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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:

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...

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. 

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