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who have children with special needs

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.

Parenting a Child with Special Needs

nichcyThis sixteen page news digest contains two articles and further references. The first article speaks to the emotions that parents experience and offers a perspective for living and coping with the impact of disability on the family. The second article discusses topics such as:adjusting to this new life, accessing information and

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Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network - PLAN

planWebsite provides information about PLAN's programs and services, affiliates across the country, resources and public policy information.

Of special interest:

Public Policy section provides direct links to information about tax benefits (federal and BC provincial) and other financial assistance for people with disabilities and their families.

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Public Heath Agency of Canada

canadaStrengthening its ability to protect the health and safety of Canadians, the Government of Canada has delivered on its commitment to establish a new Public Health Agency of Canada and appoint a Chief Public Health Officer.

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pwdWebsite currently emphasizes: Access to Travel; Assistive Technology Links; Links to Federal Government Disability Information; Mapping for the Visually Impaired; "Benefits finder" helps locate services and programs by province and territory.

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Quebec Cerebral Palsy Association

qpcaIt promotes and defends the rights of parents and people affected in order to facilitate their integration into society and improve their quality of life. Description:Inform, guide and assist people with motor disorders, and those close to them; provide information on programs, government services and available community resources; refer to services required; assist in efforts to get help and resolve difficulties.

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