ALIGN has been working with the regional directors and agencies to get some consistency in services delivery and contracting. Recently the minimum wage increases have been of concern. I believe the government will be making announcements shortly on how to help with this shortfall. FSCD children being in group care is also an area we are exploring to ensure that those children get the right services and the agencies are clear about the mandate with FSCD children and how to work with their families.
More listening sessions will also be held across the province to identify improvements and allow FSCD staff to hear additional feedback.
Autism Calgary FSCD Program To Realign with Legislation
In response to pressures from families and community groups, the Government of Alberta is committing to changing policy and practice to appropriately realign the Family Support for Disabilities program to legislation and to better serve individuals and famlies living with Autism and other disabilities…
The Star Calgary July 18, 2018
‘Parent coaching’ no longer required under Alberta’s special-needs program
Community and Social Services Minister Irfan Sabir said come next month, the sessions for parents will no longer be required — a move he said is designed to ease the burden on parents. “Parents will no longer be required to be involved in parent training or coaching,” Sabir said via phone Friday. “We will end all references to that kind of model in our practice and our policy…”
Inclusion Alberta – An update on Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) July 3, 2018
Overview of changes happening immediately and changes happening later this year