S.P.A.N. is a major provider of support services to people in St. Paul and the surrounding area. As well, certain program resources are available on a regional basis.
Also known as a Snoozelen multi-sensory environment room, is available for minimal cost to the public. A specially designed ‘sensory therapy’, the soft room is a comfortable, quiet space for any age group looking for a calm place. Evidence suggests Snoozelen facilities are particularly effective with people who live with Autism or Dementia, helping to stimulate and focus attention while removing distractions. The soft room can be booked in advance for half and one hour intervals.
S.P.AN. is happy to provide community members with printed and video resources to community members. S.P.A.N. has transferred a significant number of titles to the St. Paul Public Library for easy access. S.P.A.N. provides a generous grant, from time to time, to the public library to keep titles current. Please contact S.P.A.N. main office if you are seeking specific titles, as some resources are in use and available through our office.
This program assists adults with brain injuries and their families through support, coordination, advocacy, education, and delivery of supports for the community. Causes of brain injury can include:
- Traumatic or direct contact force to the head such as motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries and assaults.
- Pathological causes such as strokes, tumor, liver or kidney disease, viral meningitis, encephalitis.
- Non-traumatic accidents such as near drowning and suffocation.
We support the North Central region which includes St. Paul, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, Vegreville, Bonnyville, Two Hills, Mundare, Elk Point, Vilna, Smoky Lake and surrounding areas.
If you would like more information on brain injuries please visit:
http://humanservices.alberta.ca/disability-services/alberta-brain-injury-initiative.html and watch our Brain Injury 101 Webinar Learning Series. This learning series explores the basics of what a brain injury is and strategies for individuals living with brain injuries in Alberta. The sessions are intended to help individuals, families and agencies access information and resources about brain injury.
Access to brain injury resources is available through the S.P.A.N. office. Call 1 -780-645-3441. Dial ‘0’, speak with the receptionist for assistance.
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S.P.A.N. supports people with needs, who are vulnerable, facing risks while living in the community, or live with challenging disabilities.
Most supports are designed around individuals with specific needs. If you do not find a kind of support you’re looking for on this website, please call the office at 1-780-645-3441. This website lists general categories, but we may offer your particular supported need. Feel free to call us.
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We’ll help you find what you’re looking for. For referral to supports or guidance to navigate the complex world of supports and services, please call us.