All sessions are offered at no cost.
Youth Bullying and Discrimination: Let's Make it Stop
Available until: March 31, 2019 - 8:00 PM
Ryan will address:
The characteristics of a healthy relationship
The relationships between healthy interactions,
social connection and bullying behavior
Intervention and Response
What Now?...Navigating Life After High School *Also Available as a Webinar*
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This presentation will provide an overview of options for your teenager after high school, namely more school (post-secondary education or training), employment or a gap year(s). Typically, a gap year after high school for young adults with autism means sleeping late, gaming more and losing skills and confidence. Some autistic individuals are not quite ready for the rigors of university, college or work and need support to build readiness skills before taking that next step. This workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss strategies and resources to help strike the right balance between continued learning, part-time employment and social/recreational opportunities once high school ends.
Disability Tax Credit and RDSP Workshop
Available until: May 8, 2019 - 4:00 PM
The RDSP is a program for those that qualify for the Disability Tax Credit and are under the age of 60. There is up to $70,000 in grants and $20,000 in bonds that can be collected until their 49th year. Come get all your questions answered about he Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Saving Plan.
Identifying Youth at Risk of Psychosis
Available until: May 9, 2019 - 6:00 PM
Participants can expect to learn what clinical high risk of psychosis is, as well as what we know about conversion to psychosis. They will learn about symptoms that help identify young people at risk for psychosis. Finally, they will learn about our research group, how our projects might be helpful to them and their clients and how to refer to our program.
I'm so Stressed! Understanding and Managing Anxiety and Mental Health Issues *Also Availalbe as a Webinar*
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This presentation will address anxiety and how it arises in our brains, mind and heart. We will learn that anxiety does a good job of pretending to be our friend, when in reality it robs us of the very things we are looking for. We will use a simple Mindfulness process to look at daily worries (friends, academics, transition to adulthood) and how to ensure that anxiety does not get in the way of progress and growth. This presentation will include lots of time for questions as we go along. It will be practical and solution focused.
1. Describe how and why anxiety arises in the Mind.
2. Describe how our usual ways of reacting to anxiety are not useful.
3. Describe a simple Mindfulness process for responding to anxiety in helpful ways.
4. Learn practical strategies for immediate use in responding rather than reacting to anxiety.
5. Understanding the role of Medications in ASD and related diagnoses.
Restricted Interests in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): How do they engage the brain?
Available until: May 13, 2019 - 6:00 PM
One of the lesser studied symptoms in ASD is restricted interests. In a series of studies conducted at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children's Hospital we asked: how does the brain respond to restricted interests? In this presentation I will talk about how we use techniques like electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging to study the brain, and what the images we get tell us about how restricted interests are processed in the brain.
An Overview of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE): Promoting Higher Learning for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities *Also available as a Webinar*
Available until: June 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM
This workshop will provide an overview of the Inclusive Post-Secondary (IPSE) model, promoting higher learning for adults with intellectual disabilities. The IPSE Team from the University of Calgary and St. Mary's University will be providing key information on the importance of collaboration, application processes/preparation and desired outcomes.
Adolescent Dating Violence: Prevalence, Correlates, Outcomes and Prevention
Available until: September 1, 2019 - 7:00 PM
This presentation will introduce attendees to the topic of adolescent dating violence. The latest research on prevalence, correlates and outcomes will be reviewed, as well as best practices for prevention. The presenter will also review key take-aways for health care providers, parents and educators.
Speaking OUT: A Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ Young People in the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems
Available until: November 9, 2019 - 8:00 PM
1. To learn about the Speaking OUT Special Report process, themes, recommendations and the next steps in this systemic advocacy effort.
2. To build on participants knowledge of supporting LGBTQ2S+ young people and to encourage action to improve their experiences and realities.
3. To hear from young people about what works, what doesn't and how things should change.
Collaborative Problem Solving Approach for Children, Youth and Families
Available until: November 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM
1. To learn about the difference between triggers/expectations, lagging skills and challenging behavior.
2. To understand the rationale for helping children and youth develop 5 common lagging skills for better adaptation.
3. To learn the advantages of collaborative vs. coercive approaches with children and youth.