Friday Features: November 3, 2017

Accessible education, Canadian Autistics United, events for families, and autism in the Senate.

Survey:  Inclusive Education for Everyone

A good education for children with disabilities is promised in Manitoba, but as it works out in practice, many families encounter barriers and missing supports.

Barrier Free Manitoba has called on our government to create a minimum standard for accessible education, as part of the new Accessibility for Manitobans Act.  To support an effective argument in favour of this education standard, they need more information.  Can you help?

Please complete a survey right away.  Just click on the one that applies to you:

And please share this widely with family, friends and colleagues!

Canadian Autistics United

Exciting news! ASAN Canada has rebranded and is now becoming Canadian Autistics United! CAU will be an independent Canadian-run organization run by and for autistic people,  dedicated to improving the lives of Autistic Canadians through self-advocacy.  The Winnipeg chapter‘s Facebook page has been changed to @cauwinnipeg, and you can also find a national page at  ADAPT welcomes CAU as a partner in advocacy and education.

Upcoming Events

These two events are  funded by the Family Engagment grant provided by Community Living Manitoba:

What is People First of Manitoba, and what do they do? Here’s your chance to find out.  People First is hosting a series of events exploring what they have to offer.  There is no cost to come, but please pre-register.

November 22nd – 6pm-8pm

If you’re in the Westman Region, you might be interested in upcoming training for families supporting individuals of all ages with an intellectual disability.

Two day seminar, January 13-14

Child and adult support available.  Call Kristin at (204) 724-2348



Autism Day at the Canadian Senate

Recently a senate committee met to mark Autism Awareness month in Canada, and to discuss what has been accomplished and what is yet to do.  You can view the conversation at this link.

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