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.
Improving Housing Opportunities Webinar 2021 03 09
One of the most pressing issues for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or those on the autism spectrum is finding access to safe, affordable housing once they are adults. Some can live independently and only require occasional support, while others will need to live in a setting matching higher support needs. There are multiple considerations to take into account: the individual's wishes, as well as finances, government policy, ideal setting, and end-of-life care. This panel of experts will share their experiences and perspectives on navigating this complex issue so that individuals can thrive.
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.
Elementary and Secondary Education - Supports and Services
Each province and territory in Canada is responsible for setting up and running their own school system; there is no federal department or national system of education. While education services are much the same across the country, there are some differences among provinces and territories.
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.).
Northwest Territories: We have an ASD diagnosis- now what?
This booklet is helpful for families and individuals who have recently received a diagnosis and are wondering what services or resources are available to them in the Northwest Territories. It was produced through the collaboration between Autism Yukon.
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.
Improving Communication: Examining Understanding
This was generated in an effort to sensitize those who interact with autistics, to the potential of verbal comprehension challenges. Until receptive language deficits are acknowledged, accommodations will not be made. When it is assumed that comprehension has occurred, yet a directive has not been followed, many are left believing that the autistic is non-compliant, defiant or even oppositional. It is therefore, critical that receptive abilities are examined and revealed so that strategies to improve understanding can be implemented. This document is the solely work of Dr. Glenis Benson who is a lifelong autism professional who has been presenting on communication challenges for a few decades. Anyone who interacts with autistics will benefit from learning this content.
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.