The Ability Hub invites you to come out and see what groups and programs are available here in Calgary. Come and get some new ideas and meet up with some of the wonderful people who run them.
Whenever possible we record the evening workshops for on-line viewing by those who were not able to attend in person. Please note that the individual presenters are representatives of their respective organizations and are solely responsible for the content of their presentations. The sessions are intended as general public education and if you require navigation to further resources, please contact the Resource Centre at The Ability Hub by phone: 403-210-5000 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders demonstrate difficulties with anxiety. It is important that individuals with ASD, as well as those who care for or work with individuals with ASD, have an understanding of how anxiety may impact day to day functioning. As well, it is critical to understand responses that may perpetuate the anxiety versus those that will increase coping skills.
Workshop originally held on March 2015
This presentation will begin with a review of current research findings regarding bullying among students with ASD. The presentation will then cover the current state of knowledge regarding bullying interventions, as well as strategies to support students who experience bullying.
If you are a parent or caregiver of an adolescent or adult with Aspergers, and you have struggled with providing information about sex and relationships, please join us for a free workshop that will address this topic. It is essential that information about sexuality and relationship development/maintenance is given and that it is developmentally appropriate. If this has not been addressed to date, it is key to start now. The good news is that you do not have to do it alone.
The Best of Me Workshop is a self improvement workshop for girls 13 years + on the spectrum to build confidence and self esteem.
This iPad workshop focuses on some of the most popular and user friendly options available today, giving parents and caregivers of children, adolescents, and young adults on the spectrum more confidence to implement schedules on the iPad. Discussions include an overview of our favourite top 5 scheduling apps, the differences between low and high tech options, overview of the basics of getting started with the iPad (including some time saving and fun tricks/shortcuts for beginners), and a demonstration of the navigation and setup of the top 5 apps for scheduling.
If you are a parent or caregiver of an adolescent or adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and you are looking for strategies to make summer outings more successful, you will want to view our seminar: “Optimizing Participation during Outings” .
This presentation will focus on making outings functional, fun and effective through the use of a variety of different strategies, supports and adaptations.
Practical approaches to teaching sexuality to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This video focuses on individuals with a diagnosis of Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism.
Practical approaches to teaching sexuality to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This video emphasizes the approach to take with individuals who are non-verbal and/or are more severely affected by ASD.
If you are an Adolescent or Adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and you are either attending or planning to attend post-secondary school, and/or looking for or have independent employment, please watch this workshop video that discusses topics such as, (1) friendship and social skills, (2) self-advocacy and disclosure, (3) adapting to new environments and (4) other topics relevant to the audience.
Rachel Elliot discusses the use of Apple iPads for educating and interacting with students with autism spectrum disorder. Rachel covers important topics such as, which paid and free apps to choose, how to make the iPad a social game, and how to use the iPad as a fun educational tool for teachers and students.