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
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
- 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.