Breaking through barriers for workers
who have children with special needs

Welcome to Special Needs and Moving On Projects!

Special Needs & Moving On projectsThe Special Needs and Moving On Projects provide resources and support for workers at the post office whose children have disabilities. The projects are available to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Union of Postal Communications Employees (Public Service Alliance of Canada). The Special Needs Project is geared to families with young children; the Moving On Project is for adult sons and daughters with special needs. Life is more demanding when you work and have a child with special needs. Learn more about our Special Needs and Moving On projects.


National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)

neadsWebsite has an extensive on line resource centre that provides nationwide information on services and programs for students with disabilities. NEADS publishes a regular newsletter, and conducts research on issues of importance to its members.
Of special interest:

The NEADS High School Outreach Project and transition guide book assists youth with disabilities with information about academic options, available financial aid and accommodations that support their studies:

List of Transition programs throughout the country that offer students the opportunity to gather information on the post-secondary experience:

The NEADS Online Work System (NOWS) is a bilingual, free, online tool where employers can post opportunities and search for job-ready candidates with disabilities. Students and grads can post resumes and cover letters on line:

Resource Details:
Topic Area: Adult issues: education, transition, employment
Type: Website
Source/Organization: National charitable organization
Geographic Focus: National
Language: Bilingual French and English
Purpose: To encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities.
Date reviewed: January 2013

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