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Notice to All Clients Regarding COVID-19

Effective immediately all of our Thrive programs and Strive respite programs are CLOSED indefinitely, following direction from the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Our Specialized Services, Triple P and Behavioral Developmental Services will continue via the phone or on-line.
We know this may have a difficult impact on children and families.  We are saddened to have to do this but we are part of a much larger community and must do our part to slow the transmission of COVID-19.  We will continue to update you as more details become available.
Thank you for your support and understanding.

Adaptive Fitness Programs at Chestermere Rec Centre

This winter, Chestermere Regional Community Association is offering adaptive programs for families of children with special needs.

They have gymnastics, skating and swimming lessons adapted for children with disabilities. This will give a safe and open environment for children to socialize and find joy in various physical activities.

Friday, February 7th, they will be hosting a Friday Night Friends event. The purpose of the event is to connect families with special needs children with each other.  This will be an opportunity for the kids to play and parents or caregivers to network with other families. There will be bouncy Houses and lots of fun activities for the kids.

Click here to view their program guide for more information.


CCP's Adapted Bike Program 2020

Calgary Cerebral Palsy has opened up registrations for their Adapted Bike Program for children with disabilities.

View the program flyer here.

They are hosting bike clinics for children aged 10+ on March 14th and 15th and for children under 10 on April 18th and 19th.

Click here to register and for more information!     


Ability4Good on Global News Calgary!

Our clinical director, Sherry Hiebert-Keck, had the amazing opportunity to talk about Ability4Good and our services for children with developmental disabilities. We are so grateful to Global News Calgary for shining a spotlight on our agency during their Calgary Child segment. 

Click here or on the image above to watch the video on Global Calgary website.

International Day of Persons With Disabilities at Calgary City Hall

International Day of Persons with Disabilities - A4G

Every year on December 3rd, people around the world celebrate contributions of people with disabilities.

We attended the Calgary City Hall celebration event for International Day of Persons With Disabilities. We were joined by many other agencies and communities that are doing great work in building up and supporting people with disabilities.

We are so thankful to everyone who came out to see us today and to the City of Calgary for hosting this amazing event!

Winter 2020 STRIVE & THRIVE Programs

Check out our program guides for our respite services (STRIVE) and group recreation programs (THRIVE) for Winter 2020 season.

STRIVE is a center-based respite aide program, which aims to build friendships with peers through play and social activities while providing respite for families.

We will also be having a STRIVE Winter 2020 Special program that aims to support children to transition from holiday mode into the back to school gear. The program is offered in two groups Weekday (January 2 & 3) and Weekends (January 4 & 5) in the morning (10 am to 1:30 pm) and afternoon (2:30 pm to 6:00 pm). 


Click here to view information on STRIVE programs.

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.


Click here to view information on THRIVE programs.

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Children's Autism Services of Edmonton 12th Annual Autism Conference

Children's Autism Services of Edmonton is holding their 12th Annual Autism Conference on January 23-24th 2020 at the River Cree Resort & Casino.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet and hear from some amazing speakers including Dr. STEPHEN SHORE, Dr. AMY LAURENT, Dr. JODY CARRINGTON, and more!
  • Learn about; building relationships with students with autism, dealing with sleep and feeding challenges at home, addressing emotional regulation in the classroom, exploring neurodiversity, and more!
  • Participate in a parent networking luncheon and a VIP breakfast
  • View a free screening of "Autism Goes to College" on Thursday 23rd at 7:00pm facilitated by Dr. Jan Blacher

You can join them in-person at the Edmonton River Cree or participate by webcast to view many of their sessions from anywhere.

Click here to register and for more event information!

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The CONNECTIONS SHOWCASE is thrilled to present the pilot episodes from TELUS Fund’s first ever, Special call for web series. TELUS Fund is looking for entertaining and engaging web series with the potential to positively impact families and friends providing care for loved ones struggling with a limiting condition.

From May 1st to May 19th 2017 we’re inviting Caregivers to preview TELUS Fund web series pilots, promote them across social networks, and vote for their favourites. Your participation will help influence the decisions on which pilots will share $500,000 from TELUS Fund to create up to 3 original, full length web series!​