Community Access Services support adults with developmental disabilities to achieve their goals for personal development and participation in community activities. These supports can be a valued alternative to employment and/or facilitate community involvement. PDD (Persons with Developmental Disabilities) is the Alberta Government department that is the primary funder of these services.
The Ability Resource Centre uses a team based approach to provide individuals with a wide variety of choices in how they are going to pursue their goals. Choices include:
Services are offered weekdays between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:00pm. Individuals must arrange their own transportation to and from our program for the beginning and end of each day.
For information about our services, please contact our Services Coordinator, who will be able to provide you with a tour, a detailed explanation of our services and an Application for Services. Individuals and guardians then choose which services they are interested in and if space and funding are available, an individualized assessment is scheduled. The assessment allows for the individual to experience as many aspects of our services as possible, so that together we can determine the individual’s interests, potential goals and support requirements. Upon completion of the assessment, if the service is a positive match for the individual, a proposal for continued service is submitted to PDD.
Our Program Director and Team Leaders oversee our Community Access Services provided within the following teams: NIKES, LIFE, SPICE, Pathfinders & Mosaic. For specific questions regarding an individual’s service, please contact the Team Leader or Program Director.