Sensational Futures

Sensational Futures To empower parents and teachers and other professionals working with children with special needs
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Educational consulting through workshops and professional speaking on supports for children with special needs

01/05/2024

Save the date for the 2024 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference, happening April 12-13 at the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton! The conference is an excellent opportunity for individuals with intellectual disabilities, their families and support staff as well as those working in the field of disabilities to come together and learn from keynote speakers and other experienced families. The conference will leave you feeling hopeful with a renewed commitment to inclusion.

More details and registration to be announced soon!

01/05/2024

Are you having difficulty obtaining government identification? You don’t have to navigate this challenge alone. EJHS can provide assistance to eligible individuals!

01/05/2024
01/04/2024
01/03/2024

Check out this great opportunity for women and girls to try out sledge hockey for FREE with the Paralympic Sports Association! 🏒

01/03/2024

Calling all adults with disabilities looking for work!
Able & Available Job Board is a job board that connects individuals with disabilities with inclusive employers.

Check them out at: https://www.ableandavailable.ca/

01/03/2024

The new Canadian Dental Care Plan is rolling out in phases.

For the eligibility criteria, full rollout schedule, and details on how to apply, visit: https://ow.ly/F9mV50Ql5zU

12/31/2023

Strength-based model is the key!

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12/31/2023

Great resources are listed.

We see an Alberta where caregivers are valued and supported.

This is why our team of passionate individuals work every day to empower caregivers and promote their wellbeing.

We believe that Alberta’s caregivers deserve recognition and support for their contribution. This drives us to change how caregivers are perceived and valued in society.

We champion and empower caregivers and influence and strengthen policies to create a community of support.

You can be a part of this movement, too!

You can participate in championing caregivers across Alberta by becoming a volunteer, making a donation, or subscribing to our newsletter to learn more and share this knowledge with others.

Visit our website to learn more about Caregivers Alberta: www.caregiversalberta.ca

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If you need support over the holidays, here are some additional phone numbers to resources to help you:

211 Alberta - 211

Health Link – 811

Su***de Crisis Helpline (Canada) - 988 (phone & text)

Crisis Line Edmonton 780-482-HELP (4357)

Mental Health Support Line 1-877-303-2642

Talk Su***de Canada 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 or text “HOME” to 686868

Alberta Support Contact Centre 1-866-644-5135

Wellness Together Canada - 1-866-585-0445 https://www.wellnesstogether.ca/en-ca

12/28/2023

What is more important than happy and comfortable times - in whichever way you choose to spend the festive season. Take time to meet your own needs and then you can help others. Be kind and gentle to you and yours. This time isn’t about how we look, how much we do, rather about the time and people we do it with. Peaceful holidays to everyone! Do share with us and hashtag your favourite moments and suggestions and let’s spread Christmas cheer the way!

12/21/2023

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12/19/2023

Monday morning affirmations to start the week off ❤️

📷 Credit: FASD Caregiver Success

12/19/2023

🚨 Registration Closing Soon! 🚨 Embrace winter with our 10-week Nordic Program at Canmore Nordic Centre! ❄️ Registration is open until 5pm MST Wednesday Dec 20, 2023 - don't miss your chance to join this inclusive experience for juniors (8+) and adults with neurodiversity or physical challenges. 🎿 Your fee covers rentals (courtesy of Gear Up), adaptive equipment, certified instruction, and more. Need financial support? Reach out!

🗓️ Day: Saturdays
🕒 Time: Three time slots (10:00 - 11:30 AM, 12:30 - 2:00 PM, 2:30 - 4:00 PM)
⏳ Duration: 10 Weeks
💰 Cost: $175 per participant
👥 Age: 8+ years
🚌 Transportation: Round-trip available from Calgary (additional cost)

Secure your spot now: https://rockymountainadaptive.com/book/228/. Register by Dec 20 at 5pm MST with your time slot preference, and we'll confirm your time slot between Dec 26 - 29. Let's make this winter unforgettable! ❄️🎿

12/17/2023

If you are looking for a great gift for someone with cerebral palsy or a related disability, we’ve got you covered with our 2023 Accessible Holiday Gift Guide. We’ve spent months picking out special gifts in all sorts of categories at a variety of price points for all ages and stages! Click here to see it:https://cpresource.org/sites/www/files/2023-11/2023%20Gift%20Guide%20-%20Final.pdf

Let our Holiday Gift Guide help you find the perfect gift, complete with the links to buy each gift directly and many discount codes available. Life with a disability can mean doing things a bit differently and finding creative solutions to everyday challenges. Sometimes, the best gift for a person with a disability is a useful one — something to make dressing, cooking or operating the electronics easier, but we also want to surprise and delight our loved ones and family members with things that are purely fun. Who needs a partridge in a pear tree when you can give one of these great gifts!

12/17/2023

CASA Mental Health is excited to introduce the Youth and Family Voices Network!

The network is a new avenue for Alberta youth and family members to advocate for mental health, tell their stories and provide input to CASA.

Members can contribute in a variety of ways, from sharing their perspectives at virtual focus groups and workshops to reducing stigma through mental health advocacy projects. Plus, members can participate virtually, whenever it works for them.

The network complements the meaningful work of CASA’s Youth and Family Advisory Council.

Sign up today: https://bit.ly/3uG4Kmt

12/17/2023

This is the mantra I recite at every . Our kids can't if they don't feel , feel like they can't be , or don't have good with their teachers.

12/14/2023

Accessible parking spots are crucial for many in our community.

Let's respect these spaces!

Did you know that Peace Officers issued over 4400 tickets in 2022/2023 for parking violations in accessible stalls? Let's ensure everyone has equal access by parking thoughtfully.

Share this post to spread the message about the significance of accessible parking. Let's create a community that is considerate and inclusive for all!

Image description: A disabled parking sign. Text reads: No placard, no parking. Accessible parking awareness.

12/12/2023


We ❤️ this analogy that helps communicate the differences between equality & equity, diversity and acceptance and what it means to allow others to experience true belonging.
Source: Jamie Shields VI - Twitter

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