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
United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020. viewsStreamed live on Dec 4, 2020. Youtube
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.