Elves Special Needs Society is a private, non-profit organization that offers school, respite, and day programs for individuals of all ages with special needs such as Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD), Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.
At Elves, possibility can become ability. The key is a partnership between the learner, their family, and our experts in the field of learning and development. Family is critical to an individual’s success, and instrumental to progress across a lifespan.
Elves’ professional programs are individualized and aimed at supporting every learner in achieving success in life.
Elves serves all ability levels, and specializes in supporting learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) from ages 2.5 into late adulthood.
We are much more than a program provider. It’s a community that learners can call their own. Our programs are designed to meet learner needs, promote their growth, and ensure every day is a great day!
We offer the following services within Edmonton, Alberta:
1. Early Childhood Services
For learners ages 2.8 to 6 years of age with a diagnosis such as a speech delay, Down syndrome, fine/gross motor delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and cerebral palsy. This program is operational from September to June.
2. Grades 1-12
For learners ages 6-20 with severe multiple disabilities who are medically fragile. This program is operational from September to June.
3. FASD Respite Program
For learners ages 3-8 with a diagnosis or query of FASD, while also providing parents with time and resources to meet their family’s needs. This program is operational only on Saturdays.
4. Adult Day Program
Offered to learners ages 20 and up with severe, multiple disabilities who require meaningful, engaging opportunities for growth. This program is operational year-round.
Elves provides individuals with severe disabilities and special needs with a unique, individualized educational or day program to promote their maximum development and to enhance the quality of life of the individuals and their families within a supportive and caring environment.