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Programs Begin October 1st! Register Now to Save Your Spot.

It’s time to register for the next cohort of Every1Games workshops. If you’ve stumbled upon us be sure to check out the about page to learn more about what we do. The best way to learn more is to contact us.  You can also find us on facebook and twitter.

Autism, spectrum, autistic, Aspergers, learning disabilities. Just making sure that we have these words in the post because our programs are specialized to help neurodivergent youth develop the skills required to succeed in life after high school. No diagnosis is required to participate. Our programs are a low-anxiety space where we encourage you to be comfortable being you so that you can learn at your best.  Many of our staff members are also on the spectrum or identify with a disability. Here you will have access to mentors for more than creative production, but life as an adult facing the challenges that come with growing up.

In Toronto we are offering two 8 week programs Creative Production and SpecOPS. If you are new to Every1Games or more interested in video, Creative Production is for you. If you have some experience and are interested in going to college (or currently attending college for media) then join the SpecOps program and work with us to develop your skills and portfolio.  In St.Catharines  you can join us for one 8 week program focusing on the fundamentals of game design.

All of our programs offer a low-anxiety environment. If you are not sure if our programs are for you email engage@every1games.ca.

Program descriptions are below.

When: 8 Saturdays (10am to 4pm) starting October 1st.

Where: Programs are available in Toronto (George Brown College School of Design, 341 King St. E), and St.Catharines (Brock University Centre for Digital Humanities).

How Much: Program fees vary, regular fees are between $720 to $900 before discounts and subsidies. If you’d like to split payments or inquire about subsidies we can accommodate you. Let us know what works for you.  Please register to save your spot in the meantime.

 

Register online to save your spot in the program. An invoice will be created based on the information you provide in the profile. We will contact you to confirm participation. 

To Register: Create an account and fill out a profile. Be sure to fill out the profile using the information of the person who is attending the program. The invoice will be sent to the email address entered in the profile. Remember to include your birthday so that we can apply subsidies that you might qualify for. Then login to browse programs and choose the course you’d like to join. Click Read More to see the schedule, then click Next to enter discount codes. Autism Ontario members use autismont for $100.00 off! Then click Register. :) We will contact you with an invoice when we confirm your participation where you will have the option to pay online or by cheque. No payment is required to save your spot in the program.

Creative Production – Toronto

Our fall Creative Production program (Coded as CREA T1016) will teach participants a variety of digital and traditional arts, and video production. No experience necessary. Discover your skills and interests working with like minded people.

SpecOps – Toronto

Our Fall SpecOps program (Coded as SPEC T1016) will teach participants how to use Unreal 4, a game design software tool used by popular studios like Ubisoft and Activision. Participants will work independently and in groups to design a game using 2D/3D art tools, programming and sound engineering software depending on the groups interests. Lead by autistic youth mentors, this 8 week program is for people interested in attending post-secondary game design programs and is open to current college students interested in improving their game design skills.

Creative Production – Niagara (St.Catharines)

Our fall Creative Production program in Niagara (Coded as GAME N1016) will teach participants the fundamentals of game design.  Participants will explore Game Maker Studio to create a playable level. No experience necessary. Our staff will challenge participants with new activities that help each student meet their goals or prepare to apply for Niagara College and Brock University game related programs.

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Autism Friendly; a day of learning about the diversity of the autism spectrum

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Autism Friendly is a day of learning all about the diversity of the autism spectrum bringing together autistic self-advocates, educators, students, support workers, organizations and business owners to share perspectives and come to a better understanding of autism in our community.

If you’re autistic and are willing to share something of your experience, or just want to meet informally with other autistic individuals, come on along. If you have questions or can offer a perspective on what it means to be autistic,  join us at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone on January 11, 2014 (10:00am – 4:00pm).

Upon registration we will email you a short form to submit a question or suggest a topic.

  • The most asked questions and suggested topics will become sessions in different rooms.
  • 20 sessions available (5, 45 minute sessions in 4 different rooms on the 6th floor of the Digital Media Zone).

5, 45 minute discussions in 4 rooms between 10 and 4 pm, topics not yet listed

We want to know what means most to you, it can be anything within the topic of ASD. We expect topics of conversation will range from self-advocacy and discovery, technologies across the spectrum,  accessible employment,  independence,  and more. 

 Autism Friendly  is an opportunity to grow personally and professionally learning more about working with diversity while supporting autism in the workplace, at school and in the community.

Thank you to the EDGE Lab,  ASAN Toronto, Tactile Audio Displays Inc. and Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone for supporting Autism Friendly’s multi-sensory environment.

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 Thank you Marathon Learning Materials for sponsoring Breakfast at Autism Friendly.

Who is coming to Autism Friendly?

Autism Organizations: an opportunity for  leading researchers and developmental service providers to share their successes and challenges.

Business Owners: a professional development opportunity; working with diversity, creating an inclusive workplace, and maintaining low-anxiety at work.

Families: an opportunity to share your experiences in a judgement free zone, speak with industry professionals and discover opportunities and services for you and your family.

Teachers: an opportunity to share your classroom experiences,  learn communication strategies with parents, self advocates and other autism professionals.

Self-Advocates:  an opportunity  share your experience and help your community understand what you need to make school and work a better place to be, meet employers and service providers.

Non-Associated Community Members: support social change and learn what you need to understand about autism.

Grow personally and professionally at Autism Friendly, click below to register!

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