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!!

Brochures from MATC

School Age Seminars brochure 2014-2015

Sexuality & Self care brochure 2014-2015

Visuals, comm, & self-reg brochure 2014-2015

Read, write, exec fun brochure 2014-2015

Extreme Symptoms brochure 2014-2015 ver 2

Building Connections brochure 2014-2015

A Teen’s Guide to Autism – Video

A Teen’s Guide to Autism video by Alexandra Jackman

Features AMI’s upcoming conference speaker Dr. Jed Baker.

For more information on our  conference visit



ASNL Volunteers Recognized with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals

ASNL Volunteers Recognized with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals

Four key volunteers working with the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador are being recognized for outstanding service to those with autism, and their families and caregivers, throughout the province.

His Honour, Lieutenant-Governor Frank Fagan, will present Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals to Elaine Dobbin, Barbara Hopkins, Tom Jackman and David Vardy during a ceremony at Government House on July 2, 2013.

As Campaign Patron for the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital campaign, Ms. Elaine Dobbin was the driving force behind the raising of nearly $2 million and the construction of Shamrock Farm and the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism in 2006.

Ms. Barbara Hopkins is a Charter Member of the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. She played a leadership role in forming the organization in 1984. She was a Board member from 1984 through 1997, and served as the Board Chair for the last four years, from 1993 through 1997.

Mr. Tom Jackman is an adult with High Functioning Autism – or Asperger’s. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee for Adults on the Spectrum at Autism Society Canada. In addition, he holds the Self-Advocate seat on the Board of Directors of the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Tom is an advocate for acceptance of people on the spectrum in the workplace. To that end, he has been invited to speak and present at many national conferences.

Mr. David Vardy has been active with the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador for many years. He served on its Board of Directors for 15 years, from 1996 through 2011. David was also a member of the Board of Directors of Autism Society Canada, a national body, and served as its Vice President. More recently, David co-chaired the Autism Working Group with Eastern Health to review services for people with autism.



Winnipeg teen with autism communicates through art

Please find this article published on the CBC news site on February 25, 2013 – Winnipeg teen with autism communicates through art