Introducing the Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Winnipeg

Editor’s note: ASAN in Canada has rebranded to  Autistics United Canada.   You can find them at: Website: autisticsunitedca.org, Twitter: @AutisticsUnited, Facebook: @ManitobaAutistics, Tumblr: autisticsunitedca@tumblr.com April 2 is World Autism Awareness – or better yet, Autism Acceptance Day. Who could tell us more about autism than people who are autistic?  So to mark the occasion, we met with members of Winnipeg’s […]

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Ten Apps for Learning, Thinking, and Imagination

Kids really love iPads.  They learn a lot from them too. While you don’t want time spent on tablets to take away from other kinds of learning, there can be great benefits in developing vocabulary and other skills.  Screen time can also be an opportunity for social learning, if we play with apps in collaborative ways. Here are ten very […]

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THIS Conference – Universal Design for Learning

Interested in inclusive education?  Here’s a unique opportunity for you this summer! The Manitoba Alliance for Universal Design for Learning (MAUDeL) is hosting its second conference to explore what inclusive education can look like, and to support teachers, educators, and other community members in their efforts to create inclusive schools. For teachers new to UDL, they are also offering a Summer Institute […]

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Book Review: The Autism Acceptance Book

Everyone you know and everyone you will ever meet is special and different in some way.  The world would be a boring place if people were all the same. It’s our differences that make us all unique and interesting. That’s the starting point of the Autism Acceptance Book by Ellen Sabin, written to help elementary school students look beyond the […]

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Home Schooling Your Child With Autism

Adapted with permission from an article by Caitlin Wray, originally shared in the Facebook group Autism Manitoba – For Parents and Caregivers.   There are many reasons why families decide to home school.  There are also many misconceptions about homeschooling as well.  What follows is meant to be a starting point for parents thinking about home schooling their children. Please […]

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