PDD stands for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, a program designed to assist individuals facing lifelong challenges in areas such as learning, communication, and independent living. This initiative plays a vital role in fostering inclusivity and offering tailored support.
Developmental disabilities encompass a broad spectrum of conditions affecting cognitive, physical, and emotional aspects of an individual’s life. From autism to Down syndrome, PDD recognizes and addresses the unique needs of each person, ensuring they can lead fulfilling lives.
To be eligible for the PDD program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Typically conducted by a registered psychologist, the assessments required by PDD may take the form of a Psychological Assessment Report, Psycho-Educational Assessment, or Neuropsychological Assessment. These evaluations focus on examining aspects such as thinking, learning, reasoning, and behaviour. The outcomes of these assessments aid PDD in determining whether an individual has an intelligence quotient (IQ) of 70 or lower. You will need to provide the following documentation as part of your application listed below.
To apply to PDD, you can apply online through the myAlbertSupports.ca portal. This involves creating a secure account if you don’t already have one, selecting the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) application, and completing it online. For assistance with the application process, reach out to Alberta Supports.
Once finished, you can either submit it online or print a copy and send it via:
Once you have successfully applied to and have been approved for PDD, you can explore your support options. PDD will usually refer you to a support service provider in your area. That’s where we come in! You can learn more about what CPLF offers on our Support Services page right here on our website.
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