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General Information

Government of Alberta – Ministry of 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.

Lead Foundation ActivitiesActivities & Visuals

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.

Leed Foundation CommunityFamily & Parent Support

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.

Community Resources

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.

Inclusion Foothills Association
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.

Respite & Recreation

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.

Online Resources

Lead Foundation’s Picky Eating Webinar Series

Welcome to Lead Foundation’s online resources to help support your child’s eating. These webinars have been created by Lead Foundation’s Occupational Therapy Team. Please use these resources in consultation with your child’s therapy team at Lead Foundation. If you would like further information please contact your child’s Occupational Therapist with Lead.

Chapter 1 – Myths

Chapter 2 – Picky Eater vs. Problem Feeder

Chapter 3 – Why Kids Don’t Eat

Chapter 4 – Division of Responsibility 

Chapter 5 – Oral Motor Skills 

Chapter 6 – Food Chaining

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