Events

Parent Social Group: Walk and Talk

Parents, are you interested in meeting to exchange ideas & experiences? What is new for you & your family this season? To Walk & talk: Monday, Nov 25, 2022, 2pm, meet Patterson Skytrain Station, Burnaby  

Free

 

Movie Chat Night

This month’s movie is:  The Pianist  Watch in advance – this movie is available on Netflix & YouTube  The Pianist is a 2002 film directed by Roman Polanski. Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Spielmann, it stars Adrien Brody as Spielmann, a Polish Jew living in Warsaw at the outbreak of World War II. As the Spielmann family sees their freedoms eroded by the Nazi invasion, Wladyslaw looks to escape the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw. Will he survive the war?…

Free

 

An online social conversation group for ASD women (18+)

This group is for ASD women to share our past experiences & present realities – similar or different, and to celebrate our uniqueness together as we build strength & resilience for our futures.  Hosted by Cheryse Bonamis, an experienced facilitator and a good listener, who is looking forward to engaging with other autistic women. After an unusually long, dry summer, we are now truly experiencing fall – the weather is colder & wetter, and most of us are spending more…

Free

 

Access Programs at Capilano University (September 2023)

Join for a virtual presentation of the two Access programs that are offered at Capilano University in September 2023. Discover Employability is a pre-employment program for students with developmental disabilities who need support to develop more skills for future paid employment. Our courses focus on employability skills, social skills, personal finances, computer skills and safety skills at work. We schedule three separate work experience sessions in different sectors to increase the student's experience and independence at work. Preference for this program…

 

Of Interest

Parent Social Group: Talk on Zoom

Parents, are you interested in meeting to exchange ideas & experiences? What is new for you & your family this season? Talk on Zoom: Monday, Nov 7, 7:15pm

Free

 

Parent Social Group: Walk & Talk

Parents, are you interested in meeting to exchange ideas & experiences?  Does fall feel like the start of a new year for you? What is new for you & your family this season? To Walk & talk: Monday, Oct 31, 2022, 10 am, meet Patterson Skytrain Station, Burnaby  

Free

 

Relevant Resources

A resource is only useful if you can find what you are looking for! In response to COVID so many of our activities have gone online. The silver lining to offset the loss of one-to-one real-life contact, is the quality and accessibility of workshops, seminars & videos from knowledgeable, credible sources that are now available. This meeting will direct us toward some resources that are pertinent to us - autistic adults & their families! We are pleased to have Michelle…

Free

 

Movie Chat Night

We’re trying something different! This month’s movie is: I Lost My Body (English title)  We are going to watch this movie together, in real time… “I Lost My Body” is available on Netflix, dubbed and sub-titled, in both English & French. (Which version you would like to watch?) “I Lost My Body” In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body. During a hair-raising escapade across the city, the extremity fends…

Free

 

Parent Social Group: Talk on Zoom

Parents, are you interested in meeting to exchange ideas & experiences? Does fall feel like the start of a new year for you? What is new for you & your family this season? Talk on Zoom: Monday, Oct 3, 2022, 7:15pm

Free

 

Parent Social Group: Walk & Talk

Parents, are you interested in meeting to exchange ideas & experiences? Does fall feel like the start of a new year for you? What is new for you & your family this season? To Walk & talk: Friday, Sept 30, 2022, 2pm, Sea Wall, meet at Science World;  

Free

 

Movie Chat Night

The first one this fall!  This month’s movie is: Johnny Mnemonic  Watch in advance – this movie is available Netflix & YouTube Johnny Mnemonic is a 1995 cyperpunk film directed by Robert Long in his directorial debut. Based on the 1981 story of the same name by Willian Gibson, it stars Keanu Reeves & Dolph Lungren. Reeves plays a man with an overloaded, cybernetic brain implant, in a dystopian, prophetic view of 2021, with the world wracked by a tech-induced plague.…

Free

 

Executive Functioning Skills

Executive Functioning Skills: What are they? And how to make them work for us… Nicola Schaan, Occupational Therapist ,  Zach Blumke, Job Developer,, David Settles,  Project Manager from Autism CanTech! (BC & Alberta) Welcome back to our monthly meetings! This month we will be looking at Executive Functioning, and are pleased to have the following speakers join us: Nicola Schaan is an Occupational Therapist at Breaking Trail OT, in Kelowna, BC. She will speak generally about executive functioning - what it…

Free

 

Monthly Online Conversation Group

Different threads woven together can make a whole, strong cloth. A Monthly online conversation group for ASD adults, 18+ years old. Many autistic people have spent much of their lives feeling “different”. This group is an evening to share our past experiences & present realities – similar or different, and to celebrate our uniqueness together as we build strength & resilience for our futures. Hosted by Julia Mitchell, ASD adult, empathetic listener & curious about autism & autistic people. Julia…

Free

 

TAKING THE LEAP!

Finding Success in Further Education after High School About the Workshop The Sinneave Family Foundation is part of AIDE CANADA’S Prairie Hub: Connecting Canadians to credible, reliable, evidence-informed autism resources in their region. This is a national initiative led by the Pacific Autism Family Network, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. FREE EVENT! CLICK HERE To REGISTER In this presentation, participants will learn the key differences between high school and further education settings to help them succeed after…

 

Of Interest

Movie Chat Night

The last one before summer break!  This month’s movie is: Unbreakable (2002)  Watch in advance – this movie is available for free on Disney Plus. Dan Dunn (Bruce Willis), has it tough. He and his wife (Robin Wright) are on a break. Dan was the sole survivor of a train crash that claimed the lives of a couple of hundred people. Now, an eccentric art curator (Samuel L. Jackson) is trying to convince Dan that he has superpowers and should…

Free

 

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