Recognize each family is unique; the family is the constant in the individual’s life; that they are the experts on the individual’s ability and needs; and, the strengths and needs of all family members are considered. Easily accessible sources of timely, complete and unbiased information offered in a supportive way. Meaningful participation and self-determination in […]


Thank you for visiting our donation page!  Autism Calgary only exists due to the generosity of its members and the community. A big thank you from the Autism Calgary family for considering giving to us! Below are the options for donating online to Autism Calgary with convenient buttons: ATB Cares: This foundation matches your donation by […]


Support, Speak, Educate, Advocate & Promote Support … Bring hope and help meet the needs of families and individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Speak … Be the voice of families and individuals living with ASD Educate … Increase awareness and understanding of ASD Advocate… Secure and defend the best quality of life for those with ASD […]

Adult life with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Self Help Guide


Order a copy of this invaluable resource.

The purpose of this Guide is to assist Alberta families and adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as they pursue or plan for a meaningful adult life.

This Guide addresses key issues and provides useful information in the areas of adult diagnosis and treatment, legal and financial matters, post-secondary educational options, employment opportunities and alternatives, community living, and personal relationships.


  • New Website Coming Soon!

    Thanks to the Calgary Foundation, Autism Calgary has been working hard to create a new website. Staff and volunteers have been researching, designing and trailing lots of cool, new online options and we are almost ready! In August we will be switching over to the new website. The new website will be more streamlined and […]

  • Autism Presentations

    We are thrilled to announce that we are providing Community, School and Employee/Employer presentations thanks to our wonderful volunteer Presentations Coordinator and our dedicated volunteer presenters. Our presenters offer an introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The presentation will focus on such things as: What is ASD? What does it feel like to have ASD? Common challenges and strengths of individuals with […]

  • Thank you Calgary Foundation

    This short post is just to thank the Calgary Foundation for their generous support for Autism Calgary! We wanted to let all our members and partners know that the Foundation has generously provided us a grant which will allow us to make numerous technological changes to help us run more efficiently. This includes a new […]

  • Family Support

    Autism Calgary offers direct Family Support Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9:30am – 5:00pm.  To contact our Family Support Coordinator directly: Maria Vial, Family Support Coordinator (Ext.228)  maria [at] autismcalgary [dot] com Please feel free to call, email or visit us in our office with your questions, concerns or to simply share your experience. If […]

  • Resource Library

    Autism Calgary members are free to borrow books, dvds and other resources. Come check it out at 3639 – 26th St NE  Calgary, AB T1Y 5E1. Open 9;30am – 5pm Tue-Thur. For questions please call us at (403) 250-5033 or email us at info [at] autismcalgary [dot] com  


Autism Calgary does not support, endorse or recommend any method, treatment, product, remedial center, program or person for people with autism or autism related conditions. It does, however, endeavour to inform because it believes in the right to have access to the information available and to make individual choices.

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I Have Autism

"I have Autism. I may not look unusual, but I experience the world much differently than you do. Autism makes it difficult for me to communicate with you, and sometimes causes me to have unusual behaviour. I am doing my very best. Please be patient with me and my caregivers, who are trying to give me a full and happy life."