Autism Society of Edmonton Area

The Autism Society of Edmonton Area (ASEA) helps families and communities embrace and support people on the autism spectrum throughout their lives.

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ASEA's 2014 Autism Awards – Deadline for Nominations Extended!

Coming up in May, the Autism Society of Edmonton Area will be hosting its annual Autism Awards Night. The awards are a chance to recognize those professionals, advocates, employers and workplaces that go the extra mile to improve the lives of people with autism and their families. If you know someone who fits the bill, please send in your nominations before the NEW deadline of Wednesday, April 16th, 2014!
Nominations can be sent to or 101, 11720 Kingsway Ave, Edmonton AB T5G 0X5.
Read on to learn about the different awards and download registration forms! Want to nominate someone who doesn't seem to fit into any of the categories? We're still interested! Send us a nomination or contact us. We'll see if we can find a way to acknowledge their special achievements!
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Coming Up At ASEA

For more information about all the activities below, please call the ASEA office at 780-453-3971 or email

Drama Group
Event Time: Monday, April 7, 2014 - 6:30pm
Location: 101, 11720 Kingsway
Wanna be a drama queen – or king? Here’s your chance! Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome are invited to join the ASEA drama group. Adults develop and share their ideas about life or about life with Asperger’s as they create their own dramatic productions. It’s drama, but it’s about life! This program is for adults 18 years of age and over with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Requirements: Persons new to this program must contact the ASEA office and request an intake interview.
Autism Buds
Event Time: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 101, 11720 Kingsway

If you're a young adult with Asperger's who wonders about unspoken social rules, join this group. You can share with others who have similar questions. More than that, you can meet young people like yourself and make friends while learning and doing fun activities both indoors and outdoors.

This program is for young adults 18 – 24 years of age with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Requirements: Persons new to this program must contact the ASEA office and request an intake interview.
Active Parents of Children with Autism
Event Time: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Active Parents group will be meeting at The Toy Hutch ( This will be a FREE Activity Night Sponsored by ASEA! The activity will take place at 17213 – 107 Avenue, from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm. We do need to know ahead of time how many families will be attending and how many adults and children each family will bring.
This is a nut-free and peanut-free facility! There is a snack bar available. Families with special dietary needs should contact The Toy Hutch by email at

Please RSVP to Patricia at or call 780-453-3971

Autism Now Winter 2014 Now Online

ASEA members can now download the latest issue of Autism Now, ASEA's quarterly magazine, in full colour, from the Autism Now page! Plus, the Winter 2014 issue is now newly available for reading by non-members. Click here to download them now!

If you're not yet an ASEA member, why not join now for as little as $50 a year? It's easy with our new online membership system!

Or if you're already a member but don't have a web site account, contact the ASEA office and we'll get an account set up for you.

Run, Roll, Walk or Cycle... Online Pre-Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Cycle for Autism!

On the morning of Sunday, June 1st, ASEA will be hosting its fifth annual Cycle for Autism at its original location in Gold Bar Park. It will be your chance to run, roll, walk or cycle in support of people with autism and their families.

Visit the Cycle for Autism website to sign-up and create your team profile, download pledge forms, and share what you're doing through your favorite social media network!
Cycle for Autism is an important fundraising event for the Autism Society of Edmonton Area (ASEA), with this year’s target set at raising $60,000. Funds raised will go toward developing ASEA's Resource Centre, to continue providing much needed support and information about autism to individuals, families and professionals.
To learn more about this fun and inclusive event, please visit the Cycle for Autism website at

Introducing ASEA's New Executive Director

ASEA is proud to announce and welcome Ms. Hendriatta Wong as its new Executive Director.

Hendriatta’s professional background reflects a strong combination of management and academic experience.

Hendriatta’s non-academic career consists of significant experience in corporate, regional, and executive management positions in the human services, healthcare, and industrial sectors. 

She has served most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of Bissell Centre. Previously she has also served in the capacities of Senior Director of Human Resources, Director of Corporate Services, and Divisional Human Resources Manager. During this period, Hendriatta provided strategic leadership in operations, program and enterprise development, and/or human resources management to organizations with up to 1000 employees.

A seasoned educator and trainer, Hendriatta has also facilitated corporate learning programs since 1993 and management education programs since 2001. She has served as Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Professional and Continuing Education at Concordia University College, Associate Professor of Management at King’s University College and as a sessional lecturer at the University of Lethbridge.

Hendriatta obtained her Bachelor of Management degree from University of Lethbridge and Master of Business Administration degree from Dalhousie University. She is currently completing her Doctorate of Business Administration degree at the University of Manchester, UK. Hendriatta also gained her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation in 2003. She feels privileged to be part of Human Resources Institute of Alberta’s team of National Knowledge Exam Preparation course facilitators and to have the opportunity to mentor up-and-coming HR professionals.

The staff and Board are excited to have Hendriatta join our ASEA family and together we will continue to advance the vision and mission of this great organization. 
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