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Youth Advocating for Youth – $5,000 Grant for Pacekids Programs

Grade 9 students Deepali, Jordan, Andrijana and Clarice from the Samuel W. Shaw School were thrilled when their hard work and passion in their Youth Philanthropy Initiative presentation ended up winning a $5,000 grant for Pacekids Programs, their charity of choice. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) allows students the opportunity to research and discover local charities, while promoting community awareness. After visiting the charity, the students create presentations in hopes of winning $5,000 for their charity. Clarice contacted Pacekids Programs as this was an organization that strikes home for her. Clarice has a cousin with Autism, and she shared her

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Candle in support of special needs children

Milk Jar Candle Co. – Featured Non-Profit for 2019

Pacekids Programs is pleased to announce that we are Milk Jar Candle Co’s featured not for profit for 2019. Milk Jar is a soy candle company in Calgary that produces affordable and clean burning candles to the local market. The driving force behind the creation of Milk Jar Candle Company was to give back to a community that holds a special place in Milk Jar’s heart. $1 from the sale of every scented soy candle is donated to special needs programs for youth in Calgary, AB. Pacekids is honoured to be the charity of choice this year. For the month

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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

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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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Youth Advocating for Youth – $5,000 Grant for Pacekids Programs

Grade 9 students Deepali, Jordan, Andrijana and Clarice from the Samuel W. Shaw School were thrilled when their hard work and passion in their Youth Philanthropy Initiative presentation ended up winning a $5,000 grant for Pacekids Programs, their charity of choice. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) allows students the opportunity to research and discover local charities, while promoting community awareness. After visiting the charity, the students create presentations in hopes of winning $5,000 for their charity. Clarice contacted Pacekids Programs as this was an organization that strikes home for her. Clarice has a cousin with Autism, and she shared her

Read More »
Candle in support of special needs children

Milk Jar Candle Co. – Featured Non-Profit for 2019

Pacekids Programs is pleased to announce that we are Milk Jar Candle Co’s featured not for profit for 2019. Milk Jar is a soy candle company in Calgary that produces affordable and clean burning candles to the local market. The driving force behind the creation of Milk Jar Candle Company was to give back to a community that holds a special place in Milk Jar’s heart. $1 from the sale of every scented soy candle is donated to special needs programs for youth in Calgary, AB. Pacekids is honoured to be the charity of choice this year. For the month

Read More »
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

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