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March 19, 2020

Information last updated: March 19, 2020 For the newest updates, please see our COVID-19 page. As personal isolation and “social distancing” reduce opportunities for Albertans to get together in person, go to work and school, and maintain their daily routines we hope you, your family and friends, have the support and resources required to stay […]

The following is a letter we have written to the Premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney, dated Thursday, March 19, 2020. It is also available in a PDF. *** Dear Premier, Re: Action Needed Now in Support of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families We very much appreciate the recent and necessary actions you and […]

The following is a letter we have written to Community and Social Services Minister Rajan Sawhney, on Thursday March 19, 2020. It is also available in a PDF. *** Dear Minister, Re: AISH and EI (Employment Insurance) As our provincial government and the Federal government act to protect workers by either easing access to EI […]

March 13, 2020

Since Alberta Education announced changes to Program Unit Funding (PUF) funding we have been in consultation with organizations, such as GRIT (Getting Ready for Inclusion Today) in Edmonton. Our core interest in PUF has always been in its capacity to support early childhood and kindergarten inclusion on an individual child basis. Added to this was […]

February 26, 2020

On February 23, 2020 the Alberta government, in the interest of transparency made public some data relative to the number of adults with developmental disabilities receiving or waiting for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) supports. While this effort at greater transparency is welcome, a preliminary analysis of this data on the eve of what is […]