Research: Well Being and Quality of Life on the Spectrum

We know that both nature and nurture have an impact on the way people grow.  The social environment – parents, school, friends, community opportunities – has a big impact on the quality of a person’s life, and people with autism are no exception.  This is a hopeful thing.  Social environments can be changed. An article published this month in Pediatrics […]

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Cafe Scientifique: The Neuroscience Of Autism

Cafe Scientifique is a series of seminars for the public, offered by the University of Manitoba at McNally Robinson Bookstore. In March, Cafe Scientifique presented a panel discussion on the neuroscience of autism.  The event was recorded, and now the video is online for the community to enjoy and learn. Topics include what we know about the genetic basis of […]

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Building A Good Life

If you are the parent of a child with autism, you might be very busy with managing the here and now.  We spend a lot of mental energy looking for and maintaining services like daycare, education, and therapy.  Thinking about your child’s life as an independent adult might seem far away…or it might be something you worry about. Last week, […]

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Simply Not Enough

Last week, a report summarizing the thoughts of over 600 students, parents and professionals on the state of inclusive education in Manitoba was released. Many of us were not surprised that an enormous percentage of respondents described significant barriers to education, right  from preschool childcare right through post secondary.  You can read the report here.  It’s a collaborative effort between […]

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A One-Stop Resource: ASDMB.ca

Looking for information on autism in Manitoba? ASDMB.ca is a source of information on diagnosis, programs and supports for toddlers to adults, recreation and community living resources, and more. It was created as a collaborative effort between Autism Society Manitoba, Family Services, Community Living Manitoba, Asperger Manitoba, ADAPT and St. Amant. Check it out! www.asdmb.ca   Please like & share:

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