General Information

Government of Alberta – Ministry of Education

Information about Alberta Education supports for all children, including providing access to special education programs for students with special needs.

Autism Speaks

An international organization leading autism science and advocacy, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism. Check out the excellent new ‘video glossary’.

Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families (Calgary)

We are a family-focused community leader that provides support, resources, and opportunities to children and families living with physical disabilities, including cerebral palsy, throughout their life journey.

Children’s Link Society

A central source of information for families of children with special needs in the Calgary area and the Rocky View Region.

Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)

Branch of the Alberta Government that provides services to children with disabilities.


Lead Foundation ActivitiesActivities & Visuals

Do 2 Learn

Find a collection of pictures, visuals, songs, games and stories from a network of teachers and clinicians from around the globe.


Create your own visuals for free with their easy to use online tool. Plus a handful of additional resources and forums to connect with your community.

Speaking of Speech

Check out the Materials Exchange for tons of visuals, games and activities to promote speech and language development.

Leed Foundation CommunityFamily & Parent Support

Family & Community Resource Center (FCRC)

Provides families, healthcare providers, and community members access to reliable and comprehensive information, resources and supports related to children’s health and well-being. Check out the list of Community Education Sessions for child, youth and family mental health.

The Hanen Centre

Workshops and educational supports with the goal of enabling parents and professionals to transform their daily interactions with young children to build the best possible lifelong social, language and literacy skills. This includes children with or at risk of language delays and those on the autism spectrum.

Triple P Parenting

Happier Families, better relationships, successful kids. Triple P is a flexible, practical program that helps develop skills, strategies and confidence to handle challenging parenting situations.

Community Resources

The Ability Hub – Sinneave Family Foundation

Sinneave operates The Ability Hub, a 17,000-square-foot space located on The University of Calgary campus. The Ability Hub is a true hub of innovation and collaboration where Sinneave is actively involved in program development and service delivery, and where they host partner organizations and activities that support the transition to adulthood for autistic individuals.

Autism Calgary Association

Provides support to families of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and resources for interested professionals, educators and caregivers.

Calgary Community Living Society

CLS is committed to ensuring persons with developmental disabilities have dignity, rights and freedom.

Calgary SCOPE Society

Committed to improving lives for persons with developmental disabilities in Calgary and area for over 15 years.


A charitable family-based organization formed to better the lives of individuals with ADD/ADHD and those who care for them.

Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre

A non-profit, registered, charitable organization dedicated to including people with developmental disabilities into the community in real and meaningful ways.

Inclusion Alberta

Supporting Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities for 60+ Years, Inclusion Alberta is a family-based non-profit advocacy organization that supports families and individuals in their desire to be fully included in community life. Together, we share a dream of meaningful family life and community inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Respite & Recreation

Autism Aspergers Friendship Society

AAFS provides respite care in a social and recreational environment for children, youth and adults on the spectrum of autism, facilitating the implementation of programming where our youth can choose their own adventures.

Between Friends Club

Enables participants to experience a sense of belonging and an enhanced quality of life.  This is accomplished by providing quality social and recreational opportunities focusing on children and young adults with disabilities.

Just 4 U Family Services

Provides respite services for children with special needs in the Calgary area.

Online Resources

Lead Foundation’s Picky Eating Webinar Series

Welcome to Lead Foundation’s online resources to help support your child’s eating. These webinars have been created by Lead Foundation’s Occupational Therapy Team. Please use these resources in consultation with your child’s therapy team at Lead Foundation. If you would like further information please contact your child’s Occupational Therapist with Lead.

Chapter 1 – Myths

Chapter 2 – Picky Eater vs. Problem Feeder

Chapter 3 – Why Kids Don’t Eat

Chapter 4 – Division of Responsibility 

Chapter 5 – Oral Motor Skills 

Chapter 6 – Food Chaining

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