Here are some commonly asked questions and their answers to guide you in learning more about Level IT Up and what it can do for you.
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Helpful Organizations and Community Resources
Asperger Manitoba Inc.is committed to ensuring that this support will be available to all people living with Asperger Syndrome. It currently hosts monthly support groups for adults with Asperger Syndrome. Visit their website to learn more.
If you are looking for supports transitioning to adulthood, Asperger Manitoba Inc. and Continuity Care have a great workshop series called Launch into Life. It includes a workbook/resource guide as well as a series of videos covering off topics including:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Independent Living/Living with Independence
- Communication and Social Relationships
- Education and Employment
- Legal and Financial Issues
AMI also acts as a key advisor to Level IT Up.
Manitoba Possible, formerly the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD), provides programs and services in areas ranging from education and work experience to counselling and therapy programs.Adult Services are focused on creating opportunities and breaking down barriers by providing training and support that enables adults living with a disability to live as independently as possible. 204-975-3257www.manitobapossible.ca
Sara Riel Inc. provides quality services in community supports, housing and employment to persons with mental health challenges through best practices, client choices and partnerships.
SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT AND THE MANITOBA SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT NETWORK
Employment Assistance for People with Disabilities, formerly known as Marketabilities, administers a supported employment program.Â Through Supported Employment, people with disabilities have supports to acquire and maintain a job.
The Manitoba Supported Employment Network website provides information for educators, employers and job seekers and a listing of organizations that provide information and/or services for supported employment.
Government Supports and Information
EMPLOYMENT AND INCOME ASSISTANCE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
The Employment and Income Assistance Program (EIA) provides financial help to Manitobans who have no other way to support themselves or their families. For people who are able to work, EIA will help them work by providing supports to employment. EIA recipients also get Rent Assist if they need help with their shelter and utility costs. www.gov.mb.ca/fs/eia/
EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES PROGRAM (EAPD)
Formerly MarketAbilities, this program assists individuals with finding permanent employment(part-time or full-time), offers assessment, career counselling, job search, job maintenance, workshops, skill development, employer connections, 1:1 support and more. www.gov.mb.ca/eapd/
INFORMATION FOR MANITOBANS WITH DISABILITIES
This web-based tool will help you find information on the services available for people with disabilities in Manitoba. The information is organized into user-friendly fact sheets that answer the most commonly asked service questions raised by individuals with disabilities, their families, care givers and service providers. www.gov.mb.ca/fs/imd
Post-Secondary Education Information and Supports
MANITOBA INSTITUTE FOR TRADE AND TECHNOLOGY
MITT offers High school and post-secondary education and training in both full-time and part-time programs. MITT is dedicated to supporting students in a practical and effective manner to access trades and technical training leading to employment. This includes individualized accessibility services, embedded employability skills in all programs, and direct links to industry employment opportunities. www.mitt.ca
STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES
Student Accessibility Services provides support and advocacy for students with disabilities such as: hearing, injury-related, learning, mental health, medical, physical, visual or temporary disabilities. They act as a liaison between students and the faculty and staff of the post-secondary institution as well as service agencies within the province of Manitoba. Accommodations and programs are offered to support students and students must be recommended and verified by a registered health professional. Student Accessibility Services offers support and accommodations based on a student’s individual needs and the academic standards of the post-secondary program. These may include:
• providing supports and programs that recognize our diverse student environment;
• promoting partnerships between students, faculty and staff; and
• educating the university community about accessibility.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE NORTH
PRIVATE VOCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
When you are unsure of how to handle a situation where there is risk to self or others, it is important to understand where the behaviour is coming from and if there are strategies in place to help you work through it.Contact your supervisor or HR department to learn more.If you or a colleague are familiar with Mental Health First Aid, use those strategies to work through the challenge.
In Winnipeg, there is a mobile crisis response service available through the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. You can learn more about it here.
You may also want/need to call the Winnipeg Police Service. Learn more about the WPS and its Vulnerable Person’s Unit, here.
Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line
Part 1: ASD 101
Part 2: ASD on the job
Check out this great series of video and print resources for adults with ASD in Manitoba
Affordable and Accessible Housing in Manitoba
Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis as an Adult in Manitoba
Peer Networking and Building your Circle of Social Supports in Manitoba
Navigating Government Disability Services in Manitoba