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What We Are Happy About

Our new website! Our goals were to share with you more about our intentions and values, to provide a calendar of our upcoming events, and an easy way for you to register for them, and to build an archive of past meetings that you can easily access by date and subject category. Contact us with your feedback (note “Website”) The launching of our Parents’ Social Group – thanks, Francine! (Find details in “Events”) Our great Movie Night facilitators & discussions!…

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Response to Vancouver Sun article “Autistic people march for and against walk for autism in Richmond” by our director

Below is the response of our executive director in response to the article in the link below: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/autistic-people-march-for-and-against-walk-for-autism-in-richmond   I will attempt to articulate my views, and the direction of Square Peg Society, while I am at the helm. Change over time is good, and inevitable, and hopefully will be guided by listening to our membership. Our focus, at SPS, is on the adult ASD population. As such, the idea of “a cure” for autism is not where we would…

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Meeting Summary: Post-Secondary Programs & Supports

Meeting Summary: Post-Secondary Programs & Supports Burnaby Public Library, McGill branch     Please note that many post-secondary institutions offer information meetings in February & April For students who wish to enroll in September. Check their websites for upcoming info sessions!   Post-Secondary Programs & Supports: A Summary of Two Meetings, January 10 & February 7, 1019 Following is my attempt to summarize our two full meetings on Post-Secondary programs & supports available to ASD individuals (and others). Both meetings…

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Reflections on Independent ASD and Parent Meeting

Thursday November 29, 2018,Reflections on Our Meeting   A small, but passionate & articulate group of parents gathered to talk about our ASD adult children, their issues and lives, and our lives with them, as we try to guide them to independence.  Based upon our 5 key issues:  Post-secondary education, Employment, Housing,Life & Social Skills, and Mental Health, I compiled a collection of concerns and examples, to provide food for thought. We didn’t cover all of the list below, but…

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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 one’s assessment, and consequently, treatment of an individual. While this research is in very early stages, the intention is to direct their findings to improving…

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