From Just Surviving to Thriving in High School
This Toolkit offers ideas and tips that may be useful for youth in high school. It addresses topics such as: making the most of high school, independence and organization, friendships, as well as other issues for teens such as smoking, vaping, drugs, alcohol and making good decisions. The Toolkit was written by Laura Beaune. Ms. Beaune is a social worker who has worked extensively with youth.
Physical Health and Safety for Teens
This Toolkit offers information that may be useful for teens. It addresses topics related to one’s physical development and health. Specific sections are titled: What is Puberty?; My Body, Sexual Health and Romantic Relationships; Personal Hygiene; Medication Management; Nutrition; Fitness; Fun; and Managing My Behaviour and Relationships. The Toolkit was written by Laura Beaune. Ms. Beaune is a social worker who has worked extensively with youth.
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.
Employment Supports and Services Webinar
This webinar will focus on the current supports and services that are provided by Autism Nova Scotia. It will allow you to gain insight on the current employment opportunities to support person-directed future planning for individuals with Autism 15+ and older!
Lifespan Approaches to ASD: a psychiatrist's perspective
This presentation discusses a holistic, person-centred, team-based approach to autism, including the interplay between autism and medications that are sometimes prescribed for attention, depression, anxiety, repetitive behaviours, etc. Dr. Bailey discusses how a psychiatrist can be a valuable member of the support team and how prescriptions may sometimes be part of a well-rounded approach to supporting autistic individuals.
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.
Employment: A Saskatchewan Self Advocate's Employment Journey
This personal essay written by an autistic self advocate shares the struggles, successes and lessons learned as they moved through their employment journey. It was written with the intention of assisting fellow autistic adults on their career paths.
Transition to Adulthood Services: Continuing to Foster Self-Determination, Choices and Self-Advocacy
This toolkit describes some common needs and challenges of youth and their caregivers during the transition to adulthood. It is focused on the transition to adult services and how self-determination can be fostered during this time. The hope is that parents and youth or young adults with autism or an intellectual disability will explore this toolkit together. The intended audience are those families whose youth will have some degree of independence and are not solely dependent on others for their care.
Elementary and Secondary Education - Supports and Services
Each province and territory in Canada is responsible for setting up and running their own school system; there is no federal department or national system of education. While education services are much the same across the country, there are some differences among provinces and territories.
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.
Making Your Own Decisions
This Toolkit is about self-determination among autistic people and/or people with intellectual disabilities or other challenges. Self-determination refers to the process of making one's own decisions. The opportunity to make decisions supports individual well-being and opportunity. Strategies for moving forward are offered. The Toolkit has been written by Jackie Ryan, PhD (cand.).
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.
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 Community Services (Nova Scotia)
This Toolkit will provide individuals and their families information about the Department of Community Services (DCS) in Nova Scotia. The Toolkit will breakdown the different programs DCS provides, how to contact DCSfor 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.
Navigating Department of Social Development in New Brunswick
This Toolkit will provide individuals and their families information about the Department of Social Development (DSD) in New Brunswick. The Toolkit will breakdown the different programs DSD provides, how to contact DSD for supports and what programs and funding is available.
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