Breaking through barriers for workers
who have children with special needs

Looking At Moving To Ottawa Region

Member to Member Newsletter 16 Summer 2008My son Nic has to deal with Asperger's Syndrome, Schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He is now 18 years old, has not finished school (stopped in grade 9) and cannot work or hardly leave home some days. The Special Needs Project has helped us with information on agencies that can assist us in many different ways and we appreciate all that they have done! We are looking at moving to Ottawa Region within the next year (I have requested a transfer) to be closer to friends and family members who live in Maine. We would probably live in the Gatineau Region. I would appreciate help with information from other members (UPCE or CUPW) with regards to resources available in Quebec or Ontario and the pros and cons of either region. This move would mean that we would have to find doctors and a psychiatrist for our son's continuing care. All members in a similar situation can feel free to contact me via phone or email to talk about their challenges and we can share tips, ideas, successes etc.

Payroll Clerk
Edmonton, AB