About Us

The Gateways program provides service coordination to families raising children 

with developmental disabilities from 0 to 18 years old. It supports families that are 

facing barriers to accessing services by helping them connect to resources available

in the community. Barriers can include but are not limited to multiple children with 

disabilities, mental health challenges, new to Canada or Calgary or having a child 

recently diagnosed with a disability. Family Support Coordinators will work 

collaboratively with families to identify goals and teach families how to advocate for

their children’s needs.

The Gateways program also supports families in transitioning in their children with

a development disability to adult services. This includes assisting with applications, 

future planning and ensuring the child has supports in place when they turn 18 years


To be eligible for the Gateways Program the child needs to have a confirmed diagnosis 

and must be eligible for Family Support for Children with Disabilities Funding. The 

program is funded by Family Support for Children Disabilities (FSCD) Calgary Region 

Child and Family Services.

Families can self refer to the program or professionals can refer to the program on the 

family’s behalf.

Locations Served: Calgary

Ages Served: 0-18 years

Areas of Service: Transition to Adulthood Services and Supports;

                               Community Inclusion and Recreation Resources and Options; and

                               Resources and Information

Supports/Programs Offered: 

- Gateways provides service coordination to families raising children

with developmental disabilities.

- Helps to connect families to appropriate programs and resources 

available in the community.

- Provides support with understanding their child's FSCD contract, 

and how to access services available.

- Helps parents/guardians with gaining knowledge about available 

programming and how to advocate for their child.

Meet Our Team

      Chelsea Wetherup
      Program Coordinator
      Email: chelseaw@calgaryscope.org


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  • Connect With Us

    Agency Website:  www.calgaryscope.org/

    Agency Phone:  (403) 717-7697

    Email:  chelseaw@calgaryscope.org