Our Programs

The Child Social Skills Program

 

The Child Social Skills program for ages 8-12 years was developed in collaboration with a registered psychologist. Parents as well as teachers have reported that they noticed positive changes in the participants’ social interactions as soon as three weeks into the program. This program helps children struggling with friendships, reading social queues and struggle with managing their emotions. This program runs Saturday mornings in 8 week sessions.

Children between the ages of 8-12 years can register for this 6 week program. Starting Sunday May 1, 2022  from 9:30am – 12:00pm

The Life Project

 

 

This program is for ages 13-18 years and was developed it in collaboration with a teacher from the Boyle Street Education Center for At-Risk Youth (BSEC). This program is based on a life skills program this teacher developed for the BSEC and the social skills program model that we had already been using. This program includes instruction and hands on experience with basic skills such as; time management (e.g., completing school projects on time), navigating junior high and high school, it also includes guidance related to social skills such as; self-awareness, emotion regulation, conflict management, recognizing non-verbal cues, and recognizing healthy versus unhealthy relationships

Youth between the ages of 13-18 years can register for this 6 week program. Starting Saturday November 13, 2021 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Camp Abilities Summer Day Camp

Our Summer Day Camp is structured for age groups 8-12 years and 13-18 years who are struggling at keeping friends and interacting with their peers. Participants will learn social skills in a safe setting in the morning and then practice what they have learned out in the community in the afternoon. Outings can include: visiting City of Edmonton facilities, riding Edmonton Transit, swimming, bowling and other activities that the group may choose to try. This camp offers direct social skills promoting and focuses on

  • Highly trained staff with skills specific to working with this population
  • Lower staff to participant ratio than most camps
  • Understanding of the special needs of youth
  • Individualized attention with focus on recognizing and developing each campers unique gifts and strengths
  • Wrapped into every program is emphasis on developing organizational skills, social skills, and life skills set in a fun environment

 

Camp Abilities ages 8-12 years
Monday – Friday 9:30am until 3:00pm
July 11-15, 2022
August 8-12, 2022
August 15-19, 2022

Teen Camp Abilities ages 13-17 years
Monday – Friday 9:30am until 3:00pm
July 18-22, 2022

Cost for the program is $500.00 per 5 day session. Families are able to obtain FSCD (Family Support for Children with Disabilities) funding for their child to attend camp through community aid hours. Contact your FSCD worker to see if your child qualifies.

Roblox Social Group 7+

 

Roblox is an educational online video game. It enhances creativity, problem-solving, self-direction, collaboration, and specifically designed to help children improve skills such as organization, time management, planning, flexibility, self-awareness, and focus. Both fun and educational, The purpose of Roblox is for players to interact and make friends. This is achieved by wandering around the online world and stopping to talk with other players within a moderated chat feature. This group is a closed group, only children/youth registered for this group will be playing Roblox together.

Wednesday’s starting
April 20, 2022
4:30pm – 6:00pm
6 week session

Sunday’s starting
April 23, 2022                  

1:00pm – 2:30pm          
6 week session              

 

              

Information Sessions

 

 

Held every month, our informative evening has a panel of presenters talking about the facts and personal experiences with ADHD/LD. We feel at LD Edmonton that educating parents is very important.

Upcoming Information session

Advocating for you Child

Join us Tuesday November 16, 2021 @ 7:00pm to learn more.

Register by emailing info@ldedmonton.com for the Zoom Link.
 

Parent Support Groups

 

 

Our parent support groups are held every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. This support group is to give parent a safe place to come together.