Autism Training in the Correctional System
This course offers autism-focused training in the field of corrections. Modules specifically address the aims of increased understanding about autism, considerations for the correctional system, including support for autistic individuals within the correctional system, and means to promote individual well-being.
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.
All about Finances
This video begins with a dramatized true life story of "Elaine" who receives a phone call from someone claiming to be the RCMP. She gives the caller her personal information and a day later her bank account had been emptied! This video shows how to avoid scam calls plus gives good advice on saving money and building up your credit rating. 11 minutes in length with drama and interviews.
First Responders and Autism
This program was designed by the Pacific Autism Family Network to assist those that work in Frist Responder Positions. The course will help those individuals understand autism and how they can utilize strategies to support people on the autism spectrum when responding to an incident or emergency. The course takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Autism and Anxiety
Autism and anxiety often go hand in hand. Many children with autism also have anxiety disorders. How is anxiety different alongside autism? How is it the same? What can we do about it…and when? How do we know if it's serious? Please join Autism Yukon and Dr. Kerns for an interactive, FREE, live webinar addressing these topics.
Becoming More Trauma Informed in the Autism Community
Being trauma-informed is about acknowledging the need to understand a person’s life experiences in order to deliver effective services. With this approach, service providers can improve engagement, health outcomes, and wellness for their community. This collection of resources can assist service providers and individuals to develop an approach that improves understanding, and helps to recognize, and respond to the effects of all types of trauma.
Autism and PTSD: Overlapping, Overwhelming and Under-Recognized
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can be difficult to recognize and treat in individuals with social communication challenges. This workshop will discuss why trauma is often overlooked in Autistic individuals and how to enhance awareness of PTSD and support effective intervention.
Autism in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Supporting Successful Visits
An emergency department visit can be very stressful for children with developmental disabilities and their parents, and can present service challenges for health care providers. Tips are offered for navigating an emergency department visit. / Going to the hospital is stressful for everyone, but can be especially so for children on the autism spectrum. In this toolkit, researchers, medical professionals, and parents have provided background information, tools, and strategies on how to make these stressful visits go more smoothly.
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