberta.  A Henson Trust is used to hold an inheritance for the benefit of a handicapped individual which will not affect their eligibility for income support programs like Alberta Income Support for the... Read more...

On April 11, the Autism Spectrum Education, Research and Training (ASERT) team at the University of Calgary hosted a community event to share their latest research and results on a social skills training program designed to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) improve social skills and develop social relationships. The program... Read more...

The Canadian Autism Leadership Summit was held on April 4th and 5th in Ottawa. This year’s Summit was attended by more than 170 leaders from Canada’s autism community. The Summit included a number of updates on national initiatives, and perhaps the most memorable moments were provided by powerful presentations from a group of inspirational self... Read more...

Autism and Employment in Canada – Much to celebrate, more to be done.

Please join us for an opportunity to get the information you need and have your questions answered about Calgary Transit’s services for individuals with disabilities. In this presentation you will learn details including eligibility criteria, the application process and how to access:

Calgary Transit  Transit Training ( including summer... Read more...

Spring means different things to different people.  For most Canadians, it brings welcome relief from the harshness of winter, and the budding of spring flowers and trees.  For those pursuing higher education, it typically signals the end of a semester or school year and a time of transition.  Spring signifies all of these things at The... Read more...

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