community resources


Alberta Government Education
Information about Alberta Education supports for all children, including providing access to special education programs for students with special needs.

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

Children’s Link Society
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)
Branch of the Alberta Government that provides services to children with disabilities.

Positive Behaviour Supports for Children
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.



Do 2 Learn
Find a collection of pictures, visuals, songs, games and stories from a network of teachers and clinicians from around the globe.

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
Download visuals and picture sets with this free online resource.

Speaking of Speech
Check out the Materials Exchange for tons of visuals, games and activities to promote speech and language development.


PACT Calgary

PACT (Parents and Children Together) is a playgroup for children aged 0-5 and their parents to attend together.​​ PACT is different from other playgroups and preschools. While the children play – parents, grandparents and caregivers participate in thought-provoking discussion groups that focus on friendship as well as learning about child development, and navigating everyday parenting challenges and joys. Discussion groups are facilitated by a parent educator.

Family & Community Resource Center (FCRC)
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
Offers up to date articles, parent tips and family fun activities to encourage language and play skills.

Triple P Parenting
Articles, videos and strategies on how to manage challenging behaviors with children and youth.


The Ability Hub
Focused on improving the quality of life and level of independence for adolescents and adults with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Alberta Association for Community Living
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
Provides support to families of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and resources for interested professionals, educators and caregivers.

Calgary Community Living Society
CLS is committed to ensuring persons with developmental disabilities have dignity, rights and freedom.

Calgary SCOPE Society


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

C.H.A.D.D. (Calgary Chapter)
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
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)
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
A local not-for-profit social service agency that provides a comprehensive range of programs including Behaviour Development Supports (BDS) programming and respite care.

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


Autism Aspergers Friendship Society
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
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
Provides respite services for children with special needs in the Calgary area.



At Go Dental, our mission is to exceed our patient’s expectations and treat you like family. We strive to set industry standards in customer service satisfaction and deliver a quality patient experience. With the ability to treat the whole family, our dental office delivers a spa-like, friendly atmosphere. Go Dental is a multicultural practice and offers translation in multiple languages.  Some of the languages include Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, French, Tagalog, Kannada, Bahasa, Tamil, Telugu, Spanish, Kutchi and Farsi. We offer the following services at our practice:  Cosmetic bonding, dental cleanings, oral sedation, Invisalign®, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, tooth-coloured fillings, cosmetic dentistry,  dentures, Root canal therapy,  and tooth extractions. The team at Go dental has a commitment to also serve the community. We have participated in community events such as Brown Bagging 4 Kids, CUPS, Educating preschool children on Oral health, volunteer work in Mexico, Rotary club participation, Camp Day for Tim Hortons, and providing the Lead foundation with educating children on oral health.  For more information on our services please visit our website at or if you have any questions you can call us at 403-984-4426.


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