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2013 Awareness Bear Campaign

We are very excited to announce that we've started our 2013 Awareness Bear
Campaign!! This annual fundraiser is done to help increase autism awareness
both nationally and on a local
level, as well as to assist family with the
important information that they need. If you'd like to get an Awareness Bear
or contribute toward one, please contact us for details!

CALL 1 877 948 6626

                                             PARTNERS                                                         

                         

The Canadian National Autism Foundation

is Very Pleased and Proud to Announce our

New Partnership with

      The Dave Andreychuk Foundation  

    

                                                                              Photo by Ken                    

   Dave Andreychuk was a special guest at the Canadian

National Autism Foundation Celebrity Fundraiser.

 

to view video click link below

           www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0sJSidaSaI&feature=player_embedded

 

A continuation partnership with

Hawkins Institute 

"CNAF, in partnership with Hawkins Institute has received a $35,000.00 grant from

Unity for Autism. This is the second grant awarded to the partnership to produce unique web-based e-learning programs for people on the autism spectrum. The new series, which will be launched in 2015, will cover the topic of dating on the spectrum. As with the last series, this will employ people on the spectrum to work both in front and behind the camera."

  

NEW PARTNERSHIP    Text Box: CNAF, in partnership with Hawkins Institute  received a $50,000.00 grant from Unity for Autism .This grant is for a unique web-based e-learning social skills program for people on the autism spectrum - that will not only serve as a learning tool, but will draw upon the many talents of people with autism by employing them throughout the production. There are so many talented people that can make a contribution - both in front of the camera and behind, says Gail Hawkins, Executive Director of Hawkins Institute, they will make the experience relatable      and real for viewers.

                                  

 

“LEARNING TO BE SOCIAL”
An innovative training series for
people on the autism spectrum
ABOUT THE SERIES

Based on the training methods of Gail Hawkins – founder of
Hawkins Institute in Toronto, and author of How To Find Work That
Works for People With Asperger Syndrome – “Learning to be Social”
is an interactive web-based training series for people with ASD
(Autism Spectrum Disorder) - featuring people with ASD.
The series uses a positive, respectful approach; incorporates
interactive quizzes to improve retention and foster learning; and
focuses on building a strategic skills’ foundation to help people with
ASD improve social and communication skills. It is accompanied by
a downloadable workbook designed with both the viewer and a
support person e.g. family member, teacher or councellor, in mind.
The workbook plays an integral role in helping the viewer apply the
information learned in the series and provides explanations,
exercises and assignments as well as observation templates and
instruction for support people - to assist them in focusing the viewer
and provide important feedback.
ABOUT HAWKINS ONLINE INSTITUTE
Hawkins Institute has been helping people with ASD leverage
strengths to overcome challenges for 20 years. Hawkins recently
decided to reach beyond bricks and mortar to offer online
programming - innovative and entertaining on-demand training
videos - without borders. The goal is to make services accessible
and affordable to everyone with Internet access.
We don’t just train, we employ!
Our commitment to people with autism goes beyond offering
training – we employ and utilize their strengths in every production.
Revenues generated from our on-demand training videos go to
producing more programs – which hire more people on the
spectrum.
“Learning to be Social” will be launched in January, 2014 and will
be available online at www.hawkinsinstitute/online.com. The cost
will be $30.
If you enjoy the series, help spread the word. When the series is
launched - please forward the email notification to your network.
With your support, “Learning to be Social” can help countless
people realize their potential!
EPISODE GUIDE
Introduction

ACT ONE - AWARENESS
Positive vs Negative Attention
The Impression Episode
Strategies
ACT TWO - CONVERSATION
Listening
Speaking
Questions & Comments
Small Talk
ACT THREE - BODY LANGUAGE
Context
Body Language Guide
ACT FOUR - SOCIAL MANNERS
Social Expectations
10 Manners that help make you
approachable
ACT FIVE - HUMOUR
The Importance of Humour
Joking or Serious?
Safe Humour
Responding to Humour
ACT SIX - FRIENDSHIP
Stages of Friendship
Where to Meet People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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