Programs and Services

Disability Services

An elementary age boy with a phyiscal and mental disability is being tutored by a caregiver. They are reading a book together on a couch.

We’ve been serving people in Edmonton living with disabilities since 1979.

Our services support a wide range of diagnoses, including but not limited to:

  • developmental disabilities
  • physical limitations
  • behavioural and psychological challenges
  • medical fragility
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The difference Disability Services makes

Our goal is to empower individuals to achieve their full potential with the support of their community. We create opportunities for each individual to enhance her/his quality of life through goal setting and personal achievement.

Who we serve

We were first established to provide support to women having a child living with disabilities.

Today, our services are expanded to include all adults and children with disabilities, and their families. From infants to seniors, we support everyone we can to ensure all those who come into our care are given every opportunity to live their best life.

What we offer

IN 2016, WE SERVED A TOTAL OF:

113,978

Hours

4,106

Full Days

195

Individuals

OF THOSE 
195
 INDIVIDUALS:

Our services are accessed by caseworker referral only through Alberta Government Disability Services: 

  • Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
  • Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)

To determine your caseworker and if you qualify for funding, contact:

For children living with disabilities:
Phone: 780-427-4354 | Fax: 780-427-0256

For adults living with disabilities:
Phone: 780-427-2817 | Fax: 780-422-6411

Connect a Community

Donate to our annual Summer Barbecue or Christmas Party so normally isolated individuals, families, and staff can connect, have fun, and thrive — together.

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Makes a Difference

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