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.


respitWebsite provides respite options listings and contact information for central, east, north, west and York regions.

Services include:

1. Access Facilitators to help identify a family's respite needs and to provide short-term co-ordination to overcome barriers to receiving respite services.

2. Classified ads for families and workers for the CHAP program (Community Helpers for Active Participation)

Of special interest:
During the next three years, will be expanding so that families across Ontario will be able to find local respite support services online.

Resource Details:
Topic Area: Work Life Balance
Type: Website
Source/Organization: Geneva Centre for Autism
Geographic Focus: Toronto (but concept of interest to others)
Language: English only
Purpose: To coordinate a network of agencies and organizations providing respite services to individuals with all kinds of disabilities and their families in Toronto.
Date reviewed: January 2013

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