Housing - An Alberta Self Advocate Virtual Resource Guide
This resource guide, written by autistic self-advocate Christopher Whelan, is designed to assist people on the autism spectrum in making decisions about when and whether to move out of their family home. It reviews housing options, renter's rights and responsibilities, tips on independant living and more. This resource was developed in partnership with Autism Calgary.
Interpreting Social Situations Interactive Video Series
Social situations can be hard to navigate, especially if you are unsure if a person is treating you with respect or not. In this interactive video series, we present you with social situations that autistic self-advocates identified as being confusing or hard to respond to. You can choose how you think you should respond to these situations and then see a possible outcome.
Getting an ASD Diagnosis as an Adult in Manitoba
This video and resouce sheet were created by a self advocate from the autism community. It discusses, personal experieces of self advocates who have pursued a late diagnosis, as well as options and considerations for getting an ASD diagnosis as an adult in Manitoba. This resource was developed in partnership with Autism Calgary.
Employment: A Saskatchewan Self Advocate's Employment Journey
This personal essay written by an autistic self advocate shares the struggles, successes and lessons learned as they moved through their employment journey. It was written with the intention of assisting fellow autistic adults on their career paths.
Exercise Your Right to Vote - An Accessible Language Course
How do I vote? What if I don't want to go to a voting station? What is the difference between a Federal government and a Provincial Government? This short, accessible language course teaches students about Canadian democracy. It helps build an understanding of how government works and ways that people with intellectual disability and/or sensory processing differences can most easily participate in the voting process.
Autistic Burnout Toolkit
The term ‘autistic burnout’ refers to a condition many have experienced when facing prolonged periods of stress. A person may experience long-term exhaustion (3+ months), loss of function, and reduced tolerance to things in their environment. In this toolkit, autistic self-advocate and author Sylvère Moulanier describes the causes of autistic burnout, how to tell if you are experiencing burnout, and provides tips and strategies to support yourself and work towards feeling better. While this toolkit is written for autistic individuals, it can also be useful for those seeking to support their loved ones who are struggling with autistic burnout.
Navigating the Teen Years: Some Tips for Parents in Moving Forward
This is a Toolkit designed for parents of teens with neurodiversity to offer them some tips as they navigate the teen years and prepare for the next developmental stage of young adulthood. The Toolkit covers topics such as: parenting approaches and strategies; communication; puberty; sexual health and safety (gender diversity & sexual orientation); self esteem, identity, disclosure and advocacy; moods, depression & anxiety; friendships, fitness, recreation & community and; high school and preparing for adulthood. The Toolkit was created by Laura Beaune with input and review by several expert and stakeholder parents, experts and teens/young adults. The Toolkit features a couple of videos by Michael McCreary and a video called Amazing Things Happen.
Making Your Own Decisions
This Toolkit is about self-determination among autistic people and/or people with intellectual disabilities or other challenges. Self-determination refers to the process of making one's own decisions. The opportunity to make decisions supports individual well-being and opportunity. Strategies for moving forward are offered. The Toolkit has been written by Jackie Ryan, PhD (cand.).
Toolkit: Networks of Support
This toolkit identifies three forms of planning long term for individuals with autism or intellectual disabilities: Circle of Support/Circle of Friends, Personal Support Network/Lifetime Network, and a Microboard™ (and Aroha Entity). This may be of benefit for families in planning and decision making.
Navigating the Department of Social Development & Housing - Prince Edward Island
This Toolkit will provide individuals and their families information about the Department of Social Development & Housing (DSDH) in Prince Edward Island. The Toolkit will breakdown the different programs DSDH provides, how to contact DSDH for supports and what programs and funding is available.
Navigating the Department of Community Services (Nova Scotia)
This Toolkit will provide individuals and their families information about the Department of Community Services (DCS) in Nova Scotia. The Toolkit will breakdown the different programs DCS provides, how to contact DCSfor supports and what programs and funding is available.
Navigating the Department of Health & Community Services (Newfoundland & Labrador)
This Toolkit will provide individuals and their families information about the Department of Health & Community Services (DHCS) in Newfoundland & Labrador. The Toolkit will breakdown the different programs DHCS provides, how to contact DHCS for supports and what programs and funding is available.
Navigating Department of Social Development in New Brunswick
This Toolkit will provide individuals and their families information about the Department of Social Development (DSD) in New Brunswick. The Toolkit will breakdown the different programs DSD provides, how to contact DSD for supports and what programs and funding is available.
AIDE Canada starts a conversation with Kieran Rose about Masking
Kieran Rose is a well-known author and international public speaker from the UK who runs “The Autistic Advocate” website. In this video, Kieran discusses Autistic Burnout, Masking, and strategies for supporting mental health for Autistic adults and elders. This resource was developed in partnership with the Pacific Autism Family Network.
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