Community Disability Services
As of June 12th, 2020, The Government of Alberta has further lifted restrictions on businesses in regard to COVID-19. CSCO has moved into the second phase of cautiously relaunching day program services. Participant return will be on a voluntary basis. Participants will be allowed to return to the program for their regular scheduled days. Social distancing and sanitation policies and procedures continue to be implemented and returning staff have received orientation regarding these updated procedures. CSCO’s on-site occupancy will not exceed 50 individuals at any given time. Community outings will primarily be outdoors with limited exposure to public areas and limited time on-site to reduce contact between individuals at the program. All CSCO food services (hot lunches and purchased water bottles), including microwave use, have been suspended. Participants should ensure that they bring all required supplies with them to the program and should be self contained to a backpack to reduce physical interaction with lockers, refrigerators, microwaves and CSCO storage and materials.
Social Skills programming remains suspended. Updates on registration and return to classes will be made available on this webpage or through our facebook page when safety and government regulation will allow.
If you are scheduled to return to CSCO, please ensure that you have completed the questionnaire sent to you. If you have answered “yes” to any of the questions, please have patience and take advantage of our remote programming as we have to abide by the Chief Medical Health Officer’s orders and wait until restrictions have been lifted. Please stay home if you are displaying any symptoms or are feeling unwell. CSCO’s staff have greatly increased cleaning routines and follow all recommendations given by the Government of Alberta, the Government of Canada, Alberta Health Services, and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Still not feeling ready to return? Make sure you head over to the CSCO Calgary YouTube channel for a variety of remote activities from cooking classes to fitness training. Our channel can be found at the link below.
CET Accreditation Report
CSCO achieved 100% in its accreditation!
"The environment at the CSCO office and on-site activities is one of high energy. Individuals and staff are actively engaged in a wide range of activities from singular to small and large groups. On the first day of the survey the team was treated to a musical concert presented by the individuals. This concert was filled with high-energy singing and instruments and had the whole room rocking. Staff displayed a high degree of energy and engagement with the individuals and, quite simply, it was a great experience to be part of and to observe. The survey team, while on site, has not often observed this type of staff involvement. CSCO is commended for the spirit and culture that exists within this organization; well done."
CSCO supports people who have developmental disabilities to be part of the community. We have two types of programs; our Core Program and our Social Skills Programs. In our Core Program, we work with you to make programs and a schedule of activities both in the community and on-site. We look at what you are interested in, your skills and your needs to offer programs you may enjoy. You can join:
We have opened up some of our most popular activities to adults with developmental disabilities who are seeking opportunities in Social Skills Programs. We provide courses where you can learn to prepare food, use a hand-drum or other musical instruments, get moving to music and various other fun activities. These are provided at a nominal cost.
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