While many parents have accepted the fact that their adult will move out of the family home at some point, it can be hard to get started, especially when there are so many factors to consider and details to organize. In this presentation the concept of readiness, key predictors for […]
October 2019 Meeting: Council for AH for Persons w. Autism & Disabilities + Beyond Care Respite Home
At this month’s meeting Aspires heard about the new initiative in Calgary to create more affordable housing spaces for people with autism, and from the agency ‘Above and Beyond Care’ who presented on their plans to expand a home for more permanent support and respite placements.
In this month’s meeting, one of our Aspires members presented his ideas for advocating for Autism Co-Housing.
Trista Carey, partner from the law offices of Schnell, Hardy and Jones, LLP, presented on “Estate Planning for Families of Special Needs Children”. This is a comprehensive review of important aspects of estate planning including; power of attorney, personal directive, wills, guardianship, trusts, and the Henson Trust.
The topic of May’s monthly meeting was ‘Housing Models’, including a Housing Models Presentation led by John Seigner, Director of Supported Independant Living at The Sinneave Family Foundation. The meeting also included a viewing of the Glamorgan Project Video (Horizon View Housing).
Sherry Rumney presented her concept for independent living called The Next Chapter, a concept of shared housing for highly independent individuals with ASD financially funded by AISH and some family supports. Abundant Life, a Christian co-op housing group in Alberta presented their plan to create a co-housing project for individuals with autism.