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Looking for a summer camp that provides skills instead of thrills?  Three types of programs are being offered by Society for Treatment of Autism at The Ability Hub this year:

Sara Baker, Launch Clinician and Occupational Therapist recently presented “Sensory Considerations in ASD” at The Ability Hub.  Over 50 people attended the workshop, representing parents, professionals and other caregivers. 

This workshop was intended to increase “sensory empathy”, through awareness of sensory issues that can impact an... Read more...

If you had the opportunity to be involved with a program that could: help you feel better (physically and mentally), look better, prevent and reduce your risk of physical injury and illness, while you participate in a relaxed and fun social environment, would you be interested?  If so, look no further than the Beast Mode Fitness First... Read more...

In March 2016, Mike and Jaden Lake had the opportunity to speak to 15,000 students at an event in Saskatchewan. Their father-son message was a powerful one, about how we define 'normal', and the importance of including a diverse range of people in each of our 'normal' lives.

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CommunityWorks Canada is an after-school pre-employment training program for teens and young adults ages 15-21 with ASD that provides opportunities to gain valuable work experience, build social skills and make new friends. 

Intakes are now open for our fall session running: September 22nd to December 15th, 2016 (13 Week Sessions) 5:00 p... Read more...

Interest, excitement, and momentum are growing in discussions about social enterprise and self-employment for individuals with autism. We invite you to join us for more great idea generation and information sharing at our next meeting on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 from 7:00 pm – 9:00, at The Ability Hub 300, 3820 – 24 Avenue N.W.

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We are pleased to announce the successful run of our first fitness course offered through the Ability Hub. The “Beast Mode” Fitness First Experience is a new exercise program for male and female teens/young adults with ASD who are looking to learn how to become more physically active in their lives. The ten week program focuses on developing... Read more...

Looking for a summer camp that provides skills instead of thrills?  Three types of programs are being offered by Society for Treatment of Autism at The Ability Hub this year:

Skills for Life – brush up on caring for yourself and your home!! Employment Preparation – all the first steps to get that first job!! Work Skills Exploration – sample... Read more...

Need a boost? Come get your morning coffee fix at AAFS and start your day off on the right foot!

The level of under-employment facing individuals with autism and their families is a significant and challenging issue. Last month we invited families to gather and discuss self-employment and social enterprise as potential employment options for their adult children with ASD.  Essentially, the meeting was intended to encourage parents to begin... Read more...

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