Music and Movement
Therapy Program

We are so excited to launch our new Music and Movement Therapy program beginning this month!

This program is open to all children, birth to 5 years of age, living with a neuromotor disability. The program begins with a 30 minute stretch and optional parent yoga lead by a physiotherapist. After a break for coffee we will complete the program with a 45 minute music therapy session.

What are the benefits of Music Therapy?
Improving speech and memory
Strengthen and reinforce cognitive abilities, motor coordination and range of motion
Creates structure
Helps improve quality of life

To ensure our therapists are able to reach each participant SPACE IS LIMITED
*This program is open to ALL abilities.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families Community Space

Do you have a ‘To Do’ list… and it keeps growing and growing? Let us help you check some of those items off your list!
Join us at the CPKF office for a morning of completing all that paperwork that needs to be submitted. Do you have FSCD submissions to do? Have you wanted to try online submission?
Is it time to apply for PDD? Do you need help completing an application for an Access 2 card?
Coffee and snacks will be provided.

For any questions please call the office (403) 205-4935
Click below to register. Registration appreciated but not required. Last minute availability welcome.

Wheelchair Accessible Van Event
Sunday, September 15, 2019
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
#121 7015 Macleod Trail SW

Please join us for an informative afternoon to discover solutions for transporting individuals with mobility challenges. Wheelchair accessible vans of unique styles, designs and configurations, will be on display for you to view and explore! 
Information on various funding options will be available.
Registration is encouraged but not required.

If you are unable to attend but would like the information provided on this day please email or reach out to our office at (403) 205-4935

Children's Adapted Physical Activity Program

4 spaces in remain open as of today! (Sept 6)
The CAPA program will pair student volunteers one-on-one with children who have special needs (of any type, physical, sensory, developmental and or intellectual, ages 4-12 years). Activities will include organized games and sports, obstacle courses, craft-making, and story-telling in both the gym and swimming pool settings.

Age: 4 - 12 years
Cost: $50.00
Location: Mount Royal University Gym and Pool
Hey, did you know that Dubasov Dance and Wellness also offers a daytime ADULT program? They incorporate dance, yoga, music, drama, a variety day, and community outings.
One of the most frustrating things about having a child who wears AFOs is how hard it is to find shoes to fit. There are a couple of simple hacks that might help you in fitting shoes for your child.
See below a special request from one of CPKF members:

We are looking to meet a potential roommate to share a soon to be accessible house in the SW Calgary community of Haysboro. Our son aged 23 will be one of the residents, and we hope to have one to two people of a similar age living in the house with him. The house is located on a transit route with quiet rear bedrooms close to shopping malls and amenities. The house has extensive poured concrete for easy outdoor accessibility. Our son is a really happy guy with a big heart and no behavioral issues; he has a love of music, a desire to enjoy the community, a great sense of humour, and has good sleep habits - we would like his roommates to have these things in common.  


Jacques Ackermann

Mobile 587.580.7617

We are constantly updating the events calendar on our website. Click on the image below to see all of our upcoming events!

Upcoming events include:
Halloween Respite Party
2019 Christmas Party
Christmas Respite Party
Book Review

The book “Jessica’s Box” by Peter Carnavas is a unique type of inclusive book because it shows a child with a disability experiencing the same feelings and concerns that all children have, without making the disability a central aspect of the story. By  not  making the story about Jessica being in a wheelchair, it helps all children connect with her, and see her for herself, and not for the chair she uses to move around. It’s a subtle but powerful message that all kids are more the same
than different.
The core message is that you don’t need to do extraordinary things to impress others in order to make friends – you just have to be yourself.

Guess what...Among our Calgary Public Library locations, there are 12 copies of this book!
Does your child use an Augmentative/Alternative
Communication Device? (AAC)

This is a reminder that ICE AB Calgary registrations are still being accepted for the conference being held in Calgary on Nov 1/19. Please click below for more info.

Registration deadline is Sept 20, 2019.
The conference is for anyone who uses AAC devices, professionals and their caretakers. ICE stands for Independence, Community Inclusion and Empowerment.