COVID-19 Support

COVID-19 Support

Note to Clients: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Ability4Good is prioritizing the health and safety of our clients and supporting the public effort to "flatten the curve" by reducing in-person contact as much as possible via social distancing. Click here to read our official notice. 

We hope these resources and activities can provide some support during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Signal For Help - Toolkit

The Canadian Women's Foundation's Signal For Help tool was launched in response to COVID-19 to provide resources, services and programs that may be helpful for women in an unsafe situation at home. They recognize that not all people have the ability to make video calls and this resource is shared by partner organizations helping women all around the world.

Signal For Help Toolkit

ASD Toolkit

This website provides a support strategy toolkit for caregivers on dealing with times of stress and uncertainty for individuals with ASD.

Supporting Individuals With Autism During Uncertain Times

Triple P - Parenting Resources

  1. Triple P Guide: Parenting during Covid-19
  2. Top Parenting Tips for Parents and Caregivers in Uncertain Times

Activities & Programs

Social Thinking

Social Thinking is adding free resources to their website every week that would be helpful for families at-home as things are shifting heavily to online learning and teaching. They also have a vast library of webinars and articles that would be useful for families.

Some useful resources include:

Read-Aloud Books and Thinksheets - Your virtual connection could be the best part of someone’s day—and it may be the best part of yours, too. 

Video Lessons -Watch free videos as our experts share some ideas for using Social Thinking at home.

Kids Up Front

Kids Up Front is offering interactive and educational program booklets for families to work on together at home. Each program has a different theme: theatre, music and sports! There's something for everyone! Thanks to Kids Up Front for offering such an awesome program.

Each week Kids Up Front is highlighting a specific theme to help you discover new interests and opportunities. Make sure to check back every week, and see what new resources are available! April 20-26 is Music Week, check it out here.

Click to open each booklet below:

CIBC Theatre for All

Noteworthy

Hockey Fans in the Stands

MindHeart

MindHeart is offering activity booklets for families to work on together at home. The book is designed for children under 7 years old and is to help support families in discussing the emotional impact arising from the current situation.

You can click to download the English version here. You can also check out there website for other languages such as Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Polish, Arabic, Hebrew, Indonesian, German, Chinese and more!

Alberta Health Services Resources

TEXT4HOPE

Text4Hope is a service that provides free daily messages so that people can receive advice and encouragement helpful in developing healthy personal coping skills and resiliency.

TEXT4HOPE - Website information

To subscribe, text COVID19HOPE to 393939

PDF Resources for Mental Health & Wellbeing

The following are PDF resources to support families mental health and wellness in a time of stress and isolation.

COVID-19 Community Resources

COVID-19 Coping for Children's Families

COVID-19 and your Mental Health

Practical and Emotional Preparedness

Calgary Resources

Momentum

Momentum has some great blog posts on the financial supports for people and businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Info Sheets

COVID-19 Information for Calgarians

Financial Supports for People Impacted by COVID-19

 

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