Understanding and Alleviating Anger Rumination and Perseveration
This booklet explores strategies to reduce perseveration and improve emotional and self-regulation. Strategies used in low arousal approach practices such as exercise, anxiety reduction, distraction and sensory regulation are discussed as well as how to build interoceptive awareness. By using these tools in the early stages of perseveration, rumination can be reduced and lessen the chance of behavior of concern occurring.
Supporting Knowledge Acquisition in Areas Reflective in Comprehensive Sexuality Education Toolkit
This is the third toolkit in the Sexuality Education Resources for Caregivers project. The project aims to develop accessible comprehensive sexuality education resources that support the needs of caregivers of Autistic people, Autistic individuals, and others. These resources will explore how there is a gap in access to comprehensive sexuality education for Autistic people and for their caregivers to support with sexuality education. Please note: this toolkit is meant for an adult audience and contains information on the definitions of some words related to sexuality.
Pinwheel Wellness: Supporting Autistic Mental Health within Nova Scotia
The Pinwheel Wellness Centre (“the Centre”): A Division of Autism Nova Scotia, is a community-based mental health program developed to support Autistic individuals/individuals on the autism spectrum, 18 and older, who are experiencing mild-to-moderate mental health distress.
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.
Healthy Relationships, Sexuality & Autism - Sexuality Education Resources for Caregivers Project
This project aims to develop accessible, comprehensive sexuality education resources that support the needs of caregivers of autistic people, autistic individuals, and other stakeholders. We hope that these resources will build their capacity to provide comprehensive sexuality education information to the autistic person(s) in their lives.
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 Awareness Training for Early Childhood Educators: Supporting Children in a Day Program
Early Childhood Educators (ECE) are important members of a child's team. ECE support a child as they learn and interact socially with their peers. In this course developed for ECEs by experts in the field, we provide information on autism and other developmental disabilities. We also share the stories of three children who may be on the autism spectrum and descriptions of what you may observe throughout the day. We also provide tips and strategies for sharing your concerns with parents in a way that makes them feel supported.
Foundations and guidelines of comprehensive sexuality education and sex-positivity
This toolkit supports the caregivers of autistic people, giving them a broad understanding of how to provide sex-positive comprehensive sexuality education to their family members. This, the first of a 4-part series, explores the gap in access to comprehensive sexuality education for people on the autism spectrum and for their caregivers to support them with sexuality education.
Privacy Laws + Your Personal Health Information
This toolkit explains privacy rights with your personal medical information in Canada. This toolkit provides answers to common and important questions about rights, access and use of this health information. Included are questions to consider asking your healthcare provider if you are unclear about what happens and who has access to your personal health information.
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.
Healthy Relationships, Sexuality & Autism - Webinar Part 1
The Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism (HRSA) supports teens and adults (19 years and up) with autism through introducing concepts of sexuality and social skills through interactive, sex-positive, inclusive sexuality education lessons.
Supporting Your Employees with Differences Related to Autism: A Course for Employers in Customer Service
Managers know that finding and keeping good employees is key to long-term success and customer satisfaction. This course is designed to help employers and managers support employees with differences related to autism. It provides information to Canadian businesses, and breaks down myths and other misinformation regarding autism and intellectual disability.
K-12 EDUCATION SUPPORTS - Northwest Territories
This series of infographics quickly lays out the education supports in each province and territory for students from kindergarten to grade 12. This resource was designed for students and parents who are looking for education supports specific to their region.
What is Associated With Positive Outcomes for Children With Autism in a School-based Intervention?
This article summarizes a study that found supportive therapies and interventions have shown mixed results for children with autism. This school-based intervention was found to be effective for some children but not for others.