Important Q & A
How do I register for a program?
If you are not currently an AdaptAbilities client, please complete our Intake Process.
If you are already a client, please select your program below and complete your registration.
- Please familiarize yourself with our organization by reading the Parent Handbook. <provide link>
- Some of our programs require a deposit or pre-authorization on a credit card for Program Fees. See information below.
- Your registration is not confirmed until you receive an email from a Program Supervisor letting you know if your spot is confirmed, or if you have been placed on a waitlist. We’ll let you know if we need additional information, like an Annual Consent Form.
What are your cancellation policies?
If you need to cancel your service, please contact your program supervisor as soon as possible.
How much do programs cost and how do I pay?
You may qualify for funding by completing an assessment with a government department like PDD or FSCD. This funding covers staff costs.
We also charge Program Fees to pay for activities, transportation and facility costs. Parents are responsible for these fees which vary based on the program (see program details and costs below).
We have a bursary program available as we want our programs to remain accessible to all individuals who need them. For more information on how to apply for the bursary, please talk to your intake worker or program supervisor.
To complete your registration, you will be directed to our online payment system.
Where are your programs located?
Our centre-based programs are located throughout Edmonton. Summer camps are held in many communities.
We offer in-home programs in your community.
What type of training do your staff have?
Staff undergo the following training:
- First Aid
- Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)
- Risk Management and Behavioral training for individuals with complex needs.
- A variety of additional special needs training focusing on a human rights approach.
- Staff requiring to administer medications are certified in Medication Administration.
Program Information and Registration
We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule programs due to the number of registrations we receive, staff availability or Covid-restrictions.
- Hearts in Action Summer Camp - 2021 Registration Now OPEN
In-Home Respite Care
Our in-home respite services offer one-to-one support for individuals.
This gives parents an essential break from caregiving so they can support their own well-being.
Our experienced team creates possibilities for community engagement and connections.
Program Fee: There are no program fees for In-Home Respite, however parents are responsible for out-of-pocket field trip or activity costs for staff and your child.
Social Nights - In-Person or Online
Our social nights provide purposeful programming, whether it’s in-person or online. Participants meet friends and build relationships, learn new skills and most importantly, have fun.
Centres come fully-equipped with appropriate activities and resources for participants with special needs. We also explore our community for weekly, planned group activities.
Online participants receive customized Activity Boxes each week and amazing program themes to make their Social Night experience fun and exceptional.
Date: 10-Week Session Starts the Week of April 19th
In-Person Program (5:30 – 9:30 pm)
Thursday: 18+ (McKernan House)
Thursday: 18+ (Whyte Ave Head Office)
Thursday: Teen Night – Ages 13 – 17 (McKernan Centre)
Thursday: 18+ (Orange Hub)
Friday: Pre-Teen Night – Ages 9 – 12 (McKernan Centre)
Friday: Teen Night – Ages 13 – 17 (Orange Hub)
Online Program (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
- The Wonderful World of Disney (Monday)
- Movies that Made the Silver Screen Book Club (Tuesday)
- Get your Game On (Night) (Tuesday)
- Drama Night (Tuesday)
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Wednesday)
- Make Some Noise Music Nights (Wednesday)
- Wednesday Night Sweat! Sports Fusion and Spin Class (Wednesday)
- Colour Your World Art Club (Thursday)
Cost: 10-Week Spring Session is $150
*Online Social Nights are two nights a week
*In-Person Social Nights are one night a week
Payment is due upon registration.
Community Connect - In-Person or Online
Our daytime Community Connect program provides a meaningful community for individuals with special needs. This program is for individuals over 18 years of age.
This program encourages social engagement, community access and promotes building independence for the individuals we support.
Online Community Connect: Monday – Friday
Mornings: 10 am – 12 pm
Afternoons: 1 pm – 3 pm
In-Person Community Connect: Monday to Friday
9:30 – 3:00 pm
Before care: 7:30 – 9:00 am
After Care: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
McKernan Respite Centre
Program Fee: $100/month while community access is limited from Covid-19.
To register for Community Connect, please complete our intake form and this form:
Hearts in Action Year-Round Camp
We are open to provide fun, engaging and purposeful activities during PD days, exam weeks, Winter and Spring breaks.
- All Public School PD Days
- All Catholic School PD Days
- Exam Week – January
- Exam Week – June
- Winter Break – Week 1
December 20 – 24
- Winter Break – Week 2
December 27 – 31, 2021
- Teacher’s Convention – 2 days
March 4 – 5, 2022
- Spring Break Week
March 28 – April 1, 2022
Daily Activity and Centre Fee: $10/day
Fees will be collected at the end of each month by pre-authorized credit card for services used during that month.
Out of School Programs
Ages 12 – 17: The Out of School program is designed for children over the age of 12, who require a little extra support after school and are no longer able to access a daycare.
Transportation: Parents, check with your child’s school to see if your child is eligible for bus transportation to one of our centers. AdaptAbilities staff will meet the school bus.
Ages 18 +: Our High School Transition Program supports individuals over 18 who are continuing their high school education.
Location: McKernan House 11226-75th Ave
2:30 pm – 6 pm
*Thursdays – 2 pm – 6 pm to accommodate early dismissal
Note: A 3-hour minimum billing time applies for each day
Weekend Respite Programs
Our Weekend Respite Programs are a great way for your child to meet friends and have fun.
Programs are all 11 am – 4 pm:
Saturday – McKernan Centre
Before and after care available (9:30 – 11 am and 4 – 5:30 pm)
Saturday – 13+ – Whyte Ave Head Office
Before and After Care Available (9:30 – 11 am and 4 – 5:30 pm)
Saturday – Orange Hub
Before and After Care Available (9:30 – 11 am and 4 – 5:30 pm)
Sunday – McKernan Centre
11 – 4:00 pm
Sunday – Orange Hub
11 – 4 pm
Daily Activity and Centre Fee:
$5/day for McKernan Centre
$10/day for head office
Payment is made by pre-authorized debit or credit card at the end of the month for the number of days your child attended.