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12 Days of Thriving

Definition of thrive intransitive verb 1: to grow vigorously : FLOURISH 2: to gain in wealth or possessions : PROSPER 3: to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances  Over the past 12 days, Pacekids Programs has shared twelve magical moments of our children thriving. We have focused on children with disabilities such as: autism, cerebral palsy and varying speech delays and have shown the different technologies used in our programming like PECS, Big Mac Speech buttons and assistive devices. Our play-based programming allows our children to have fun but also thrive and develop new skills. If you would like to see more of

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Providing Real World Information to Help with Parenting a Child with a Disability

Pacekids is excited to be offering three Triple P seminars at no charge to Calgary & region families. These sessions will provide real world information to help in parenting a child with a disability. (You can attend any seminar that is of interest to you, or even attend all three!) Seminars will be held at Cardel Theatre in Quarry Park.  Space is limited, so please register soon! Seminar 1: Positive Parenting for Children with a Disability March 1st; 6:30pm – 8:00pm Practitioners introduce parents to the five key principles of positive parenting that form the basis of Triple P. These

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Pacekids Believes in Developmental Play

Pacekids Programs believes in Developmental Play! Pacekids is excited to be opening a brand new South School in Fall 2017. Located in Calgary’s SE neighbourhood of Sundance, the new school will feature up to six adaptive, resource-filled classrooms and will be 12,000 square feet – more than double the size of their current south facility. With industry-leading equipment and resources like a sensory movement gym, outdoor adaptive play space and speech-language resources in every classroom, this new location will provide the very best therapeutic and educational option for the kiddos we service! With this exciting move, come some exciting events!

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Authentically Autism

Help raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism spectrum disorder is a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors. The effects of ASD and the severity of symptoms are different in each person. A is for Advocate Let’s start a visual, real conversation about how simple, incredible, and typical life can be when caring for a child with autism spectrum disorder. Let’s get authentic, raise awareness and celebrate the highs, lows and everything in-between, together. Show you think people should know more about #autismspectrumdisorder and help increase #autismawareness. Don’t have an #authenticallyautism

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Mark Sutherland Invitational hits $500,000 raised!

On Tuesday, October 4th, over 30 celebrity guests and 200 poker players came together at Cowboys Dance Hall in hopes of ‘Knocking out a Cowboy’ at Mark Sutherland’s annual charity poker tournament. This was the fifth year for the event and the fundraising total reached half a million dollars raised for Pacekids Programs and other deserving non-profit organizations! Celebrity hosts for the charity poker tournament included professional chuckwagon driver, Mark Sutherland; Calgary Stampeders, Charleston Hughes and Rene Parades; 2016 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion, Kirk Sutherland; the one and only Terry Grant, AKA Man Tracker and many more from the

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ChangeMakers Project

Pacekids was lucky to be chosen by Tyra, a seventh-grade student from Banded Peak School as the charity of choice for her ‪changemakers ‬project. changemaker (čenǰ mekər) – n. – someone who is taking creative action to solve a social problem. Changemakers activates a global network of social entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, policymakers, and activists to build the movement for Everyone A Changemaker. The grade seven students at Banded Peak School each take on a changemakers project of their own, and Pacekids is proud to have been chosen. Tyra organized a toy and book drive, donating all of the items

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Graham thriving using eye gaze technology

12 Days of Thriving

Definition of thrive intransitive verb 1: to grow vigorously : FLOURISH 2: to gain in wealth or possessions : PROSPER 3: to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances  Over the past 12 days, Pacekids Programs has shared twelve magical moments of our children thriving. We have focused on children with disabilities such as: autism, cerebral palsy and varying speech delays and have shown the different technologies used in our programming like PECS, Big Mac Speech buttons and assistive devices. Our play-based programming allows our children to have fun but also thrive and develop new skills. If you would like to see more of

Read More »

Providing Real World Information to Help with Parenting a Child with a Disability

Pacekids is excited to be offering three Triple P seminars at no charge to Calgary & region families. These sessions will provide real world information to help in parenting a child with a disability. (You can attend any seminar that is of interest to you, or even attend all three!) Seminars will be held at Cardel Theatre in Quarry Park.  Space is limited, so please register soon! Seminar 1: Positive Parenting for Children with a Disability March 1st; 6:30pm – 8:00pm Practitioners introduce parents to the five key principles of positive parenting that form the basis of Triple P. These

Read More »

Pacekids Believes in Developmental Play

Pacekids Programs believes in Developmental Play! Pacekids is excited to be opening a brand new South School in Fall 2017. Located in Calgary’s SE neighbourhood of Sundance, the new school will feature up to six adaptive, resource-filled classrooms and will be 12,000 square feet – more than double the size of their current south facility. With industry-leading equipment and resources like a sensory movement gym, outdoor adaptive play space and speech-language resources in every classroom, this new location will provide the very best therapeutic and educational option for the kiddos we service! With this exciting move, come some exciting events!

Read More »

Authentically Autism

Help raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism spectrum disorder is a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors. The effects of ASD and the severity of symptoms are different in each person. A is for Advocate Let’s start a visual, real conversation about how simple, incredible, and typical life can be when caring for a child with autism spectrum disorder. Let’s get authentic, raise awareness and celebrate the highs, lows and everything in-between, together. Show you think people should know more about #autismspectrumdisorder and help increase #autismawareness. Don’t have an #authenticallyautism

Read More »

Mark Sutherland Invitational hits $500,000 raised!

On Tuesday, October 4th, over 30 celebrity guests and 200 poker players came together at Cowboys Dance Hall in hopes of ‘Knocking out a Cowboy’ at Mark Sutherland’s annual charity poker tournament. This was the fifth year for the event and the fundraising total reached half a million dollars raised for Pacekids Programs and other deserving non-profit organizations! Celebrity hosts for the charity poker tournament included professional chuckwagon driver, Mark Sutherland; Calgary Stampeders, Charleston Hughes and Rene Parades; 2016 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion, Kirk Sutherland; the one and only Terry Grant, AKA Man Tracker and many more from the

Read More »

ChangeMakers Project

Pacekids was lucky to be chosen by Tyra, a seventh-grade student from Banded Peak School as the charity of choice for her ‪changemakers ‬project. changemaker (čenǰ mekər) – n. – someone who is taking creative action to solve a social problem. Changemakers activates a global network of social entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, policymakers, and activists to build the movement for Everyone A Changemaker. The grade seven students at Banded Peak School each take on a changemakers project of their own, and Pacekids is proud to have been chosen. Tyra organized a toy and book drive, donating all of the items

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