Find various financial supports available from different levels of government and non-profit organizations.
Special Needs & Disabilities
Connexions provides a number of services and supports for families with a child, youth or adult with a special need or disability
Free activities and workshops hosted by a wide range of experts including Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), Occupational Therapists, Psycoeducators and more! We also offer mental health and wellbeing check-ins for adults who need a listening ear, as well as an information and referral service for families who need help accessing health and social services within the Outaouais.
Information Services for Families with Special Needs
You can now borrow one of our Let’s Play & Talk Kits from from four of our partners in the MRC des Collines and at our Connexions office in Aylmer (Gatineau).
The Kits include speech & language resources, games and children’s books.
Feeling lonely, mentally drained or stressed? Need a listening ear and compassionate heart? Connexions is providing Mental Health & Wellness Check-Ins.
Register now and we’ll reach out to you to set up a 30-minute phone call that works into your schedule. These conversations are confidential and meant to bring some ease into your life in whatever way you need!
Quebec has established its own unique approach to daycare for children 0-4, with subsidized and recognized Child Care Centres (CPEs) and Subsidized Family Home Daycares where spaces are offered at reduced contribution for infants through school-age children.
A long list of assistive technologies, tutoring resources, apps, tools to better understand the IEP, a handbook for parents with children special needs and more can be found on
Find a long list of camps for children with special needs within and outside the Outaouais, as well as organizations who provide groups and activities such a theatre groups, gymnastics groups and more. You’ll also find
Includes information on how to acccess diagnostic and support services for a child, youth or adult with autism. Also, includes a list of community resources that offer various progreamming and supports for families with autism.
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Join us in-person Thursday, October 19 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for our second session of the Parent Chat series to learn more about developmental delays, autism and integration through a presentation by the Association pour l'intégration communautaire de l'Outaouais (APICO) on all the services…