Events & Education

Events

25 Feb 2020

Transitioning to Adulthood - Evening Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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 403-230-9158 (ext. 225).

27 Feb 2020

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 lorna.selig@childrenslink.ca or call 403-230-9158 (ext. 225) for more information.

28 Feb 2020

Progressions

10:00 AM - Noon

Denny's - 7215 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, AB

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. This mom's support group meets the last Friday of each month for breakfast.

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

28 Feb 2020

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).

29 Feb 2020

Teens Talk Transition

10:00 AM - Noon

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

This workshop runs on 3 consecutive Saturday mornings starting on February 29 and ending on March 14, 2020. It is designed to help youth (ages 14-18) learn to manage their chronic health condition in a supportive, fun environment with their peers. A workshop for parents/guardians regarding the transition to adult care will be offered at the same time.

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

07 Mar 2020

Transition to Post Secondary Education for Students with Disabilities

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Bow Valley College S2009 (South Building, 2nd Floor) - 345, 6th Avenue, Calgary, AB

This information session is for prospective post-secondary students, parents, teachers and guidance counsellors. There will be presentations about post-secondary learning support services and resources, strategies for success, assistive technologies and funding information, as well as a student panel discussion.


12 Mar 2020

Time To Get Up And Go To Work! Strategies to increase employment readiness

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

In this presentation, participants will learn about the basic steps to gain and maintain successful employment. Beginning with pre-employment skills such as exploring interests, resume writing, and job searching, through to interview skills and other self-advocacy skills (e.g., seeking supports, disclosure), participants will learn about a variety of strategies to help individuals with autism be successful in the workforce.

For more information, call 403-210-5000. To register, click here.

13 Jul 2020

Excel Campus Prep

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Excel Campus Prep is a five-day summer course for individuals with autism who are planning to enrol in a post-secondary program after graduating from high school.  This course will provide an orientation and onsite tour of several campuses in Calgary including the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and SAIT. Excel Campus Prep is intended for individuals ages 16 and over who can be independent in the community for up to 30 minutes (without an aide).

There are 2 summer course options in 2020:

  1. July 13 to July 17
  2. August 10 to August 14

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

TBD

L.I.F.E (Learning Independence For Future Empowerment)

March of Dimes - 3639 26 Street NE, Calgary, AB,

The Calgary L.I.F.E. program runs on weekdays for 10 weeks. It helps young adults with disabilities become more independent. Learning opportunities include financial literacy, life skills, music therapy, social, sport and recreational outings, transit training, conductive education and more. To register for this program, applicants must have a disability, be 18 years of age or older, and be able to direct their own care. 

For more information or to register, visit the L.I.F.E. website or contact Kim Smith at kasmith@marchofdimes.ca or 403-263-1946.

TBD

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.

For more information or to register, visit the Sinneave events page, call 403-210-5000 or email launch@sinneavefoundation.org.

TBD

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 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, 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.

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 .