How to be an Ally to the Autistic Community
This toolkit is a collaboration of articles written by self-advocates and an occupational therapist to provide diverse perspectives and narratives. It gives insight into different aspects of autism and practical tools for implementing allyship principles. This toolkit is intended for use in the community to help support the inclusion and acceptance of autistic people.
Being Included in Canada's National Autism Strategy: Levi and Family Share Their Thoughts
Canada is working towards creating a National Autism Strategy to improve supports for individuals and their families in the autism community. Sometimes, autistic people who also have an intellectual disability are left behind when policy conversations happen. In this video, we interview Levi and his parents to find out more about their journey and what they need in the future to help Levi live his best life moving forward.
Being Included in Canada's National Autism Strategy: Chloe and Family Share Their Thoughts
Canada is working towards creating a National Autism Strategy to improve supports for individuals and their families in the autism community. Sometimes, autistic people who also have an intellectual disability are left behind when policy conversations happen. In this video, we interview Chloe and her mother to find out more about their journey and what they need in the future to help Chloe live her best life moving forward.
YVR Airport Interactive Travel Skills Training Videos
Have you ever wanted to visit a far-off destination, but struggled with anxiety related to air-travel? Together, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), AIDE Canada, and Pacific Autism Family Network have created some exciting new resources for the neurodiverse community!
Voices of Autism (VOA) Collection
Welcome to VOA collection, showcasing a diverse and insightful array of videos created by the Voices of Autism. Explore a wide range of topics, including advocacy, employment, education, daily living, and more. Join us in promoting awareness, understanding, and empowerment within the autism community through these engaging and informative videos.
Voices of Autism (VOA) - Your Rights
This collection features videos that highlight the human rights of people with autism and the challenges they face in accessing them. Topics in this category include transit access, disability rights and community accessibility. The videos are meant to raise awareness, promote advocacy, and foster inclusion for people with autism and their families.
Voices of Autism (VOA) - School
This collection features videos that introduce and explain some of the important subjects that students learn at school. The topics are on life skills that aren't taught. The videos are designed to help students develop their interests and explore skills they may not have learn about in school such as time management, mental health, financial planning, driving and more.
Voices of Autism (VOA) - Daily Living
This collection features videos that show the challenges and joys of living with autism, from the perspectives of people with autism. This collection is intended to showcase community celebrations and the nitty gritty of everyday life. The videos are meant to educate, inspire, and celebrate the diversity of the autism spectrum.
Back to School Collection
It is that time of the year again and AIDE Canada and partners are here to help! We have curated a back-to-School collection covering Kindergarten to Post-Secondary. The collection consists of toolkits, book recommendations from our library, videos and much more to help you with this transition back.
Cultural Experience Video Essay: Part 2 - Israel
Listen to the storytelling video by a family who has immigrated from Israel with an autistic child. This video is the second 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.
INSAR 2023 Research Summary: Aging in Autism – Adult Outcomes
The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) is the largest autism research conference in the world. This year's meeting was held in Stockholm, Sweden on March 3-6, 2023. One major focus this year was on autism and aging, especially in the senior years.
The Gift of Being Different
The Gift of Being Different, a short documentary, follows Grant Bruno as he navigates the world of autism. Grant is a parent to Autistic children and a PhD researcher exploring autism in First Nations communities. Grant is a registered member of nipsihkipahk (Samson Cree Nation), one of the reserves that makes up Maskwacis, Alberta. Through the film we learn his community views autism as a gift.
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