Elves offers an alternative-to-work day program to 73 adult learners with severe disabilities in the Edmonton, Alberta area. The program is run out of Elves Adult and Youth Centre at 10415-159 Street.
Monday – Friday: 9 am to 3 pm year round.
It’s safe to say there is never a dull moment within the Adult Program. Each day there is something new and exciting going on, whether it is celebrating a birthday, heading out to go for a swim at the ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre, or just partaking in one of the many clubs. Monthly dances, and a visit from our Entertainer of the Month, are also notable highlights. Edmonton Public Libraries has continued to host a large group activity for Elves called Sing & Sign which involves story reading, signing to songs, and lots of other interactive fun.
The program plan is flexible, but generally covers the areas of daily living skills, social-emotional development, personal hygiene, recreation and leisure, and community access. Additionally, the facility itself is designed with the learners’ needs in mind through access to specialized equipment such as walkers, standing frames, beds, computers, and communication devices. A barrier-free, enclosed courtyard with putting green and playground provides a safe place for recreation when the weather is nice. And when the temperature starts to drop an accessible gym, activity room, and snoezelen room provide many spaces to focus on interests, learn, and have fun.
Instructors with a variety of backgrounds including rehabilitation, education, and social work are onsite interacting and supporting all learners throughout their daily routines.
Community Outings and Volunteer Placements
Regular community outings are organized, both in groups and one-on-one. These include volunteer placements where learners can practice the functional skills they have developed at Elves.
Want to know when the next parent day is taking place, or how long the Adult Program will be closed over the winter break? Then check out Elves’ Adult Program calendar or download it today Adult-Program-Closure-Dates-2017-2018.pdf (191 downloads) .
To learn more, discuss enrollment, or to set up a tour please contact us as follows:
First day of classes for School Program students is August 30, 2018.
First day of classes for 800 hour ECS children is September 4, 2018.
First day of classes for 475 hour ECS children is September 6, 2018.
First day of classes for 600 hour ECS children is September 10, 2018.