Autistic Burnout Toolkit
The term ‘autistic burnout’ refers to a condition many have experienced when facing prolonged periods of stress. A person may experience long-term exhaustion (3+ months), loss of function, and reduced tolerance to things in their environment. In this toolkit, autistic self-advocate and author Sylvère Moulanier describes the causes of autistic burnout, how to tell if you are experiencing burnout, and provides tips and strategies to support yourself and work towards feeling better. While this toolkit is written for autistic individuals, it can also be useful for those seeking to support their loved ones who are struggling with autistic burnout.
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.
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.
Aging and Osteoporosis: Risks & Prevention Infographic
Adults with developmental disabilities are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis – a bone disease that makes them vulnerable to fractures. This infographic points out some important facts and tips about osteoporosis and developmental disability.
Aging – Record of Abilities Infographic
A record of abilities is a simple way to document and/or illustrate a person’s functional and cognitive abilities over time. It can be helpful when working with or caring for older individuals with developmental disability. This infographic can help you get started using this tool.
A Conversation with Temple Grandin about Aging and Mental Health
In this video, Dr. Grandin shares her experiences with aging and the impact it can have on mental health issues like anxiety. She provides insight and helpful suggestions for autistic people who may be struggling with their mental health as they age.
Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis as an Adult in Manitoba
For anyone who suspects they have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and aims to obtain a diagnosis, they can get assessed by being referred to a psychiatrist or psychologist through their family doctor or by contacting the Mental Health Centralized Intake if they live in Winnipeg. Not every psychiatrist/ psychologist is experienced with people on the spectrum though, and if this is the case with the person you speak to, you can request a further referral to someone who is or contact them yourselves; however you will need to pay the costs for doing so in the latter scenario. Some health insurance providers cover some or all of these costs, so check where you stand with yours before you act. What is this video about.
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.
Our Siblings with Disabilities and the COVID-19 Vaccine
During these past months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us who have siblings with a disability have been feeling worried, stressed and guilt (visit our infographic here). Our siblings with disabilities have had their routines and activities disrupted, they haven’t been able to visit family and friends, they are worried about getting sick; and we have been anxious that they have not been able to understand all of the current public health restrictions.
Privacy Law and Your Personal Health Information - Infographic
Every province and territory in Canada has its own set of laws that apply to provincial government agencies – such as regional health authorities, ministries of health, etc. – and their handling of personal health information. This document contains clickable links.
Leisure Healthy Workshop Webinar
When life gets challenging, recreation and leisure activities are often the first to be cut from daily life. This workshop will present a fresh perspective about the importance of recreation and leisure and provide you with some ideas about how to keep it going when things get tough.
Navigating the Social Network Super Highway Webinar
Having social networks is part of who we are as human beings. They play a significant role in most areas of our daily life. For adults with autism, creating and maintaining meaningful social connections can often feel difficult, confusing, and overwhelming. This presentation will focus on the importance of developing and maintaining connections throughout your community. We will discuss how to build networks across a variety of contexts including school, work, and recreation. The discussion will also identify strategies that can be used to support the growth of social connections across in-person situations as well as in the digital world.
Estate Planning Infosheet Ontario
Estate planning involves the management of your affairs in the case of your death or incapacity. The development of an estate plan may include preparing a Will and Powers of Attorney, making choices about how you own property, making gifts or loans during your lifetime, and implementing tax planning strategies