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The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta (LDAA) is a registered charity and non-profit organization of parents, professionals and other concerned people dedicated to maximizing the potential of people with learning disabilities. The provincial organization focuses its efforts on province wide initiatives, most specifically representing the learning disabilities community at the provincial level. The Chapters provide direct programs and supports to children, families and adults affected by learning disabilities and ADHD.
Children with learning disabilities and ADHD thrive when teachers and parents work together. LD OnLine has gathered the following information and resources to help to build a strong bridge between families and educators -- including goal setting, creating and sustaining successful IEP teams, and much more.
Children Inclusion Alberta (formerly Alberta Association for Community Living) is a family based, non-profit federation that advocates on behalf of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Together, they share a dream of meaningful family life and community inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities. As an advocacy organization they support families and individuals in their desire to be fully included in community life.
Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) assists Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic illness or terminal illness, in maintaining independence in their community. AADL provides funding for basic medical equipment and supplies to meet clinically assessed needs. An assessment by a health care professional determines the equipment and supplies that an Albertan can receive through the AADL program. Albertans pay 25% of the benefit cost to a maximum of $500 per individual or family per year. Low-income Albertans and those receiving income assistance are exempt from paying the cost-sharing portion.
The Caregiver Village website helps families provide help with caring for children from ages 0 through 18. The site has helpful information on depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-harm, FASD, parenting skills, ODD, trauma and attachment issues and care-giver self-care.