Community Inclusion Program (CIP)

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Program Overview

The Community Inclusion Program allows individuals who have a developmental disability to discover what groups there are in their community that they could join. We explore the options available, teach program participants how to join and attend groups. When participants are connected, we fade out the supports.

How We Work Contact Us
Individualized assistance to explore opportunities
Assistance to connect to the appropriate activities

What to Expect

  • Informal questionnaires and assessments to determine recreation and volunteer interests
  • Tours and informational interviews
  • Assistance to create a recreation/leisure plan
  • On-site support to successfully connect to activities of interest

Who is this program for?

Adults aged 18 years and older who have a developmental disability, have been referred by Community and Social Services (Disability Services), and have a desire to connect with their community

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does EPSS have Community Access based groups that I can join that are for People with Developmental Disabilities?

The Community Inclusion Program is designed to connect you to activities in your community that are available to all in your community. We will from time to time organize a group activity that assists with creating a community connection.

I am not sure what there is in Red Deer to do? Can you help me find something to do?

Yes we can. Part of the Community Inclusion Program is the exploration of what kinds of activities there are in Red Deer.

Will staff from EPSS go with me to my activities?

Our goal is to assist you to successfully join activities in your community, we can go with you in the beginning until you have made a connection with the new group and then we can fade out from the activity.

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