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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.

In 2016, the Calgary Employment First Network (CEFN) has played a central role in working with community partners/businesses to host a variety of events to promote awareness of the benefits of having a diverse work force. During the month of October, the following events were held to recognize and celebrate the unique contributions that... Read more...

We are pleased to invite you to our third social enterprise parent meeting on Monday, November 14th, 2016 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. 

Guest speaker Bill McGregor will discuss the types of supports available through Ready Willing and Able.  The meeting will be held at The Ability Hub #300, 3820 – 24th Avenue NW.  Parking provided in Lot #54.... Read more...

In October, The Ability Hub celebrated a very important milestone--it’s Fifth Birthday!

Momentum continues to build around the topic of social enterprise for autistic individuals.  The parent focus group is thrilled to be engaging with a team of MBA students from the Haskayne School of Business. We will come together for hands-on working sessions and opportunities to discuss business plans, marketing and social media with a high... Read more...

Are you on the Autism Spectrum? Are you 18 or older? Do you have experience or interest in working with computers and/or knowledge of software applications Are you fluent in English? Are you a self-driven, motivated individual?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you might just have what it takes!

Please send your completed... Read more...

Does your child with ASD also experience mental health problems?  Anxiety, depression, and attention deficient disorder are extremely common in individuals with ASD, yet access to effective treatment and support for these issues can be difficult.

We would like to hear more about what is working well in the current mental health system... Read more...

Dr. Carol Schall is the Co-Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence, the Director of the Virginia Autism Resource Center, and the Principal Investigator in the development of the Community Based Functional Skills Assessment for Transition Aged Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders, a grant funded by Autism... Read more...

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