Bias in Disability- “How Others See You”

    Meeting Thursday, June 21, 2018 Bias in Disability- “How Others See You” Speakers: Dr. Grace Iarocci & Nicki Scheerer       Dr. Grace Iarocci and Dr. Nikki Scheerer  presented to us their recent research on bias in disability. They are looking at how unconscious and first impressions fairly or unfairly, contribute to Read more about Bias in Disability- “How Others See You”[…]

A Home of My Own, Part Two

 February 15, 2018 ‘A Home of My Own’, Part Two   Speakers:  Sue McIntyre & Julie Lebrun, St. Andrew’s United Church, Multi-Use Church Property  Re-development                       Liz & Doug Cochran, Finding/Developing Integrated Housing for our Adult Children    St. Andrew’s United Church: The Re-development of Our Church Property   www.sauc.ca   The St. Andrew’s Housing Society Read more about A Home of My Own, Part Two[…]

Meeting Thursday, April 20, 2017

“Challenges & Successes in College & University” Speaker: Dr. Rashmeen Nirmal Dr. Nirmal is a Registered Psychologist working in the British Columbia Autism Assessment Network (BCAAN) at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, at UBC. Her clinical focus, while working in Canada Read more about Meeting Thursday, April 20, 2017[…]

General Meeting: April 1, 2017

What We Are & What We Do:                                                                                                                   Square Peg Society is a non-profit volunteer group, (we do not have CRA Charitable status), formed by parents in October 2014, to support ASD adults and their families. Our particular niche is the support of people who aspire to become independent, self-supporting adults. We focus, therefore, Read more about General Meeting: April 1, 2017[…]

Meeting: March 22, 2017 Looking Beyond Autism – Dr. Anthony Bailey

Treating Anxiety, Depression & OCD in ASD Individuals Guest:   Dr. Anthony Bailey, Phd, Chair, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, UBC                                                                                                         This meeting was our follow-up from ACT’s webinar Part 2: Looking Beyond Autism: Treating Anxiety, Depression & OCD in children & youth with ASD, we are continuing to explore the co-existence of these mental health conditions Read more about Meeting: March 22, 2017 Looking Beyond Autism – Dr. Anthony Bailey[…]

Meeting: January 19, 2017 ASD & Mental Health- Canadian Mental Health, Echo Program

We are seeing that people with ASD experience mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression, at greater rates than the general population. Often these conditions have a greater negative impact on their lives than does autism. We are exploring which programs exist which might be effective, accessible and affordable for ASD individuals. Speakers:   Read more about Meeting: January 19, 2017 ASD & Mental Health- Canadian Mental Health, Echo Program[…]