Autism Resources in Alberta

Our list of best links, tools, and resources in Alberta to help support Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger’s), and related disorders.

Ability Society

Ensures that all children and adults with special needs and seniors have the opportunity to gain a higher quality of life and become active participants in their community.port.

ACSLPA

Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Advance OT – Medicine Hat

Provides consultation, assessment, and treatment to help children to succeed with their everyday activities. The Advance OT team currently consists of four Occupational Therapists and two Occupational Therapy Assistants.

Alberta AdaptAbilities Association

AdaptAbilities strives to provide exceptional motor development and life skills programming for children with special needs. We are dedicated to establishing long-term relationships with our families through high quality services that build life-long skills.

Alberta Association for Community Living

A family based, non-profit organization representing the interests of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families from across Alberta.

Alberta Government – Education – Special Needs

Under the School Act, school boards are required to provide every resident student with an education. That includes providing access to special education programs for students with special needs.

Association for Supported Community Connections (no website)

ASCC currently provides In-Home Respite, Out of Home Respite, Community Support, Life Skills Training, and Transitional Planning. ASCC also has a children/youth respite home called “Maitland House” that is located in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Maitland House provides 24 hour support for up to 30 days a year.

Phone (780) 960-0593 or E-mail afscc@hotmail.com for more information.

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) provides financial and health benefits for adult Albertans with a permanent disability that severely impairs their ability to earn a living. The level of benefits depends on income and assets.

Autism Aspergers Friendship Society

The AFS provides respite care in a recreational environment for families with children-teens-adults in the Autism/Aspergers/PDD spectrum in the Calgary area.

Autism Calgary Association

Provides support to families of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders, resource for interested professionals, educators and care givers, provides single voice for families of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders, creates general awareness and provide education.

Autism Partnership – Calgary Office

Autism Partnership was formed in 1994 to provide effective services to families with children with autism. Based upon our founders’ extensive experience in providing behavioural treatment to children, adolescents and adults with ASD, we have developed a comprehensive program that provides a variety of services.

Autism Society of Alberta

Dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact. The Society and its chapters share a common mission of providing information and education, as well as supporting research and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.