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  • October

    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

    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…

  • August

    Local Charity Launches Initiative to Help South Asian Communities Understand Autism

    By: SAAAC

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 19, 2014 Media Contact Kingston Yogendran Phone: 416.708.5869 Email: New autism awareness initiative will focus on the issues of early screening, diagnosis, intervention and de-stigmatizing autism in South Asian communities Toronto, ONTARIO – On August 27, 2014 the South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC), in partnership with creative consulting agency Read More…

  • July

    Cooking with SAAAC: Making Dirt Cups

    By: saaac-master

    Worms and dirt…delicious! Our young adults made dirt cups as part of their cooking session last week. Add a bit of crush cookies, instant pudding, and gummy worms and you got yourself a great dessert. Our young adults did a great job of using their reading and group work skills to bring this tasty project Read More…

  • July

    SAAAC Barbecue 2014

    By: saaac-master

    Summer isn’t summer without a good ol’ fashion BBQ. The mothers of SAAAC (aka The Loving Mothers Squad) hosted families, volunteers, and community members to some great food. This event was put together by SAAAC moms to fundraise for the centre while also saying thank you to all those who supported SAAAC this year. It was Read More…

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