LEARNING SESSION – CHILD CARE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS

Saturday, April 11, 2015   10 a.m. to Noon
Please RSVP

Searching for child care is one of the most important jobs we have as parents. We want to find a warm, nurturing and caring environment which promotes our child’s well-being. Where do we start?

Diane and Dawn will provide information and tools to get the search started and the resources available for this to happen.

Supported Child Care is a program offered through Child Care Services. The program supports child care centres and family day homes with resources and funding to enable children with extraordinary needs to attend licensed child care centres and approved family day homes. Diane and Dawn will introduce the program and how the referral process takes place.

Dawn Stewart, BSc, HEc
Supported Child Care Facilitator
Child Care Services

Diane Checknita
Manager
Human Services

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NEW! Support Group for Parents Of Young Adults with Down Syndrome

Parent and member, Kate Harrington (mom of Zoe Heide) would like to facilitate a Parent Group for members with young adults aged 16 to 30. The purpose of the group is to provide support, encouragement and share information between parents who are facing, going through and have transitioned to the adult world of developmental disability.

The intention for the group is that it will be a safe place to tell your stories, express your frustrations, share your triumphs and learn from each other so we all don’t have to take this journey alone.

We expect to meet for two hours, one evening per month at the EDSS office. To determine what direction the group takes, please fill out the following.

Name
E-mail:
Best number to reach you:
Time: 7 - 9 p.m. Which day works best for you?
These are just some of the topics we can explore. Check off which topics are of interest to you:
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Urbanity Custom Homes PSA for Down syndrome in Edmonton airs on Global TV

You may have seen some familiar faces on Global TV this month, and heard a familiar tune.

Urbanity Custom Homes Ltd, sponsor of the Uniquely Me song and video which launched last September, has generously donated air time on Global TV to present this video.

Feel free to share this with your friends on social media!

Moms Group and Dads Group

These are fun evenings where moms or dads get together to share advice and stories. They are informal gatherings, ranging in group size, and may involve an activity.  This is a group for parents but babes in arms are welcome.

Contact the office for more information: 780-944-4224

Mom’s Group Schedule – 2015

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 – Host Valerie Myrmo

The next Mom’s Night Out will be hosted by Valerie Myrmo at her home in Millwoods, located at 3432-78 Street on Friday, March 27. Please RSVP, vmyrmo@live.com before Wed. March 25.

Babies and Toddler Drop-in

Ages: 0-5 Years
Duration: 0ngoing
Dates: Mondays, with the exception of stat holidays
Times: 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Maximum Participants: unlimited
Cost: Free to attend

Start the week out on a high note!

Siblings welcome in this open session in our Centre. Have some fun in a warm, dry playroom; meet other moms, grandma’s, aunties and caregivers; and feel free to bring your bag lunch to enjoy afterwards.

Our resource library is also open to visit and withdraw books, audio and visual materials, and play tools.

“Uniquely Me” video

At Uniquely Me 2014 Fashion Show and Fundraiser, we had the world premiere of “Uniquely Me” the song and video.  This piece was the brainchild of RJ and Rowena Cui of Planit Sound, who also produced the fundraising event.

This song reminds us all that being unique is a GOOD thing, and we need to celebrate that every single day.  So, come now, sing along with us and listen again!

Dedicated to improving the lives of individuals born with Down syndrome