The Missing Pieces Program
With thanks to Autism Speaks Canada the Autism Society Wood Buffalo was able to begin an Ambassador Program in 2017. We have been fortunate to sustain this program thanks to funding provided by The RMWB Community Investment Program. The program allows us to continue community office hours, a community ambassador and the expansion of the Missing Piece Project. The Ambassador is here to provide support and guidance with connecting individuals to programs, supports and information. As well as providing education and awareness to the community through public engagements, presentations and information.
The Missing Pieces Program is a resource intended to promote and educate others about Autism Spectrum Disorder. It will cover topics of understanding ASD, acceptance, how to assist and include others by understanding differences. Each kit will have activities designed to promote inclusion, understanding and acceptance and will be tailored to the specific user group.
The resource can be borrowed from the Autism Society office with training provided if required. A presentation by an autism ambassador is also available.
Intended audience for the program are for educational staff, Students (K-12 kits available), community groups and employers.
We are excited to soon be launching a video series titled One More Piece, as an extension of this initiative.
Please contact us so that we can begin to assist you today.
**To learn more about the Family Services department at Autism Speaks Canada, please visit www.autismspeaks.ca
We have been able to continue the delivery of this program from 2018/2019 with Community Intiative Grant from Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.