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.
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.
Considering the Co-Occurrence of Autism and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
This literature review provides an overview of research on the co-occurrence of ASD and ADHD, and features quotes from a conversation with Dr. Adam McCrimmon, an autism expert and Associate Professor of Applied Child Psychology at the University of Calgary, and Dr. Emma Climie, an ADHD expert and Associate Professor of Applied Child Psychology also at the University of Calgary.
Impossible Conference Research Collection
The AIDE Canada Impossible Conference Research Summaries - AIDE Canada has collaborated with self-advocates and families to have them describe the most profound, unsolvable problems faced by the autism and/or intellectual disability community. We will be discussing these problems at the AIDE Canada 2023 "Impossible Conference".
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.