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 (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, where he shares his insights via essays and video presentations. He delivers specialist Autism and Neurodiversity training to professionals and works as a consultant across the globe. Kieran recently co-authored an academic publication on Autistic Masking. He is also the Founder of The Autistic Cooperative, an international network and lobbying group for Autistic Professionals and Advocates. In this video, Kieran discusses Autistic Burnout, Masking, and strategies for supporting mental health for Autistic adults and elders.
An Interview with Dr. Stephen Shore
Dr. Stephen M. Shore is an autistic professor of special education at Adelphi University. He has written books and given many presentations around the world on autism and self-advocacy. In this video, Dr. Shore describes his experiences and discusses what autistic individuals should consider as they navigate issues around whether to disclose their diagnosis to others and how best to advocate for themselves and their needs.
Navigating Government Disability Services in Manitoba
The Manitoba government provides a number of services and programs for people with disabilities. These include Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD), Employment and Income Assistance (EIA), audiology and speech language pathology. These services also extend to people on the autism spectrum and have helped numerous recipients who have been able to effectively access them.
Housing - An Alberta Self Advocate Virtual Resource Guide
What do you see when you picture what life will be like when you move out of your family’s home? If you are planning on moving out on your own soon, or if you are in a position where you must move out, now is the time to start thinking about what you need in a home, and what kind of home will make you happy.
Newly Diagnosed with Autism
One in 66 Canadian children 5-17 years of age, are estimated to have autism. Learning about the child’s unique strengths and challenges is identified as a priority for parents, as are self-learning, connecting with supportive groups, becoming an advocate, and parental self-care.
Privacy Law and Your Personal Health Information - Infographic
Every province and territory in Canada has its own set of laws that apply to provincial government agencies – such as regional health authorities, ministries of health, etc. – and their handling of personal health information. This document contains clickable links.
Becoming a self-advocate: perspectives and challenges Webinar
This webinar panel session brings autistic self-advocates together to share their personal journeys and approaches to self-advocacy in Canada. Despite taking very different paths, each of our panel members has contributed to nationwide efforts to improving acceptance and inclusion of autistic individuals.
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