Centre Drop-In |
Hearts In Action Camps |
Teen Night |
Out Of School Care |
Motor Development |
Alberta AdaptAbilities Association currently operates this program from two Centres, McKernan Respite Centre (11226-75th Avenue) and Meadowlark Respite Centre (8721-163rd Street).
This program provides a number of quality-structured activities in a safe and supportive environment where children and youth with special needs can learn and grow.
Activities may include:
Children will engage in three main components throughout the week
including: Recreation and Leisure, Essential Life Skills, and Arts & Crafts, Drama and Music.
Hours of Operation:
The Before and After School Program is open Monday through
Friday from 7:00AM to 9:00AM and from 2:00PM to 6:00 PM.
Accommodations are made for those individuals requiring
additional care outside of operating hours and/or early
The Before and After School Program was developed out of
several concerns. In the city of Edmonton, there is no known
before and after school care facility for children over the
age of twelve (12) with special needs. Although there have
been accommodations for children with special needs to remain
in child care facilities until the age of thirteen (13), and
in rare situations longer, it still leaves little options for
parents who have children over the age of twelve (12). Some
parents have even reported that their child was asked to leave
prior to the age of twelve (12). As a result of inadequate
child care for children over the age of twelve (12), families
have been faced with difficulties with attaining and maintaining
employment with the uncertainties of finding consistent care in
their home for their child.