Events & Education


01 Feb 2023

LINKed Community Resource Fair: Transition to Adulthood Services/Supports


The transition from children's services to adult services for youth with a disability can be challenging. Information, education and support make it easier. The goal of this Resource Fair is to share information about adult resources in Calgary and Southern Alberta. A variety of agencies, organizations and associations will be at the fair to answer questions and provide information about the support they provide. There will be organizations in attendance to provide information about PDD (Persons with Developmental Disabilities), AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped), and Guardianship/Trusteeship.

For more information contact Children's Link at 403-230-9158.

25 Feb 2023

Teens/Parents Talk Transition - Zoom Workshop Series

11:00 AM - Noon

ONLINE - Alberta Children's Hospital - 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, AB

This online peer led workshop runs for 3 consecutive Saturday mornings starting on February 26 and ending on March 12, 2022. It is designed to help youth (ages 14-19) learn to manage their chronic health condition in a supportive, fun environment with their peers. An online workshop for parents/caregivers regarding the transition to adult care will be offered the same day from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

For more information or to register, call 403-955-7252 or email


MyHealth Passport Workshop

ONLINE - Alberta Children's Hospital - 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, AB

This is a "hands on" workshop where youth and/or their parents can learn to create a personal wallet-sized health information card. It's a great way for teens to learn more about their health condition, history & medications!

For more information, check out the MyHealth Passport site, call 403-955-7252 or email



Progressions is a support group for parents/guardians in the Calgary area to ensure they do not feel alone or overwhelmed as their children with special needs transition into adulthood. The mom's support group meets the last Friday of each month for breakfast.

For information about upcoming meetings or breakfast events, email or call 403-804-5142.


ReBrand: Career & Employment Initiative for Youth

McBride Career Group - #400 - 602 12th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

The ReBrand employment initiative for youth is a free program for individuals between 17-30 years. This 18 week province-wide program offers career exploration and planning, employment skills, personal development and work experience. To be eligible applicants must be out of school for 6 months, currently unemployed and looking for full-time employment, and/or to pursue educational opportunities. Intake is continuous.

For more information or to register for this program, contact 403-777-5633 or checkout the ReBrand website.


Autism Campus Prep


Autism Campus Prep is a free online resource for individuals on the autism spectrum who are looking to enroll in post-secondary, and would like a better understanding of the academic and non-academic changes they may encounter and how to plan for life after graduation. The course covers selecting academic programs, understanding how to fully participate in work/social life on campus, and maintaining health and wellness.

For more information or to register visit the Sinneave Family Foundation website.


Autism CanTech!

Virtual & In-Person options

By working with autistic youth and employer-partners, the Autism CanTech! program supports the development of inclusive workplaces and removes barriers for autistic professionals to get employment.  Successful applicants will be enrolled in a 6-month program that will prepare them to perform data processing roles for a variety of businesses in the digital economy.  

For more information, visit the Autism CanTech! website, call 1-800-405-9919 or email


EmploymentWorks Virtual Program


This instructor led online program is free, and designed to support autistic individuals and persons with disabilities ages 15 and older who are seeking opportunities to practice and develop the skills necessary to obtain sustainable employment. The program is offered in a variety of different formats ranging from 4 weeks to 10 weeks in duration, and includes 60 hours of guided employment readiness training, application and practice. Following the program, ongoing support is provided to participants as they transition from the instructor-led training and virtual job sampling to active job seeking and employment. 

To register for or learn more about the EmploymentWorks Virtual program and how it helps support employment goals, check out their website, email or call 1-888-733-7976.


Family Managed Supports (FMS) Information Video

FMS Information Video - Sponsored by Children's Link - #211, 8855 MacLeod Trail, Calgary, AB

This video provides information for parents/guardians who are considering Family Managed Supports through PDD, and who need more information. It will answer questions like: where to start; how to find the right staff; are you the employer; and how to make it work for your family.

For more information about Family Managed Supports (FMS), call Children's Link at 403-230-9158.


Launch Into Life! QuickStart Planning Tool 


Transitioning into adulthood and the community beyond high school can be challenging for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. The Launch into Life! Quick Start Planning Tool was developed to help in planning for the transition to adulthood, and assists individuals on the autism spectrum with creating a personalized plan for success.  It’s free and easy to use.

For more information, call 403-210-5000 or email


Transition to Adulthood - Information Video

Transition to Adulthood Information Video - Sponsored by Children's Link - #211, 8855 MacLeod Trail, Calgary, AB

This video is for parents/guardians of youth with special needs. It will help with identifying transition supports, and understanding PDD (Persons with Developmental Disabilities), AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped), Guardianship & Trusteeship.

For more information about the transition to adulthood when youth have special needs, call Children's Link at 403-230-9158.


Community Education Service

View the Education Calendar for sessions on specific health conditions, youth issues or topics related to transitioning to adult care.

For more information or to register, contact 403-955-4747 or .