AC Connects Newsletter – January 19, 2021

45 YEARS OF AUTISM CANADA

2021 is an exciting year for Autism Canada as we celebrate 45 years of serving the autism community in Canada. To commemorate this special anniversary, we have created a new logo and have updated our newsletter and social media “look”.

We hope you enjoy this volume of Autism Canada Connects and we thank you for being with us and for your support. And stay tuned for more 45th Anniversary events throughout the year!

We are incredibly thankful for all our 2020 donors.

Your support throughout the year allowed us to proudly serve the autistic community in Canada. We’d like to say a special thank you to everyone who contributed to our 12 Days of Giving Campaign this past December. Your contributions not only allowed us to finish the year strong, but it showed us that you continue to have faith in our work.  

As we mark our 45th Anniversary we look forward to working together to fulfil our mission that those on the Autism Spectrum live full, healthy, and happy lives.

SEND A SNUGGLE BUNNY TO YOUR VALENTINE

Donate $80.00 between today and February 5th and we will send your choice of GANZ soft and cuddly bunny to the recipient of your choice in time for Valentine’s Day!

NEW PODCAST EPISODE
Kara Dymond: Teaching Kids on the Spectrum

Our latest episode of Sharing the Spectrum Podcast features Kara Dymond, teacher, autism consultant and teacher instructor. Kara shares her experience and her insight as we discuss her new book, The Autism Lens, a guide and resource for teachers (and parents) with a student on the Autism Spectrum.

AUTISM CANADA SENSORY SUPPORT KITS

Tactile and sensory items can be comforting to an autistic individual. They support their efforts to self-regulate and remain calm in an emotional or stressful situation. Offering sensory supports for those on the Autism Spectrum to access when they are experencing stress can help them avoid a sensory meltdown or a shutdown. We understand that sometimes extra supports are needed, this kit will help you be ready to support your autistic and neurodivergent guests or clients.

For more information about Sensory Support Kits, email Autism Canada at info@autismcanada.org

SEARCH & RESCUE FOR AUTISM

Search and Rescue for Autism is a unique and specially designed program of prevention and response tools created around the needs of autistics when it comes to wandering, bolting and becoming lost.

This program helps families, caregivers and First Responders (Search and Rescue as well as others) recognize the differences and vulnerabilities of the autistic community.

The SARA program also provides materials and training on related topics: recognizing behaviours, sensory supports, event planning and emergency response for the autistic community. Additionally, a suite of prevention materials including Social Stories for different activities and support materials for event planners, facility managers, other managers and emergency planners. 

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

Do you have questions about autism? Do you need help finding resources or support in your area? Please reach out to our Family Support Representative: 1-800-983-1795 or info@autismcanada.org

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