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Resource Links Directory

Our Resource Links Directory includes information about supports, programs and services available to families who have children or adults with special needs.

Finding quality child care - A guide for parents in Canada

blkgirlboyskateboard275Whether it’s called child care, day care, early childhood education or early learning, parents across Canada have a hard time finding what they need. This website provides information for parents looking for quality child care that’s affordable and meets the needs of their families.  Find out why it's hard to find good child care, about child care options in each province and territory, general information about child care in Canada what the best evidence says about quality and how to improve your chances of accessing high-quality child care

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211 National

211211 is the source Canadians trust when seeking information and services to deal with life’s challenges. 211’s award-winning telephone help line (2-1-1) and website provide a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services. 211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 100 languages.

211 connects people to the right information and services, strengthens Canada’s health and human services, and helps Canadians to become more engaged with their communities.

When you’re looking for human services, look to 211.

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Access to Travel

access_to_travelWebsite includes information on transportation between Canadian cities (air, bus, ferry and rail), local transportation (ground), accessibility of airport terminals, travel resources (provincial and national), government policies and complaints, inquiries and feedback.

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Active Living Alliance

alaActive Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) promotes, supports and enables Canadians with disabilities to lead active, healthy lives. We provide nationally coordinated leadership, support, encouragement, promotion and information that facilitates healthy, active living opportunities for Canadians of all abilities across all settings and environments.

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Allowance for Special Needs Program

gquciThe Allowance for Special Needs Program is intended for your child if he or she has a major functional disability or another recognized disability. It enables your child to obtain the material resources he or she needs at home to pursue studies, provided those needs are not already covered by another program or organization.

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ARCH Disability Law Centre

arch_disabilityARCH is a non-profit community legal clinic, which defends and promotes the equality rights of people with disabilities through litigation, law/policy reform and legal education.

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Association québécoise du syndrome de la Tourette (AQST)

quebec_ts Quebec Tourette's syndrome association

Offers support and access to resources to those with Tourette's syndrome, and those who interact closely with them (parents, friends, physicians, neurologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, researchers, as well as to health, social and educational workers

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Association Québécoise pour enfants avec des problems auditifs

aqepaMutual support meetings; Courses for parents; Referrals to specialists and others; Telephone support line; Twinning of parents; Organizing family weekends; Early reading stimulation program: Le Plaisir de lire; Quebec-wide awareness-building campaign; Information sessions, conferences and conventions; Identification, early fitting and rehabilitation; Social integration to allow the child to become a full member of society; Recognizing the right of parents and their children to be part of the decision-making process as it relates to them.

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