Year-Round Programs

At AdaptAbilities, we are committed to building capacity, understanding and opportunity for individuals with special needs.

Our goal-oriented respite programs are thoughtfully organized by our Relief Care and Community Specialists to provide participants with an inclusive space to learn and grow.

Year-round programs are
designed to teach participants:

  • Essential life skills
  • Expressive arts and recreations; and,
  • Motor development

these programs include:

  • Centre Respite

    Our centres are fully equipped with tools, resources, games and activities for participants to enjoy while their parents or guardians head out to run errands, go to an appointment, or just take a break.

  • Out-Of-School Care

    We offer many structured activities for children and youth to enjoy in an inclusive environment. Our out-of-school care gives participants a chance to do homework, play games, and get active.

  • Social Nights

    Weekly social nights allow pre-teens, teens and adults to hang out and build lasting relationships with new friends! Each activity is geared towards decision-making, increasing independence, and improving inclusivity.

    We currently run ONLINE and IN-PERSON social nights.

  • In Home

    Our relief care and community specialists are trained to provide in-home respite services for families to suit their unique needs. Our staff will help participants engage with their community through outings, assist with personal care and even help them find volunteer or part-time work.

  • Community Connect (18+)

    This program is designed to help adults increase their independence so they can face the world with confidence while fostering community connections. Activities include volunteering, finding employment, building relationships, and more!

  • High School Transition

    For adults wanting to continue their high school education, we offer a safe and welcoming “home away from home” at AdaptAbilities. We’ll teach participants how to thrive on their own through experiential learning opportunities.

  • Essential Transit Training

    Essential Transit Training is a 30 session program for individuals in high school looking to increase their independence with Edmonton’s transit system. Each week, individuals are provided with an educational training session focusing on specific components, such as: safety, route planning, identifying signage, and more. Weekly sessions contain a lesson, a light meal, and a field trip into community accessed by transit.

Fall ONLINE Programming Themes

  • Hooked on Books Club (Monday - Adult)

    Join us every Monday night for a relaxing and safe environment to share your love of books!

    We’ll read, listen to and chat about novels and poetry as a group.

    We will encourage everyone to participate and take turns reading aloud, and take part in our group discussion.

    The best part is we’ll pick novels based on the popular vote of the group. Books could include Canadian History, Classics, Fantasy, Animal Adventures, and more.

    Adult – Monday
    Instructor: Kadie

  • Cultural Explorations – Around the World With Art (Monday - Adult)

    This fall explore different cultures and experiences from around the world, all from the comfort of your very own home! Our travel guide Sarah will tour us through exciting and exotic locations like Belize, Peru, Tibet and more. After we go on a virtual tour of these amazing places, we’ll try our hand at making some international art, like making a Chinese dragon drawing, or paint a silhouette of a medieval castle.
    Adult – Monday
    Instructor: Sarah

  • Get Your Game (Night) On! (Tuesday - 17+ / Thursday - Teen)

    Are you ready for a challenge? Bring your winning attitude to our Games Night, every Tuesday! Brought to you by our games master Amanda, she’ll guide us through all different types of games, from scavenger hunts, to Jackbox, Kahoot, Family Feud, movie trivia and even an online escape room challenge.

    Learn how to be a team player and have fun with friends playing games, We’ll support each other to the finish line!
    Instructor: Amanda
    17+ – Tuesday
    Teen – Thursday

  • Wonderful World of Disney (Tuesday - 14+)

    Join us for a magical evening every Tuesday night as we explore the Wonderful World of Disney! Join your fellow princesses and pirates and test your knowledge of Disney trivia! We’ll sketch our favourite Disney characters, enjoy Disney short films, learn more about Walt Disney himself and enjoy Disney-themed crafts and activities.

    Just say bibbidy bobbidy boo to transform yourself to never-never land. We’ll make sure we never grow up with these special evenings.
    14+ – Tuesday
    Instructor: Chanelle

  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Wednesday - 14+)

    Welcome to the Wonderful Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Grab your wand and let’s go! We’ll put on our sorting hats and start on this magical adventure together!

    Austin, our fearless leader, will guide us through the halls of Hogwarts and help fight off Dementors every step of the way!  Over ten weeks, we will enjoy readings from Harry Potter, complete themed projects like making your own wand, and drink butter beer while putting the finishing touches on our very own quiddich pitch!

    With trivia, movie viewings and all things Harry Potter this is sure to be a Finite Incantatem to an evening with no plans!

    14+ – Wednesday
    Instructor: Austin

  • Make Some Noise Music Nights (Wednesday - Adult)

    Make some beautiful noise with us at Music Night at AdaptAbilities! We’ll create our own instruments, learn new songs and dance our evenings away! They say that music is the rhythm of life and we’ll discover this together! We’ll explore different instruments from around the world and learn popular songs to sing and play along with.

    Wednesday – Adult
    Instructor: Ben

  • Colour Your World Art Club (Thursday - Adult)

    Colour Your World is our Adult Art Club, held every Thursday night. Instructor Landon will focus our attention to the beauty in the world around us and the fun we can have from creating something from scratch. Join him Thursday evenings as we explore our artistic sides using various mediums of art.
    Instructor: Landon
    Adult – Thursdays