Does your daughter have symptoms or a diagnosis of LD and/or ADHD? Would she benefit from a safe place to share her challenges and concerns? Is she looking to meet other girls who are also struggling with similar experiences?
Girls Only! is offering a powerful 8 week program designed for girls between the ages of 9-12 & 13-16 with LD/ADHD. This program aims to engage girls in topics and issues pertaining to their social, emotional, behavioural, and biological development. A particular focus of the program is to educate and enrich participants’ understanding of their diagnosis(es), while also helping them to gain greater awareness of their strengths. Participants learn strategies that they could use to better manage their day-to-day challenges (e.g., developing and maintaining friendships, conflict resolutions, and self-advocacy skills). The weekly sessions include a 30-minute semi-structured physical activity time to provide opportunities for participants to enhance their social interactions and sense of connection. Ultimately, all aspects of the program are created to empower girls with LD/ADHD and increase their sense of belonging.
The program also offers two parent information opportunities with the goal of sharing strategies taught in the Girls Only! sessions, as well as provide further information and resources on topics that may be of interest to participating parents and guardians.
Please note that it is not a requirement for girls to complete Level I first before registering to Level II. Topics designated to each Level are based on the developmental needs, interests and appropriateness of the respective age groups (9-12 vs. 13-16).
Level I & II
Location: Foothills Academy, 745 37th Street NW, Calgary
Age: 9 – 12 & 13 – 16
Dates: Saturdays, April 22 – June 17 (no groups on May 20th)
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Cost: $600 (These groups can be claimed as a psychological health service as it is clinical in nature and is being led under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist. Some families may also qualify for funding through FSCD (Family Support for Children with Disabilities and/or Bursary assistance may be available).
Intake Process: If your child has not participated in an Amicus or social skills program through Foothills Academy before, a Parent Intake Form must be completed. To begin the intake process, contact the Community Services Intake Assistant at 403-270-9400 ext. 252 or you can download the Parent Intake Form and send it in. We will ask for the current diagnosis of your child, if they have an IPP, code at school (if applicable), and other information about your child. Please note: the intake process can sometimes take one to two weeks, as we want to ensure that we can meet the needs of all the children in our program. It is ideal to begin the intake process, well before you intend to register for programs, to ensure availability.
Registration Overview: After the intake process is complete, you will be sent the registration form package. If your child has already participated in Camp Amicus or Social Skills programs through Foothills Academy, contact our Intake Administration Assistant (403.270.9400 ext.252) to register your child. There is a non refundable $100 dollar deposit for the program.
Financial Assistance: We aim to have all programs accessible to all families. Through the generous support of donors, financial assistance is available. Please inquire about payment options.