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News about the Hub and Autism in General

The 2nd Annual ASD Vocational Conference, What Will It Take?:  Advancing vocational opportunities for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders will take place in Calgary, Alberta on June 6th and 7th, 2013. The Conference is being hosted this year by The Ability Hub, and will be in a new and beautiful conference venue at Canada Olympic Park.... Read more...

The Autism Society of Edmonton Area (ASEA) has a great story about Anthony Barrett, a low-verbal adult with autism, who has found a way to "learn new skills, meet new people, and make some money." Anthony, along with his assistant Mikey Hamm and his mom, Deborah Barrett, have created a local delivery... Read more...

Are you a relative of an individual with ASD? Are you energetic, organized, dedicated and professional? Would you like to make a difference? If so, we would like to hear from you! We are currently seeking a part-time individual to fulfill the role of Technology Ambassador.  For more information on the position and submit your resume... Read more...

If you are a parent, caregiver, or professional working with adolescents diagnosed with high functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome, we invite you to attend a free workshop geared toward recognizing and coping with the effects of anxiety. For more information, please... Read more...

On April 26 at 7PM we will be joined by Constable Patty Desormeau from the Calgary Police Service, Diversity Resources Team, who will teach everyone important and practical tips on personal  safety, while at home and out and about, and on internet safety.

Monday, April 02, 2012 was the fifth anniversary of World Autism Awareness Day. On that day Global News run a touching story about a federal Member of Parliament who has a son with ASD. Global News also provided a great article detailing the "five things most... Read more...

According to a recent Calgary Herald article, the definition of Autism could change in the coming months:

The Teaching Critical Life Skills workshop, which is being held at The Ability Hub on April 12th, seeks to provide caregivers "with a gamut of techniques for determining the critical life skills for your child/client and the tools for teaching those skills... Read more...

The Ability Hub is a purpose-built 17,000 square foot facility on the third floor of the Child Development Centre on the University of Calgary Campus, designed to host a breadth of programs and services for adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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