Information is one of the most important elements of support that Pacekids can offer the parents and families of a motor-skill-challenged child.
For the parents of children in our programs, this means keeping abreast of current Pacekids’ activities. For parents of a newly diagnosed child, this is a path to the services and additional information during a potentially overwhelming time.
Our parent handbook provides in-depth information about the centre’s programs, as well as tips for working with your child’s development at home.
There are a number of resources for children with special needs city- and province-wide. We are pleased to offer a short list of agencies and organizations with helpful information and resources that parents and caregivers can browse for more information.
Four times each year Pacekids publishes a newsletter for parents called Pacekids Connects. Printed copies are available by request at Pacekids.
Each stage of development and every attempt to try new solutions may bring about the need for new equipment. Pacekids is able to loan some specialized equipment for trial and for therapeutic use that is relevant to a child’s development.
Pacekids’ Toy Lending Library is available to all Child Development Assistants and there is a Resource Library available for Parents.
Children who are enrolled in the Alberta Education Program (Preschool and Kindergarten) are eligible to receive a transportation grant to cover bussing fees. Pacekids also will arrange transportation if the parent is unable to transport their child.