Parents of children with disabilities sometimes need support so they can raise their children at home and fully participate in community life. The Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) Program provides a wide range of family-centered supports and services. Services are meant to help strengthen the families’ ability to promote their child’s healthy development and encourage their child’s participation in activities at home and in the community. The program is voluntary: parents remain the guardians for their child and are responsible for all decision-making and the usual expenses of raising a child until their child turns 18 years old. The FSCD program works in partnership with eligible families to provide supports and services based on each child and family’s individual assessed needs.
Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD): PDD funds programs and services to help adult Albertans with developmental disabilities to be a part of their communities and live as independently as they can.
The program funds the following supports:
Community Living Supports: Help individuals in their home (for example: meal planning and housekeeping).
Employment Supports: Train, educate and support individuals to get and keep jobs.
Community Access Supports: Generally short-term supports to help with special circumstances (for example: extra help when a person is having trouble).
Specialized Community Supports: Generally short term supports to help with special circumstances (for example: extra help when a person is having trouble.)
Phone: 780-310-0000 (ask to be connected to your nearest FSCD office.)
Cory Jacob, Regional Program Supervisor