Sinneave Family Foundation
The Sinneave Family Foundation (Sinneave) is a charitable operating foundation, created in 2008 to address the challenges experienced by emerging adults with autism. Sinneave's vision is that individuals with autism are supported in the transition to adulthood to realize their highest quality of life. Our work includes providing programs and services, and collaborating with partners in activities focused on enhancing transition support, sharing promising practices, building system capacity and fostering policy development in the areas of education beyond high school, employment, and independent living.
Sinneaves Resource Centre provides information, navigation, and support to all individuals, families, community members, educators and other professionals interested in autism information and resources. The collection of physical resources includes: Tip Sheets on common autism-related issues, workshops offered throughout the year, books, and brochures. Our lending library is cost-free and covers an extensive range of topics and ages, all carefully selected to provide credible information.
Sinneaves Launch suite of programs focuses on helping autistic individuals, parents, educators and other professionals prepare for and respond to the transition to adulthood. Launch Online is a free online resource for getting started on creating a transition plan. Launch into Life! is a group workshop for individuals, parents and professionals that provides a chance to connect, develop goals and learn about community resources. Launch + Skills offers individualized transition planning plus one-to-one skills coaching for emerging adults interested in continuing their education, getting a job and/or building their independent living skills.
As an exhibitor at the Calgary City Teachers Convention, Sinneave staff will be pleased to provide visitors with further details about our organization, services and supports.