Supporting the development of personal skills in their child/family member
This toolkit discusses supporting the development of personal skills in a child/family member (Values, personal boundaries and boundary setting, safer and healthy decision-making, healthy communication, self-advocacy, emotional regulation)
Mental Health and Planning for the Post Highschool World
This webinar focuses on mental health considerations for autistic people as they move into and through adulthood. Information addresses mental health issues and needs, supports, transition considerations, service provider/therapist preparedness, and strategies for moving forward.
Building Resilience, Self-Esteem and Well-Being
Throughout life, every person faces challenges, obstacles and difficulties that they must overcome. The ability to bounce back through adversity is called resilience. Resilience involves working through challenges in a proactive way which helps build confidence and mastery in overcoming difficulties. Being able to do so supports personal growth, good mental health, and contributes to positive feelings of self-worth and self-esteem, this toolkit offers suggestions and strategies to help foster resilience.
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.
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.
Developing Independent Living Skills for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A course developed by Reena
Living by ourselves can be hard sometimes, but the freedom to make our own decisions can be great! The course was developed by Reena, a non-profit organization that promotes dignity, individuality, independence, personal growth, and community inclusion for people with diverse abilities. The videos for this course features adult with developmental disabilities who are living in independent and community-based housing. There are also downloadable handouts to post in your home.
New Canadians Video Essay Series, Part 1: Itay and Yulia's Story
Listen to the storytelling video by a family who has immigrated from Israel with an autistic child. This video is the first 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.
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.
Indigenous Individuals who are part of the intellectual disability community described their challenges and joys during a project created by AIDE Canada and partners Surrey Place, from 2021 to 2022. The year-long project, which was structured around the first nations holistic lifelong learning model, began with a series of community gatherings hosted by an Indigenous Elder. Forty community members attended the gatherings. The resources below were built to amplify and respond to community voices.
Building Resilience: Recognizing and Combating Compassion Fatigue
The Building Resilience webinar will focus on helping care providers recognize the signs, symptoms and complications of work-related stress, occupational hazards, burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. The webinar will provide education utilizing evidence-based practice, and shares tools, skills and strategies to directly combat negative outcomes.
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.
Autism: It's Not Just for Males Anymore
This Toolkit is intended to inform educators, parents, and yet-to-be diagnosed females, transgendered and nonbinary individuals about an alternative presentation of autism. The ratio of males to females appears to be much lower than previously thought. Obstacles to diagnosing those who do not present with the male phenotype are revealed, and the overlap with sexual and gender minorities and with eating disorders are exposed. Problems with the classification system and diagnostic tools are illuminated and alternative tools are identified.
How to say No: Practical Strategies
This toolkit is designed to provide autistic persons guidance on how to say ‘no’ or communicate protest. All people have the right to say ‘no’. We first focus on the why it may be important to say ‘no’, as well as offering strategies and accessible language.