ABOUT SUPPORT 4 MOMS
We are a group of moms that have come together to offer support to other moms who are going through or are waiting on a diagnosis for their child. We understand the journey and feelings you are experiencing as well as able to offer advice on similar situations and how to apply for various services.
“Provide opportunities in the community for families of children with special needs to interact in a safe, supportive environment to embody mental wellness.”
“Share experiences in a factual, respectful and kind manner. Maintain confidentiality to create a safe environment for members to express themselves; except in the event of an individual at risk.”
“A valuable resource in the community for families of children with special needs to build connections with people in the local community with shared experiences.”
STRATEGY - OBJECTIVE
“Provide a safe venue for parents to build networks, share experiences in a positive, non-judgmental manner and to learn from support peers in navigating the world of special needs, differences and medical abnormalities.”
STRATEGY - SCOPE
“Provide low-cost or cost-free inclusive activities and monthly coffee sessions throughout the year to promote sharing experiences and education on various community programs. Also to provide financial support for local sports programs and teams.”
AT SNAP - WEEKLY
Active Teens with Special Needs Activity Program
Every Tuesday, 6:45 - 8:00 PM (Ages 13-18)
Location: 20 Riedel Street - Fort McMurray
MARCH 5, 2020
See the Child Before the Disability - FORT MCMURRAY
by Sarah Rivard
Details and Tickets: CLICK HERE
APRIL 26, 2020
Support 4 Moms Spring Fling!
Come celebrate Spring with us!
More details to come.
Location: Fort City PlayWorld
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RENEE & JAX
Jax was diagnosed at 18 months old with Cerebral Palsy & at 4 with Autism & Intellectual Disability.
We knew that Jax wasn't developing typically as compared to his peers & that's when we made numerous trips to Edmonton for medical appointments to start our unknown journey.
Hearing these diagnosis is what no mom wants to hear as you feel your world is turned upside down. Luckily I found this amazing support group with other moms going through similar situations.
They truly understand the struggles & challenges we all face. I have made so many special friendships that will last a lifetime & I'm
very blessed that our kids have a common bond with each other. To see them progress it's just beyond heartwarming.
Now at 7 years old Jax has met many milestones which gives us such a unique pride.
We celebrate the teeniest & tiniest ones as these special moments are miraculous to us!
BARBARA & JOSHUA
Joshua was born September 27, 2009.
He was just perfect, beautiful blue eyes and blonde hair. We bought Joshua home and the journey began .
When Joshua was just a few months old we knew things weren't right, he wasn't reaching his milestones and decided to take him to see a doctor.
Joshua results came back saying part of his brain didn't develop during the 2nd trimester, which resulted in a diagnoses of Cerebral Palsy, being only a few months old we had no idea what quality of life he would have.
I knew as a mom I would need support from other moms in similar situations and we had heard about Support 4 Mom's when Joshua was around 3 years old, friends I have made in this group will be my friends for life, we are so much support for each other , and watching the kids together will melt your heart ❤️,
I will be forever grateful to find a group like this one that truly understands our needs and struggles.
CHRISTAL & EVERETT
I started Support 4 Moms Society in September 2013 after my son Everett was born and we received a diagnosis of Down Syndrome.
Once we received this diagnosis a whole new world opened with many trips to Edmonton to see specialists and various testing.
During this time I was feeling very isolated and alone so I started to see what support was offered to parents like me and quickly realized there was no support available within our community to many parents of different diagnosis.
I made the decision to start a group for moms open to all diagnosis so no one would feel like I did whether they are waiting on a diagnosis or getting one upon birth like we did.
Everett is now 5 years old and this group has been amazing, the wonderful moms and children I have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know has been one of the greatest things to have happened in my life and has been a true blessing.
MANDY & OLIVIA
At 3 years old, my daughter Olivia was diagnosed with Koolen Devries Syndrome,
a rare deletion on her 17th chromosome.
We knew Olivia had some delays but we were not expecting this diagnosis.
No one we encountered had ever heard of this syndrome and I felt very alone. I started attending the support group meetings as I began working through my emotions, and I found such supportive moms who understood our struggles.
Talking to others who had been on this journey for a while was so helpful and encouraging. Now, a few years later, it is amazing to see how much each of the kids have grown and progressed, and we are all cheering each other on.
I am so grateful for the friendships this group has brought into mine and my family’s life.
MONTHLY MEETING INFORMATION
2nd Sunday of the Month
(Sept-Jun, excluding Statutory Holiday Weekends)
Evergreen Christian Reform Church
101 Tundra Drive
Fort McMurray, AB
LEARNING TOOLS & APPS
Learn with Rufus
Have fun learning how facial expressions reveal what people are feeling!
Elmo Loves ABCs
Fun and educational games, activities, and videos that help teach your child about letters, letter sounds, and words!
Learn to Count from 1 to 1000 &
Other Math Activities
Engaging activities, varied levels, visual & audio modes to reinforce color, shape, number and letter learning.
Proloquo2Go (ACC aid)
Symbol-supported communication app for language/communication development.
Four different games for every stage of learning; flashcards, identification, matching and handwriting.
The Sounding Out Machine
Assistive Reading Device with focus on challenging words and sounded them out.
ABC Alphabet Phonics