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Ducktoes Computer Repair and Services

Since 2014, Ducktoes has been an important partner with Spectrum Advantage, hiring several of our skilled graduates to work in their computer repair shop/support department. With an open mind to providing employment for diverse populations, Ducktoes has created an ideal work environment for our graduates... Read more...

Congratulations are in order for our very own Dr. Margaret Clarke for receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from McMaster University on November 17th, 2016! 

ELF Workout

Whenever someone says “Christmas Cheer”… 5 squats When someone references the North Pole……do 5 triceps dips When you hear “Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins”… 10 burpees Anytime Buddy consumes sugar… 3 lunges/side Whenever someone says “Buddy”… 5 crunches

Season’s Greetings Everyone!

Pursuits programs focus on increasing personal independence, developing early vocational and job skills, and preparation for the post-secondary environment.

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 the following Pursuits Programs will begin:

Last Christmas, 12 children received the gift of communication.

Since 2013 the Sinneave Family Foundation has been offering an iPad Bursary Program for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who need assistive technology to help them communicate and to build independence. Many families cannot afford this technology but it is... Read more...

We've had a great couple months back - lots of fun, friendship building and learning happening. We're happy to have such a great group of teens and young adults, as well as such great, supportive families! 

We'll be taking a holiday break which means we will NOT have Board Games group the following dates: 

Autism Summit Part 2: Services & Treatment took place on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Alberta Children’s Hospital with support from the Calgary Section of Community Pediatrics and the Sinneave Family Foundation.  It was attended by professionals, agencies, and service providers who are involved in the diagnosis and/or treatment of... Read more...

On October 23, families from the Aspires Housing Committee gathered at The National for an evening of bowling and socializing.

Richard Haskayne Scholarship 

The Richard Haskayne Scholarship is for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  It is an annual scholarship of $5,000 and is awarded to an eligible Albertan with ASD who is pursuing post-secondary education, training or vocation. Applicants for this scholarship must submit a 250 word essay on “how being... Read more...

Something remarkable happened on October 20th, 2016. As we sat on the edge our seats watching the finalist videos for the Calgary Chamber’s 2016 Community Impact Award as part of Small Business Week, we flashed back to sitting in those exact same positions last year.