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News about the Hub and Autism in General

The Second Annual Canadian Autism Leadership Summit took place on April 18th and 19th in Ottawa, Ontario. Over 170 leaders in Canada’s Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community attended this year’s Summit.

The Summit was opened by the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Senator Jim Munson. The second day of... Read more...

This study seeks to learn more about the social support received by parents of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Parents of individuals with ASD often experience challenges in parenting their children, and it is important to explore the supports that may help reduce feelings of stress. Social support has been shown to help... Read more...

In the very first Launch into Life workshop series, I (MSW Student) had the distinct honour of meeting two Moms, Cindy and Jackie, who I learned over the three nights, shared a close and supportive friendship. In the midst of sometimes stressful and overwhelming transition planning, Cindy and Jackie not only appeared calm and light-hearted, but... Read more...

The latest Alberta's Employment First Strategy webcast, titled: Youth Employment: Part 2, is part of an ongoing series of Learning Webcasts for Employment of Persons with Disabilities.

Watch the ... Read more...

Are you or your child feeling trapped in a cycle of low confidence, low self-esteem, and little-to-no exercise and physical activity? You are not alone. Many people feel stuck in this cycle.

Due to this need, we are interested in piloting a men’s workout group as a collaboration between the Sinneave Family Foundation and the University... Read more...

Registration is now open for the upcoming Canadian ASD Leadership Summit in Ottawa on April 18-19, 2016. This summit represents an opportunity for ASD stakeholders to come together and collaborate to advance much needed support and services for all Canadians touched by ASD.

We would like to thank everyone who has donated to our iPad program over the past year or has shared information about our program with individuals in need. With your help and generosity we were able to provide 13 families with an iPad and the apps they needed this holiday season. 

Are you interested in connecting with other families who have children approaching adulthood?  Are you looking for a place to connect and share ideas with other parents or caregivers?

Check us out on Facebook, search for: "Launch into Life - Autism YYC" 

Since 2013, The Sinneave Family Foundation has collaborated with the Autism Spectrum Education, Research, and Training group at the University of Calgary (ASERT) to offer PEERS®  (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills)... Read more...

We are excited to share the news of a new course, Introduction to Job Coaching in Disability, which is planned to be piloted at NorQuest College in Edmonton, Alberta. The Sinneave Family Foundation was pleased to participate in the development of this course, in collaboration... Read more...

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