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) - Employment
This collection features videos that explore the issues and opportunities of employment for people with autism. Topics include interview preparation, being a confident member of the workforce and how to answer specific interview questions. The videos are aimed to inform, support, and empower employers, employees, and job seekers on the autism spectrum.
Creating an Inclusive Workplace Together
Establishing a successful inclusive workplace should not be one sided and doesn’t just take the efforts of one person or team. In this webinar, The Sinneave Family Foundation will share a unified approach to creating inclusive workplaces that looks at actions and responsibilities of both the employee and employer. Attendees can expect to walk away with tangible tips and strategies they can action in real time. This framework for collaboration will enhance inclusive employment experiences by highlighting the considerations and needs of a neurodiverse workforce and inclusive employers.
Taking the Leap! Finding Success in Further Education after High School
In this presentation, participants will learn the key differences between high school and further education settings to help them succeed after high school ends. Learning how supports, expectations and non-academic skills differ will help participants discover and prepare for further education. This presentation will focus on how to explore interests, navigate program options, access supports and create goals. High school graduates, those enrolled in further education, parents, and teachers will all benefit from this webinar.
Scholarships, Funding and Opportunities for Autistic Youth Transitioning to Adulthood
Autistic adults often experience a significant drop in funding and services at the age of 18. In this webinar Stacey Feldt, an expert and self advocate, and Tobi McEvenue, a social worker with 20 years experience, discuss the opportunities for autistic adults, siblings and families in Ontario. Join us to learn about annual education scholarships and awards, youth to adult transition planning as well as Autism Career Connections.
Disclosure: Tips and strategies for sharing your autism diagnosis at work
The decision to share any diagnosis with your workplace is not always easy. It can be difficult to balance keeping your medical information private with the desire to receive support and accommodations at work. If you decide that you do want to share your diagnosis with your workplace, below are some tips to help you start the conversation.
Aaron’s Story: Self-Advocacy and Support in Sioux Lookout
Listen to the third Storytelling Video for the Bi pi maadzing zaagidwin teg jichaaming / Circle of Life in the Spirit of Love project. Developed by Surrey Place, the series reflects voices and perspectives from Indigenous caregivers and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Northwestern Ontario. Our third episode features Aaron, a self-advocate who lives in Sioux Lookout. Aaron discusses his relationships, hobbies and work in Sioux Lookout. He is supported by Christine Sawanas, the Clinical Regional Access Coordinator for the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority and the MMW Program at Surrey Place.
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.
Worktopia: A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Child Enter the Workforce
Guide for families when looking to prepare their child to enter the workforce. Includes information on the steps for moving forward, how to support and engage your child, and resources for developing a work experience plan. Created by the Sinneave Family Foundation.
Launch into life! Quickstart Planning Tool
What do you want your adult life to look like? This QuickStart Planning Tool will Help you build a plan for success as you transition to adulthood. Developed by the Sinneave Family Foundation, this on-line course can help anyone with goal planning and life skills, but is particularly designed for use by individuals in the autism and/or intellectual disability community.
Prepare to Launch: A Resource Guide for Parents of Adolescents with Autism
Guide for families to help transition their child from adolescence to adulthood. This guide includes information on developing health and well-being, education and employment, communication and social relationships, independent living skills and self-adovcacy, and legal and financial issues. This resource also provides information on self-care for caregivers throughout the process and and a transition planning timeline. Created by the Sinneave Family Foundation.
Employment Engagement and Support in Developmental Disability: Perspectives from Quebec
The Quebec Federation of Autism (FQA) is a provincial grouping of organizations and individuals committed to the interests of autistic people and their families and loved ones. Several helpful employment-focused resources are offered. These have been summarized, and offer support in seeking improved employment opportunities.
Time to Get up and Go to Work
In this presentation, participants will learn about the foundational steps to seek, secure, and maintain employment. Beginning with pre-employment skills such as exploring interests, resume writing, and job searching, through to interview skills and other self-advocacy skills (e.g., seeking supports, disclosure), participants will learn about a variety of strategies to help autistic individuals be successful in the workforce.
Your Rights and How to Use Them - Disability Rights Toolkit
What are my rights? Can a landlord refuse to rent to me because of my disability? What should I do if I think someone has acted against my rights? This toolkit answers common questions about human rights in Canada. It also gives you practical steps that you can take if your rights have not been respected, and it has a list of resources where you can go for help for every Canadian province and territory.
Beyond High School: Self Identity and Managing Life
This Toolkit offers information that may be particularly useful for teens who are nearing the end of high school and moving toward adulthood. It includes information, practical tips and exercises under the following titles: “What You Need to Know: Facts about Teens Like Me”, “The Future: Education, Job Training, Employment and Housing”, “Independence & Organization: What’s the Deal with Executive Functioning?”, “Steps I Can Take in High School”, “Life After High School”, and “Money”. The Toolkit was written by Laura Beaune. Ms. Beaune is a social worker who has worked extensively with youth.
Employment Supports and Services Webinar
This webinar will focus on the current supports and services that are provided by Autism Nova Scotia. It will allow you to gain insight on the current employment opportunities to support person-directed future planning for individuals with Autism 15+ and older!
Employment and Vocation: Perspectives and Experiences
Individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or those on the autism spectrum have historically been under-employed, despite having many strengths that can make them ideal employees. In this webinar, we will bring a panel of experts and those with lived experiences to share their insights into how we can better support and create more inclusive work environments to empower individuals and allow them to find fulfilling careers- not just jobs
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