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In 1998 5th estate CBC made a documentary - A stranger in a foreign land - the producer, interviewer (Victor Malarek) and crew came out to ANCA and filmed for four days – this type of documentary was unprecedented in the 1990s – most of the younger subjects you see in the film, are now in University, have completed University and or are working-employed.

 ANCA focuses on how the autistic mind processes information, or what ANCA terms “The Autistic Paradigm – from the inside out”. A mental/cognitive processing map that is unique and distinct to all autistic people – children, teens and adults. By understanding the communications process that autistic people naturally have to work with and supporting this unique, inherent process, inappropriate behaviors dissipate. These behaviors are often a form of communication in an effort for the autistic individual to communicate, express themselves, to be heard and understood.

ANCA Group: held monthly with our facilitators being autistic, often having grown up through the company, working for ANCA is their first step into the employment arena. Some examples of ANCA Group Activities (for more video footage visit the page tabs under Services). Group was not only about interaction, landmarking, associations, learning to be conscious of NPIs… it was also about providing exposure to experiences in all areas of life, including annual events such as Camp-outs (such as at Porpoise Bay for 20 years ANCA and families), Open houses (such as the annual Christmas Open House) and Annual presentations which has emerged into the ANCA World Autism Festival where past ANCA members get to meet people from all over the world, learn about their cultures and interests and contribute toward greater acceptance and understanding in society for Autistic People: 

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Above photos – Anthony playing ‘Break the Ice’ and swinging wooden ball on string and into cup holder.  – ANCA Group of young kids playing with the various wooden balls and holders. Great activity for increased skill sets and dexterity.

Below – some of the ANCA Group went to visit the new ANCA Store: