Values

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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 [...]

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Autism Calgary serves as the unity of families, caregivers, and supportive professionals collectively striving for a supportive, accepting and understanding community for individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Through family education (advocacy, information & referral) and peer to peer networking, Autism Calgary helps families and individuals to become knowledgeable, independent self advocates. Through [...]

Mission

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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

 

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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.

Services

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    Family Support

    Autism Calgary offers direct Family Support Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm, alternate days and times by appointment only. You can call us directly at (403) 250-5033 x228 Maria Vial, Family Support Coordinator x222 Tracy Mendoza, Family Support Worker x223 Lauren Booke, Resource Library All Email: info [at] autismcalgary [dot] com Please feel [...]

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    Resource Library

    Autism Calgary members are free to borrow books, dvds and other resources. Come check it out at 174-3359 27 St NE  Calgary, AB T1Y 5E4. Open 9am – 5pm Tue-Thur. For questions please call us at (403) 250-5033 or email us at info [at] autismcalgary [dot] com View Larger Map

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    Friend2friend

    The Autism Calgary Association is proud to be an official Satellite Agency of the Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society for the province of Alberta.  Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society has developed and designed programs to demystify autism spectrum and related social-communication disorders and to promote understanding, acceptance, empathy and mutual rewarding friendship for [...]

Disclaimer

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."