October 2018 News
Still organizing your Fall and Winter Calendar? Go to our website and scroll towards the bottom of the home page. There, you'll find our calendar of events. Click on the events you're interested in to either read more
about them, or to register.
Our annual Light Up A Child's Life Christmas Party will be on Sunday, November 25. Do you know someone who may want to sponsor this event or donate to our auction?

If you do, please reach out to us by phone or email.
We need your votes! Our Adapted Bike Program could win $10,000. Please help us out by voting - and sharing with
your friends and family.

Voting closes soon! Oct 4.
Our fully accessible Community Space is available for rent if you're looking for a Birthday Party location. Call us to ask about it!


The RIDE & PLAY program welcomes families who have recently received a special needs diagnosis and provides the opportunity to bring their child in to learn hot to ride a special needs trike. 

Through a group learning experience, infants will participate in stretching, strengthening, reciprocal movement, songs, games and play. The goal of the program is to help teach parents about the importance of movement for their child's motor development. We hope to offer our program in a fun, warm and supportive environment. The overall focus will be movement on bikes and activities on mats. Siblings are always welcome.
CADS (Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing) promotes adaptive skiing and snowboarding by teaching people with disabilities how to ski or snowboard using adaptive skills and equipment tailored to their needs.

Registration will be on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Frank King Day Lodge from 10:00am - 2:00pm. If you want to participate in this program, you must be present at this registration day.

This year, Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families have combined all of our recreation funding programs into one program. 
You can apply for up to $150 once per calendar year. If you apply for 2019 adapted ski funding, you will be utilizing funds from the 2019 recreation fee assistance program. 
We all feel down at times, and alone in our challenges in parenting a child with special needs. Sometimes listening to other parents with similar circumstances can help. Here are a few podcasts we've found that might give you a lift.

Calgary Special Pups Program is hosting a Halloween Party!
October 28 from 11am - 1:30 pm.
$10 Registration
Click on the image above to see what's happening around Calgary for families with special needs.

Heard of Tech Neck?

The act of holding your head flexed and forward while looking down at your handheld device and/or laptop screen places your cervical spine in a tenuous position. This is a concern for kids as well. One of our members has found something that can help! This adjustable laptop stand can hold an iPad or Phone as well. They have found it very functional for their daughter with CP. Click on the picture below for product info.
Coffee Socials are a great way to connect with other parents and to receive support from us. Please join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Drop in anytime
between 9:30 and 11:30am.