Launch + Skills program

Launch + Skills is a new program offered in Calgary by the Sinneave Family Foundation that helps support emerging adults (age 15-25) with a diagnosis of autism plan for their future and build the skills they need to be successful. The program includes transition planning support, group workshops and individualized skills coaching to help young people become more independent and achieve their goals. This program would be beneficial for students in high school or post-secondary school to help build organizational skills, social skills and healthy living skills.

To find out more, visit the program website, call 403.210.5000 or email launch@sinneavefoundation.org

Spectrum Advantage May 2018 session

Spectrum Advantage is currently taking applications for the May 2018 session.

Spectrum Advantage is designed to support individuals who live on the Autism Spectrum find and retain employment within the digital/electronic economy.

The four month program includes four weeks of paid job readiness preparation classes specifically geared towards people living on the Autism Spectrum, followed by a minimum of three months paid employment for program graduates. During the first three months of employment, both program participants and employers are supported by an ASD Human Resource Consultant/Job Coach.

The following are required of all candidates before their acceptance into the program:

  • Candidates must be 18-30 yrs old and not registered in school.
  • Candidates must not be currently receiving, or have received in the last 3 years, EI (Employment Insurance) payments.
  • Candidates who receive AISH (Assured Income of the Severely Handicapped) payments will only be eligible for financial assistance during the Work Experience placements.

To learn more and apply, visit the program website: https://thespectrumadvantage.com/potential-candidates/

Strategies for Exam Anxiety Group

The Wellness Centre is running a Strategies for Exam Anxiety group beginning March 28, 2018.

Who is this group for?

If you are experiencing anxiety and fear and it’s impacting your test performance, this group is for you.

What happens in this group?

The Strategies for Exam Anxiety Group looks at your thinking, emotions and test performance to understand how they are connected. You will be introduced to ideas from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help reduce your anxiety and improve your test performance. Included in the sessions will be strategies for improving your test performance, inviting relaxation and ways to increase confidence in test writing situations.

Group sessions run weekly. We recommend that participants complete all three sessions with their group. 

Dates: Wednesdays, March 28-April 11, 2018
Time: 2-3:30pm
Location: Wellness Centre Classrom (MSC 370).

Registration is available online or through staff at the Wellness Centre.

 

The Worx Open House

The Worx is an innovative Career and Employment Service developed by Prospect Human Services to increase career and employment opportunities for job seekers with disabilities.

On Friday, March 16 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, The Worx is having an OPEN HOUSE at its new downtown location!

Come down and check out the accessible services, assistive technology demonstrations, food, refreshments and more!

Location: #130, 910 7 Avenue SW

RSVPinfo@theworx.org or 403.237.5108

CanLearn Society: More Than Just Making Lists

CanLearn Society presents More Than Just Making Lists, a 10-week intervention program for working professionals and mature students with ADHD.

This intensive ‘Social Cognitive Behavioural Intervention’ program focuses on helping you to develop practical skills to improve and deal with:
• disorganization
• procrastination
• impulsivity
• forgetfulness
• emotional functioning
• distractability
• mindfulness
• self awareness

The Winter 2018 group starts on February 21, 2018. Consult the website for more information.

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