What is a National Autism Strategy?
In support of the National Autism Conference, this infographic and video and infographic explain “What is a National Autism Strategy?" and "How you can help". The accessible language series was created to help individuals with intellectual disability participate more meaningfully in the development of the National Autism Strategy.
ACCESSING EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH AUTISM AND/OR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY: Seeking to Ensure Educational Needs are Met
This toolkit is a resource to better understand a child’s right to publicly-funded education. It offers information related to attending school in Canada, and the pursuit of one’s right to education.
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.
Perspectives on Complex Behaviours: Understanding and Supporting Children with Self-Injurious Behaviour
Complex behaviours, including severe Self-Injurious Behaviours (SIB), in children with developmental disabilities can be challenging to manage and support. Medical professionals typically do not have much experience with severe SIB, and families can struggle to find adequate resources and specialists to help. In this series of interviews, we explore the perspectives of a parent, a pediatrician, and a behaviour analyst who are all connected to the Self-Injurious Clinic at BC Women and Children’s Hospital and the Family Support Institute of BC in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Indigenous Individuals who are part of the intellectual disability community described their challenges and joys during a project created by AIDE Canada and partners Surrey Place, from 2021 to 2022. The year-long project, which was structured around the first nations holistic lifelong learning model, began with a series of community gatherings hosted by an Indigenous Elder. Forty community members attended the gatherings. The resources below were built to amplify and respond to community voices.
Promoting Self-Determination Across the Lifespan
Self-determination is the process by which a person controls their own life; their individual way of thinking and making decisions without outside influence. In this workshop, you’ll learn about self-determination and why it’s so important for individuals on the spectrum to begin developing these skills at a young age. This workshop will discuss strategies for various stages of development and will share the “One Page Profile”: a tool to assist in self-determination in a variety of settings
Supporting Children in Geographically Rural and Remote Areas
Many children who live in remote areas do not have the benefit of regular visits from professionals and/or therapists. Support staff may also be hard to find. This webinar will give some practical tips for families who find themselves in this situation
Autism: It's Not Just for Males Anymore
This Toolkit is intended to inform educators, parents, and yet-to-be diagnosed females, transgendered and nonbinary individuals about an alternative presentation of autism. The ratio of males to females appears to be much lower than previously thought. Obstacles to diagnosing those who do not present with the male phenotype are revealed, and the overlap with sexual and gender minorities and with eating disorders are exposed. Problems with the classification system and diagnostic tools are illuminated and alternative tools are identified.
Nunavut - We Have an ASD Diagnosis, Now What?
This booklet is helpful for families and individuals who have recently received a diagnosis and want to know what services and/or resources are available to them in Nunavut. It was produced through collaboration between Autism Yukon and the Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society.
Keeping Them Safe: An Overview of Safety Concerns and Suggested Strategies for Families with Children with Developmental Disabilities
Keeping children safe is a major concern for most parents, but keeping children with developmental disabilities safe can present some unique challenges and considerations. In this online course developed by parents and professionals, we present some common concerns and scenarios while providing strategies to keep you and your family safe.
Ensuring Safety: A Parent’s Perspective
Written by a parent for parents, this toolkit offers considerations in seeking safety for one's child with autism. Areas in which an autistic individual may grapple with issues of safety are addressed, along with ideas for moving forward well and developing a safety plan.