Exploring Quality of Life and Aging in Autism
After our first "Exploring Aging and Autism" webinar in 2021, many viewers requested that we host another webinar focused specifically on improving the quality of life for autistic elders as they age. Join us for our webinar panel session where we will bring together researchers and leaders in the field to discuss various perspectives on this important topic.
Pregnancy and Autism: How to improve pregnancy care experiences for autistic women
What does research tell us about the pregnancy outcomes and experiences of autistic women? In this webinar, an autistic self-advocate discusses her experiences. Then, three researchers discuss their investigations into perinatal health of autistic women, from preconception to postpartum. Together, the speakers talk about ways to create tailored resources for autistic women.
Scholarships, Funding and Opportunities for Autistic Youth Transitioning to Adulthood
Autistic adults often experience a significant drop in funding and services at the age of 18. In this webinar Stacey Feldt, an expert and self advocate, and Tobi McEvenue, a social worker with 20 years experience, discuss the opportunities for autistic adults, siblings and families in Ontario. Join us to learn about annual education scholarships and awards, youth to adult transition planning as well as Autism Career Connections.
Aging Matters: Indigenous Perspectives - Roots: Perspectives from Indigenous Families and Self-Advocates
Learn from experiences of families, unpaid caregivers and aging Indigenous adults with IDD in Northern Ontario. Hear stories of resilience from self-advocates and their caregivers’ stories on the joys and challenges of supporting their unique needs. Conversations will address a variety of subjects, including support navigation, systemic issues and planning for the future. Persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are living longer and more fulfilled lives, but what are the challenges of aging with a disability?
Aging Matters: Indigenous Perspectives - Trunk and Branches: Perspectives from Caregivers and Community Supports
Hear first-hand accounts from paid caregivers and community support workers providing services to aging Indigenous adults with IDD. Conversations will focus on the strengths and challenges of small and/or remote communities in Northern Ontario including creative problem solving and the importance of relationship building and cultural competency when providing services. Persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are living longer and more fulfilled lives, but what are the challenges of aging with a disability?
Aging Matters: Indigenous Perspectives – Water Droplets: Perspectives from Professionals
Understand the systemic barriers that remote and semi-remote communities face, strategies for better outcomes, and key touchstones for supporting Indigenous adults with IDD in Northern Ontario. Persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are living longer and more fulfilled lives, but what are the challenges of aging with a disability?
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.
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.
Making your own decisions: When it comes to capacity, relationships matter
"This session is about the twists and turns people experience when their capacity is in question. Getting a capacity assessment is not straightforward. Then, when capacity is assessed, the criteria and processes can be narrow and unfriendly. In this session, we share findings of some of the ways capacity decision-makers make decisions. We discuss how we think these decisions could be made better by thinking about the people being assessed in terms of their relationships with others."
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.
Northwest Territories: 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 Northwest Territories. It was produced through the collaboration between Autism Yukon.
What is Autism? A Guide in Arabic
This booklet provides general information about important topics in autism and includes strategies to try at home. Sections related communication, routines, education, work, and supports are included. The guide appears in English along side an Arabic translation.
Difficulties Transitioning From Paediatric to Adult Care: the Voices of Youth With Autism and Their Caregivers
This article summarizes a study where focus groups were held with youth and young adults (15-25 years) about their health-related transitional needs in moving to adult care. Separate focus groups were conducted with caregivers.
Deciding on Support Needs for the Future: An Expert Panel on Supported Decision Making
This webinar will help individuals and families understand the process of 'Supported Decision Making' in future planning. The outstanding panel of presenters includes leaders in this field in Alberta and British Columbia. As part of the webinar, a 'Q & A' session will address practical concerns and pressing questions of the audience.
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.
Time to Get up and Go to Work
In this presentation, participants will learn about the foundational steps to seek, secure, and maintain employment. Beginning with pre-employment skills such as exploring interests, resume writing, and job searching, through to interview skills and other self-advocacy skills (e.g., seeking supports, disclosure), participants will learn about a variety of strategies to help autistic individuals be successful in the workforce.
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