Northwest Territories Collection
AIDE and partners have created many toolkits, webinars and infographics covering a wide range of topics from education, to housing and beyond specifically for the Northwest Territories. Here we have curated a list for ease of use, with links and descriptions.
What are they saying without saying it? Interpreting facial expressions and body language webinar
Some autistic people struggle with nonverbal cues like interpreting facial expressions and body language in social situations. If you are not sure how someone is feeling, it can be difficult to know how best to respond. In this webinar intended for autistic individuals, Dr. Fakhri Shafai will describe what we know about face expression and body language processing in autism. She will also break down facial expressions tied to certain emotions and provide clues to look for when trying to decide how a person is feeling.
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.
Autism Disorder in the Northwest Territories: All you need to know before getting a diagnosis
For Northwest Territories residents, this Toolkit offers information for families seeking an autism diagnosis. Practical resources and guidance are offered. This resource was developed in partnership with Autism Yukon.
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.
Understanding Consent and Capacity Rules in Canada - Toolkit
Adults living in Canada are used to making decisions about their own lives, whether it be where to live, what to eat, what to wear, or how to spend their money. Canadians understand free decision-making to be one of our basic rights. People with disabilities are no exception. Generally speaking, Canadian laws presume that people living with disability are capable of making their own decisions, just like everyone else. However, the laws governing decision-making are specific to each province and territory throughout Canada. While there are many similarities across the country, there are also some key differences.
Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Yukon: All you need to know before a diagnosis
This booklet guides families and individuals through the diagnostic process for autism in the Yukon. It was produced through the collaboration between Autism Yukon, the office of the Chief Medical Officer of the Yukon, and Disability Services.
What is Job Coaching?: A Toolkit to Support Access to Employment
There are many pathways to working, including employment, volunteering and business development. We view Job Coaching as identifying, celebrating and building upon strengths and vocation-related interests of individuals with autism and/or intellectual disability in terms of employment. The aim of this Toolkit is to offer skills and ideas for Job Coach development, based on multiple sources.
AIDE Canada starts a conversation with Dr. Wenn Lawson
Dr. Wenn Lawson is a well-respected autistic self-advocate and psychologist out of Australia. In this video, Dr. Lawson shares his insights into adaptive morphing, gender dysphoria, and how best we can go about improving quality of life for autistic adults. This resource was developed in partnership with the Pacific Autism Family Network.
AIDE Canada starts a conversation with Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou about genetics research
In this video, Dr. Anagnostou discusses the overlap between different disorders, the ethics of genetics research, and how studies can lead to better treatments or interventions for people with neurodevelopmental disorders. This resource was developed in partnership with the Pacific Autism Family Network.
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.
Moving toward Recovery as COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions Ease: Some Ideas for Parents of Children and Youth with Autism and Intellectual Disability
The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in extraordinary challenge and stress, but recovery after the pandemic may pose additional challenges that require a thoughtful response. Below is the story of one youth adjusting to the easing of pandemic precautions. His story and what follows will offer some ideas and tips on coping in times of pandemic outbreak recovery.
Fathers’ Verbal Responsiveness More Impactful Than Originally Thought on Language Skills of Children With ASD
The study examined verbal responsiveness in children, and the impact of mother and father engagement. Parent engagement in play with their child, was videotaped and analyzed.