Parenting

Without limits: Kids with special needs

Holding hands and interacting with her loved ones is another way Emily enjoys spending time. Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald. For thousands of Calgary children, access to a good education, sports opportunities and exposure to the arts are … READ MORE

The power of music for special needs kids

Dylan Whitley, 16, who has been diagnosed with Autism and septo-optic dysplasia loves music. His keen ear, pitch perfect voice and talent for musical jingles keeps JB Music therapist Max Wood on his toes. Christina Ryan, Calgary … READ MORE

Horses sooth the soul for special needs kids

The healing power of equine therapy. A pink-haired teenager painted two pictures on the side of her massive, living canvas. First, the girl drew a picture of a broken heart and a horse. Then, she used the paint to sketch a person and … READ MORE

iPad opens world to a disabled boy

OWEN CAIN depends on a respirator and struggles to make even the slightest movements — he has had a debilitating motor-neuron disease since infancy. Intuitive nature of technology. By Emily B. Hager, The New York Times October 29, … READ MORE

Do you have a child with special needs?

Five things to know about parents of children with special needs. Alberta Health Services and the Children’s Link Society invite you to attend our 2016 Preschool Resource Fair. Preschool programs and service providers will be … READ MORE

IDEAS Calgary

The IDEAS group was formed as a means of providing multi-disciplinary services to children and their families. Of the eight people who started IDEAS in August 1992, Karen McIntosh remains as the director. New associates have been … READ MORE

Cause and Effect Foundation in Calgary

Cause and Effect Foundation is an Early Intervention Program committed to delivering individualized programming to each child within their natural environments including preschool, home, and community. Programs and services promote … READ MORE

Children’s Link Society

Staffed by parents that have been there, The Children’s Link Society is Calgary’s first and only special needs connection. Whether newly diagnosed or struggling through critical life events, our service connects parents with the … READ MORE

The plight of the disabled graduate

Many of the systems designed to help students with disabilities disappear after they complete their education. The shift from high school to college, or from higher education to the workforce, is harrowing enough, but for the 6 … READ MORE

Step by Step Early Intervention Society

Step By Step Early Intervention Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, educating and empowering parents of children with developmental delays. Our service model is tailored specifically to the needs of the … READ MORE

PaceKids

Pacekids is a dynamic, active environment, specializing in family-centred, therapeutic learning objectives that nurture each child’s unique developmental and physical needs through a variety of programs. Our personalized, tailored … READ MORE
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