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Children's Autism Services of Edmonton 12th Annual Autism Conference

Children's Autism Services of Edmonton is holding their 12th Annual Autism Conference on January 23-24th 2020 at the River Cree Resort & Casino.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet and hear from some amazing speakers including Dr. STEPHEN SHORE, Dr. AMY LAURENT, Dr. JODY CARRINGTON, and more!
  • Learn about; building relationships with students with autism, dealing with sleep and feeding challenges at home, addressing emotional regulation in the classroom, exploring neurodiversity, and more!
  • Participate in a parent networking luncheon and a VIP breakfast
  • View a free screening of "Autism Goes to College" on Thursday 23rd at 7:00pm facilitated by Dr. Jan Blacher

You can join them in-person at the Edmonton River Cree or participate by webcast to view many of their sessions from anywhere.

Click here to register and for more event information!

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The CONNECTIONS SHOWCASE is thrilled to present the pilot episodes from TELUS Fund’s first ever, Special call for web series. TELUS Fund is looking for entertaining and engaging web series with the potential to positively impact families and friends providing care for loved ones struggling with a limiting condition.

From May 1st to May 19th 2017 we’re inviting Caregivers to preview TELUS Fund web series pilots, promote them across social networks, and vote for their favourites. Your participation will help influence the decisions on which pilots will share $500,000 from TELUS Fund to create up to 3 original, full length web series!​

Meet the team at Ability4Good

To help you get to know our team we asked everyone two simple questions:

  1. Why do you do the job you do?
  2. What is you favourite part of your job?

"I do this job because I think it's important for everyone to have a way to communicate. I love meeting new kids and families and seeing how kids grow and change." Arianna Bailey, Speech Language Pathologist.

"It's so much fun to get to work out in the community with families. I love being a part of helping people communicate in lots of different environments." Caroline Jamison, Speech Language Pathologist.

"I love my job. I love the kids and their families and enjoy teaching them that make life a little easier. I also love being a part of the kids "first's". Carrie Yeske, Family Coach Coordinator.

"I love my job because it's so great to be apart of someones growth in communication. It's wonderful to help empower families to improve their Child's communication and help give everyone a "voice"." Sandia Abraham, Speech Language Pathologist.

"My favourite part of this job is getting to have fun and play every day. I love supporting parents to promote their child's participation and independence in meaningful daily routines." Tiffany Sutton, Occupational Therapist.

"I love working with children. I think I can help families in supporting their children achieve their fullest potential." Ann Lerit, Occupational Therapist.

"I absolutely love working with children! The fact that I can connect with them, through play is extremely rewarding. There is something so humbling about being there when they achieve the milestones that they have been working towards. I can be myself and continue to be a child at heart." Ngele Ekwalanga, Family Coach Coordinator.

"There are so many reasons why, I love my job.. The first time a child says "mom", tries a new food, successfully puts a puzzle together or smiles in response to a new friend. The "thank you's" from parents when each milestone is met, makes it all worthwhile." Shelly Wiebe, Behaviour Consultant.

"I love working with children and their families and helping to make a difference in their lives. The greatest reward is seeing and hearing from families that the strategies they have learned are working and that their day to day functioning as a family has improved!" Kerry Campbell, Clinical Director.