Events

AUTISM CANTECH Info Session

Autism CanTech! is a federally funded program for autistic youth between 18 and 30 who are work-ready and passionate about  technology. Join Autism CanTech! and have the real College experience and training to become employed in an entry-level tech job. You’ll learn the communication, employability, workplace skills needed to maintain your job. Youth on the spectrum will be supported in class and in their work experience at no cost to them or their families. Below the recorded meeting link to…

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Launch + Skills

Shane Lynch is our second speaker this season from the Sinneave Family Foundation in Calgary. Shane holds a PhD in Special Education, is a Registered Psychologist, and the Director of Professional Practice & Education at the Sinneave Family Foundation. Shane will be presenting Sinneave’s skills coaching program - Launch + Skills (L + S). On their website,  L + S is described as follows: “Launch + Skills is an individualized skills coaching program designed to help autistic individuals who are…

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Meeting: Autism Campus Training

Sarah Symonds of the Sinneave Family Foundation in Calgary was our first speaker of our 2021-22 meeting series. Sarah is the Online Program Facilitator at the Sinneave Family Foundation and a graduate of the University of Calgary's Psychology program. Sarah introduced us to Autism Campus Training, a self-directed online program written and developed for autistic post-secondary students by autistic graduates. This interesting initiative is intended to guide ASD students through all facets of life as they embark on this first…

 

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…

 

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 and the United States, has been on the assessment and treatment of children, teens, and young adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities, with a specialization in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her research interests include…

 

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