Brilliant BeginningS

Brilliant Beginnings Educational Centre offers a variety of specialized programs for your child with special needs. They believe that each child should be given the same opportunities to learn, develop, and grow. They believe strongly in the importance of early intervention, and supporting children’s development in the most optimal time. They offer a variety of different programs for children age 0-4 years.

 

CONTACT INFO

West Hillhurst – 207A-19 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2H9
West Springs – #43, 8 Weston Drive SW, Calgary, AB T3H 5P2
Silver Springs – #118, 8060 Silver Springs Blvd NW Calgary, AB

Phone: 403-283-KIDS (5437)
Website: brilliantbeginnings.ca


Calgary Quest Society

Quest has the flexibility to design programs to fit the needs of your child. We can support your child’s learning at our school, and for those individuals who are deemed too medically fragile to be at school, an in-home program can be developed.

Our Early Intervention (PUF) program for children aged 2.5 to 6 offers:

  • Full-day programming
  • Language focused teaching
  • Learning through play
  • Kindergarten concepts
  • Regular support from a multidisciplinary team of Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Behavior Therapists, Psychologists and Assistive Technology Specialists
  • Music therapy
  • A low student-teacher ratio

 

CONTACT INFO

3405 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0A5

Phone: 403-253-0003
Fax: 403-253-0025

Email: info@calgaryquestschool.com
Website: calgaryquestschool.com


Cause and Effect Foundation

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. This includes your neighbourhood preschool, your home or day-care and other neighbourhood activities. Their experienced Pediatric trained Therapists and Special Education Teachers work individually with your child. These certified specialists promote your child’s development of preschool skills and concepts around their identified needs.

 

CONTACT INFO

#252 - 11488 24 St. SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4C9

Phone: 403-523-0150
Fax: 403-523-0153

Email: contact@causeandeffectfoundation.com
Website: causeandeffectfoundation.com


GRIT Calgary Society

GRIT offers therapy and education programs for preschool children who are eligible for Program Unit Funding (PUF). The needs of the child and family help to determine the components of each child’s Individual Program Plan. GRIT is designed to offer an educational alternative to parents who wish to be actively involved in their child’s education. The home can be a highly effective educational setting for young children, especially for children who are immune compromised or medically fragile. 

In addition, the GRIT program is able to support children in their community preschool. Individual Program Plans are developed by the Education Consultants in collaboration with the parents and therapy team. This plan guides the work and interactions with your child across the team and family members.  

 

COntact info

#117 4615 112th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2C 5J3

Phone number: 403-215-2444
Fax: 403-215-2448

Email: info@gritcalgarysociety.com
Website: gritcalgarysociety.com


I’m for Kids Team is a Community-Based Early Intervention Program for children ages 2½ to 6 years. They focus on a play-based approach and developmentally-appropriate programs. They currently have partnerships with private preschools in Okotoks, Airdrie, Crossfield, Strathmore, Chestermere, and Calgary.

 

contact info

201, 20 Inverness Square SE, Calgary, AB, T2Z 2V6

Phone: 403-236-8919
Fax: 403-257-0403

Website: imforkids.org

I’m For Kids


LEAD’s experienced teams work with children and their caregivers to help children develop the best possible language, social, play, and motor skills. They work with all children who have mild speech, language, motor or social delays to children with more complex challenges. They use an evidence based treatment approach, drawing from proven social communication and behavioural theory.

contact info

Phone: 403-270-7912

Email: admin@leadfoundation.ca
Website: leadfoundation.ca

LEAD Foundation


Pacekids is a dynamic, active environment, specializing in family-centered, therapeutic learning objectives that nurture each child’s unique developmental and physical needs through a variety of early intervention programs. Personalized, tailored 1:1 aide services are available both in-home and at-centre for Developmental, Behavioural, Specialized Services, Family support and Early Childhood/Speech and Language Enhancement Classes.

Classes are small, inclusive and FUN! They offer highly trained aides to work with your child 1:1, and support them with very qualified and experienced supervisors and therapists in the disciplines of Speech, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, and Physiotherapy. As well as supporting your child, they provide strategies, skills, and information to you and your family that will help you successfully meet every-day challenges, and help transition your child through to the next stages of needs and development.

CONTACT INFO

Pace Kids South, #112 5211 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 0J3

Phone: 403-234-7876

Website: pacekids.ca

PACE Kids


Providence resources include occupational, physiotherapy, and speech- language therapists, assisted by therapeutic assistants, and consultations by psychologists or behavioural consultants. These specialists are coordinated by a teacher who provides a comprehensive educational program. Providence has 6 different school locations in Calgary. Programs include:

  • Early Intervention Program: ages 19 months to 2.8 years
  • Enriched Preschool: ages 2.8 years to 4 years
  • Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten: ages 4 to 6 years
  • Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Cochlear Implant Specialization

CONTACT INFO

Windsor Park School, 5232 – 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2V 0Z4

Phone: 403-255-5577
Fax: 403-255-1254

Website: providencechildren.com

Providence


Renfrew Educational Services offers a broad range of specialized programs and is an acknowledged leader in program development for children with special needs. At Renfrew, they believe that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential and require an educational program that meets their individual needs.

Renfrew Educational Services has five centres throughout Calgary where preschool and elementary education programs accommodate over 650 children each year. Renfrew also offers a comprehensive range of Community Services for children attending other Calgary area schools, and with the recent launch of our Assessment & Therapy Services, our expertise is now supporting infants to young adults in the community.

CONTACT INFO

2050 – 21 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6S5

Phone: 403-291-5038
Fax: 403-291-2499

Email: renfrew@renfreweducation.org
Website: http://www.renfreweducation.org

Renfrew Educational Services


School Aged Programs

Calgary Board of Education

CBE provides appropriate programming for students with exceptional and special needs in all of our community schools. To meet the unique learning needs of every student they work with students, parents, and community organizations to personalize the support for each child.

CONTACT INFO

Website: cbe.ab.ca

Phone: 403-817-7600


Calgary Catholic School District

Individual learning programs are delivered either in a regular classroom or in a specialized program. Students with diverse learning needs should register at their local school. Through a referral process, a student’s diverse learning needs are identified and discussed in order to help determine how best to support that student. The child, once assessed, may then be assigned to another appropriate school.

CONTACT INFO

Phone: 403-500-2000

Website: cssd.ab.ca
Email: inquiries@cssd.ab.ca


Calgary Quest School

Quest has the flexibility to design programs to fit the needs of your child. We can support your child’s learning at our school, and for those individuals who are deemed too medically fragile to be at school, an in-home program can be developed.

Our Early Intervention (PUF) program for children aged 2.5 to 6 offers:

  • Full-day programming
  • Language focused teaching
  • Learning through play
  • Kindergarten concepts
  • Regular support from a multidisciplinary team of Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Behavior Therapists, Psychologists and Assistive Technology Specialists
  • Music therapy
  • A low student-teacher ratio

CONTACT INFO

3405 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0A5

Phone: 403-253-0003
Fax: 403-253-0025

Email: info@calgaryquestschool.com
Website: calgaryquestschool.com


Renfrew Educational Services

Renfrew Educational Services offers a broad range of specialized programs and is an acknowledged leader in program development for children with special needs. At Renfrew, they believe that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential and require an educational program that meets their individual needs.

Renfrew Educational Services has five centres throughout Calgary where preschool and elementary education programs accommodate over 650 children each year. Renfrew also offers a comprehensive range of Community Services for children attending other Calgary area schools, and with the recent launch of our Assessment & Therapy Services, our expertise is now supporting infants to young adults in the community.

 

CONTACT INFO

2050 – 21 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6S5

Phone: 403-291-5038
Fax: 403-291-2499

Website: renfreweducation.org
Email: renfrew@renfreweducation.org


Palliser Regional Schools

Alternative and faith based schools in the Calgary area. Participation of students with exceptional needs in inclusive settings is based on the philosophy of equality, sharing, participation and the worth and dignity of individuals. This philosophy is based on the belief that all children can learn and reach their full potential given opportunity, effective teaching and appropriate resources.

For more information:

http://www.pallisersd.ab.ca/inclusive-education/introduction-to-inclusive-education

http://www.pallisersd.ab.ca/inclusive-education/goals-beliefs-and-values

http://www.pallisersd.ab.ca/inclusive-education/inclusive-education-philosophy

Phone: 403-328-4111
Toll-Free: 1-877-667-1234
Fax: 403-380-6890


College Resources for Visually Impaired Students

Students with visual impairments face a unique set of challenges transitioning to college life, from accessing materials to finding a social scene. While Student Services offices can be a great help, we wanted to provide a central source of information and resources for visually impaired college students, completely free of charge. 

CONTACT INFO

Website: onlinecolleges.net