resources

GENERAL INFORMATION

Alberta Government Education-Supporting Every Student

http://education.alberta.ca/admin/supportingstudent.aspx
Information about Alberta Education supports for all children, including providing access to special education programs for students with special needs.

Autism Speaks

www.autismspeaks.org
An international organization leading autism science and advocacy, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism. Check out the excellent new ‘video glossary’.

Cerebral Palsy Guide

www.cerebralpalsyguide.com
An organization providing free educational information, financial options, and emotional support for parents and children affected by cerebral palsy.

Children’s Link Society

www.childrenslink.ca/
A central source of information for families of children with special needs in the Calgary area and the Rocky View Region.

Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)

http://humanservices.alberta.ca/disability-services/14855.html
Branch of the Alberta Government that provides services to children with disabilities.

Positive Behaviour Supports for Children

www.pbsc.info
An interactive website that provides evidence-based strategies for promoting adaptive behaviour, while managing challenging behaviours. Developed for use by families, aides and school staff supporting children with disabilities.


 

ACTIVITIES & VISUALS

Do 2 Learn

www.do2learn.com
Find a collection of pictures, visuals, songs, games and stories from a network of teachers and clinicians from around the globe.

Connectability

connectability.ca/en/
Create your own visuals for free with their easy to use online tool. Plus a handful of additional resources and forums to connect with your community.

SET BC Pictureset

www.setbc.org/pictureset
Download visuals and picture sets with this free online resource.

Speaking of Speech

www.speakingofspeech.com
Check out the Materials Exchange for tons of visuals, games and activities to promote speech and language development.


FAMILY & PARENT SUPPORT

Family & Community Resource Center (FCRC)

https://fcrc.albertahealthservices.ca/ces.php
Provides families, healthcare providers, and community members access to reliable and comprehensive information, resources and supports related to children’s health and well-being. Check out the list of Community Education Sessions for child, youth and family mental health.

The Hanen Center

www.hanen.org
Offers up to date articles, parent tips and family fun activities to encourage language and play skills.

Triple P Parenting

http://www.triplep-parenting.net/alb-en/home/
Articles, videos and strategies on how to manage challenging behaviors with children and youth.


COMMUNITY ACCESS

The Ability Hub

www.theabilityhub.org
Focused on improving the quality of life and level of independence for adolescents and adults with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Ability Society

www.abilitysociety.org
Ensures that all children and adults with special needs and seniors have the opportunity to gain a higher quality of life and become active participants in their community.

Alberta Association for Community Living

www.aacl.org
A family based, non-profit organization representing the interests of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families from across Alberta.

Autism Calgary Association

www.autismcalgary.ca
Provides support to families of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and resources for interested professionals, educators and caregivers.

Calgary Community Living Society

www.cclscalgary.com
CCLS is committed to ensuring persons with developmental disabilities have dignity, rights and freedom.

Calgary SCOPE Society

www.calgaryscope.org
Committed to improving lives for persons with developmental disabilities in Calgary and area for over 15 years.

C.H.A.D.D. (Calgary Chapter) 

http://calgary.chaddcanada.ca/
A charitable family-based organization formed to better the lives of individuals with ADD/ADHD and those who care for them.

Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre

www.ddrc.ca
A non-profit, registered, charitable organization dedicated to including people with developmental disabilities into the community in real and meaningful ways.

Foothills SNAPS (Special Needs Association for Parents and Siblings)

www.foothillssnaps.org
A non-profit organization in the Foothills area who are dedicated to supporting families with children that have special needs. Provides information, education and support to parents and siblings of special needs children in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

McMan Youth Family and Community Services Association

www.mcmancalgary.ca
A local not-for-profit social service agency that provides a comprehensive range of programs including Behaviour Development Supports (BDS) programming and respite care.

Providence

www.providencechildren.com
A therapeutic and educational preschool for children with special needs. There are six locations throughout Calgary.


RESPITE & RECREATION

Autism Aspergers Friendship Society

www.aafscalgary.com
The AFS provides respite care in a recreational environment for families with children, teens and adults in the Autism/Aspergers/PDD spectrum in the Calgary area.

Between Friends Club

betweenfriends.ab.ca/
Enables participants to experience a sense of belonging and an enhanced quality of life.  This is accomplished by providing quality social and recreational opportunities focusing on children and young adults with disabilities.

Just 4 U Family Services

www.just4ufamilyservices.com/
Provides respite services for children with special needs in the Calgary area.


COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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