A Self-Advocate’s Reflection on the Use of Technology to Support Executive Functioning
This toolkit offers information about how technology can support executive function in people with developmental disabilities. This resource provides information about how the brain works and common or new technological advances such as apps and programs available on your tablet or device to support everyday success.
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.
What is Economic Inclusion?
In support of the National Autism Conference, this infographic and video and infographic explain “What is Economic Inclusion?" and "Why is it important?". The accessible language series was created to help individuals with intellectual disability participate more meaningfully in the development of the National Autism Strategy.
What is Social Inclusion?
In support of the National Autism Conference, this infographic and video and infographic explain “What is Inclusion?" and "Why is it important?". The accessible language series was created to help individuals with intellectual disability participate more meaningfully in the development of the National Autism Strategy.
What is Diversity?
In support of the National Autism Conference, this infographic and video and infographic explain "What is diversity?" and "Why is diversity important?". The accessible language series was created to help individuals with intellectual disability participate more meaningfully in the development of the National Autism Strategy.
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.
Specialized Housing Infographic
Housing is important as our home is where we live much of our life. Housing options need to offer community, safety and enjoyment. This infographic introduces styles of supported housing for autistic individuals and/or individuals with intellectual disability. Five housing ‘styles’ are introduced, each with estimated rankings of cost, extent of support offered, and availability.
Social Skills and Play Dates for Children on the Spectrum
In this workshop, we will discuss strategies to support and teach a variety of social skills, how to set up a play date, and how to best support a play date. This workshop is designed for parents of children who have basic joint attention (i.e. purposefully sharing focus with others) and requesting skills. [Developed by the Centre for Autism Services Alberta, presented by Sally Nandee (SLP, Board Certified Behaviour Analyst) and Insung Peak (Behavioural Case Manager)]
How to assist newcomer families living with ASD - Guide for Service Providers
Resource created for service providers supporting newcomers to Canada. Includes information on the importance of inclusivity, guiding principles, bilingualism, case studies, and positive perceptions to take into account when working with this population.
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.
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.
The FUN KIT - Toolkit on Recreation, Fitness, and Leisure Participation
The FUN KIT is a toolkit on leisure participation to help children PLAY! It is a toolkit for families of children on the autism spectrum and/or children with an intellectual disability to use when thinking about leisure activities for their children. It provides strategies for identifying activities that your child will enjoy and tips on how to best support them if they need any accommodations. The FUN KIT also provides recommendations for finding online and in-person activities that include arts, camps, sports, and other life skills programs.
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