Supporting the development of personal skills in their child/family member
This toolkit discusses supporting the development of personal skills in a child/family member (Values, personal boundaries and boundary setting, safer and healthy decision-making, healthy communication, self-advocacy, emotional regulation)
Building Resilience, Self-Esteem and Well-Being
Throughout life, every person faces challenges, obstacles and difficulties that they must overcome. The ability to bounce back through adversity is called resilience. Resilience involves working through challenges in a proactive way which helps build confidence and mastery in overcoming difficulties. Being able to do so supports personal growth, good mental health, and contributes to positive feelings of self-worth and self-esteem, this toolkit offers suggestions and strategies to help foster resilience.
Autism and Affordable Housing: Promoting Action by Sharing Lessons Learned
In recognition of National Housing Day, this webinar will highlight lessons learned over the years by The Sinneave Family Foundation’s (Sinneave) housing team. Sinneave has worked with autistic adults, families, affordable housing providers and support agencies to help many autistic adults find a home of their own. This presentation will share ideas that promote action to enhance housing opportunities.
Listening to Autistic Artists with Intellectual Disability - A Video Supporting the Development of a National Autism Strategy
The best way to include individuals with intellectual disabilities in the conversation around a national autism strategy is to listen to their stories. Hear what Chloe, Tyriq, Aidan, and Levi want you to know. This video was created in support of the PHAC National Autism Conference that took place 15 -16 Nov 2022.
Cultural Experience Video Essay: Part 3 - Indonesia
Listen to the storytelling video by a family who has immigrated from Indonesia with an autistic child. This video is the final 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.
Taking the Leap! Finding Success in Further Education after High School
In this presentation, participants will learn the key differences between high school and further education settings to help them succeed after high school ends. Learning how supports, expectations and non-academic skills differ will help participants discover and prepare for further education. This presentation will focus on how to explore interests, navigate program options, access supports and create goals. High school graduates, those enrolled in further education, parents, and teachers will all benefit from this webinar.
Tips for Doctors: How to Support Your Autistic Patients
This video was created by autistic self-advocates to help Doctors better support their autistic patients. It provides some tips about how to avoid several common negative experiences that autistic self advocates have encountered in healthcare settings. Doctors in a hurry can enjoy this quick video.
Autism: It’s Not Just for Males Anymore – A Primer for Professionals
This Infographic is a brief summary of a Toolkit, by Dr. Glenis Benson, addrssing 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.
Getting an ASD Diagnosis as an Adult in Manitoba
This video developed by Matt Derraugh talks about how to get an ASD Diagnosis as an adult in Manitoba. The perspectives of other self advocates from the autism community provide insight into the experiences of adults seeking an ASD diagnosis in Manitoba.
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.
PTSD from Sexual Assault
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can be difficult to recognize and treat in individuals with social communication challenges. This workshop will discuss why trauma is often overlooked in Autistic individuals and how to enhance awareness of PTSD and support effective intervention.
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
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