EMPOWERING families with autism – for life

Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton is an organization of excellence in the area of support services for children with autism and other developmental disorders.  We have dedicated, dynamic and qualified professionals providing family centred programming.  Through specialized services, the children and families in our organization experience high levels of success and continue to meet and exceed their goals. Families are welcome to contact us about receiving services.

WHAT’s NEW

Annual Family BBQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are hosting our Annual Family BBQ on Saturday, August 24th  from 11am -3pm at the Maier Centre West location.

Join us for a BBQ, bouncy castle, games and more! It’s going to be a fun-filled day!

This event will be a  great opportunity for families to meet and connect with each other.

For more information or to RSVP please call 780-495-9235 or email info@childrensautism.ca

Calling All Hockey Lovers!!

We are pleased to announce our partnership with the HEROS Hockey Foundation. The Super HEROS programs provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment to youth with cognitive & physical challenges.

Super HEROS is open to boys & girls with cognitive & physical challenges aged 7-17. This completely free program provides an adapted on-ice curriculum focusing on station work from a Learn to Play perspective. Being part of a league and playing competitive games is not the objective, but opportunities to share the hockey experience with youth from other communities is part of the program.

If you are interested in signing up your child, please contact Melissa at Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton at melissa@childrensautism.ca or 780.495.9235. Limited space available
Summer CAMPS 2019

Summer camps have grown exponentially this year to meet family’s needs. We are now offering 7 weeks of camps in a variety of locations for a range of age groups in order to serve families. Our new camps based at West Meadowlark Community League and Capilano Community League are going to be a blast for the kids! They can enjoy the sun, spray park amenities, and other exciting activities.

Our EPIC camps are going to be a wonderful and engaging experience as well! We can’t wait to facilitate healthy physical activity and fun while maintaining regulation!  We are excited to again offer our teen camps which have also grown this year. Teen Camps allow for teens to explore Edmonton using their own interests to guide them, while focusing on building their independence.

Our camps have filled up extremely quickly, so if you are still interested in signing up please do so ASAP!

Click HERE for more information and to register! There are only a few limited spots left!

Summer Outings

We are so excited for a summer of fun with families in our program! We will be offering so many exciting Summer Outings, some new and some repeats of favorites! Families can enjoy experiencing summer activities while being supported by their clinical staff, building meaningful relationships with other families, and practicing SCERTS strategies in the community!

Our summer outings include: Jurassic Forest, Hide and Seek, Dynamyx Gymnastics, John Janzen Nature Centre, and more.

save the date

Our 12th Annual Autism Conference will be held on January 23-24th, 2020 at the Edmonton River Cree.  We will have presentations on:  practical classroom strategies, managing challenging behaviour, recent research topics and trends, neurodiversity, and parent led topics.  Watch our website for updates!

We will also be hosting our Annual Autism Gala on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at the JW Marriott  in downtown Edmonton. We hope you can join us at this exciting new venue!

what is autism?

The video below helps to explain how the people with Autism think differently:

For more information on what autism is, please click here

Join our Team

We’re growing and looking for dedicated people to join our team. Click here to review our current job postings.

Project EPIC – Encouraging Physical Activity in Children

EPIC is a program designed to provide both segregated and inclusive opportunities for children and youth to engage in physical activity, socialization, and recreation.

EPIC is inclusive of a variety of activities that are designed to meet the child where they are at in terms of their ability to engage. This helps provides children and youth diagnosed with autism with an increased opportunity to participate in physical activity and peer interaction according to their abilities and preferences.

To view the EPIC Program click here

chILD CARE PROGRAM

The Childcare Program is provided to children between 19 months and 5 years of age who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The Childcare Program is currently offered at The Maier Centre.

Please click here  for more information!

Newsletter

Click here to review our latest newsletter on recent autism research, upcoming events, workshops and more.

 

Learn More About Our Local Services

Children’s Autism Services is Edmonton’s leader in family centred autism treatment. Families are a vital part of the collaborative process. Respecting, strengthening, educating, and supporting families are all important components of programming.

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Families deserve the best. Help us provide critical support and services to families. Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton has proven itself to be a responsible steward of community funds. Every dollar you give results in additional funding for programs and supports for the kids. We deliver results.

Your donation will be matched! If you donate through ATB cares, they will match 15% of your donation.

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