ABLE2

ABLE2 ABLE2 is the only organization in Ottawa that supports people of all ages, across the disability spectrum, and their families to live life as valued members of our city.

Programs are available to people of all ages, and types of disabilities. In Ottawa, there are 161,445 people living with disabilities. Three quarters of this population has more than one disability and one third are over the age of 65. This marginalized population is diverse in ethnicity, age and type of disability. By the year 2050, Canadian seniors and people living with disabilities will have t

Programs are available to people of all ages, and types of disabilities. In Ottawa, there are 161,445 people living with disabilities. Three quarters of this population has more than one disability and one third are over the age of 65. This marginalized population is diverse in ethnicity, age and type of disability. By the year 2050, Canadian seniors and people living with disabilities will have t

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"Having a sibling who lives with a disability can be a unique challenge for children and teens. ABLE2's Sibling Groups o...
09/14/2021

"Having a sibling who lives with a disability can be a unique challenge for children and teens. ABLE2's Sibling Groups offer a chance to meet other children who understand and share life and family experiences. They are therapeutic groups for children ages 6 to 17 years old, grouped by age. The Sibling Groups are an opportunity to speak freely and listen to other kids about their experiences. These families also experience the unique financial challenges of having a child with a disability. Your donation of $25 will send a child to the sibling group for 1 month.

You can donate here: https://buff.ly/2XdK7xB"

"Having a sibling who lives with a disability can be a unique challenge for children and teens. ABLE2's Sibling Groups offer a chance to meet other children who understand and share life and family experiences. They are therapeutic groups for children ages 6 to 17 years old, grouped by age. The Sibling Groups are an opportunity to speak freely and listen to other kids about their experiences. These families also experience the unique financial challenges of having a child with a disability. Your donation of $25 will send a child to the sibling group for 1 month.

You can donate here: https://buff.ly/2XdK7xB"

Did you know that more than 50% of Canadians have a relative living with a disability? Evening in Maritimes was introduc...
09/13/2021

Did you know that more than 50% of Canadians have a relative living with a disability?

Evening in Maritimes was introduced more than 25 years ago to raise money to assist ABLE2 to support people living with disabilities in #Ottawa build lives full of meaning and joy. To date, Evening in the Maritimes has raised more than $3M for ABLE2's programs and services.

Learn more about the good work that is the result of the fundraising revenues that comes from our Evening in the Maritimes event: https://buff.ly/2Gb4UG8

#disability #disabilityawareness #inclusion #specialneeds ⚓

Did you know that more than 50% of Canadians have a relative living with a disability?

Evening in Maritimes was introduced more than 25 years ago to raise money to assist ABLE2 to support people living with disabilities in #Ottawa build lives full of meaning and joy. To date, Evening in the Maritimes has raised more than $3M for ABLE2's programs and services.

Learn more about the good work that is the result of the fundraising revenues that comes from our Evening in the Maritimes event: https://buff.ly/2Gb4UG8

#disability #disabilityawareness #inclusion #specialneeds ⚓

A huge thank you to all those who walked with us on Saturday at the #FASDWalk2021! We appreciate your support of people ...
09/13/2021

A huge thank you to all those who walked with us on Saturday at the #FASDWalk2021! We appreciate your support of people with FASD and their families

A huge thank you to all those who walked with us on Saturday at the #FASDWalk2021! We appreciate your support of people with FASD and their families

Le programme de ressources sur l’alcoolisation foetale d’ABLE2 organise un webinaire axé sur les troubles du spectre de ...
09/13/2021

Le programme de ressources sur l’alcoolisation foetale d’ABLE2 organise un webinaire axé sur les troubles du spectre de l’alcoolisation foetale (TSAF).

Les sujets incluent:
* TSAF 101
* indicateurs de TSAF chez une personne non diagnostiquée ou mal diagnostiquée
* connaître les bases des lignes directrices de diagnostics
* Défis et stratégies de soutiens communs
* connaître les symptômes et planifier des stratégies gagnantes
* Le TSAF tout au long de la vie
* l’accès aux ressources de TSAF dans votre communauté

Qui devrait être présent:
* les éducateurs
* les travailleurs de première ligne
* les professionnels, les soignants, les amis et la famille des personnes ayant un TSAF
* bref tout le monde!
* Nous avons tous un rôle à jouer pour soutenir les personnes ayant un TSAF.

Détails de l’atelier
Lundi 27 Septembre, 2021
10:00 – 12:00 h
gratuit

(Financé par le Ministère des Services à l’enfance et des Services sociaux et communautaires par l’entremise de CHEO et Ville d’Ottawa.)

Pour plus d'informations et pour vous inscrire, rendez-vous sur: https://buff.ly/34XwwKz

Le programme de ressources sur l’alcoolisation foetale d’ABLE2 organise un webinaire axé sur les troubles du spectre de l’alcoolisation foetale (TSAF).

Les sujets incluent:
* TSAF 101
* indicateurs de TSAF chez une personne non diagnostiquée ou mal diagnostiquée
* connaître les bases des lignes directrices de diagnostics
* Défis et stratégies de soutiens communs
* connaître les symptômes et planifier des stratégies gagnantes
* Le TSAF tout au long de la vie
* l’accès aux ressources de TSAF dans votre communauté

Qui devrait être présent:
* les éducateurs
* les travailleurs de première ligne
* les professionnels, les soignants, les amis et la famille des personnes ayant un TSAF
* bref tout le monde!
* Nous avons tous un rôle à jouer pour soutenir les personnes ayant un TSAF.

Détails de l’atelier
Lundi 27 Septembre, 2021
10:00 – 12:00 h
gratuit

(Financé par le Ministère des Services à l’enfance et des Services sociaux et communautaires par l’entremise de CHEO et Ville d’Ottawa.)

Pour plus d'informations et pour vous inscrire, rendez-vous sur: https://buff.ly/34XwwKz

The Grow Educational Series is a resource for the disability community. We host a variety of online and in person educat...
09/13/2021

The Grow Educational Series is a resource for the disability community. We host a variety of online and in person educational workshops on different topics such as: financial planning, anxiety, mental health, life transitions such as out of high school and more. Your donation of just $10 can send a family who would not otherwise be able to afford it, to one ABLE2 Grow session. Donate now: https://buff.ly/2XdK7xB

The Grow Educational Series is a resource for the disability community. We host a variety of online and in person educational workshops on different topics such as: financial planning, anxiety, mental health, life transitions such as out of high school and more. Your donation of just $10 can send a family who would not otherwise be able to afford it, to one ABLE2 Grow session. Donate now: https://buff.ly/2XdK7xB

Over the next two weeks we will be sharing Faces of ABLE2, stories about the people that we support. During the pandemic...
09/13/2021

Over the next two weeks we will be sharing Faces of ABLE2, stories about the people that we support. During the pandemic ABLE2 has continued to provide an important role by serving the most vulnerable in our community while also empowering them to build lives of meaning and joy. We have done this with less resources as we have had to cancel most of our major fundraising events for the last two years. As you read these stories we encourage you to share them and consider making a donation to help us continue to be able to provide these services. #facesofABLE2

Over the next two weeks we will be sharing Faces of ABLE2, stories about the people that we support. During the pandemic ABLE2 has continued to provide an important role by serving the most vulnerable in our community while also empowering them to build lives of meaning and joy. We have done this with less resources as we have had to cancel most of our major fundraising events for the last two years. As you read these stories we encourage you to share them and consider making a donation to help us continue to be able to provide these services. #facesofABLE2

The FASD Flag is up at Ottawa City Hall!  #FASDWalk2021
09/11/2021

The FASD Flag is up at Ottawa City Hall! #FASDWalk2021

The FASD Flag is up at Ottawa City Hall! #FASDWalk2021

It's Gelato time from Farinella for our walkers! We hope you enjoy this sweet treat! We are following our COVID-19 proto...
09/11/2021

It's Gelato time from Farinella for our walkers! We hope you enjoy this sweet treat! We are following our COVID-19 protocols re food consumption. #besafe #FASDWalk2021

It's Gelato time from Farinella for our walkers! We hope you enjoy this sweet treat! We are following our COVID-19 protocols re food consumption. #besafe #FASDWalk2021

Let's get walking for the #FASDWalk2021 in 5 minutes!!
09/11/2021

Let's get walking for the #FASDWalk2021 in 5 minutes!!

Let's get walking for the #FASDWalk2021 in 5 minutes!!

We're so excited that the #FASDWalk2021 is finally here! We can't wait to see all of our walkers later this afternoon. I...
09/11/2021

We're so excited that the #FASDWalk2021 is finally here! We can't wait to see all of our walkers later this afternoon. If you're participating, don't forget to follow our COVID-19 protocols. #maskson #physicaldistancing

We're so excited that the #FASDWalk2021 is finally here! We can't wait to see all of our walkers later this afternoon. If you're participating, don't forget to follow our COVID-19 protocols. #maskson #physicaldistancing

@University-of-Ottawa wants to connect with people with intellectual disabilities or those who support them to conduct a...
09/10/2021

@University-of-Ottawa wants to connect with people with intellectual disabilities or those who support them to conduct a study on financial abuse. More information [email protected] or 1-844-783-3497

@University-of-Ottawa wants to connect with people with intellectual disabilities or those who support them to conduct a study on financial abuse. More information [email protected] or 1-844-783-3497

Introducing our first confirmed keynote speaker at the 2022 FASD Symposium on today, International Fetal Spectrum Disord...
09/09/2021

Introducing our first confirmed keynote speaker at the 2022 FASD Symposium on today, International Fetal Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day.

Cyntoia Brown-Long is an author, speaker, and advocate for criminal justice reform and victims of trafficking. Cyntoia is also a person who was previously diagnosed with FASD.

Her story will shine a light on the stigma and injustice that men, women, and children face today and encourage you to play a role in supporting them in the fight against it.
@cyntoiabrownlong
#VirtualConference #conference #nonprofit #professionaldevelopment #nonprofitorganization #FASD #hope #fasdawareness

Introducing our first confirmed keynote speaker at the 2022 FASD Symposium on today, International Fetal Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day.

Cyntoia Brown-Long is an author, speaker, and advocate for criminal justice reform and victims of trafficking. Cyntoia is also a person who was previously diagnosed with FASD.

Her story will shine a light on the stigma and injustice that men, women, and children face today and encourage you to play a role in supporting them in the fight against it.
@cyntoiabrownlong
#VirtualConference #conference #nonprofit #professionaldevelopment #nonprofitorganization #FASD #hope #fasdawareness

Take a chance to educate yourself about FASD by checking out our FASD Fact Sheet here: https://buff.ly/36T8VMv
09/09/2021

Take a chance to educate yourself about FASD by checking out our FASD Fact Sheet here: https://buff.ly/36T8VMv

Take a chance to educate yourself about FASD by checking out our FASD Fact Sheet here: https://buff.ly/36T8VMv

Monthly therapeutic groups for the children & youth who have a sibling with a disability. Wednesdays 6-7 pm. Registratio...
09/08/2021

Monthly therapeutic groups for the children & youth who have a sibling with a disability. Wednesdays 6-7 pm. Registration Required please get in touch with Lenka Stevanovic: 613-761-9522 ext. 223 [email protected] https://buff.ly/36vBKPO

Monthly therapeutic groups for the children & youth who have a sibling with a disability. Wednesdays 6-7 pm. Registration Required please get in touch with Lenka Stevanovic: 613-761-9522 ext. 223 [email protected] https://buff.ly/36vBKPO

09/07/2021

A few spaces left. Do you identify as a senior and have an adult child with FASD or suspected FASD? Join the Ontario Senior Caregiver Action Network for FASD to meet others, receive support from professionals and people with lived experience, and brainstorm ideas. Fees covered by Health Nexus. Register at https://forms.gle/wfmNp8nHjTnc6HVt5
Canada FASD Research Network ABLE2 Kids Brain Health Network FASD Caregiver Success Ontario FASD Action Network

Wishing all students a very healthy and educational school year!
09/07/2021

Wishing all students a very healthy and educational school year!

Wishing all students a very healthy and educational school year!

Have a great long weekend!
09/06/2021

Have a great long weekend!

Have a great long weekend!

Support ABLE2 and play bingo @BingolandGamingCentre!!
09/05/2021

Support ABLE2 and play bingo @BingolandGamingCentre!!

Support ABLE2 and play bingo @BingolandGamingCentre!!

Faces of Able2 - I know a lot of people with FASD, and it makes me really sad that much of society doesn't understand th...
09/04/2021

Faces of Able2 - I know a lot of people with FASD, and it makes me really sad that much of society doesn't understand the strengths and amazing qualities of these people. I hope I can be part of helping people recognize the valuable imaginations and perspectives of individuals with FASD - Tanya Eichler, MCP, RP (Qualifying) OCATT

Faces of Able2 - I know a lot of people with FASD, and it makes me really sad that much of society doesn't understand the strengths and amazing qualities of these people. I hope I can be part of helping people recognize the valuable imaginations and perspectives of individuals with FASD - Tanya Eichler, MCP, RP (Qualifying) OCATT

We're only 9 DAYS away from our annual FASD Awareness Walk! Are you participating? It is a great way to support those in...
09/02/2021

We're only 9 DAYS away from our annual FASD Awareness Walk! Are you participating? It is a great way to support those in our community with FASD. Once you are signed up be sure to download the "I'm Participating" badge from the participant toolkit and share it on your social media accounts with #FASDWalk2021! For those who are already signed up here's the link to the toolkit https://buff.ly/2X7Dg5I

We're only 9 DAYS away from our annual FASD Awareness Walk! Are you participating? It is a great way to support those in our community with FASD. Once you are signed up be sure to download the "I'm Participating" badge from the participant toolkit and share it on your social media accounts with #FASDWalk2021! For those who are already signed up here's the link to the toolkit https://buff.ly/2X7Dg5I

On January 25, 2022 participants in the FASD Symposium will meet someone who supports the fight against #FASD stigma. Ou...
08/31/2021

On January 25, 2022 participants in the FASD Symposium will meet someone who supports the fight against #FASD stigma. Our first speaker announcement is coming soon! In the meantime, preliminary info is now available here: https://buff.ly/2WkEZqU @kidsbrainhealth @CanFASD @Health_Nexus @FetalAlcoholSpectrumDisorderOttawa #hope #fasdawareness #fasdsupport #fetalalcoholspectrumdisorder #fasdmonth #fasdaware #specialneeds #specialneedsparents

On January 25, 2022 participants in the FASD Symposium will meet someone who supports the fight against #FASD stigma. Our first speaker announcement is coming soon! In the meantime, preliminary info is now available here: https://buff.ly/2WkEZqU @kidsbrainhealth @CanFASD @Health_Nexus @FetalAlcoholSpectrumDisorderOttawa #hope #fasdawareness #fasdsupport #fetalalcoholspectrumdisorder #fasdmonth #fasdaware #specialneeds #specialneedsparents

We are counting down the days until we wear red and show our support for families and people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum...
08/31/2021

We are counting down the days until we wear red and show our support for families and people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Are you going to walk with us? 👞
Sign-up for Ottawa's FASD Awareness Walk taking place Sept. 11. See you there! https://buff.ly/3iXKouG #Ottawa #FASDWalk2021 #FASD

We are counting down the days until we wear red and show our support for families and people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Are you going to walk with us? 👞
Sign-up for Ottawa's FASD Awareness Walk taking place Sept. 11. See you there! https://buff.ly/3iXKouG #Ottawa #FASDWalk2021 #FASD

Enjoy a nice meal outdoors today! ☀️ 🍹
08/31/2021

Enjoy a nice meal outdoors today! ☀️ 🍹

Enjoy a nice meal outdoors today! ☀️ 🍹

Please join ABLE2’s Fetal Alcohol Resource Program for their webinar Supporting Individuals with FASD: Grow Education Se...
08/31/2021

Please join ABLE2’s Fetal Alcohol Resource Program for their webinar Supporting Individuals with FASD: Grow Education Series

Topics include:
* FASD 101
* Red flags that can indicate FASD in someone undiagnosed or misdiagnosed
* Basics of FASD diagnosis
* Common strengths and how to build on them
* Common challenges and strategies for support
* FASD across the lifespan
* How to access FASD resources in your community

Who should attend?
* Educators
* Front line workers
* Professionals
* Caregivers
* Friends and family of people with FASD
* Everyone

We all have a role to play in supporting people with FASD.
Workshop Details
Day & Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: Free (Funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services via CHEO and the City of Ottawa)

For more information and to register, please visit: https://buff.ly/33XSkGM

Please join ABLE2’s Fetal Alcohol Resource Program for their webinar Supporting Individuals with FASD: Grow Education Series

Topics include:
* FASD 101
* Red flags that can indicate FASD in someone undiagnosed or misdiagnosed
* Basics of FASD diagnosis
* Common strengths and how to build on them
* Common challenges and strategies for support
* FASD across the lifespan
* How to access FASD resources in your community

Who should attend?
* Educators
* Front line workers
* Professionals
* Caregivers
* Friends and family of people with FASD
* Everyone

We all have a role to play in supporting people with FASD.
Workshop Details
Day & Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: Free (Funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services via CHEO and the City of Ottawa)

For more information and to register, please visit: https://buff.ly/33XSkGM

Thanks to our friends OIFN: Ontario Independent Facilitation Network for reminding us of this survey.
08/28/2021
COVID-19 and People with Disabilities

Thanks to our friends OIFN: Ontario Independent Facilitation Network for reminding us of this survey.

If the experiences of people with disabilities during COVID-19 are not recorded, then it will be like they never happened. The COVID-19 Disability Survey is a special initiative to record the experiences, concerns and needs of people with disabilities.

Our Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) community means so much to us! Please save January 25, 2022 in your calendar....
08/26/2021

Our Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) community means so much to us! Please save January 25, 2022 in your calendar. We will be hosting the largest annual gathering of everyone connected to the FASD community for the FASD Symposium. Preliminary info is now available on our website. https://buff.ly/3DeeRyE 📅 @kidsbrainhealth Canada FASD Research Network Health Nexus Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Ottawa #fasdawareness #VirtualConference

Our Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) community means so much to us! Please save January 25, 2022 in your calendar. We will be hosting the largest annual gathering of everyone connected to the FASD community for the FASD Symposium. Preliminary info is now available on our website. https://buff.ly/3DeeRyE 📅 @kidsbrainhealth Canada FASD Research Network Health Nexus Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Ottawa #fasdawareness #VirtualConference

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312 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, ON
K1Y 4X5

We are located a few blocks from the transit way, Tunney's Pasture.

General information

Citizen Advocacy sets up one-to-one matches between volunteer advocates and people with disabilities that can have profound effects on both. Citizen Advocacy is one of only a few Ottawa community organizations supporting people with a wide range of disabilities, including physical limitations, developmental delays, mental illness, and disabilities related to aging. Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa is a registered Canadian charitable organization (13036 2817 RR0001) and a member of United Way/Centraide.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Friday 9am - 12pm
12:30pm - 4:30pm

Telephone

613-761-9522

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