Concerns? Contact the Calgary Health Region:
Child Development Services: 403-955-5900
Child Development Intake: 403-955-5999
Autism Calgary Association
Autism Calgary Association is an association of individuals and families with Autism Spectrum Disorder aiming to helping those with ASD in the community live meaningful lives. They provide a variety of community programs and services to support those with ASD and their families, including providing support programs, assistance navigating and accessing various government services and counselling. See their website below for more information.
Phone #: 403-250-5033
Society for the Treatment of Autism (STA)
Society for the Treatment of Autism is an organization that provides comprehensive treatment, educational, and consulting services for individuals and families of those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They have a variety of Early Intervention and Residential Treatment programs, along with providing skill building programs for adolescents and adults with ASD. There are also a number of community based consulting workshops and programs that are offered. See their website for more info.
Phone #: 403-253-2291
Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary
Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary provides respite care in a social and recreational environment for children, youth, and adolescents on the Spectrum of ASD. This includes community outings, specialized care programs, and other fun and educational programs!
Phone #: 403-236-7383
Work with children and their caregivers to help improve and language, social, and motor skills, with an emphasis on developing these skills through play. Lead Foundation works with children who face mild to more severe challenges in their development, including, but not limited to, children with ASD. They describe their programs as being "Child-Centered", with a strong emphasis on each individual child's unique strengths and interests being incorporated into services and programs provided, as well as collaborating with families to set goals.
Phone #: 403-270-7912
Children's Link Society
Children's Link provides information about a large number of community resources, and helps to connect families of those with special needs with relevant resources. Offer a number of programs, support groups, and opportunities for one-to-one conversations.
Phone #: 403-230-9158
New Heights Early Intervention Preschool and Kindergarten Program
Offer an Early Intervention Preschool and Kindergarten program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or who otherwise have significant delays in language, social, and/or communicative development.
Phone #: 403-769-0633
Offers a broad range of specialized programs for children with special needs.
Autism Spectrum Disorder - Other Resources:
Autism Society of Canada
Autism Society of Canada advocates the sharing of and access to information regarding best practices and programs for individuals and families with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They also curate the exchange of information between groups involved with ASD, such as families, professionals, governments, researchers, and the public.
Phone #: 1-866-476-8440
Advocating for and supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.
Other Resources at the University of Calgary
Ch.I.L.D. Research Group
Webpage of the University of Calgary's Child and Infant Learning and Development Research Group! The Ch.I.L.D. Research Group is made of four research labs, including the Speech Development Lab, at the U of C in the department of Psychology. Each lab investigates how children learn and develop as they grow, studying infants as young as a few months old up to older children in their early teens. Visit the website to learn more and sign-up!
University of Calgary Department of Psychology
Webpage for the U of C's Psychology Department.
University of Calgary School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, & Culture
Webpage for the U of C's School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, & Culture (SLLLC).