Mental Health Literacy for ASD

York University and the Canadian Association for Mental Health have developed a comprehensive and validating guide to mental health by and for people with ASD and their families.

  • Read the media announcement here
  • Access the YorkU website, where you can read the complete guide and watch the video series, here
  • Visit the AM-HeLP YouTube Channel, where the videos are hosted here

Autism Mental Health Literacy Project (AM-HeLP) Group. (2021). Mental Health Literacy Guide for Autism. Retrieved from:

New Information Series for Adults with ASD by Adults with ASD now available

AIDE Canada has now posted Manitoba resources on their website so they can be publicly shared with the community. Below are the links to the resources and they are also attached in a word document. Thanks to Level IT Up and Matthew Derraugh for their collaboration on their development. Also thanks to the many self-advocates who came forward to provide their perspectives.

Introducing the Quickstart Planning Guide to the Transition to Adulthood


The Sinneave Family Foundation has done it again. While the Launch into Life process, featured in our Transition to Adulthood page, is a great comprehensive approach to planning, sometimes, a quicker, more concise approach can work wonders.  The transition to adulthood might be something you are looking forward to, but at the same time it involves taking on new challenges and making changes.  Completing the Launch into Life! QuickStart Planning Tool can help you feel more confident and be better prepared for the future. This tool will help you think about life after high school and how to prepare for life as an adult. Successful adulthood means a lot more than just finishing school, having a job, or moving out. The QuickStart Planning Tool will help you plan and build your best adult life. Check it out here: Launch-QuickStart-Planning-Tool-Final-Fillable-Feb-2021

Parenting Teens with Autism is back!

Our wonderful facilitators are back to lead parents/caregivers of teens with ASD through a workshop series.  Check out this poster to learn more:

AMI Parenting Workshop #2 Poster – February 2021

Parenting Teens with ASD


Upcoming Level IT Up Lego Hangouts

Level IT Up is a social enterprise linking skilled adults with ASD who share an interest in information and communication technology (computers) with Manitoba’s thriving ICT sector.  We host regularly scheduled Lego Mindstorm hangouts as a way of reaching out to potential candidates for our services.  Our next Lego Mindstorm hangouts/meetups are taking place:

March 21, 2020 from 2 to 5 pm

May 2, 2020 from 2 to 5 pm

Interested participants must pre-register to ensure space within each session.  Contact or visit for further information.

Upcoming workshops from SMD

SMD Self-Help Clearinghouse will be presenting three great workshops this fall/winter.  See the poster for further details.  Screen Shot 2018-07-31 at 5.38.15 PM

Lunch and Learn presented by SMD:The Primary Caregiver Tax Credit

Join SMD as they host a presentation on October 2, 2018 from 12 pm until 1 pm in room 203.  RSVP Angel: 204-975-3103 or email Tax Credit poster

Autism Awareness Conference October 25 & 26, 2018

Taking place at:

Viscount Gort Hotel – 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

This conference will feature:

Ruth Aspy - Positive Strategies for Supporting Self-Regulation, and
Peter Vermeulen- Autism as Context Blindness: Absolute Thinking in a Relative World

Please visit to register on-line or for more information. You can also contact Maureen Bennie at or call toll free 1-866-724-2224.

Red River Ex 2018

Once again, our friends at The Red River Exhibition, have graciously given us a select number of invitations for their special Free Day for children with disabilities which will take place on Monday, June 18, 2018.  This event is for children with special needs who are 10 years of age or younger.  They ask that only pre-school aged siblings and parents/guardians accompany the invited guest.   Please register by June 8!!  Contact Anne at for more information.  Enjoy the Ex!!