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Dog Friendly Autistic Adult Networking & Fundraising Event 

#auties it’s official, we have partnered with @four_dogs_brewing to host FREE dog friendly, inclusive, accessible networking opportunities for the autistic community. We will ensure that the event is sensory sensitive and welcoming to all. If you do not own a dog it’s a good place to get some puppy cuddles. 

As this venue is dog friendly outside & inside there is no kitchen so you will have to bring your own food and snacks, you are also responsible for your own drinks and transportation. 

 #yycevents #yycdogs #yycdogevents #yyccraftbeer #yycbrewery #autistisforautistics #autisticadults #autisticwomen #actuallyautistic #yyccharity

AUTISTICS FOR AUTISTICS 

Our July meeting is going to commence, however we have no more bus tickets to distribute, and no additional funding for food or snacks. If the Silent Library does not have space for us all we will more to the 3rd floor. 

AUTISTICS FOR AUTISTICS

Stating June 2024 we will be gathering monthly at the Central Library Calgary, AB to discuss future goals of the organization, what activities we want to engage in, what businesses we want to be partnered with, and more importantly for friendship. 

Calgary Caesar Fest 

It’s Official, we have been chosen as @yycaesarfest community charity! Make sure you get some free tickets, play our 50/50 raffle, and support our local businesses! 

We cannot wait to taste all of these amazing #yyccaesars  

@yycaesarfest & @abbeer.ca your efforts and support does not go unrecognized! 

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.showpass.com/yycaesarfest-2024-2/ 

Graphic Design: @toughtootinbb

 #yycnow #yycliving #yycaesarfest #yycevents #yyclife  #yyccaesar #yycbuzz

CITY CENTRE BOTTLE DRIVE 

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming #BottleDrive in support of our May Adult Autism Art & Networking Event! We are calling on all members of our community to donate their empty bottles to help make this event a success. Your contribution will directly support our efforts to foster understanding, acceptance, and inclusion for individuals on the autism spectrum. By donating your bottles, you are helping us create a more inclusive society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Please know we are a collective of volunteers & absolutely none of us receive any form of salary!

Graphic Designer: @toughtootinbb

#yycbottledrive #yyccharity #yycliving #yycnow #actuallyautistic #autisticlivesmatter

INAUGURAL AUTISTIC NETWORKING EVENT

Our inaugural Autism Networking event posters are finally here! We want to thank all the amazing artists & vendors who have worked so hard with us to make this event possible. 

We cannot wait to see you all there! 

TICKETS HERE 

AUTISTIC NETWORKING EVENT

Our inaugural Adult Autism Networking event is happening May 26th! This event is completely free to the community gifted to us by @calgfoundation @truckcontemporaryart @art.and.craft.yyc & MORE.

If you have any suggestions for our event, please comment below!

We want the #actuallyautistic community to have the final say in their own networking event!

TICKETS HERE

#yycnow #yyccharity #yycautisticcommunity #yycautismcommunity

AUTISTIC NETWORKING EVENT

Artists: @katiegreenart @kuevaro @stormshadowsong@amyflyingakite @sensorysweater @obscura.incognita@kissesfromthemoon @onedurian

Local Art Suppliers: @monalisayyc @truckcontemporaryart @art.and.craft.yyc

Local Businesses: @monalisayyc @byollia @chocolatelab_ca @shelflifebooks @sentrybox @forgoodnessbakeyyc @tuttleorigami@rockymountainsoapco @beadlesyyc@labellegraze @calgfoundation @beseenstreetteam @communitywiseyyc @yycbeltline @thepioneeron8th @fivepointvictoriapark

#actuallyautistic #yyccharity #yycautisticcommunity #yycautismcommunity #autisticwomen #yycnow #yycliving #yycevents

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST | MAY EVENT 

If you’re autistic & love music we invite you to collaborate with us to make our 12 hour playlist for our May 26th #autismnetworking event.

Simply DM us and we’ll invite you to the Spotify playlist to add all your favourite songs.


THE PLAYLIST 

#yycautisticcommunity #yycautismcommunity #yycnow#yyccharity #yycliving #autismacceptance #autismintegration #askingautistics


CALLING FOR AUTISTIC MENTORS

It’s more important now than ever that the artistic community comes together. We are looking for autistic adults who want to openly engage in autism, advocacy, and mentorship opportunities within the community.

We are still seeking local artists & vendors within the community to join us for our May 26 event at the Pioneer located on eighth Avenue.

#actuallyautistic #yycautism

#yycautisticcommunit

#yycautismcommunity #yyvliving 

#autismforlife #autismadvocate #autisticadults #autisticwomen #autisticadvocate








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AUTISM ACCEPTANCE MONTH EVENTS 

It’s official!!! The @cityofcalgary has sponsored our foundation to host 5 themed parties through April for #autismacceptancemonth
This event is free of charge, is located at the @communitywiseyyc building on 12th Ave and 2nd st and will be completely #sensorysensitive
Please DM or comment below to confirm your attendance!  Please feels free to bring your own snacks and/or non alcoholic drinks, as these items will be provided but we may not have your favourite flavour or brand. The community wise building does have a community kitchen that can be used as well.
Hope to see all of you beautiful #actuallyautistics there! 

#yycliving #yycnow #yycevents #yycautistic #yycautisticcommunity


AUTISM FOR LIFE FOUNDATION'S AUTISM IDENTIFICATION CARD 

created by the autistic community for the autistic community 

Benefits of Autism Identification Cards include:
Improved Community Awareness and Understanding: An autism identification card can contribute to increased acceptance, awareness, integration, and understanding of autism within the community. Leading to greater empathy and acceptance facilitating a healthier diverse, and inclusive community and overall economy by reducing stigma and misconceptions.
Enhanced Communication with Law Enforcement and First Responders: In emergency situations, autistic individuals may face challenges of various sorts, an identification card can help first responders quickly identify someone is autistic and adapt their approach, accordingly, ensuring a safer and more effective response.

Personalized Support in Public Spaces: Retail and Public Spaces: Businesses and public spaces may develop strategies to better serve individuals with autism, such as providing quiet areas, sensory-friendly environments, or additional assistance when needed.

Fostering a Sense of Personal Safety and Security: Autistic individuals and their families feel more safe and secure knowing that there is a tangible way to communicate their unique needs to others in the community.

Facilitated Access to Support Services: Will help facilitate access to support services and accommodations for autistic individuals. This might include special considerations in academic, employment, social services, and public spaces.

Community Inclusion: The card will contribute to the creation of a more inclusive community by encouraging understanding and support for the autistic spectrum. Our imitative will stimulate community initiatives to make public spaces more accessible and accommodating strengthening our local community and small businesses.

Education and Training Opportunities: The introduction of identification cards will prompt educational programs aimed at training community members, including educators, employers, and service providers, on how to interact effectively with autistic individuals.

Preventing Misunderstandings and Misinterpretations: An identification card will help prevent misunderstandings and misinterpretations of autistic individuals and the human spectrum as a whole.


AUTISTIC SAFETY

Introducing an Alberta Autism Identification card that has countless benefits for the community as a whole. It's important to note that the effectiveness of such a card depends on its implementation and the support systems in place.

AUTISM FOR LIFE FOUNDATION'S AUTISM IDENTIFICATION CARD

AU LIVES MATTER

AUTISM FOR LIFE FOUNDATION'S AUTISM IDENTIFICATION CARD

AU LIVES MATTER

AUTISTIC SAFETY

AUTISM ADVOCATE CARD

AUTISM ADVOCATE CARD

AUTISTIC SAFETY

AUTISM PARENT CARD

AUTISM PARENT CARD

AUTISM IDENTIFICATION CARD GRANT APPROVAL

We cannot wait to launch our first ever Autism Identification Card to the #calgarycommunity


The Autism for Life Foundation would like to sincerely thank @calgfoundation for listening to the needs and wants of the autistic population. 


We would also like to thank one of our fabulous community volunteers @toughtootinbb for her beautiful graphic design.

#actuallyautistic #autisticadvocate #yycnow #yycliving

Autistiphobia in Alberta

The AFLF stands in solidarity with the Hawthorn family as they process & grieve their experience of #policebrutality with #alberta

Our foundations wish is that one day #neurotypicalswill not attack, shame, and/or violently harass #autistics there is no reason why someone expressing their play as “suspicious”

If you can, please rally for Ryley in Saint Albert, Alberta, an innocent child who was playing in the playground as he should be. A playground has always and will forever be a secured place for the innocent to explore, discover, and grow!

A playground should not be a death sentence and/or criminal record. Please read the full story published by the @edmontonjournal

#autismacceptance #autisticintegration #autismintegration #autisticwomen #autismforlife#autismsafety #policebrutality#policebrutalityawareness #innocentchildren#autismadvocacy #autisticadvocate

CITY OF EDMONTON PROCLAMATION 2023

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