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  • October
    28

    BUMP.SET.SPIKE – SAAAC Volleyball Tournament a SUCCESS!

    By: SAAAC

    Early Sunday mornings are usually associated with sleeping in, getting some much needed rest after a long week of work. But on Sunday, October 19 over 16 teams (112 participants) came together at Beach Blast, the premeire indoor/outdoor volleyball facility, to participate in SAAAC’s first ever volleyball tournament.  Beginning at 9:00 am, 16 teams competed Read More…

  • October
    8

    SAAAC featured on CBC’s Metro Morning

    By: SAAAC

    SAAAC was featured on a segment on CBC’s Metro Morning. Gowri Kobikrishna, a mother of a 17-year-old son with autism and passionate SAAAC parent, along with SAAAC Director, Dr. Jonathan Bertram, spoke about the isolation South Asian families feel with their loved ones are diagnosed with autism. Take a listen to this great interview: listen now Also, read the Read More…

  • September
    11

    Yes we can! SAAAC’S TEAM Employment Assistance Program

    By: SAAAC

    According to Stats Canada, 43.1% of adults with special needs are unemployed in Canada. A Health report from United States points out that individuals with ASD are 50% more likely to be unemployed than their peers with other special needs. These discouraging stats were the primary motivation for SAAAC to create TEAM (Teaching to Employ Adolescent Minds) Read More…

  • September
    8

    Introducing Project InForm

    By: SAAAC

    On August 27, 2014, SAAAC unveiled Project InForm – an ambitious initiative looking to raise autism awareness amongst South Asian communities across the globe. Specifically, Project InForm  is a series of autism awareness campaigns that will tackle issues of early screening, diagnosis, intervention and de-stigmatizing disability. The project looks to target different groups under these campaigns: from Read More…

  • August
    22

    SAAACALICIOUS 2014

    By: SAAAC

    The rain didn’t slow us down one bit! Our first ever SAAACALICIOUS event was absolutely amazing. Despite the rain,  SAAAC supporters came out and enjoyed the great BBQ, baked goods, face painting, and much more. We are truly indebted to all the individuals and organizations who pitched in to make this event a success. From Read More…

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