Programs

Getting Started

Not sure where to start? Not sure what program is right for you or your child? Not sure if you are eligible for funding? We’d love to help, please contact us. You can reach us by phone, e-mail or fill in the Contact Us information below. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have. We aim to respond within two working days.

E-mail: info@ability4good.com

Calgary Office:

#302, 327 – 41 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB, T2E 2N4
Phone: (403) 262-9445 ext 118
Fax: (403) 262-4539

Edmonton Office:

#104, 17707 – 105 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5S 1T1
Phone: (780) 442-2740
Fax: (780) 453-7006

Respite Services

STRIVE Program

A center-based respite aide program, which aims to build friendships with peers through play and social activities while providing respite for families. The STRIVE program is for all children ages 3 to 17 years old.

Children will have access to activities, such as games, arts and crafts, sensory play, meditation, and much more.

Participants are placed in their age appropriate groups.

STRIVE Respite Aide & Cost Information

STRIVE programs use respite aide hours issued by the Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program. Caregivers must confirm with their FSCD agreement and/or caseworker that they have the required respite aide hours at the $18.18 group rate. The activity cost is the responsibility of the primary caregiver to pay full prior to the start of the program.

STRIVE Winter 2020 Programs

Our STRIVE Winter 2020 programs are up now and available to be registered.

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Want to enroll? Have any questions?

Please contact John Marquina, Group Coordinator

Email: john@ability4good.com

Phone: (403) 262-9445 ext. 106

Please don't forget to like and and follow our Official Facebook Page to get updated on our programs, events and other news.

Group Recreation

THRIVE Program

THRIVE is a community aide program, which aims to provide support and enable children with a range of disabilities to participate in recreational, social, and community activities with other children.

THRIVE programs are for all children from ages 3 to 17 years old.

THRIVE Community Aide & Cost Information

THRIVE programs use community aide hours issued by the Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program. Caregivers must confirm with their FSCD agreement and/or caseworker that they have the required community aide hours at the $20.44 group rate. The activity cost is the responsibility of the primary caregiver to pay full prior to the start of the program.

THRIVE Winter 2020 Program Guide

Our THRIVE Winter 2020 programs are up now and available to be registered. Programs start the week of January 13th 2020. Please check out our program guide below!

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Want to enroll? Have any questions?

Please contact John Marquina, Group Coordinator

Email: john@ability4good.com

Phone: (403) 262-9445 ext. 106

Please don't forget to like and and follow our Official Facebook Page to get updated on our programs, events and other news.

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)

What is Triple P?

Triple P is a world-acclaimed parenting program. We can help you develop effective management strategies for dealing with your child's behaviour, enrich family relationships, and support developmental issues your child may be experiencing. You can set your own goals and practice strategies with the support of the practitioner. Typically, the program length consists of 10 sessions. 

Triple P Services You Can Request

Standard Stepping Stones

A comprehensive, in-home, one-on-one program for parents of children with disabilities, age 2-12.

Learn strategies:

  • - Developing good relationships
  • - Teaching your child new skills
  • - Encouraging good behaviour
  • - Managing misbehaviour
  • - Planning ahead for stressful situations
Primary Care Stepping Stones

A brief one-on-one program for parents of children with disabilities, age 2-12 with one or two specific concerns that they wish to address. Parents meet with a practitioner and will be guided through some of the common concerns that parents will face.

Primary Care Teen

A brief one-on-one program for parents of teens with one or two specific concerns that they wish to address. Parents meet with a practitioner and will be guided through some of the common concerns that parents of teens will face.

Enhanced Triple P

For parents who have already completed Standard Stepping Stones.

You can access modules as needed:

  1. Coping Skills module - for parents who have anxiety, stress or depression
  2. Partner Support module - for couples with conflict around parenting.

You can access Triple P Services privately or through Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD). 

Want more information?

Email the Triple P Coordinator, Dale Eliece Mercerdale@ability4good.com

Intervention Services

Ability4Good works to provide two different types of programs for children with special needs and their families. Services can be categorized under Specialized Services and Community Aide.

ComputAbility - Calgary

ComputAbility is a volunteer tutor-run assisted learning program offered to help seniors gain basic computer and technology skills at a pace tailored towards the individual. Our volunteer tutors work are available for a minimum of one hour per week. Please inquire for availability.