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Tutoring for Students with Learning Disabilities

All students learn at their own pace and in their own way, this is especially true for students with learning disabilities. Special education services are a regular feature of the public school system, but with classroom sizes growing and resources shrinking, those students do not always get the individualized attention they need. Tutoring services can help to bridge the gap for students with learning disabilities or other disorders that interfere with learning.

Social Security Disability Benefits Guide (American)

This guide will explain how Social Security disability benefits work while helping you determine whether your disability, illness, or chronic condition is enough to qualify. We’ll walk you through each step of the process, and tell you what to expect during each stage of your Social Security disability application. Meanwhile, our disability benefits calculator will help you get an estimate of how much you might collect from Social Security disability or SSI if your case is approved.

Ways parents can help Autism Spectrum Disorder children transition more smoothly into summer.

Summer is a time children with no strict schedules, no classes, no homework. But for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a change in daily routine can actually create new stressors. Children with ASD are often rigid and inflexible when it comes to change, and many do not like it when their schedules are altered. The tension these children experience can also increase the stress levels for the parents and other family members in the household.

Ultimate Guide to Traveling with Disabilities

About 56.7 million United States citizens are living with a disability, according to the most recent national census. While traveling can be a lot of fun with new memories made, it is important to make sure wherever you travel to can accommodate if you have a disability. Luckily, there are several options available so that those who do have a disability are able to travel comfortably and safely.

Guide to Attending a Sporting Event for the Disabled and Special Needs

Going to the local stadium to support your favorite team and enjoy the atmosphere of a sporting event is fun. In the past it was difficult for citizens needing special accommodations to attend but these days most facilities are in compliance with the Canadians with Disabilities Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. This website provides tips that you will want to be aware of to get the most out of your experience.

82 Summer Activities for Families with Special Needs

82 fun summer activities for one child with a developmental disability and one child who refuses to participate in most activities.

Hot Weather Tips - For the elderly and disabled people.

For the elderly and disabled people the weather does not have to hit 100 degrees to cause heat stress or even heat stroke.

Mattress and Bedding Guide for People with Disabilities

Virtually every type of disability is linked to certain sleep issues. This site explores the relationship between sleep and different types of disabilities, as well as some popular bedding products and accessories used by disabled sleepers.

Sjogren's Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Risks, Complications, Diagnosis and Treatment.

Sjogren's syndrome is a disorder characterized by two distinct symptoms, dry mouth and dry eyes. Specifically, in this condition, the body's immune system attacks the glands that produce tears and saliva. However, Sjogren's syndrome can also affect other parts of the body like the throat, skin, nose, joints, blood vessels, kidneys, nerves and digestive organs.

Keep Your Family Safe From Fire.

Fire is obviously something we have to be prepared for. Here is the best way to arm yourselves against this very real threat to you and your family. This site includes apps and videos for kids about fire safety.

ALBERTA GOVERNMENT
Special Education

  • Special Education Statistics

  • Special Education Standards

  • Early Childhood Special Education

  • Handbook/School List/Special Education

  • Contact Us

  • Policies and Standards

  • Related Links

ALBERTA - SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES

Conferences and workshops on special education provide training and support for teachers and parents.

ALBERTA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION - Council for Inclusive Education

The ATA Council for Inclusive Education provides educators with increased knowledge and understanding of students with diverse needs through professional development, communication, and policy.

ALBERTA EDUCATION
ABOUT SPECIAL EDUCATION

Special education refers to the education of students and ECS children identified with mild, moderate, or severe disabilities or as gifted and talented. It is founded on the belief that all children can learn and reach their full potential � given opportunity, effective teaching and appropriate resources.

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA � FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Integrating children with special learning requirements.

CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION

Special Education.

CANADIAN DOWNS SYNDROME ASSOCIATION

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society

DOWN SYNDROME RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The Down Syndrome Research Foundation was formed in 1995 in response to the need, expressed by parents and professionals, for detailed and research-based information for themselves and for the community at large. Although based in British Columbia, the DSRF, by using technology to reach out to the Community, has found an audience across Canada.

INTERNATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME CLINICS

Worldwide organizations, clinics, and links.

DOWN SYNDROME Education ONLINE

Case Studies articles from Down Syndrome Research and Practice that are available are listed below. To search all available resources, an abstracts search service is also available.

EDMONTON DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY

The EDSS is a member and volunteer operated organization committed to supporting persons and families with persons with Down Syndrome, through provision of information, resources and above all connecting members with each other.

INTERNATIONAL MOSAIC DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION

As an all-volunteer based organization it is our mission to support any family or individual whose life has been touched by mosaic Down syndrome by continuously pursuing research opportunities and increasing awareness in the medical, educational, and public communities throughout the world.

ALBERTA COMMITTEE OF CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES

The following web sites offer disability-related information and/or services. Each site will open in a new window.

THE PREP PROGRAM

The PREP Program is a resource centre dedicated to the inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome in home, school and community life. It is a registered, non-profit organization for parents, families and friends of people with Down syndrome. Founded in 1988 by a registered SLP, The PREP Program now provides a wide variety of services and resources in individuals with Down Syndrome in the Calgary area and around the world.

DOWN SYNDROME FOR NEW PARENTS

Welcome to downsyn.com, a resource for those who love someone with Down syndrome. If you are a new parent look through our question and answer section and read our letter to a new parent. If you are a more experienced parent read through our stories and look at our pictures. And whether a new or experienced parent or a relative or a friend, come visit our forum where hundreds of parents are ready to share the joy, love, hardships, and fun of raising your child. Our forum has only one rule, Be Nice, and our members are waiting to share their experiences with you and listen to your feelings and experiences.

DOWN SYNDROME: HEALTH ISSUES

A pediatrician�s web site with good information.

ALBERTA CENTRE FOR ACTIVE LIVING: PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

This section links you to a selection of key research articles on this topic. For copyright reasons, most links will take you to abstracts of the articles. You may need a subscription to download the full articles.

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AUTISM

AUTISM SOCIETY OF CANADA

This national website contains a wealth of information about autism.

AUTISM CALGARY ASSOCIATION

Purpose: Families helping families; provide support, information and education to families; Resource for interested professionals; educators and care givers; voice of families of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders; raise awareness.

AUTISM SOCIETY OF EDMONTON AREA

Autism Edmonton enhances the lives of families and individuals living with autism, by providing life-long support and creating awareness, acceptance, and opportunities in our community.

ABOUT INTENSIVE BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT

The IBI program is a comprehensive treatment for children with autism using applied behavior analysis (ABA). This autism treatment is evidence-based and recommended by the Association for Science in Autism and the Surgeon General. It is an intensive approach that has been empirically demonstrated to remediate the core symptoms of autism to a greater extent than any other treatment.

AUTISM AWARENESS CENTRE INC.

Autism Awareness Centre hosts conferences across Canada and the UK, while ensuring books, articles and resource supports are readily available to all communities keeping parents and professionals on the cutting edge of new information. Autism Awareness Centre is leading the way because we “believe in change”.

VECOVA Centre for Disability Services and Research

Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) is a leading-edge, registered non-profit charitable research and service agency that has been meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and the community-at-large since 1969. Affiliated with the University of Calgary, Vecova is recognized as a leader in the field of disability services and research. Select a link on the left to learn more.

AUTISM TODAY

Autism Today is the largest autism resource online and one of the leading autism and Aspergers resource distributor in the world.

AUTISM SOCIETY CENTRAL ALBERTA

A non-profit organization dedicated to providing information and support to families with a member diagnosed with Autism or a related disorder.

ALBERTA DISABILITIES FORUM

Good listing of organizations in Alberta.

AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Improving the lives of all affected by autism.

AUTISM SOCIETY CANADA

Autism Society Canada represents the largest collective voice of the autism community in Canada.

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VIDEO SECTION

DOWN SYNDROME

Just Like You. Down Syndrome video 14 minutes in length.

ADD - ADHD

(YouTube videos) This web site has 7 short videos describing ADD and ADHD, diagnosis, and treatments.

LIVING WITH AUTISM

When pioneering developmental psychologist Professor Uta Frith started her training back in the 1960s, she met a group of beautiful, bright-eyed young children who seemed completely detached from the rest of the world. It turned out they had just been given the then-new diagnosis of autism. (video is 59 minutes in length)

Hans Asperger

Published on Dec 18, 2015. Hans Asperger was an Austrian pediatrician, medical theorist, and medical professor. He is best known for his early studies on mental disorders, especially in children. His work was largely unnoticed during his lifetime except for a few accolades in Vienna, and his studies on psychological disorders only acquired world renown posthumously. There was a resurgence of interest in his work beginning in the 1980s, and due to his earlier work which was regarded by many to be under the fold of autism spectrum disorders, was named after him. Both Asperger's original paediatric diagnosis of autistic psychopathy and the eponymous diagnosis of Asperger syndrome that was named for him several decades after are controversial.

VACCINE NATION.

In his documentary film Vaccine Nation, award-winning investigative film director Dr. Gary Null challenges the basic health claims by government health agencies and pharmaceutical firms that vaccines are perfectly safe. This is one of the most critical questions facing today's children and future generations to come. If inoculation with a large regimen of vaccines is safe, what can account for the rapid increase in autism and other mental disabilities that are now at epidemic proportions? And why isn't the sudden onset of neurological illnesses in children being treated as an urgent crisis by our government and medical industries?

Thimerosal: Let The Science Speak (with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr)

Published on Feb 13, 2015. Thom Hartmann and Robert Kennedy Jr., Environmentalist / Attorney / Author, latest book: Thimerosal: Let The Science Speak, www.ringoffireradio.com, take calls about Kennedy's investigation into Thimerosal, a preservative in certain vaccines that may cause Autism in children.

Mark Hyman Autism Intensive Summit - BodyCures

Published on Jan 16, 2016. Learn about autism recovery from The Autism Intensive Summit. Sign up for FREE here: https://goo.gl/1DFJRF

SOUNDING THE ALARM - Documentary

Published on Apr 14, 2015. New documentary "Sounding The Alarm" is a poignant look inside the lives of those affected by autism. Produced and directed by John Block. Sounding The Alarm is a Blockburger Production. 57 minutes in length.

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