A Self-Advocate’s Reflection on the Use of Technology to Support Executive Functioning
This toolkit offers information about how technology can support executive function in people with developmental disabilities. This resource provides information about how the brain works and common or new technological advances such as apps and programs available on your tablet or device to support everyday success.
New Canadians Video Essay Series, Part 1: Itay and Yulia's Story
Listen to the storytelling video by a family who has immigrated from Israel with an autistic child. This video is the first video of AIDE Canada’s Cultural Experience three-part video essay series brought to you by Autism Ontario. The series reflects the voices and perspectives of caregivers and individuals with autism on their experience immigrating to Canada. This series compares and contrasts services, supports, cultural norms and mentalities toward autism with other nations to Canada.
Healthy Relationships, Sexuality & Autism - Sexuality Education Resources for Caregivers Project
This project aims to develop accessible, comprehensive sexuality education resources that support the needs of caregivers of autistic people, autistic individuals, and other stakeholders. We hope that these resources will build their capacity to provide comprehensive sexuality education information to the autistic person(s) in their lives.
Celebrating Intersectionality: Autism, Gender and Sexuality
This webinar focuses on the important relationship between autism, gender expression and sexuality. Dr. Wenn Lawson and Yenn Purkis share their experiences and offer guidance in navigating neurodiversity as it relates to sexual identity and expression. This session will feature Dr. Lawson and Yenn Purkis covering key elements of development, identity and self-expression.
Foundations and guidelines of comprehensive sexuality education and sex-positivity
This toolkit supports the caregivers of autistic people, giving them a broad understanding of how to provide sex-positive comprehensive sexuality education to their family members. This, the first of a 4-part series, explores the gap in access to comprehensive sexuality education for people on the autism spectrum and for their caregivers to support them with sexuality education.
Early Engagement Tips for Parents
This presentation will be helpful for parents who are looking for ways to gain and/or increase social engagement for children with a formal or suspected diagnosis of Autism. In this workshop, we will cover the relationship between social connection and the development of early communication skills, by introducing attendees to research-based information from the Early Start Denver Model. Parents and caregivers will gain practical tools for promoting connection and communication in daily routines, and attendees will leave with ideas that they can use at home, at school, and in community settings. Presented by the Centre for Autism Services Alberta Speech-Language Pathologist Arianna Bailey. This resource was created by the Centre for Autism Services Alberta and draws on research-based information from the Denver Early Start Model. This workshop is intended for parents and care givers of young and very young children to encourage positive outcomes through early engagement.
How to say No: Practical Strategies
This toolkit is designed to provide autistic persons guidance on how to say ‘no’ or communicate protest. All people have the right to say ‘no’. We first focus on the why it may be important to say ‘no’, as well as offering strategies and accessible language.
Supporting Individuals with Limited Speech
Individuals with limited speech can often benefit from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). AAC refers to interventions designed to compensate for an individual’s communication difficulty. In this toolkit, Dr. Pat Mirenda, one of Canada's leading researchers, describes the different types of AAC, what sort of considerations one should make when deciding on an approach to try, and refutes some of the myths surrounding AAC.
Social Skills and Play Dates for Children on the Spectrum
In this workshop, we will discuss strategies to support and teach a variety of social skills, how to set up a play date, and how to best support a play date. This workshop is designed for parents of children who have basic joint attention (i.e. purposefully sharing focus with others) and requesting skills. [Developed by the Centre for Autism Services Alberta, presented by Sally Nandee (SLP, Board Certified Behaviour Analyst) and Insung Peak (Behavioural Case Manager)]
Aaron’s Story: Self-Advocacy and Support in Sioux Lookout
Listen to the third Storytelling Video 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 third episode features Aaron, a self-advocate who lives in Sioux Lookout. Aaron discusses his relationships, hobbies and work in Sioux Lookout. He is supported by Christine Sawanas, the Clinical Regional Access Coordinator for the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority and the MMW Program at Surrey Place.
Supporting Individuals Working with Young Children with Special Needs in Rural and Remote Areas - Module 4: Increasing Children’s Language
As part of a six-module course for individuals working with, or considering working with, young children with exceptionalities in rural, remote and Northern communities, this Module will assist learners to: • Develop an understanding of the stages of typical speech and language development, • Be able to explain and utilize a variety of techniques to enhance language skills, and • Understand emotion words and how to encourage their use with children.
How to assist newcomer families living with ASD - Guide for Service Providers
Resource created for service providers supporting newcomers to Canada. Includes information on the importance of inclusivity, guiding principles, bilingualism, case studies, and positive perceptions to take into account when working with this population.
Celebrating the Small Steps: An Introduction to Teaching Independence
Trying to teach your child how to do up his zipper? Feed herself? Cross the street safely? This interactive workshop will teach you the skills you need to break these activities down into simple, achievable steps for you and your child.
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.
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.