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Healthy Living Guide incl. Resources for Families with Special Needs - 2017

Medical, dental and vision care, fitness, counselling and education, nutrition, and more - the best resources in Calgary and the surrounding communities in one guide! 

Healthy Living

 This listing is provided for your reference only. Please research carefully and choose the company that meets your family’s needs best. CCM

ASSOCIATIONS, SUPPORT & SERVICES

ALBERTA ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS

Phone: 1-800-272-8843

Website: http://optometrists.ab.ca

It’s not uncommon for parents to believe they would know if their child has a vision problem, as these issues can be hard to spot, particularly if there is a problem in only one eye. Because 80 per cent of learning is visual, annual comprehensive eye exams with your doctor of optometry are recommended and are covered by Alberta Health. Use ‘Find an Optometrist’ on our website to find an optometrist close to you.

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES

Phone: 811 (Health Link)

Website: http://ahs.ca/influenza

Influenza: Could be one less thing your child brings home this winter. Influenza is serious. Immunization Works. Protect your family. Influenza Immunization is offered, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age and older.

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES PERINATAL EDUCATION

Phone: 403-955-1450

Website: http://birthandbabies.com

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES, HEALTHY CHILDREN & FAMILIES: HEALTHY PARENTS, HEALTHY CHILDREN

Email: hphc@ahs.ca

Website: http://healthyparentshealthychildren.ca

Healthy ParentsHealthy Parents, Healthy Children is a pregnancy and early years parenting resource developed by Alberta Health Services. It is available electronically at healthyparentshealthychildren.ca or print copies are available at your local community/public health centre for expectant parents or parents of children under six years of age.

CHILDREN’S COTTAGE SOCIETY

Phone: 24-7 Crisis Line: 403-233-2273

Website: http://childrenscottage.ab.ca

Since 1986, The Children’s Cottage Society has been dedicated to preventing harm and neglect to children and building strong families through support services, respite programs, and crisis nurseries.

COMMUNITY LINKS

Phone: 403-945-3900

Email: info@nrvcl.ab.ca

Website: http://nrvcl.ab.ca

Phone: Toll-Free: 1-866-945-3905

Community Links strengthens individuals, families, and communities of North Rocky View by providing them with and connecting them to services, supports, and resources.

HOLISTIC FAMILY SOLUTIONS INC.

Phone: 403-880-6834

Email: holisticfamilysolutions@telus.net

Website: http://holisticfamilysolutions.net

Certified parent and family coach, and more! Check out the website for information about coaching and other exciting opportunities coming soon, such as babysitting and First-Aid/CPR classes for kids, our ‘Elf on the Shelf’ Christmas program for teens, and upcoming ‘Babysitters Club’.

LA LECHE LEAGUE CANADA - CALGARY

Phone: 403-242-0277

Website: http://lllc.ca

Many mothers want to breastfeed their babies, but some stop sooner than planned. Connecting with La Leche League (LLL) can make the difference to reaching your breastfeeding goals. LLLC Calgary offers mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and information by email, over the phone, or at monthly meetings. Check us out at lllc.ca/find-group-alberta or phone 403-242-0277 for more information or assistance; Facebook, facebook.com/lalecheleaguecanada; and Twitter, twitter.com/LLLCanada.

ROWAN HOUSE EMERGENCY SHELTER

Phone: Crisis Line: 403-652-3311

Website: http://rowanhouse.ca

Phone: Toll-Free: 1-855-652-3311

Rowan House Emergency Shelter is a short-term women’s emergency shelter located in the MD of Foothills. In-shelter support is available for women and children who find themselves in a crisis situation and in need of emergency housing.

WELLO

Phone: 403-648-2150

Email: hello@wello.ca

Website: http://wello.ca

WelloWello is the future of personalized healthcare, and is a medical service designed for your urgent care and long-term wellness needs. Our nurse practitioners help you and your family deal with specific health issues and urgent care matters. We provide guidance and support for health decisions and help every family we work with live the best lives they can. Wello helps families get well and keep well.

YW CALGARY

Phone: 403-263-1550

Email: communications@ywcalgary.ca

Website: http://ywcalgary.ca

As Calgary’s largest and longest serving women’s organization, YW Calgary offers services and programs to help women and their families thrive. Our focus is to enhance women’s safety and well-being while advocating for equality. We provide shelter and housing, counseling, parenting supports, childcare, language and employment programs that help move women from crisis to stability.

YW VISITATION SERVICES

Phone: 403-206-2767

Website: http://ywcalgary.ca/visitationservices

YW’s Family Access Services program helps facilitate visits between kids and non-custodial parents in a safe, supportive environment, helping foster healthy relationships during times of conflict.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

SPEAK 2 READ

Phone: 587-583-7883

Email: consult@speak2read.ca

Website: http://speak2read.ca

What would be possible if your child could extract the meaning from anything they read and immediately understand it? What if they could write down all of their thoughts and ideas?  Speech, language, learning, and literacy delays significantly impact not only a child’s lifetime achievements, but also their confidence and self-esteem. Unlock your child’s potential today - book a complimentary consultation with a Speech-Language expert.

YW CHILDCARE CENTRE

Phone: 403-232-1594

Email: childcare@ywcalgary.ca

Website: http://ywcalgary.ca/childcare

The YW Childcare Centre is a licensed and accredited facility that offers full-time, part-time and drop-in space for children one to five years of age. We believe in quality childcare that encourages your child’s individual development, emphasizing creative play and child-centered activities.

YW PARENT LINK CENTRE

Phone: 403-262-0497

Email: parentlink@ywcalgary.ca

Website: http://ywcalgary.ca/parentlinkcentre

YW Parent Link Centre offers free early childhood development programs for families with young children. Programs are free, fun, inclusive, and easy to access. We offer programs specifically for new and expecting parents such as Infant Massage, Baby Babble, Toddler Treasures, and more. Learn more or drop in today!

COUNSELLING & EDUCATION

CONNECTING DOTS INC.

Email: info@connecting-dots.ca

Website: http://connecting-dots.ca

Connecting DotsConnecting Dots is a family-centered agency providing services in Calgary and area. We offer Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, and Psychology services for children, youths, and families. We believe children learn best through play. We take a functional, play-based approach to assessment and intervention. Families can pay privately for services or use FSCD funding. Now offering early language intervention groups.

LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION FOR NEWCOMERS TO CANADA (LINC)

Phone: 403-750-5357

Email: linc@ywcalgary.ca

Website: http://ywcalgary.ca/LINC

LINC provides basic English language training to help permanent residents or refugees with social, cultural, and economic adaptation.

POSITIVE CHOICES COUNSELLING

Phone: 403-862-6543

Email: info@positivechoicescounselling.com

Website: http://positivechoices.com

We offer co-parenting support and strategies to ensure that children are kept out of the conflict of separation and divorce. Our registered social workers assist parents to design parenting plans, provide conflict-resolution assistance, parent coaching, and solution-focused interventions. Other services offered include mediation/arbitration and supervised parenting time. An additional area of expertise is supporting parents who require help in their communication with Children’s Services (Child Welfare).

SAGE CENTRE

Phone: 403-263-4525

Email: info@sagecentre.ca

Website: http://sagecentre.ca

Sage Centre, through its Child & Family Grief Services, supports families with children and teens (ages 5 to 18) who are grieving the death of a loved one or have a family member facing life-threatening illness. Individual and family counselling and grief groups provide support and guidance for the entire family. Sage Centre is part of Hospice Calgary.

YW COUNSELLING

Phone: 403-536-2844

Email: counselling@ywcalgary.ca

Website: http://ywcalgary.ca/counselling

YW provides group and one-on-one counselling for women and men as well as family, children, and couples counselling. Clients learn skills and techniques that help them thrive and help build happier and healthier lives.

YW EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTRE

Phone: 403-705-7543

Email: erc@ywcalgary.ca

Website: http://ywcalgary.ca/ERC

YW Employment Resource Centre helps women with job search techniques, resume writing, and interview skills. We support women as they establish and maintain employment.

FITNESS & RECREATION

INFANT SWIMMING RESOURCE INSTRUCTION

Phone: 403-467-3125;403-801-4883

Email: s.cebry@infantswim.com; m.gilroy@infantswim.com

Website: http://infantswim.com

ISR’s unique results are achieved through fully customized, safe and effective, one-on-one lessons with only your child and the Instructor in the water. What your child will learn, and the way they will learn it, is what makes ISR so different from traditional swimming lessons. Always putting safety first, ISR emphasizes competence, which leads to confidence, and provides the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment in and around the water.

REPSOL SPORT CENTRE

Address: 2225 Macleod Trail South

Phone: 403-233-8393

Email: info@repsolsport.com

Website: http://repsolsportcentre.com

We offer a variety of Registered Programs for all ages and skill levels. Learn to swim programs from ages 3 months to adult. More advanced swimmers can join one of our Swim Clubs or take their interest in lifesaving to the next level with organized lifesaving leadership courses. Get them active early in Preschool for Active Living. A Membership at Repsol Sport Centre gives you unlimited access to all Group Fitness classes, Fitness Centre, five gyms, two pools, hot tub, cold tub, steam room, two tracks, and much more - all under one roof and at a great rate!

THE CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION

Please see our full listing in the “Winter Fun & Getaway Guide” - “Winter Programs & Camps.”

TRICO CENTRE FOR FAMILY WELLNESS

Address: 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE

Phone: 403-278-7542

Email: guestservices@tricocentre.ca

Website: http://tricocentre.ca

Please see our full listing in the “Winter Fun & Getaway Guide” - “Winter Programs & Camps.”

VIVO FOR HEALTHIER GENERATIONS

Address: 11950 Country Village Link NE

Phone: 403-532-1013

Email: guestservices@vivo.ca

Website: http://vivo.ca

Please see our full listing in the “Winter Fun & Getaway Guide” - “Winter Fun.”

YMCA CALGARY

Phone: 403-269-6701

Email: info@ymcacalgary.org

Website: http://YMCAcalgary.org

We offer a variety of facilities, programs and services to keep your whole family active – from swim lessons and triathlon swim to day camps and boot camps. Young families will love our active child care (full-day), child minding (short-term care) and multi-day preschool programs. Join us at one of our seven health and wellness locations, five child care centres, or two outdoor camp locations today!

FOOD & NUTRITION

AMARANTH STORES

Address: Three Locations

Website: http://amaranthfoods.ca

AmaranthSince 1994, Amaranth has provided the best in healthy groceries and supplements. We have everything you need from allergen-friendly choices to hard-to-find bulk herbs and spices. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask one of our friendly staff. Thanks for supporting us, Calgary!

FIRST STEP NUTRITION

Phone: 403-608-3240

Email: jen@firststepnutrition.com

Website: http://firststepnutrition.com

Nourish your growing family with confidence! First Step Nutrition specializes in nutrition for new moms, moms-to-be, babies, and children. Nutrition services are provided by a dietitian, and include help with Pregnancy Nutrition, Meal Planning, Picky Eaters, and Baby-Led Weaning. Check your health benefits plan as dietitians are often covered, and visit our website for a free meal plan!

ITALIAN CENTRE SHOP

Phone: 403-238-4869

Email: info@italiancentre.ca

Website: http://italiancentre.ca

Please see our full listing in the “Winter Fun & Getaway Guide.”

KIDS U

Phone: 1-855-805-4378

Email: info@kidsu.ca

Website: http://kidsu.ca

Kids U is a quality preschool and childcare facility that focuses on early childhood education and healthy living, the basis for a young child’s future success. Kids U offers a unique curriculum that develops both sides of the brain, as well as a specialized movement program for physical development. Kids U prepares all its meals in-house using GMO-free and mainly organic produce from SPUD.

TOPS® - TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY

Address: 414 Huntington Way NE

Phone: 403-274-7554

Email: msinotte@telus.net

Website: http://tops.org

TOPS® mission is to support our members as they take off and keep off pounds sensibly. One of the things that sets the TOPS® program apart from others is group support. No matter what health goals you set for yourself, having the support of others who share your goals and challenges can make all the difference. The TOPS® method is scientifically proven to help members stop dieting.

MEDICAL, DENTAL & VISION CARE

ALBERTA BLUE CROSS

Phone: 1-800-394-1965

Website: http://ab.bluecross.ca

Protect Your Health. Thousands of Albertans enjoy the affordable protection of Alberta Blue Cross individual health plans. You can, too. If you’re without employer-sponsored group benefits, we’ve got a plan to fit your family’s needs and your budget. Prescription drugs, dental, vision, ambulance, and more. Call us today or visit our website for your free information package.

CHINOOK DENTAL STUDIO

Phone: 403-252-1404

Email: info@drlisamallett.ca

Website: http://chinookdentalstudio.ca

At Chinook Dental Studio, we are always accepting new patients! Join our practice for all of your family’s dental needs from our experienced dental team. Kids are sure to be entertained playing on our iPads. Take advantage of our free first consultation! We are open early mornings, evenings, and Saturdays. You are one call away
from quality dental care. Call us today to book your appointment at 403-252-1404.

DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN

Address: Southport Clinic: 314, 10601 Southport Road SW

Phone: 403-278-8000

Website: http://dentalcareforchildren.ca

Address: Sunridge Clinic: 102, 3393 - 26 Avenue NE

Phone: 403-457-3311

Dental CareDental Care for Children is a Paediatric dental office that has specialized in caring for infants, children, and special needs patients for over 40 years. Dr. Farida Saher, Dr. Carmen Cymbalisty, and Dr. Leonard Smith, along with our friendly, educated, and knowledgeable staff, aim to provide our patients and their parents with the ultimate dental experience (even in a latex-free environment!). We also offer treatment under general anesthesia, when necessary. The recommended age for a child’s first dental visit is before their first birthday. Our goal is to educate all caregivers so your children never have dental decay! Prevention is the Best Treatment!

GROUP CALGARY ORTHODONTICS

Address: Market Mall Professional Building (Dr. Claude Boutin; Dr. Greg Barnett; Dr. Lorne Kamelchuk)

Phone: 403-284-5202

Website: http://groupcalgaryortho.com

Address: Mission Centre Building (Dr. John Huynh)

Phone: 403-228-5006

Our two locations offer state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and techniques that promote personalized treatments. We specialize in Speed, Damon, Incognito* braces as well as Invisalign. Our commitment is to earn your trust, with the goal of giving our patients a beautiful smile to show off! We take pride in the relationships we build and the results we provide. We look forward to meeting you! *Available at our Mission office.

HARFIELD ORTHODONTICS

Address: #900, 10655 Southport Road SW

Phone: 403-800-3471

Website: http://hortho.ca

Now your teen can straighten their smile without putting their life on hold! With Invisalign®, there are no brackets or wires to get in the way. With removable aligners, your teen can eat their favorite foods and brush and floss normally. The result? A beautiful, more functional smile, without all the fuss. Low down payments, flexible payment plans, evening appointments, and no referrals necessary. Book your complimentary consultation today.

ICON ORTHODONTICS

Address: 216, 555 Strathcona Boulevard SW

Phone: 403-242-4111

Website: http://iconorthodontics.com

Dr. Colby Gage is a certified specialist in Orthodontics in southwest Calgary. We specialize in 3-Dimensional Imaging and offer advanced office and clinical technologies. Come and see why Beautiful Smiles Begin Here.

INTRAMED MEDICAL CENTRE

Address: 3223, 17 Avenue SW

Phone: 403-255-6196

Website: http://intramed.ca

Infant circumcision and no-scalpel vasectomies.

MYORTHODONTIST

Phone: (Aspen Landing): 587-600-0316

Website: http://myorthodontistcalgary.ca

Phone: (Mckenzie Towne): 587-600-0419

We’re committed to straightening Calgary’s smiles! At myORTHODONTIST, we offer patients personalized treatment plans including $0 down payments, flexible payment plans, direct bill insurance, and evening and weekend hours. No referrals necessary.

SUPPLIES & SERVICES

ASPENCLEAN

Phone: 1-855-925-9900

Email: marketing@aspenclean.com

Website: http://aspenclean.com

Aspne CleanAspenClean provides eco-friendly residential cleaning for the consumer who believes a spotless home doesn’t require harming the environment. We provide a wide range of maid services that accomplish cleanliness with low environmental impact using our own range of 100 per cent natural, Ecocert-certified cleaning products with organic essential oils. Whether your house needs deep cleaning, you’re moving, or are simply looking for a regular maid cleaning service, AspenClean can help!

OYACO PRODUCTS INC.

Phone: 403-272-7864

Email: info@oyaco.com

Website: http://oyaco.com

Oyaco Products Inc. is a distributor of innovative, safe, and high-quality baby, maternity, and children’s products.

POST NATAL HELPERS LTD.

Phone: 403-640-0844

Post Natal Helpers Ltd. provides part-time childcare services for families with newborns, toddlers, preschoolers, and/or special needs children. While we are in the home, the parent has the option to stay, to rest, or to leave. Post Natal Helpers are available in the daytime as well as evenings and weekends.

PUMPKIN’S DIAPER DELIVERY

Phone: 403-771-0270

Email: calgary@pumpkinsdiaperdelivery.net

Website: http://pumpkinsdiaperdelivery.net

Calgary’s premier cloth diaper delivery service - we take the mess out of cloth diapering! On a weekly basis, we simply exchange your dirty diapers for a batch of clean diapers. No need to worry about finding the time and energy to do extra laundry. Convenient, Affordable, and Environmentally-Friendly!

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS - SPECIAL NEEDS

BEHAVIOUR THERAPY AND LEARNING CENTRE (BTLC)

Address: Suite 100, 2107 Sirocco Drive SW

Phone: 403-217-5876

Email: admin@btlc.ca

Website: http://btlc.ca

BTLC is the only school in Calgary using the established and well-researched principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to teach preschool and kindergarten students with the unique learning needs and challenges associated with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. BTLC’s success is based on small class size, intensive and individualized programming using effective, research-based teaching strategies, a high ratio of adult support, and opportunities for integration in community schools.

CONNECT SOCIETY

Phone: 1-780-454-9581

Email: npalmer@connectsociety.org

Website: http://connectsociety.org

Connect Society provides daily, on-site preschool and kindergarten programs for children who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The program offers a language-focused curriculum, daily speech language therapy services, play-based learning, staff knowledgeable in the impact of hearing loss. Monday to Thursday: 9am to 2pm. For more information, contact Teresa Foy at tfoy@connectsociety.org.

DANA M. LUEBKE, LICENSED BRAIN GYM® INSTRUCTOR/CONSULTANT

Phone: 403-931-1527

Email: dana.luebke@sunergos.com

Website: http://languageofmovement.ca

Dana Luebke offers private sessions to support special needs, learning challenges, and anyone who wishes to be more effective at learning and living. A Licensed Brain Gym® Instructor/Consultant with further training in Movement Exploration, Rhythmic Movement Training and Reflex Repatterning, he’s taught Brain Gym® in schools for 28 years, often working as an artist-in-residence. Dana also offers workshops for children, parents, educators, and occupational therapists.

NEW HEIGHTS SCHOOL AND LEARNING SERVICES

Phone: 403-240-1312

Email: info@newheightscalgary.com

Website: http://newheightscalgary.com

New HeightsAt New Heights, we provide a nurturing environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through educational programming and home and community support for preschool-aged children to young adults. We’ve created a community dedicated to breaking down barriers and releasing the vast potential of each child that walks through our doors.

PROVIDENCE

Phone: 403-255-5577

Email: info@providencechildren.com

Website: http://providencechildren.com

Providence provides therapeutic and educational services to preschool children with all types of disabilities. We offer Early Intervention, Enriched Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, and Kindergarten classes at our six preschools across the city and in community preschools. Therapy supports may also be provided in childcare programs and family day homes.

RENFREW EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Address: Janice McTighe Centre: 2050, 21 Street NE

Phone: 403-291-5038

Website: http://renfreweducation.org

Address: Bowness Centre: 8620, 48 Avenue NW

Address: Park Place Centre: 3688, 48 Avenue NE

Address: Child Development Centre: 3820, 24 Avenue NW

Address: Thomas W. Buchanan Centre: 75 Sunpark Drive SE

Renfrew offers multidisciplinary and individual assessment and therapy services for infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and young adults. Services can be accessed at any of our five locations. We work closely with families to understand their goals, strengths, and challenges. Recommendations can be focused around home, school, and community. Service areas include Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, Child Development Facilitators, and Assistive Technology Specialists.

RECREATION & EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAMMING - SPECIAL NEEDS

BETWEEN FRIENDS

Phone: 403-269-9133

Email: info@betweenfriends.ab.ca

Website: http://betweenfriends.ab.ca

Between Friends provides quality social, recreation, and self-development opportunities for people with disabilities to connect, grow, and belong. We focus on abilities, not disabilities. This allows each person to set their own goals and determine their level of participation. Many people with disabilities seek social and recreational activities that are fundamental to enriching self-esteem, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Between Friends facilitates programs with these goals.

CALAWAY PARK

Phone: 403-240-3822

Email: calaway@calawaypark.com

Website: http://calawaypark.com

At Calaway Park, it’s all about family fun! Visit calawaypark.com for more information on Calaway Park’s Special Needs and Special Needs Aide admission rates. Access 2 Entertainment card required for Attractions Boarding Pass program. Your smile is our mission!

THE CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION

City of CalgaryLooking for accessible recreation opportunities and programs? We provide inclusive programs for all ages. From dance, fitness, sport, and day camps to arts and swimming, our entry skill level programs are designed to be accessible to all. Visit us online at calgary.ca/recreation for more information about our program options. For subsidy information, visit calgary.ca/fairentry/feeassistance. #GetMovingYYC. 

RETAIL - SPECIAL NEEDS

POLAR STROLLER

Phone: 403-607-0775

Email: info@polarstroller.com

Website: http://polarstroller.com

Want to stay active with your little ones this winter by using your stroller? Polar Stroller has revolutionized how to make that happen! With two new Stroller Ski lines for 2018, they now fit all four Wheel Strollers, Bike Trailers, Joggers, and Special Needs devices. Attaching onto your existing wheels in seconds, floating through deeper snow and gliding over the snow-packed pathways, your winter adventures await you. Now Winter and Strollers are fun!

TFH SPECIAL NEEDS TOYS

Phone: 1-877-509-7524

Email: info@specialneedstoys.ca

Website: http://specialneedstoys.ca

Play with all ages and abilities! Special Needs Toys Canada supplies and manufactures innovative therapeutic play-to-learn and sensory products that complement any Snoezelen program. Our product range includes Full Sensory Room Design and Installation, mobile Multi-Sensory Environments, Swings, Trampolines, Sensory Integration Kits, Switches, Rewards, and small Sensory toys.

THERAPY, CARE & SUPPORT SERVICES - SPECIAL NEEDS

CAUSE AND EFFECT FOUNDATION

Phone: 403-523-0150

Email: contact@causeandeffectfoundation.com

Website: http://causeandeffectfoundation.com

Cause and Effect is a community-based Early Intervention service for children with developmental delays or special needs, providing play-based, tailored programming for children six months to six years old within the child’s local preschool, daycare, within the community, and in-home. Our multi-disciplinary teams work collaboratively to assist children in achieving maximum development and independence. Cause and Effect provides Program Unit Funding (PUF), Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD), and private services contracts for families living in Calgary and surrounding areas.

DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN

Address: Southport Clinic: 314, 10601 Southport Road SW

Phone: 403-278-8000

Website: http://dentalcareforchildren.ca

Address: Sunridge Clinic: 102, 3393 - 26 Avenue NE

Phone: 403-457-3311

Dental CareDental Care for Children is a Paediatric dental office that has specialized in caring for infants, children, and special needs patients for over 40 years. Dr. Farida Saher, Dr. Carmen Cymbalisty, and Dr. Leonard Smith, along with our friendly, educated, and knowledgeable staff, aim to provide our patients and their parents with the ultimate dental experience (even in a latex-free environment!). We also offer treatment under general anesthesia, when necessary. The recommended age for a child’s first dental visit is before their first birthday. Our goal is to educate all caregivers so your children never have dental decay! Prevention is the Best Treatment!

FOOTHILLS ACADEMY - ESTELLE SIEBENS COMMUNITY SERVICES

Phone: 403-270-9400

Email: info@foothillsacademy.org

Website: http://foothillsacademy.org/community-services

Foothills AcademyEstelle Siebens Community Services at Foothills Academy offers a variety of programs and services year-round for individuals affected by Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD in the general community. Programs include Amicus Recreation and Camp Amicus; remedial tutoring (Read/Write and Math); in-person and online parent and educator workshops; psycho-educational assessments; and counselling. Our psychology team also offers small group programs, primarily social skills based, for children and youth.

G.R.I.T. CALGARY SOCIETY

Phone: 403-215-2444

Website: http://gritcalgarysociety.com

The G.R.I.T. program is a non-profit, home and community-based Early Childhood program for young children with disabilities, which has been providing services to the Calgary region since 1995. The G.R.I.T. program provides each child with a Developmental Specialist who carries out the child’s Individual Program Plan in the child’s home and/or community. Ongoing consultation from the therapy team and a Special Education Consultant is provided to children and families. G.R.I.T. also provides information and support with the eventual transition into the school system.

JUST 4 U FAMILY SERVICES INC.

Phone: 403-590-2122

Email: just4ufamilyservices@shaw.ca

Website: http://just4ufamilyservices.com

Corinne Brodeur, BSW;  Kathy Neuwirth, ED Assistant. Just 4 U Family Services provides care for special needs/typical children, youth, and adults. We provide staff consistency and quality care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services provided are: Hourly respite and overnights in both the family and staff home, community aide/outings, care for complex medical needs, work-related care, sibling care, and homemaking services.

PACEKIDS PROGRAMS

Phone: 403-234-7876

Website: http://pacekids.ca

SENSES MINDFULNESS COACHING

Phone: 403-519-1959

Email: info@sensesmindfulness.com

Website: http://sensesmindfulness.com

SensesSenses Mindfulness Coaching provides individual and group mindfulness coaching to support health and optimal functioning. This approach has the capacity to impact issues related to mental health, social and emotional intelligence, focus, impulse control, stress, and sleep management. The mindfulness coach engages the client in a self-exploration process that incorporates relaxation, guided imaging, music, and guidance so the client can access internal resources and insights, leaving each session feeling renewed and empowered.

THE CHILDREN’S LINK SOCIETY

Phone: 403-230-9158

Email: info@childrenslink.ca

Website: http://childrenslink.ca

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 services they need, when they need it. The Children’s Link Society is committed to the development of a community where families of children with special needs and those who serve them are informed, supported, and valued.

YW CALGARY PARENT LINK CENTRE

Phone: 403-262-0497

Email: parentlink@ywcalgary.ca

Website: http://ywcalgary.ca/parentlinkcentre

Please see our full listing under "Associations, Support & Services."

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