FAST FACT

In Canada, among children and youth 5-17 years of age, 1 in 66 have been diagnosed with ASD. 56% of children and youth received their diagnosis by age 6 and more than 90% were diagnosed by age 12.

FAST FACT

ASD does not discriminate, it affects all nationalities, creeds, religions, races and both sexes.

FAST FACT

Research demonstrates that job activities that encourage independence reduce autism symptoms and increase daily living skills.

FAST FACT

Over the next decade, an estimated 500,000 teens (50,000 each year) will enter adulthood and age out of school-based autism services.

FAST FACT

Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects an estimated 30 to 61 percent of children with autism.

FAST FACT

Roughly 25 per cent of Americans living with ASD are employed and no more than six per cent are competitively employed.
(Carolyn Dudley, David B. Nicholas and Jennifer D. Zwicker, What do we know about improving employment outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorder?, Sept 2015)

FAST FACT

Individuals with an ASD have difficulties with reciprocal social interactions and interpersonal communication, and may demonstrate unusual or repetitive patterns of behaviors. We use the term “autism spectrum disorders” because the symptoms can occur in any combination and can range from very mild to quite severe.
(Hendriks, Employment and Adults with ASD, 2010)

FAST FACT

Everyone with ASD is unique – don’t assume that the strategies and accommodations needed for one person will necessarily work for another.

FAST FACT

Accommodation may be as simple as wearing noise cancelling headphones, being seated in a quieter area, adjusting local lighting to be less bright/glaring, using direct and clear communication processes.

FAST FACT

In Canada, an estimate 1% of the population has Autism Spectrum Disorder.

LEGO® Hangouts

Are you a Manitoba resident, over the age of 21, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, with an interest in computers?

Our Lego Mindstorm events allow us to know you and you get to know us. Join us at 825 Sherbrook St.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 – 2 to 5 pm

Register today – limit of 6 participants per session.

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Success story - Violet

Success Stories

Violet

Violet completed her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Winnipeg, where she excelled in her studies. Through working with Level IT Up, Violet was able to affirm her employability skills in the tech sector, gain some confidence and was quickly snapped up by Bitspace as a full-time software developer in March 2019. […]

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