Housing - An Alberta Self Advocate Virtual Resource Guide
This resource guide, written by autistic self-advocate Christopher Whelan, is designed to assist people on the autism spectrum in making decisions about when and whether to move out of their family home. It reviews housing options, renter's rights and responsibilities, tips on independant living and more. This resource was developed in partnership with Autism Calgary.
Beyond High School: Self Identity and Managing Life
This Toolkit offers information that may be particularly useful for teens who are nearing the end of high school and moving toward adulthood. It includes information, practical tips and exercises under the following titles: “What You Need to Know: Facts about Teens Like Me”, “The Future: Education, Job Training, Employment and Housing”, “Independence & Organization: What’s the Deal with Executive Functioning?”, “Steps I Can Take in High School”, “Life After High School”, and “Money”. The Toolkit was written by Laura Beaune. Ms. Beaune is a social worker who has worked extensively with youth.
Community Safety Workshop
Does your child/teen run away from you? Do you avoid taking your child/teen into the community because you fear for their safety? Then this workshop is for you! During this workshop, we will review how to: - Identify what skills could be learned to increase safety in the community - Use various tools and strategies to teach and practice new skills - Change the environment to help prevent wandering or to increase a person’s safety if they do wander - Create and implement safety plans for community visits
Professional Development - Customer Service
Managers know that finding and keeping good employees is key to long-term success and customer satisfaction. This course is designed to help employers and managers support employees with differences related to autism. It provides information to Canadian businesses, and breaks down myths and other misinformation regarding autism and intellectual disability.
Culturally Responsive Communication with Families in which a Child has Autism: A Toolkit for Health Care Providers
Helpful information is provided for health care providers in the aim of offering culturally-responsive communication with families in which a child is being assessed for developmental disability. This guidance is particularly relevant given the ethnocultural diversity of Canada, and the importance of person and family-centredness in service provision. The toolkit was developed by the South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC) and specifically Arjun (AJ) Balasingham and Dr. Shivajan Sivapalan.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Yukon - 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 Yukon. It was produced through the collaboration between Autism Yukon, the office of the Chief Medical Officer of the Yukon, and Disability Services.
Launch into life! Quickstart Planning Tool
What do you want your adult life to look like? This QuickStart Planning Tool will Help you build a plan for success as you transition to adulthood. Developed by the Sinneave Family Foundation, this on-line course can help anyone with goal planning and life skills, but is particularly designed for use by individuals in the autism and/or intellectual disability community.
Autism Campus Prep
This Course covers the topics of: selecting academic programs, understanding how to fully participate in work/social life on campus, and maintaining health and wellness. Autism Campus Prep was written and developed by a group of autistic post-secondary students and graduates together with The Sinneave Family Foundation.
AIDE Canada starts a conversation with Dr. Timothy Stainton about inclusion
In this video, Dr. Stainton discusses increasing inclusion of individuals with intellectual disabilities, promoting self-determination, and planning for the future. This resource was developed in partnership with the Pacific Autism Family Network.
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