Healthy Relationships, Sexuality & Autism - Webinar Part 2
The Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism (HRSA) supports teens and adults (19 years and up) with autism through further discussing the concepts of sexuality and social skills through interactive, sex-positive, inclusive sexuality education lessons
Healthy Relationships, Sexuality & Autism - Webinar Part 1
The Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism (HRSA) supports teens and adults (19 years and up) with autism through introducing concepts of sexuality and social skills through interactive, sex-positive, inclusive sexuality education lessons.
Tips for Taxes
This dramatized video tells a true life story of an autistic man who could not get help from Revenue Canada. Thankfully Autism Calgary was able to help him get the forms filled out successfully and the problem was solved. The video also covers two tax credits available to people with disabilities and how to get those credits. 5 minutes in length with dramas and interviews.
How to Deal with Legal Issues
A true life drama opens up this video, telling the story of "Susan"-- an autistic woman who lost a court case because she could not communicate with the judge. Two presenters with autism give practical advice on what to do and how to deal with stressful situations like this. 8 minutes in length with dramas and interviews.
All about Finances
This video begins with a dramatized true life story of "Elaine" who receives a phone call from someone claiming to be the RCMP. She gives the caller her personal information and a day later her bank account had been emptied! This video shows how to avoid scam calls plus gives good advice on saving money and building up your credit rating. 11 minutes in length with drama and interviews.
Financial Abuse Infographic
Financial abuse is the illegal or unauthorized use of someone else's money or property. Some types of financial abuse are very clear, for example; theft or fraud. Other times financial abuse can be harder to put a name to and can include pressuring, forcing or tricking the victim into doing things they do not want to do.
Healthy Relationship Collection
AIDE Canada and partners have collaborated to bring you a collection introducing healthy relationships, and what it takes to create them. We discuss everything from setting boundaries and healthy communication to pronouns and gender diversity in a Neurodiverse world.
Healthy Relationships, Sexuality & Autism - Gender Based Violence
Gender based violence is a term used to describe violence that happens to people because of their gender, gender identity, gender expression, or perceived gender. Gender based violence can look like some people having more power (control) over themselves and others because of their gender and use this control to oppress others - take away people's freedom to make their own choices in life
Joyce and Chris’ Story: An Indigenous Mother’s Advocacy
Listen to the first Storytelling Video Series for the Bi pi maadzing zaagidwin teg jichaaming / Circle of Life in the Spirit of Love project. Developed by Surrey Place, the series reflects voices and perspectives from Indigenous caregivers and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Northwestern Ontario. Our first episode features Joyce, a mother advocating for and supporting her son with autism in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, also known as Big Trout Lake, Ontario. The music is by Rest You Sleeping Giant (CC BY 4.0)
Worktopia: A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Child Enter the Workforce
Guide for families when looking to prepare their child to enter the workforce. Includes information on the steps for moving forward, how to support and engage your child, and resources for developing a work experience plan. Created by the Sinneave Family Foundation.
Prepare to Launch: A Resource Guide for Parents of Adolescents with Autism
Guide for families to help transition their child from adolescence to adulthood. This guide includes information on developing health and well-being, education and employment, communication and social relationships, independent living skills and self-adovcacy, and legal and financial issues. This resource also provides information on self-care for caregivers throughout the process and and a transition planning timeline. Created by the Sinneave Family Foundation.
Making your own decisions: When it comes to capacity, relationships matter
"This session is about the twists and turns people experience when their capacity is in question. Getting a capacity assessment is not straightforward. Then, when capacity is assessed, the criteria and processes can be narrow and unfriendly. In this session, we share findings of some of the ways capacity decision-makers make decisions. We discuss how we think these decisions could be made better by thinking about the people being assessed in terms of their relationships with others."
Innovative Collaborations: Autism and Affordable Housing
In recognition of National Housing Day, this session brings together a panel who will share perspectives, key activities and lessons learned from the Legacy on 5th affordable housing project in Calgary. Autistic adults and their support persons also offer their thoughts on the impact of this project. The goal of the session is to share knowledge with other regions to improve access to affordable housing for autistic Canadians.
Serena’s Story: Isolation, Dedication & Holding Identity
Listen to the second episode of the Storytelling Video Series for the Bi pi maadzing zaagidwin teg jichaaming / Circle of Life in the Spirit of Love project. Developed by Surrey Place, the series reflects voices and perspectives from Indigenous caregivers and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Northwestern Ontario. Our second episode features Serena, an Inuk mother living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who discusses her adult son's diagnosis of autism. His chronic health issues have impact Serena’s ability to live on her traditional land. Serena shares her disconnection with her Indigenous identity as she navigates motherhood in the South and builds her career as a social worker. Ultimately, with resilience and up against generational trauma, Serena celebrates her reconnection with her traditional ways.
Deciding on Support Needs for the Future: An Expert Panel on Supported Decision Making
This webinar will help individuals and families understand the process of 'Supported Decision Making' in future planning. The outstanding panel of presenters includes leaders in this field in Alberta and British Columbia. As part of the webinar, a 'Q & A' session will address practical concerns and pressing questions of the audience.
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