Community, financial and online resources for children and families in BC.
Birth injuries are any kind of harm that can occur during the delivery process. Any part of the body can be injured at birth, but some of them can be appear frequently. It is important that you have information about how these injuries develop and what you can do to prevent them and have treatment options.
Thousands of children born every year injured at birth. If you noticed your child suffered from some type of birth injury, you are not alone.
Best resource and legal information
List of Parent Support Groups
A great list of support services or regular meetings for parents with children with a variety of challenges.
British Columbia Teachers’ Federation
InclusionBC Organization Directory
List of InclusionBC members in the Lower Mainland and Upper Fraser Valley.
Lower Mainland BC
Special Services to Children and their Family (SSCF) One-to-One Service
If you have a child or youth with developmental or physical disabilities and/or autism, he or she could benefit from the Special Services to Children and their Families (SSCF) program.
Options Community Services
Support for Children and Families
Inclusion BC provides advocacy support to families supporting a person with a developmental disability. This could mean connecting you with resources in your community or standing by your side as you advocate for the services you need.
Youth Addiction Services
We are the Voice society is a sister company to UGTS. The mission of the We are the Voice Society is To effectively engage youth to maximize and develop to their capacity, to withstand abuse challenges. By developing opportunities to alternative lifestyles and promoting a responsible way of life amongst themselves.
We are the Voice Society
Job Resources for People with Disabilities
Hiring Individuals With Disabilities Is Good For Business. People with disabilities represent an important employee talent pool that is largely untapped. Hiring inclusively can also improve culture and increase retention. 90% of consumers prefer companies that employ people with disabilities.
Volunteer your Time
GIV Society is a volunteer event management team that supports non-profit organizations and communities in achieving their social goals.
Cerebral Palsy Group
Information, resources and support for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy brain injuries or birth injuries.
Accommodations for Students with Autism
This guide discusses issues surrounding the education of students on the autism spectrum, including the rights and responsibilities of parties involved, plus governing laws, programs, and additional resources. The information also includes classroom concerns and accommodations, considerations for choosing an appropriate school setting, options for dispute resolution, and tips for further advocacy.
Options for schooling
Guide to Better Sleep for Kids with Autism
Children with autism and other special needs can have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep through the night. These sleep issues tend to worsen behavioral challenges, interfere with learning and decrease overall quality of life. If you are struggling to help your child “power down” or relax at night, you are not alone.
Autism Resource Center
Every child is unique and special, sometimes they encounter emotions, feelings or behavior that cause problems in their lives and the lives of those around them. Families often worry when their child or teenager has difficulty coping with things, feels sad, can’t sleep, gets involved with drugs, or can’t get along with family or friends.
Creating an Autism Friendly Home
When an individual with autism has a dysfunctional sensory system, the visual input they receive can be difficult to process. Lighting and colors can easily overwhelm an individual with autism. In your home, you can take measures to reduce visual stimuli in order to lessen this effect, helping your loved one feel more comfortable at home. Here are some tips to help you do this.
Autism Support Network Resources
The Autism Support Network connects families and individuals touched by ASD with each other, provides support and insight, and acts as a resource guide for education, treatments, strategies and therapies for autism.
Free help with Autism
Planning a Move with Autism
This guide highlights ways to plan and execute the transition to your new home.
Preparing for the move
30 Ways to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month
We pass out materials, have contests, go to events, do extra talks, and try and engage EVERYONE we know and even some we do not know.
Getting everyone involved
Autism and Dental Care
Patients with special needs often have difficulty staying still and allowing the dentist to do what’s needed, which is why a loved one should always be present. Everyone needs a “figurative” hand to hold sometimes, especially those who fear the dentist, and it’s no different for patients with autism. Luckily, there are ways to find a dentist for autistic patients and this article is here to help.
Coquitlam Rec Center
The City of Coquitlam offers a variety of programs and activities to promote and encourage active participation for all ages and ability levels in friendly welcoming environments. Each City facility is designed and maintained to create a positive experience for both organized groups and casual activity.
Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
RDSP is a Canada-wide registered matched savings plan specific for people with disabilities. It is designed as a long-term savings plan to help the holder be better financially prepared for their future. For every $1 put in an RDSP account, the federal government can (if your family income is below $91,831) match with up to $3! This is the Canada Disability Savings Grant. For people living on a low-income (less than $30,000), the federal government will put in $1000 each year for 20 years!
Government of Canada
Blog: BC Parents of Children With Special Needs
The BCEdAcess blog are made up of a group of parents who have come together as a result of our shared determination to ensure equitable access to education for children who have special needs in the Province of British Columbia.