For youth between the ages of 16 and 25, we offer customized support to help them prepare for adult life. Activities include one-on-one counselling, group support and transitions workshops and an emphasis on self-management of health care and transitioning to adult health services.
|The Youth Transitions program enables young people with disabilities or special health care needs to
- Gain a greater understanding of their disabilities and/or special health care needs through interaction with other young adults and mentors who have disabilities and/or special health care needs
- Build positive communication skills that will help them to describe and educate others about their disability, leading them to advocate for themselves at home, in school, in health care settings, and in the community
- Develop strategies for taking more responsibility for activities of daily living, including managing their health care
- Learn how to access resources in the community to help them prepare for the transition to adulthood
- Explore healthy lifestyles and recreation options
- Increase knowledge about educational, career and independent living options
The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA) offers services to assess needs and identify the strengths in our members, of all ages. We have a full time Social Worker in Calgary, and a Community Connections Coordinator in Edmonton on hand to help support, enrich and enhance the lives of our clients.
|Services of The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta include
- One-on-one support to individuals and families going through the various stages of diagnoses, acceptance and living with cerebral palsy
- One-on-one counselling, assistance for funding applications, finding accessible funding, educational decisions and directions, poverty reduction, and goal setting for members
- Telephone support to members experiencing various forms of crisis
- Patient support in hospitals and home visits to adults and families
- Advocating for individuals and families with appeals to various agencies such as
- Advocacy training to individuals and family members; support with human rights concerns
- Collaboration with agencies to assist members with community issues, barriers and challenges so they can live a Life without Limits
- Assisting in the development of local support groups
Contact The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta
|3 December 3016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
|The United Nations (UN) recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) each year on December 3rd. The intent of this day is to increase awareness of diverse abilities and promote inclusion, and was proclaimed in 1992.
Events are being held in both Calgary and Edmonton, as well as numerous places throughout the world.
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