Milestones

Empowering families with children with disabilities.

About Milestones

The Milestones Program is designed for families with a child, 0-17 years of age with a disability who have an agreement with Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) Alberta.

Services typically last six months, are free of charge and for families that live in Calgary and surrounding areas south of Calgary. Milestones offers services through three core areas:

  1. Behavioural and Developmental Aide Support
  2. Transition to Adulthood Support
  3. Counselling

The Milestones Program provides parents or caregivers with individualized help to:

  • Deepen their knowledge around raising their child with a disability
  • Increase their parenting skills and strategies
  • Strengthen their family relationships
  • Build their connections and support network
  • Access community resources and services
  • Receive professional counselling
  • Prepare for their youth’s transition to adulthood

Behavioural and Developmental Aide Support

Milestones provides parents/ caregivers with in-home support to address the unique needs they have parenting a child with a disability. In-home support focuses on strengthening parent skills, learning new strategies, accessing resources and strengthening their support network.

Transition to Adulthood

Transition to Adulthood supports families with a youth, 16 – 18 years of age, with a disability to help them prepare for successful transition to adulthood. We help the youth and family answer questions, access resources and work towards their transition to adulthood goals.

The Milestones Program is funded by the Government of Alberta.

Contact Us

For more information about the Milestones Program, please email:

 

Check out our Milestones Transition Coordinator, Corrine Grieve, share her experience having a sibling with a disability.  Thank you to Easter Seals Alberta for allowing us to share such a great video.

Milestones Referral Form

Counselling

We offer one to one, non-emergency based, counselling with a registered clinician. Our clinician creates a supportive and open environment where caregivers can explore their needs raising a child with a disability.

Individuals who have a referral for counselling that has been approved by the Milestones Program Supervisor can book an appointment with the clinician online. Currently, we are offering phone and video-conferencing appointments.

Clinician Booking

Families who have been approved by the Milestones Supervisor, click to book an appointment.

 

Not approved or unsure if you are approved?  Contact : milestones@mcmancalgary.ca

We offer one to one, non-emergency based, counselling with a registered clinician. Our clinician creates a supportive and open environment where caregivers can explore their needs raising a child with a disability.

Groups for Children with Disabilities

KID CONNECT

KID CONNECT WILL NOT RUN IN THE FALL OF 2021 DUE TO COVID

Kid Connect is changing!

Starting October 2021, Kid Connect will be offered as a 6 week program to help kids with
disabilities learn and grow their regulation skills. This program will be in-person only,
have limited space available, and run weekly for 6 weeks.

Please check back here for updates and if you have any questions contact
milestones@mcmancalgary.ca 

(please note Parent Connect will no longer run)

Sign Up for a Parent or Kid Connect Group

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If you have any questions, please contact:

milestones@mcmancalgary.ca 

Would you like to receive email updates and reminders about future Parent & Kid Connect dates/events?

Groups for Siblings

SIBSHOPS

**SIBSHOPS IN-PERSON HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND MOVED TO JOIN THE SIBSHOPS VIRTUAL GROUP ON THURSDAYS**

**THERE WILL BE ANOTHER REGISTRATION DATE IN DECEMBER 2021 FOR SIBSHOPS STARTING IN JANUARY 2022. THIS MAY INCLUDE IN PERSON (IF SAFE TO DO SO)  AND/OR ONLINE. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE IN EARLY DECEMBER, OR JOIN THE MAILING LIST TO BE NOTIFIED OF REGISTRATION DATES**

 

Sibshops registration will open on August 26th at 9am for both virtual and in-person

Both groups will be limited to the age range of 8 to 11 years old and run once per month until December (4 sessions in total).

For In-Person Sibshops Our Address is: 
Zurich Court – East Doors
2609 – 25Ave NE
Calgary

The cost of all four IN-PERSON sessions is $50
The cost of all four VIRTUAL sessions is $20
This helps cover the cost of dinner (in-person – pizza, a drink, snack), and activity supplies

No Sib will be left out due to cost
If cost is a concern, please contact Lindsay prior to registering
lindsay.cummings@mcmancalgary.ca  403-508-7733

PLEASE NOTE:

  • If you have been to Sibshops before, you can sign up again!
  • Space is limited for both virtual and in-person; please ensure your child can attend ALL sessions
  • Unfortunately we are not able to accept Sibs outside of the ages of 8 – 11 years old

Sign Up for Sibshops

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Please email corrine.grieve@mcmancalgary.ca to be added to our Sibshops mailing lists and be notified of future registrations.

In case of injury, I do hereby waive all claims or legal actions, financial, or otherwise against McMan Calgary, their elected officials and employees, the organizers, sponsors, supervisors or any volunteer connect with the program. In constitute acceptance of the conditions set forth in the release.
Price: $ 135.00
Payment is due, or arrangements must be made, at time of registration. Cheques (made out to “McMan Calgary”) can be mailed to, or dropped off, at our office McMan Calgary, 1538 25th Ave. NE, T2E 8Y3

Resources

INFORMATIVE SITES

  • Founder of the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model and author of The Explosive Child, Dr. Ross Green is a leading expert in why challenging kids are challenging and how they should be understood and treated with compassion.
  • Founded by Michelle Garcia Winner, Social Thinking is a dynamic way of helping kids and youth learn explicitly how to engage in social information processing; how to attend, interpret, problem solve and respond to different situations.
  • Sibshops provides young brothers and sisters with peer support and information around their siblings disability in a safe and lively recreational setting. Siblings get to meet other siblings and chat about the good and not so good parts of having a sibling with a disability and their unique role within their family.

HELPFUL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Based in Calgary, The Children’s Link Society is known and valued for offering resources, information, connections and hope to families and professionals in the special needs community.
  • Inclusion Foothills serves the Foothills and Willow Creek regions in Alberta. They provide support, education and information to families who are living with or are connect to someone with special needs.

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