Connexions is developing a Directory of Services for Parents of Children and Youth with Special Needs and we are continually adding more resources.
In our effort to further this important initiative, we are seeking collaboration from organizations who offer resources specific to this clientele, as well as input from parents who use the services within the Outaouais region.
Please contact us to share any resource you think should be included.
Connexions’ Parent Chat Support Group
Once a month, parents with children with special needs meet to do a fun activity, to chat and to share stories and resources during our Parent Chat evenings. You can also join us on our Parent Chat Facebook Discussion Page where we share a wide range of resources, as well as information on upcoming events in the community or that Connexions is hosting, such as Parent Workshops and Parent Chat. Through Parent Chat, we hope to bring together a community of English-speaking parents of the Outaouais who have children and youth with various special needs.
Connexions’ Online Directory Of Resources
There are various funding options available from different levels of government and non-profit organizations. They are available to families with children and youth with special needs ranging from developmental support needs to physical and mobility needs.
The following is a list of various camps and activities that are specifically organized for children and teens with special needs.
The following provides an overview of daycare services for children with special needs at subsidized and recognized Child Care centres (CPEs) and Family Day Homes and highlights Pavillon du Parc’s Daycare Companion Service for autistic children.
Connexions’ Related Articles on Special Needs
If you’ve missed any of our articles on Special Needs or are a new reader, we’ve made sure to gather them all under Connexions’ Related Articles on Special Needs. The following are current and newsworthy articles that relate to children, youth and adults with special needs and that we have shared on our Website and through our Social Media.
Other Useful Links:
- Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs – An essential reference for who does what in the Québec school system, what to expect when your child starts school, and what happens during transition periods.