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.
Dr. Stephen Shore discusses Disclosure & 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. This resource was developed in partnership with the Pacific Autism Family Network.
Developing your Social Circle - For Self Advocates in Alberta
This video essay written and developed by a self-advocate on the autism spectrum discusses some of the ways that he developed his social circle in his Alberta community. This resource was developed in partnership with Autism Calgary.
Employment in Manitoba
This video created by Matt Durraugh, a self-advocate from the autistic community, describes challenges and resources that exist for autistic community members seeking employment in Manitoba. Interviews with autistic individuals discuss challenges, services, accommodations and workplace relationships.
Navigating Government Disability Services in Manitoba
This video and resource sheet were created by a self advocate from the autism community. It discusses personal experiences of self advocates , as well as options and considerations for navigating government disability services in Manitoba. This resource was developed in partnership with Autism Calgary.
Affordable and Accessible Housing in Manitoba
This video and resouce sheet were created by a self advocate from the autism community. It discusses personal experieces of self advocates , as well as options and considerations for housing in Manitoba. This resource was developed in partnership with Autism Calgary.
Neurodiversity in Cultural Institutions: Making the Most of Visits and Welcoming Those with Diverse Needs
A Toolkit for Visitors, Self-Advocates, Caregivers, Cultural Institution Personnel and Others. This toolkit is written to benefit neurodiverse individuals and their families, caregivers and friends who wish to enjoy museums and other community resources. Individuals who work at cultural institutions are given resources to help improve visitor experiences.
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. Use this infographic to access the laws applicable to your area.
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. This resource was developed in partnership with Voices of Autism and the Pacific Autsim Family Network.
Consent, Capacity and Legal Decision-Making in Ontario
Generally speaking, Canadian laws presume that people living with disability are capable of making their own decisions, just like everyone else. However, there are laws that limit legal decision-making for some people and in some situations. This toolkit is designed to help individuals with intellectual disability, and their family members, understand how consent and capacity laws in Canada work. Using case studies, the toolkits works through a series of questions that can help you determine whether you or a family member would be considered capable of making a specific decision. This resource was developed in partnership with Pooran Law and Autism Ontario.
What Should Autism Research Focus On? Community Views and Priorities From the United Kingdom
This article summarizes a study that found it is important to include the voices of individuals with autism as well as their family members in helping guide priorities for autism research. Participants in this study desired more research into how to improve their daily lives.
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