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.
Sexuality and the Spectrum: Lessons on Sex, Dating, and Love, Autism Style with Amy Gravino
Too often, autistic individuals have never been taught the necessary skills to be successful in sexual and romantic relationships by the time they become adults. This session, which features a woman on the autism spectrum sharing her firsthand perspective, will dispel some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding autism and dating, discuss the potential for using ABA to teach dating skills and the challenges involved with teaching these skills, and offer strategies and resources to help parents and clinicians begin conversations about relationships and sexuality with their family members and clients
Cybercrime, Safety and Well-Being on the Internet for Autistic Individuals
This 60 minute webinar will teach caregivers and support persons how to help an autistic person be safe while online, set up boundaries, and become familiar with the types of online risks. We’ll explore tools that support internet safety and well-being and look at using visual supports, creating structure for breaks, and personalizing tools in order for the support to be effective.
Building Resilience, Self-Esteem and Confidence to Support Well-Being
This webinar will teach caregivers and support persons how to build resilience, self-esteem and well-being and why these things are central to a person’s good mental health. We’ll explore the components that create the scaffolding around an autistic person in order for them to feel well within themselves – predictability, structure, physical activity, pursuit of interests, creating motivation, reducing anxiety, and building confidence. It is this scaffolding that allows a person to thrive, not just survive.
QuickStart Nova Scotia Helping Parents Get a Head Start
Quickstart nova scotia is a parent-mediated coaching program designed to empower caregivers of toddlers with a suspected, provisional, or confirmed diagnosis of autism to teach and support their child’s development. The interdisciplinary team of behaviour analysts, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists and parent coaches will share the program’s use of the early start denver model intervention to provide a naturalist teaching framework that is flexible, accessible, collaborative, and supportive for the family.
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.
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