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NAIT

Dental Assisting students at NAIT clean patients’ teeth and providing fluoride treatment for just $10 an appointment. Anyone from the general public, between the ages of 4-21, can book an appointment at the teeth cleaning clinic by calling 780-471-8827. 

In addition to a getting a gleaming smile, patients also receive thorough dental health education. Topics covered include proper brushing/ flossing, and what the good, bad and “ugly” foods are for your teeth. 

Department of Dentistry (University of Alberta)

Dental treatment is done by dental and dental hygiene students under the supervision of licensed dentists. 

For more information about schedule, fees or to book an appointment, please call 780-492-4458. 

The Steadward Centre for Personal and Physical Achievement: 

The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement is a leading disability research centre affiliated with the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and offers high-calibre adapted physical activity programs for children, youth and adults with disabilities. 

www.steadwardcentre.ualberta.ca

 

Alberta Adaptabilities Association 

A registered charitable organization dedicated to providing a variety of goal-directed programs for children and youth with special needs. They focus on the individual and allow each child to develop abilities, achieve success and create a postive self-image through a structured environment. 

www.adaptabilities.ca

 

Gateway Association: 

Gateway Association is an organization that works with individuals who have developmental disabilities as well as their families. They provide Family Support, Mentorship and Education and Awareness. 

www.gatewayassociation.ca

 

Parent help line: 

A national internet service that provides parents with links to parenting websites with the latest research and information on topics like bullying, attention deficit disorder, newborns, parental stress and much more. 

www.parenthelpline.ca

 

Government of Alberta - Children and Youth Services 

Under the direction of the Minister, Alberta Children and Youth Services offers a range of programs and services for children and families. We support families and communities, helping them to provide nurturing, safe environments for their children. We strive to break the cycles of family violence, abuse and poverty that prevent some children from becoming strong, sound individuals.

www.child.alberta.ca

 

Tax Credit:

A brief article listing some of the valuable personal tax credits programs and benefits for families supporting persons with disabilities.

http://www.taxdetective.ca/articles/article/1482041/18585.htm

 

Teens and drugs and alcohol

Talking to your teen about alcohol and other drugs can be challenging. It's hard to know where to start and where to get accurate information. This website provides excellent information that is Alberta specific. It also has a link to an interesting and informative website for children and teens.

http://parent.aadac.com

 

AISH Information

www.seniors.gov.ab.ca/aish

 

Metro Continuing Education

Check out classes for students in dance, kickboxing, Keeping our Head while following your Heart, Presenting Yourself, career preparation classes…..

http://www.metrocontinuingeducation.ca/

 

The Alberta Learning Online Reference Centre

What? A free website of excellent references that support programs of study such as:

English Language Arts

Social Studies Science

Information & Communication

The website has encyclopedias, current events, magazines such as Owl, Ranger Rick with color coded reading levels, the National Geographic Science Centre (146 videos on various topics!) and more! Go explore!

Who? It is available for all Alberta students, their families and teachers.

Why? It is full of great resources (for teachers and students) that our school could never afford to buy.

FYI - There is a counter on the site so that Alberta Learning will be able to evaluate the extent to which the resources are used.

Where? To access from any school computer-

http://learnalberta.epsb.ca/

To access from your home computer-

http://www.learnalberta.ca

*User ID & Password - available from the school secretary

 

OCCinfo ©

Provides up-to-date information about occupations (types of work) in a format called occupational profiles. There are over 500 occupational profiles in OCCinfo © .

http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo/

 

Family Support for Children with Disabilities Program

http://www.child.gov.ab.ca

Resource Link- will give callers information about a wide range of provincial and community supports, services and resources for families 1-866-346-4661 

Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)

Provides funding for supports to adults with developmental disabilities in the greater Edmonton area.

Information: 780-427-2817

http://www.pdd.org/Edmonton/ed_main.htm

 

Alberta Child Health Benefit

Basic health benefits for children in low-income families

Call: 1-877-469-5437