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Full “Who Will Take Care Of Our Kids?” Report Now Online

What happens to adults with ASD once their parents or guardians are no longer able to support them or are deceased? Last  year, Autism Society Alberta tried to help answer this question by launching the project ‘Who Will Take Care Of Our Kids (When We No Longer Can)?’

Now, after several months of research, Autism Society Alberta is releasing the results of the study. You can find the full report here (PDF format).

RSVP EXTENDED TO JUNE 30 – Practical Tips for Living Successfully on the Autism Spectrum

Autism Research Centre (ARC) Presents
Practical Tips for Living Successfully on the Autism Spectrum

Join us at our upcoming FREE information session!

Date: Friday, July
14th, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Location:
Robbins Learning Center Theatre
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Edmonton

Cost: Covered by donations from the ARC

  • Featuring interesting guest speakers
  • A chance to network with other families
  • Meet our team and hear about our research findings

SPEAKER SESSIONS
1. Dealing with Problematic Behaviors

  • Restricted & repetitive behaviors
  • Picky eating
  • When to consider medications

2. Education & Employment for Adults

  • Employer capacity
  • Worktopia Project
  • University supports

Please note these presentations are intended for parents, and we are not able to offer childcare. We look forward to seeing you there!

To facilitate organization and planning, please RSVP by June 30th, 2017 to Erin Kapler at erin.kapler@ahs.ca or 780-735-6106 ext. 1

Save The Date!

Autism Society Alberta
Annual General Meeting
Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Red Deer – Location TBA

All members welcome!

 

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Goals: ASA was started over 20 years ago with the goals of:
  • Improving the lives of children and adults with ASD;
  • Providing mutual support amongst families and individuals directly affected by ASD;
  • Creating safety and quality of life for people with ASD and their families in Alberta;
  • Creating a welcoming province that values the participation of people with ASD in all areas of life;
  • Recognizing the worth of every person with ASD and their contribution to society.

Who We Are: Autism Alberta is a registered society in Alberta and a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency. It is a network and collaboration amongst autism groups comprising parents of children and adults with ASD, family members, individuals with ASD, and caring community citizens. We also have a representative on the Board of Autism Society Canada to collaborate on national issues. Presently four groups are members of Autism Alberta:

We are also affiliated with Autism Canada.

Accomplishments: ASA has had representatives on provincial Advisory Boards to different Government Ministries. ASA has sponsored Autism Awareness presentations in some communities during October, Canada’s Autism Awareness Month. ASA has contributed to the development of resource materials for families, such as handouts on community resources and books on issues affecting those with ASD .

Who to Contact: Contact the ASA group closest to where you live or where you are planning to live, for information, resources, and support in Alberta. For example, if you live in Northern Alberta, contact ASEA; Southern Alberta – contact CAS, etc. Please refer to "Regional Chapters" on the left hand side.

For information and assistance with your local support group, or to join ASA please feel free to contact us at 1-877-777-7192
or email president@autismalberta.ca