Special Needs Resources

Types of Behavioural Concerns Potentially Addressed:

Speech-language, Occupational Therapy, Psychology

  1. Child and Family Services – Regional Office
    #300, 1240 Kensington Road NW
    Calgary, AB T2N 3P7
    Reception: 403‑297‑6100
    Fax: 403‑297‑7214
    General Email Inquiries: info@gov.ab.ca
  2. FSCD – 403-297-7971
    1. Typically requires doctor’s diagnosis for a child
    2. May be free of cost, may provide in-home visits by a professional for parent education for improved developmental outcomes of a child
  1. FRFP – FRFP.ca
    1. Provided by various centres around Calgary
    2. Typically free of cost
  1. PUF – Program Unit Funding
    1. Provided by
      1. Providence – 403-255-5577
        1. May pickup and dropoff child from daycare for additional programming at their own school
          1. Seats are limited
      2. PACE Kids – 403-234-7876
        1. May need child to be sent to their school
        2. Enrollment typically starts February of each year, school year runs from September to June
  • Connecting Dots – 403-816-2718
    1. Independent behaviour assessment agency
  1. Psychologist – https://www.calgarypsychdirectory.ca/
    1. Any licensed psychologist who may specialize in child behavior
      1. Usually parents have to pay
      2. Possible referral from Alberta Health Services for free treatment
        1. Referral is typically obtained through the family doctor
      3. Notes/Observations
        1. Parents are encouraged to take notes on child’s behaviour
        2. Parents can also ask for child’s behaviour at Early Foundations to further discuss with other professionals
  1. Child Development Centre – Alberta Children’s Hospital – Developmental Assessments
    1. 403-955-5900
  1. Preschool Language Services – Assessment and Treatment Teams
    1. 403-955-1300
  1. ACCESS Mental Health – Early Childhood Mental Health Services
    1. 403-943-1500
  1. Parent Choice and Confidentiality
    1. Parents have the choice in seeking any additional services
    2. All information about each child at Early Foundations is confidential

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