The FRC are Hiring!
Autism Calgary Blog
by autismcalgary
1y ago
The Family Resource Centres (FRC) are currently seeking a Senior Family Resource Coordinator – Calgary region Autism Calgary Association is excited to expand our team! We are looking for a creative and passionate individual who enjoys collaborating with others, and making a difference in the community working through our local activities supporting Autism Alberta’s Family Resource Centres.   Autism Alberta’s Family Resource Centres provide a range of services and supports that focus on strengthening parenting and caregiving knowledge, social support, coping and problem-solving skills, ac ..read more
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Autism Calgary is Hiring!
Autism Calgary Blog
by autismcalgary
1y ago
Autism Calgary is excited to announce that we’re expanding our team! We are looking for a part time Adult Support Worker who enjoys collaborating with others and making a difference in the community, to help us part-time for a 12-month period. This role will be serving within Autism Calgary’s Family Support Program, reporting to the Family Support Coordinator. Description of Role and Duties Providing individualized support to Autistic adults and their parents/caregivers Provision of information, resources and referrals to local Calgary services and supports, by phone, email, and in person ..read more
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2021 Autism Calgary Holiday Party!
Autism Calgary Blog
by autismcalgary
2y ago
We’re happy to announce the 2021 Autism Calgary Holiday Party! This will take place on December 20th at Trico Centre for Family Wellness, and will feature ice skating, meeting Santa, and lunch (included in ticket price). To register, visit https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/autism-calgary-association/events/2021-autism-calgary-holiday-party/. Please note that Trico adheres to the REP Restriction Exemption (attendants over age 12 must be fully vaccinated, and all participants must be masked, unless a medical exemption is provided). Tickets: Tickets are $5 per attendee. Please n ..read more
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Autism Calgary is Hiring!
Autism Calgary Blog
by autismcalgary
2y ago
We are currently seeking a part-time Office Associate Autism Calgary is excited to expand our team! We are looking for an individual who is comfortable with a wide range of office responsibilities, enjoys collaborating with others, and wants to make a difference in the community. This part-time role (~20 hours/week) involves working within Autism Calgary’s operations team, reporting to the Executive Director. The contract is temporary (for a 12-month period of employment) with the possibility of an extension based on funding. Hourly wage will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience an ..read more
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Resources & Information
Autism Calgary Blog
by roman
2y ago
Adult Resources Diagnosis and Assessment Funding Financial Legal Employment Education Housing Asperger’s Therapeutic Providers & Social Skills Social Recreation Other Supportive Community Organizations Parent/Caregiver Respite & Supports Child and Youth Resources Diagnosis and Assessment Funding Financial Legal Education Asperger’s Therapeutic Providers & Social Skills Social Recreation Other Supportive Community Organizations Parent/Caregiver Respite & Supports ..read more
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Indigenous Resources
Autism Calgary Blog
by autismcalgary
2y ago
Due to legal/political jurisdiction issues (Indigenous affairs are under the purview of the federal government, while disability services are handled by the provincial governments), Indigenous individuals and families might face extra challenges when seeking ASD-related funding supports. At this time (Fall 2021) there isn’t really a single streamlined way for Indigenous people living on reserves to gain access to standard or personalized ASD-related supports and services. However, that does NOT mean that these supports and services are completely inaccessible; rather, until advocates are able ..read more
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Virtual Presentation & AGM (Wed Sept 29 @ 7pm)
Autism Calgary Blog
by autismcalgary
2y ago
MARK YOU CALENDAR to join other members for a Special Presentation (TBA) and our brief (but important) Annual General Meeting. Wednesday September 29 at 7:00pm via ZOOM. Follow this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86961718355?pwd=WW1Iang5WjBZVWprYWtRUzJMdzlndz09 MEETING ID: 869 6171 8355 Passcode: 387206 Please take a moment to register in advance: The Agenda for our Brief (five to ten minute) Annual General Meeting will be as follows: To receive the annual report of the board to the members and financial statements. (Jan.1 2020-Dec.31 2020) To re-introduce members of the board for the ensu ..read more
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Family Resource Centre (FRC)
Autism Calgary Blog
by autismcalgary
2y ago
We are proud to present to our families a new initiative by the Government of Alberta, in collaboration with the Autism Society of Alberta (ASA):  the new Family Resource Centres (FRC), serving individuals and families of all disabilities.  6 regions in Alberta (see chart below)  have been designated to provide some very useful services to families. In the past, rural areas have been lacking support services, and we hope that these new Family Resource Centres will provide some much-needed support for these areas. Family Resource Coordinators working in each of the 6 designated ..read more
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Support Groups & Family Activities
Autism Calgary Blog
by roman
2y ago
Support Groups Asperger’s Support Network (ASN) Biomedical Group  Fathers’ Autism Network (FAN) Keeping It Together (KIT) Mother’s Group FSCD Information Drop-Ins  Family Recreational Groups Pokémon Club Families CAN Free Family Swimming at Vecova Recreation Centre Community Pantry ..read more
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Moving to Calgary?
Autism Calgary Blog
by autismcalgary
2y ago
Are you thinking of moving to Calgary and wondering what the ASD-related services are like in this city? Autism Calgary gets a lot of inquiries from families that are pondering this very question. Below, we’ve gathered a lot of answers to the questions we commonly get from people thinking of or preparing to move to Calgary; some of them are about Alberta’s disability support systems, and others have to do with Calgary in particular. The below resources are divided between Children and Youth (to help those on the spectrum under the age of 18) and Adults (for those 18 and older). More resources ..read more
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