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.

Milestones is funded by the Government of Alberta.

For more information about the Milestones Program, please contact us at:

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

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.

Milestones Groups for Parents and Children

In addition to our core services, Milestones offers monthly groups that provide families and their children opportunities to learn and connect.

Parent/Kid Connect Groups

Parent/Kid Connect groups are for families that have children with challenging behaviours and/or a disability. A formal diagnosis is not required to join the groups. The groups are set up as parallel sessions for the children and parents. Parents must attend Parent Connect while their child attends Kid Connect.

  • Kid Connect is for children (5 years old and up) who have challenging behaviours or a disability, to learn and connect with each other. Structured lessons teach the children emotional regulation or social skills and use fun activities to help them practice the skill.
  • Parent Connect provides an encouraging environment for caregivers to discuss a variety of topics related to caring for a child with challenging behaviours or a disability, share resources, encourage each other and learn from guest speakers.

Sign Up for a Parent/Kid Connect Group

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Parent/Kid Connect Groups are held at 2609 – 15 St NE (East Doors)

Program Documents

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

Sibshops

Sibshops provide safe space for young brothers and sisters, 8 to 12 years old, to learn about their sibling’s disability, connect with other siblings, and participate in a variety of fun activities. Each session includes a meal, fun games and lots of laughter.

Sibshops run once per month from September to May (9 sessions total). The cost for the program is $135/ child for all 9 sessions.

Registration for Sibshops is for an entire year. We will be accepting registrations for September 2020 beginning August 1, 2020.

Sign Up for Sibshops

Upcoming dates, click the links below to register:

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Sibshops are held at 2609 – 15 St NE (East Doors)

Program Documents

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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