Thursday, October 1, 2015

Disability Services Across Alberta

Good day everybody,

I hope everybody had a good summer. I am writing a blog on the province of Alberta and all the services that they provide to people who have disabilities. I live in Calgary, but when I was growing up, I lived in a little town called Airdrie 15 minutes away from Calgary. They didn’t have any programs for me when I was growing up. When I was 18, I moved out to get more opportunities in my life. That’s why I wanted to research the cities around Alberta to see what they’re offering. Note that this is not an exhaustive list.

Airdrie: Airdrie is outside of Calgary and it is a city now. They don’t have anything there for people who have disabilities.

Olds: Olds has some programs for people with disabilities. They are…
Accredited Supports to the Community (ASC)
Padnoma Support Services

Red Deer: Red Deer has some programs and they are…
EPSS (Employment Placement and Support Services)
Learning Disabilities Red Deer
Cosmos group of companies
Aspire
Living Independently For Equality

Grande Prairie: Grande Prairie has some programs for people who have disabilities. They have a lot of community service organizations and employment.
Disabled Transportation Society (DTS)
Accredited Supportive Living Services
Canadian Mental Health Association
Community Life Acceptance Independence Resources (CLAIR)
Signature Support Services

Medicine Hat: Medicine Hat has some programs for people who have disabilities. There is also an Advisory Committee on Disability Issues with the city of Medicine Hat.
REDI Enterprises Society
Next Step

There are also a lot of little cities and little towns all over Alberta, and I will be researching them in the near future, and make comparisons for what’s out there for people who have a disability. The next city I will research is Lethbridge.