Excel Campus Prep – Improving the Odds for Post-Secondary Success!

May 2, 2019
Less than 40% of young adults with autism will attend some kind of continued education after high school compared to 75% of the typical population.1  Why are their numbers so much lower?  Various reasons exist, one of which is that individuals with autism can find it overwhelming to navigate a new campus environment including all of […]
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A College Guide for Students on the Spectrum

May 1, 2019
Organization for Autism Research (OAR) has created a fantastic guide: Finding Your Way: A College Guide for Students on the Spectrum. Offering practical advice from autism experts, self-advocate stories, and helpful resource tools this guide is a fantastic support. Visit OAR’s website to download the guide.  
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Samsung & Autism Speaks Canada Tablet Program

May 1, 2019
Samsung Canada in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada have given over 1,700 tablets to support and foster closer connections with the autism community in Canada. This year, they are excited to announce that 500 new Samsung tablets will be provided to individuals with autism and service organizations. The Samsung & Autism Speaks Canada Tablet Program […]
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Housing Update – Next Aspires Meeting May 2nd

May 1, 2019
On April 10th a meeting was hosted in Red Deer by Kim Fox, Provincial Housing Advisory Group member, for families who were had questions about planning for their special needs family members. Trista Carey provided information about guardianship, wills and estate planning as well as RDSP’s.  John Seigner outlined programs available through The Sinneave Family […]
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Scholarships Deadline

May 1, 2019
The Sinneave Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the transition to adulthood for individuals with autism and is pleased to offer two types of scholarships and a Directors award. The application deadline is quickly approaching at midnight on June 2, 2019. To apply for a scholarship or award click here.
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Canadian Autism Leadership Summit (CASDA)

April 30, 2019
The 5th Canadian Autism Leadership Summit was held on April 2nd and 3rd in Ottawa, Ontario. Over 180 stakeholders from Canada’s autism community had the chance to network with each other and learn from a diverse range of panelists. Sinneave was a sponsor of the event. At the end of the first day of the Summit, […]
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Launch+Skills Spotlight

April 30, 2019
Emerging adults (age 15+) in the Launch + Skills program work on building a variety of life skills towards goals in continuing education, employment and independent living.  Every participant is working hard at their personal goals and each is accomplishing great things!  What kind of skills are they developing?  Let’s shine the spotlight on a […]
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Innovations in Practice Conference 2019

April 30, 2019
The 2nd Innovations in Practice Conference is taking place in Edmonton on October 9 and 10, 2019. A variety of topics relating to the care of children and adults with Developmental Disabilities will be showcased . The intention of the conference is to learn, inspire, and engage. For more information and to register click here.
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Save the Date: Autism Alberta Alliance

April 30, 2019
On October 11, 2019 Autism Alberta Alliance will be hosting the next event in Edmonton. The theme for this event is A Call to Action – Forming Provincial Working Groups. Registration as a stakeholder is free! For more information or to join the Alliance click here.
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Save the Date: Els for Autism Golf Challenge

April 30, 2019
The 2019 Els for Autism Canada “Calgary Golf Challenge” tournament will be held at the Carnmoney Golf Club in Calgary on Monday, August 26, 2019.   2018 was the most successful tournament and there is hope to better it this year. They are planning on having a full field tournament and are experiencing a great deal […]
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2019 Owerko Centre Conference “The Markers of Mental Health in Neurodevelopment”

April 30, 2019
The Owerko Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital is hosting a conference on “The Markers of Mental Health in Neurodevelopment”.  For more information click here.
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Sex Ed. for Self-Advocates

April 29, 2019
“People with autism age 15 and older can read articles and watch brief videos in each section before testing their knowledge and practicing new skills through interactive modules. The resource contains nine sections, each building on information from preceding sections within the guide, from privacy and puberty, to consent and sexual activity. OAR extends its […]
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Worktopia National Employment Network

April 29, 2019
A Worktopia National Employment Network Meeting was convened in Ottawa on April 1st  by The Sinneave Family Foundation and Autism Speaks Canada. The community conversation brought stakeholders together from across Canada to co-design a network with a shared goal to change the odds of employment success for people with autism. A variety of perspectives were […]
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Fix a Bike

April 29, 2019
Fix a bike is a FREE 3 week hands on bike maintenance course for individuals who own a bike and are looking to learn how to do routine and regular maintenance on their bicycles.
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Society for Treatment of Autism Employment Program

April 29, 2019
Have you been thinking about getting a job or had difficulty maintaining employment? If so, The Society for Treatment of Autism (STA) would love to hear from you! STA helps individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder gain and sustain meaningful employment.  Please contact Keelin McKiernan at 403-991-8164 or e-mail mckiernank@sta-ab.com about immediate intakes, eligibility and supports […]
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