THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED FREQUENTLY. Last update: April 3 at 3:11 p.m.

The recent arrival of COVID-19 in Alberta has created some distress for families and staff about how best to respond and what precautions to take. The situation continues to evolve and change quickly. Our primary concern is the safety of everyone.

EDMONTON OFFICE HOURS UPDATE

The Centre office is currently closed to the public. All staff are working remotely and available to assist you via email. All staff have access to their voicemails as well, so feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

If you’re unsure who to contact for your inquiry, please visit our Contact Page for a list of staff contact information and contact form.

Because this situation is rapidly evolving, we will be providing regular updates about future programming and are available to answer any questions you may have. Please keep an eye on your email for future communications from the Centre.

PROGRAM UPDATES

Children’s Programming & Services

Community Programs
The following Spring community programs are CANCELLED:

  • Junior Chef
  • Fun with Art
  • Basketballers
  • Kickstart Soccer

If you were registered for any of the cancelled programs listed above, you will be contacted by a member of our team and issued a refund.

Respite is CANCELLED until further notice
Kids Kloset is CANCELLED

Family Night is CANCELLED until further notice

Little Aces and Camp ACE summer camp registration has been suspended at this time. More details to come.

Of course, this situation is ever-evolving, so we will keep you updated with any changes. Please contact Gail if you have any questions about cancelled community programming or Summer Camp.

Specialized Services 
Effective immediately, all in-home portions of specialized services will be suspended.  This means that if your program includes Interventionists, they will not be coming into your home.

Your clinical team will stay in touch with you to continue services remotely.

PUF (Program Unit Funding)
At this time we are unable to provide in-person programming with your educational team. The Centre is working to approach this situation creatively, focusing on the best interests of the student and exploring alternative delivery methods. Stay tuned for further updates!

Children’s Therapeutic Social Programs
Social Skills Program: CANCELLED until further notice
Start Program: Proceeding with alternative delivery methods.

Teen & Young Adult Programming & Services

Community Programs

The following Spring community programs are CANCELLED:

  • Shop, Cook and Learn
  • Exploring Art
  • Creative Expression
  • Active for Life
  • Teen Basketball

If you were registered for any of the cancelled programs listed above, you will be contacted by a member of our team and issued a refund.

Our team is working on alternative delivery methods for spring session community social programs. Stay tuned for info!

Teen Camp registration has been suspended at this time. More details to come.

Of course, this situation is ever-evolving, so we will keep you updated with any changes. Please contact Gail if you have any questions about cancelled community programming, the upcoming Spring Session and Summer Camp.

Skills & Pre-Employment Programs
Quest for Independence – Centre sessions suspended. Alternative delivery methods in place!

CommunityWorks Canada – CANCELLED until further notice. Applications are still being accepted for the next session.

EmploymentWorks – Centre sessions are currently suspended. Stay tuned for alternative delivery methods! You will be contacted by your facilitator directly with an update ASAP. Applications are still being accepted for the next session.

Therapeutic Social Programs
PEERS for Teens and PEERS for Young Adults – Centre sessions are currently suspended and alternative delivery methods are in place! Applications are still being accepted for the next session.

Parent Workshops

  • April 28, AAC Adventures: CANCELLED. Stay tuned for alternative delivery methods!

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Thank you for your understanding, patience and flexibility during this time. Please know that the health and safety of our participants, families and staff is our first priority.

Please stay alert for further updates from the Centre.

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Safety at the Centre

To protect everyone, the Centre office is closed to the public and staff are working remotely as often as possible. If they need to go into the office for any reason, they are following these protocols:

  • Washing  hands at the beginning and end of each shift, as well as regularly during the workday
  • The Centre is taking precautionary measures and regularly sanitizing all high-traffic/high-touch areas in the office
  • Minimizing  touching their faces, or the faces of others
  • If they feel ill, self-isolating for the recommended 14 days: limiting interaction to phone, email or video link.
  • If staff have travelled internationally, they are restricted to consulting via phone, email and video link for the recommended 14-day period.
  • If staff present with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they are to contact Health Link 811 for further evaluation prior to any further physical contact with staff or families.

About COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO). The most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and all recommendations are available on the Government of Alberta website.

According to Alberta Health Services, the best way to minimize and prevent the spread of any respiratory virus is to do the following:

  • Use good hygiene practices, such as frequent hand washing
  • Practice social distancing
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay at home and stay away from others if you are feeling ill
  • Contact your primary health provider or Health Link 811 if you have questions or concerns about your health

 

The Centre will continue to share information as updates are available and apologize in advance for any service disruption that may occur.