June Parent Support Meeting: New location!

Join Us…… 

Parent Support Group Meeting –
Wednesday, June 7 (7-9 p.m.) 
Family Futures Resource Network — Millhurst Branch

5710 19A Ave., south of Mill Woods Town Centre — Click here for Google Maps

One recurring bit of feedback we get from some of our members is regarding the accessibility of our meetings. We have taken that to heart, and in the interest of reaching people who may not have been able to get to the Misericordia, we are hosting this month’s meeting at an alternate location on the south side.

We’re pleased to continue our partnership with  Family Futures Resource Network, who will be hosting us for our parent support group meeting on June 7. Family Futures Resource Network works to provide valuable resources and programs for individuals, parents, and families. They offer a variety of programs as well, including the Triple P Parenting. Check out their Spring Program Guide for more on what they offer.

Our monthly parent support group meeting is a time for meaningful dialogue and to share deeply about the issues related to ADHD that affect your lives and the lives of your children.

Whether it’s a chance to discuss struggles with school or the diagnostic/treatment process, or an opportunity to share successes your kids have had, or strides you’ve made as a family, we want to hear about your experiences.

This is a roundtable discussion, in a welcoming, non-judgmental setting. Everyone will get a chance, if they choose, to offer a topic or raise an issue in the discussion.

Come share your experiences with other parents of ADHD children.

See you there!


Summer Interactive Skills Session


Corinne Eckert is a Registered Child and Educational Psychologist located here in Edmonton. Corinne and her team are offering Training in Core Social Skills: Summer Interactive Skills Sessions* in July and August.

This one-week program offers fun and interesting opportunities for children to learn and practice social skills!  Corinne and her team provide group-directed coaching, and work on coaching participants on an individual basis during social interaction activities. This approach allows each child to grow skills where they need them most.

The summer program teaches the underlying philosophy and coaching language, not only to children, but the parents as well. Understanding that social interaction is hard work, Eckert’s team makes sure children also get what they need to recharge during the day!

Why enroll your child in this program? Eckert’s team says parents chose the summer session for a number of reasons: it provides an introduction to the school year program (Training in Core Social Skills) and can help families determine whether the school year program will be a good fit. Others access the summer program help to integrate the skills their child has learned in the school year with a new group of children.  And some come back each year in the summer as a “refresher”, to continue ongoing coaching in social development. Whatever the reason, parents and children report making supportive social connections that continue after the group is completed.

Please refer to the Summer Program Flyer 2017 for program dates, ages and locations and to arrange an intake interview.

Intakes are beginning now so if you are interested, don’t delay. These groups do fill up.

*Psychological services may be reimbursed through extended health benefits plans, and FSCD provides some funding for its clients towards the costs of this summer program and pays in full for the school year program for its approved clients.

Please note: This information is provided as a service to the ADHD community. The AAGE does not offer endorsement for  ADHD counseling, coaching or support services.

Mandin Award: up to $800 for students with LD/ADHD

Mandin Award

The Mandin Award was established in 1991 in memory of Maurice, Susan, Islay, and Janelle Mandin. Maurice and Susan Mandin were teachers with a sincere interest in children with special needs. Isaly and Janelle, their daughters, were students.

The Award has two purposes. The primary one is to provide resources that will have the greatest positive impact for children from age 4-21 within Alberta. The second goal is to encourage those children who receive funds to pursue their educational goals with enthusiasm and confidence.

Mandin 2017 Poster

An award is based on this criteria:

  • An award of up to $800 will be given to assist an individual or individuals in one family who have a learning disability and/or ADHD.
  • The individual(s) will be between 4 to 21 years of age.
  • The individual(s) will be resident in Alberta.
  • Eligible programs and services will include, but are not limited to, supporting the costs of attending summer camp, social skill development courses, tutoring, assessments, and technology.
  • Disbursement of the fund will be made directly to the program or service provider upon receipt of an invoice, or to the recipient with presentation of a receipt for the purchase of the approved technology.
  • One application per family will be accepted.
  • Application deadline May 15!

Please ensure your application is pertinent to the field of learning disabilities. The awards committee will use the definition of learning disabilities that was adopted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada in 2002.

Mandin 2017 Application Form DOC

Mandin 2017 Application Form PDF