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Summer Fun Collection

AIDE Canada
Let AIDE Canada and partners help you get the most out of the summer!

Summer Fun Collection

It is that time of year again, the sun is shining, and it is time for FUN! We are all looking for fun activities to do with our loved ones. AIDE Canada and partners have some toolkits to help get the party started, but also talk about the supports that can be helpful.

 

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Toolkits

Man mountain biking

 

This toolkit outlines one mother's quest for resources and activities for her son with autism at no or little cost. She outlines her strategy, and many helpful ideas are offered for finding enjoyable and educational resources.

 

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 accommodation. The FUN KIT also provides recommendations for finding online and in-person activities that include arts, camps, sports, and other life skills programs.

Two persons in front of a chalkboard

 

A Toolkit for Visitors, Self-Advocates, Caregivers, Cultural Institution Personnel and Others. This toolkit is written to benefit neurodiverse individuals and their families, caregivers and friends who wish to enjoy museums and other community resources. Individuals who work at cultural institutions are given resources to help improve visitor experiences.

 

Following a diagnosis of ASD in a child, parents can sometimes feel disempowered. This kit is designed to help them better understand what the diagnosis entails, how best to support their child at home on their road to empowerment, and to restore their confidence in their essential role as parents. The kit includes scientific explanations as well as practical and easy-to-apply at home advice.

 

Video

 

This video and resource sheet were created by a self-advocate from the autism community. It discusses personal experiences of self-advocates, as well as options and considerations for building a circle of social support in Manitoba. This resource was developed in partnership with Autism Calgary.

 

This video essay, created by a self-advocate on the autism spectrum, was created to help autistic adults in Saskatchewan to connect with others and expand their social circle through social programs and opportunities.

 

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.

 

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