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

AMI’s response to the changes to the DSM V

Please find AMI’s response to the changes to the DSM V here.

“Vancouver designer’s inflatable vest helps autistic kids focus”

A snug vest has been created by a young entrepreneur here in Canada.  She has incorporated the desire for many autistics to feel deep pressure, such as a firm hug, or hold.  An article in the Vancouver Sun from January 20, 2013 discusses this new innovation.



Apps for Students with ASD

This wheel of apps breaks down the various apps  available to work with different domains as it pertains to ASD.  Please find the wheel of apps here.



Disability Tax Credit and ASD

Please find this presentation done by the Autism Calgary Association regarding the Disability Tax Credit and ASD.



Article on CBC news

Please find this article on CBC news: “Companies overlook qualified workers with disabilities“.

Article in Winnipeg Free Press – January 8, 2013

President of AMI, Charlene Walberg, and board member Bryan Kehler, participated in an interview with the Winnipeg Free Press about Asperger Syndrome, the changing definition and how a diagnosis can help make sense of things.  Also interviewed is 11 year old Gavin Walberg, about how he navigates the neuro-typical world.


Please see the article here.



Person First or Identity First Language

Some people in the Autism and Disabilties community are thinking that a change in wording would better represent their feelings and help reduce stigma. We are seeking your opinion about this. Would you prefer the wording “An Aspergian/Autistic person OR A person with Asperger’s/ Autism”. For furthur information about this issue here are some links to read: person first language and identity first language.

If you could please fill out this survey to help us with this matter it would be great! Please complete the survey prior to January 16, 2013. If you have questions or comments regarding this matter please email us at
Thank you,
The Board of AMI



Congratulations to Bev Larmour for receiving the Diamond Jubliee Medal

Bev Larmour was a founding member of AMI in 2004, as well as serving on  our board and serving as president.  She was the recipient of the Diamond Jubilee Medal on January 3, 2013 for her work with AMI.  We would like to extend our congratulations to Bev, as well as offer our heartfelt thanks for all the work that she has done and continues to do regarding advocacy for individuals with Asperger Syndrome.


For more information about the award and Bev receiving the award, see here.




The Autism Project: Toronto Police to Receive Autism Awareness Training

We thought this article may be of interest, it was published in the November 18th, 2012 edition of the Toronto Star.