Events

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;  

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Parent Social Group: Walk & Talk

Are you feeling isolated or burned out? Are you interested in meeting to exchange ideas & experiences? Walk & talk on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 2pm. Meet at the Shadbolt parking lot, Deer Lake, Burnaby. Topic: All about self-care & relaxation

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. Sara Leschasin, will be hosting for Julia, who is away this month. Sara is an ASD…

Free

 

Life as an Independent Adult

A Collaborative Zoom Meeting on Preparing for Life as an Independent Adult Krystal Hussey, Support Link Program Coordinator, Aunt Leah’s Place, will share their programs & experience preparing youth as they “age out” from MCFD foster care: “For 30 years, Aunt Leah’s Place has been helping kids in foster care and young mothers by providing guidance, supported housing, job training and coaching on essential life skills…Support at this critical time can help these young people realize their potential while becoming…

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Parent Social Group: Talk on Zoom

Are you feeling isolated or burned out? Are you interested in meeting to exchange ideas & experiences? You are not alone! Join us! Topic: All about self-care & relaxation, 35 minutes online Yoga to start...

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Weird And Wonderful Meetup Group Activities

See upcoming Weird and Wonderful Meetup activities here. Wednesday, June 8, 2022:  Board & Card Games Night @ La Foret Cafe & Bakery Wednesday, June 22, 2022: Bowling For The Unique @ REVS Entertainment Centre Tuesday, July 5, 2022 : Music Bingo Wednesday, July 13, 2022: Board & Card Games Night @ La Foret Cafe & Bakery For more activities see here.

 

Of Interest

Link! Safety, Relationship and Sexuality

If you would like to add your input to the design of a workshop on dating, join this Zoom focus group on May 31st, 3pm. To register email linksrs@posabilities.ca

 

Parent Social Group: Walk & Talk

Are you feeling isolated or burned out? Are you interested in meeting to exchange ideas & experiences? You are not alone! Join us for a Walk! Meet at Science World for Sea Wall walk. Topic: Strategies for re-setting unrealistic expectations & fostering self-esteem. Based on psychologist Sharon Saline’s  Blog on this subject

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Movie Night Spring 2022!

Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Watch in advance, but download ad-blocker to view it ad-free: https://www.ctv.ca/movies/punch-drunk-love Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) is having a tough time – starting his novelty toilet-plunger business! But his weird sister keeps trying to match him up with a whimsical, British woman (Emily Watson), and a group of phone scammers (led by Philip Seymour Hoffman) who try to extort him. How does a frequent-flyer miles loophole, a metric ton of pudding, and demolishing a bathroom with your bare…

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Motivation: Fueling the Invisible Fire

Shane Lynch, PhD, Special Education & Registered Psychologist is the Director of Innovation and Evaluation at the Sinneave Family Foundation in Calgary, Alberta This meeting will be a deep dive into Motivation: What is it? How does “having it” (or not!) impact our ability to determine or achieve our goals? Is it enhanced or inhibited by factors within ourselves (sleep, diet, or exercise), or by factors in our environments (season, weather, time of day, distractions around us)? We will look…

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