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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Urgent Request: FSCD and PDD family experiences Every Albertan is aware that the provincial government has chosen to impose financial constraints which will have future impacts on many sectors from education to healthcare, but too few are aware of the impact now on the very lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their […]
The beginning of the year is a good time for planning. One important tool for planning for your son or daughter’s future is the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The RDSP is a program that provides financial security for individuals with disabilities and their families until they are needed in the future. For more information […]
Inclusion Alberta is pleased to announce that our current board treasurer, Donna Desjardins, is the 2019 recipient of the Gary McPherson Leadership Award from the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. The award is one of many handed out as part of annual recognition for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities […]
Regulating seclusion rooms to be used in emergencies only is a welcome step on the path to their eventual elimination and banishment.
We want to hear from you if, and when, students with developmental disabilities are forced into seclusion rooms or otherwise confined.