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.
Learn more about ASD and other developmental disorders through various books and publications, available in person and online.
Research and Publications
What Do We Know About Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
This paper, published in the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy, conducts a review of studies and provides policy recommendations based on the literature, to help governments identify appropriate policy options relating to improving employment outcomes for those living with ASD.
Measuring Local Prevalence for Autism Spectrum Disorder
A report released from the School of Public Policy shows that 1711, or one in 94 school-age children in the Calgary region are living with ASD. The study revealed that an average of 140 students with ASD per year will graduate from the school system, and many of these individuals once they turn 18 years of age will encounter a “support cliff” resulting from a less generous support system available for adults.
The Value of Caregiver Time: Costs of support and Care for Individuals Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The report, by Carolyn Dudley and J.C. Herbert Emery, examines the costs of support and care for individuals with Autism from a Canadian perspective. The report details the challenges facing care givers and governments when considering the need of housing and caring for individuals with disabilities. Some innovative approaches to these challenges are also presented.
Mind the Gap: The Missing Discussion Around Transportation for Adolescents and Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder
This report examines the amount and types of transportation options available to individuals who live with a neurodevelopment condition like Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The report attempts to prepare an inventory of provincial policies and programs along with a overview of the past and current research into this important area of study.