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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.

Meticulon has been nominated for another award with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. 

To be recognized amongst exceptional small Calgary businesses is no easy feat - but it goes to show just how much the ASD population can do with the right tools and supports. From businesses like Meticulon, to other amazing programs being offered out of... Read more...

If you were unable to attend or if you were there to enjoy #TEDxYorkUSpectrum in Toronto on May 28, 2016, here's your chance to revisit and share those ideas!

10 videos, 10 speakers, 1 half day TEDx event dedicated to youth and adult concerns in autism.

Click on the link below to view and share about #TEDxYorkUSpectrum with... Read more...

Although there are no Aspires business meetings over the summer the committee did have a social get together at Moose McGuires on July 27th. There were about 20 people and everyone talked a little housing, had a beverage or two, and ate a few nachos.

Meetings will resume in fall.

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Board Room GH Dawe Centre 56 Holt St Red Deer, Alberta

RSVP: info@autismalberta.ca by 4:00 PM, Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Child Care is available, but we MUST know your needs by 4 PM, August 12, 2016. Please note, this is a... Read more...

The sessions were facilitated by Dr. Katelyn Lowe, with support from Autism Society of British Columbia, assisted by local educators and autism moms Sue Noble and Teresa Peters. The weekend series was a huge success with 18 parents, 5 support workers and 2 teens with ASD taking part.

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 and what gaps or barriers still exist. 

The Sinneave Family... Read more...

What do you need from researchers?  What should research in autism and other areas of neurodiversity look like?  YOUR VIEW COUNTS!

Marketwired News Release – July 14, 2016

“It helped me, and it might help you!”

An enthusiastic sentiment shared when a participant was asked about their recent experience in the EmploymentWorks Canada program. “It helped me, and it might help you! It helped me get over my anxiety, and introduced me to new skills, new... Read more...

The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA), with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, is embarking on a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process to canvass input into the development of a Canadian Autism Partnership (CAP) model that supports collective leadership in addressing the complex issues facing Canadians... Read more...

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