Welcome to Asperger Manitoba!

Are you ready to “Launch into Life?”

Our Transition Planning workshops have wrapped up for the time being but we have trained a number of skilled facilitators to delivery this program across the province.  Stay tuned for  more news in the coming months.  In the meantime, you can view or download the Prepare to Launch resource manual used in the workshops here: LAUNCH GUIDE 3.3 20190313 
 

About Us…

Asperger Manitoba Inc. (AMI) grew out of a support group for parents of adults with Asperger Syndrome who recognized the need for increased awareness, understanding and ongoing supports, specific to the needs of adults with Asperger Syndrome living and working successfully within the community. Later, AMI expanded its mandate to include children with Asperger Syndrome and their families in its mandate.Current activities include a facilitated Peer Support Group for adults with Asperger Syndrome and an informal support group for parents of adults with this diagnosis.  AMI also provides limited direct support to individuals and their families as well as information sessions to organizations and groups supporting them.

AMI’s purpose:

  1. To provide support for those affected by Asperger’s Syndrome by offering education and counselling.
  2. To educate the public about Asperger’s Syndrome and the needs of persons affected by Asperger’s Syndrome by collecting and disseminating information on the topic.
  3. To undertake activities which are ancillary and incidental to these objects.

The Pathways to Employment Project has wrapped up!

Our thanks to Autism Speaks Canada for the funding that allowed us to offer three great programs to Manitoba youth and families – Launch into Life! is a wonderful transition to adulthood planning tool, while Building Independence prepares youth and adults with ASD for employment and Start Strong prepares them for post-secondary education.  We will have a copy of our final report on this project available in April 2019 and look forward to continuing to work to improve the lives of those with ASD and their families in the future.

Adult Peer Support Group & Parents of Adults with ASD Support Group

These two support groups meet usually on the last Monday of the month, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  No membership required, just come to 825 Sherbrook Street and ask at reception where they are being held that day.  Keep up to date by following AMI on Facebook.

2019 scheduled support group meetings are as follows:

January 25, 2019
February 22, 2019
March 29, 2019
April 26, 2019
May 31, 2019
June 24, 2019 – potluck dinner – contact Eric (the group facilitator) or info@asperger-manitoba.ca for further details

Level IT Up

This social enterprise promotes the mutual benefits of employing individuals with ASD in Manitoba’s Tech Sector.  It recruits candidates with ASD through regularly scheduled Lego Mindstorm hangouts.  Through their assessment and training process they gain insight into the skills and abilities of their candidates.  Successful candidates are supported to gain and maintain employment in a wide range of employment opportunities in Winnipeg.  Learn more on their website.

Asperger Manitoba Inc. Asperger Manitoba Inc. is incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in the Province of Manitoba, Canada.

Membership Organizations:   Asperger Manitoba Inc. is member of the Children’s Coalition of Manitoba.  AMI also supports a new social enterprise, Level IT Up.  Level IT Up is dedicated to increasing the employment of individuals with ASD in Manitoba’s growing information and communication technology sector.  Learn more at www.levelitupmb.ca.

Charitable Organization status AMI is regestered as a charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. Our registration number is 84841-7341-RR0001

One of the best ways to stay up to date on news related to Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder is to visit www.asdmb.ca or subscribe to our Facebook page.
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