Access 2 Entertainment Card
Access 2 Entertainment is a card for people with permanent disabilities who require the assistance of a support person when participating in leisure activities. The card allows the cardholder (the person who has a disability) to receive one free admission (or a substantial discount) for their support person when visiting movie theatres or other participating venues.
The card is available to people of all ages who have all types of disabilities, provided that their disability is permanent and that they require the assistance of a support person.
ACCD Disability Awareness Program
The Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities has a program where they will go into the class room and present to students about disability with a goal to dispel myths and stereotypes about people with disabilities. The presentation includes: focusing on ability rather than disability, offering authentic view of people with disabilities and meeting someone with a disability, ability to ask questions about disability, demonstrating appropriate language and dismantling commonly held myths. For more information, please call the ACCD office at: 780-488-9088 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Songs of Love Foundation
The Songs of Love Foundation is an American Non-Profit organization dedicated to providing personalized songs for children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges, free of charge. A member of the SBHANA brought this opportunity to my attention and said that the song which was made for her daughter was fabulous. Canadian applicants are welcome.
ETS Mobility Choice Travel Training Program
Are you interested in using public transit but concerned about mobility difficulties? Edmonton Transit System’s Mobility Choice Travel Training Program may be right for you! Edmonton Transit provides customized group and on-on-one training on how to use the transit service and features that meet your needs. This program is free of charge and can begin right at your doorstep. For more information, or to book trainings, phone: 780-496-3000 or e-mail ETSTravelTraining@edmonton.ca
Smart Phone Application – Accessible Parking
A smartphone application has been created for accessible parking. It serves three functions:
1) Allows legal permit holders to find accessible parking spots close by.
2) Allows anyone to report illegally parked vehicles in accessible spots.
3) Allows users to add parking spots to the database (# of spots, wheelchair accessibility, cost, comments, etc.)
SCI Action Canada – Get In Motion
Get in Motion is a free telephone-based physical activity counseling service for Canadians with spinal cord injury. This Canada-wide service is supported by the Rick Hansen Institute. Get in Motion is designed to provide you with the information and support you may need to answer questions and meet personal physical activity goals. You will receive a free physical activity toolkit that includes two therabands and information on physical activity for people with spinal cord injury.