Events & Education

Events

24 Oct 2019

Family Managed Support Services Information Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Children's Link - #211, 8855 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary, AB

This workshop is 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.

Register here or email susan.cortes@childrenslink.ca or call 403-230-9158 (ext. 227) for more information.

24 Oct 2019

Transitioning to Adulthood - Daytime Workshop

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children's Link - #211, 8855 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary, AB

This transition workshop 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.

Register for this workshop online. For more information, email lorna.selig@childrenslink.ca or call 403-230-9158 (ext. 225).

23 Nov 2019

Celebrate the Journey: Transition Resource Fair for Youth & Young Adults with Disabilities

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Centre Street Church - 3900 2nd St NE, Calgary, AB

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 annual Resource Fair is to share information about adult resources in Calgary and surrounding area. 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 also be an information session about PDD (Persons with Developmental Disabilities), AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) & Guardianship/Trusteeship from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

For more information, call 403-955-7252 or email wellonyourway@ahs.ca.

07 Nov 2019

Launch Into Life! Transition Workshop Series

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub: #300, 3820 - 24th Ave NW, Calgary, AB

Transitioning into adulthood and the community beyond high school can be challenging for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. The Launch Program was developed for parents and/or caregivers of children with ASD to assist in planning for the transition to adulthood. This workshop is a three part series: Thursdays, November 7, 14, & 28, 2019.

For more information or to register, visit their website, call 403-210-5000 or email launch@sinneavefoundation.org.

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MyHealth Passport Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital (Room B4-228) - 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. A great way for teens to learn more about their health condition, history & medications!

For more information, call 403-955-7252 or email wellonyourway@ahs.ca.

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Progressions


Progressions is a support group for parents/guardians to ensure they do not feel alone or overwhelmed as their children with special needs transition into adulthood.

For information about upcoming meetings, email progressionsyyc@gmail.com or call 403-804-5142.

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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 18-30 years. This 21 week 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, not receiving EI or AISH and not registered for school in the next 6 months.

For more information or to register, email mcg@mcgcareers.com, call 403-777-5633, or checkout the ReBrand website.

Education

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 .