Network Grants & Collaborations

Network Grants Awarded to Members of the Network Advisory Committee

The Calgary Region Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network (the “Network”) has the strategic goal identified as: Individuals with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD will have the necessary support, resources, and opportunities within the Calgary region to be successful and thrive.

Funding is provided to Foothills Academy for the Network on an annual basis from an Anonymous Donor through the Calgary Foundation. These funds are utilized to fund the Network Manager role, as well as cover costs of the Network activities, such as the development and maintenance of the Network website.

On an annual basis, Foothills Academy Society intends to also make grants available to members of the Network Advisory Committee who want to work collaboratively to address issues in the LD & ADHD community. The amount of grants made available each year will be dependent on the continued support by the Anonymous Donor, and also informed by the other costs incurred by the Network.

Network Grants Awarded

2021 Grants Awarded

ADHD Vibes:
Pilot a virtual Behavioural Support Intervention for Children with ADHD.

The aim of this project is to assess the feasibility and impact of an online behaviour-management program for children with ADHD and their families. This program also aims to measure a variety of behavioural/mental health outcomes (e.g., parental and child stress, child depression and anxiety, and behaviour management) using self- and parent-report measures at three different specific time-points; pre-intervention, post-intervention (within seven days after completion of program), and at a two -month follow up after intervention.

Network Members: CanLearn Society, University of Calgary; Werklund School of Education and Cumming School of Medicine

Post-Secondary Success:
Navigating the Transition for Students with Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities Online Tutorial

The long-term goal of this project is to improve the transition to post-secondary and the retention rates of students. To achieve this goal, the project will design and pilot test a tutorial intended to prepare high school for the transition to post-secondary studies. The tutorial will be informed by the latest research on post- secondary transition for students with LD/ADHD and gather input from high school guidance counsellors and post-secondary staff. The tutorial will use an online learning platform for the curriculum. It will be self-guided and use appropriate accessibility tools (e.g., text to speech, dictation, immersive reader, overlays, picture dictionary, etc.). Topics for the learning modules are clearly outlined.

Network Members: Foothills Academy Society, University of Calgary; School & Applied Psychology