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Children and Family
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Children & Family
The ABLE Developmental Clinic provides assessment, treatment and consultation for young persons experiencing difficulties with Attention, Behaviour, Learning and Emotion. ABLE is a leader in providing services for children and youth with developmental disabilities.
Culturally sensitive services for children up to 12 (13-19 in certain cases) who require extra support with physical, cognitive, or social and emotional development
Aboriginal infant development programs in BC offer support to families of infants who are at risk for or have been diagnosed with developmental delays. Programs are voluntary, family centered, and primarily focused on children ages 0-3 (in some communities 0 – 6).
Provides related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and other complex developmental needs
A provincial information centre for autism and related disorders, providing information, support and training to families, service providers, and community professionals across BC
The Autism Society provides information and support to individuals and families affected by autism
The Autism Support Network provides resources to families of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including information, education and support
Helps Indigenous communities develop high quality, culturally grounded, spiritually enriching, community child care services that are based in the child’s culture, language and history
A network for child development services, advocating for inclusive child development and therapy services, while providing a forum for communication, information sharing, and problem solving
A collection of books, videos, journals, board games, curricula and various educational props and materials designed for children with disabilities
Colouring pages, games, and a list of fun and educational resources to keep kids entertained
Blind Beginnings inspires children and youth who are blind or partially sighted, providing diverse programs, experiences, counselling and peer support, and opportunities for them to create fulfilling lives
Find an occupational therapist in your area
Many childcare resources for parents
Information and resources on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Through a range of therapeutic and family services, The Centre helps support children with special needs
Find support near you for children who have suffered or witnessed crime
Providing child care information, services, and support to families and child care providers in the communities of Delta, Surrey, and White Rock
Supporting families, child care providers, and the community in promoting quality child care throughout Greater Victoria
Teaches children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk, giving them the skills and confidence they need to achieve their fullest potential
CCYC provides leadership and advocacy in the delivery of social services to children, youth, and their families. Their mission is to work collaboratively, in liaison with clients, in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the continuum of services which enhance the well-being of young persons and their families.
CCS's Sundrop Centre for Child Development helps children and youth with developmental need reach their full potential through therapy, after school programs, and childcare resources and referrals
Promotes and supports quality community-based childcare services that benefit children, families and the public and in the best interests of society
Supports infant and child development through therapy, preschool, autism programming, behaviour consultation, community integration, referral, and more
Provides programs and services that offer expertise and guidance, as families with deaf and hard of hearing children ages 0-5 navigate through opportunities for speech, language, education, and communication
Empowers individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential through language, life skills, recreation, and family support
Free online educational games for children
Dedicated to supporting family caregivers, providing direct support to family members, as well as education for caregivers and health professionals
Family Resource Programs are parent/child interactive centres for families with children 0–6 years. The programs reflect the diversity and special abilities of the community.
FSGV helps strengthen families through counselling, employment and family services, education, and advocacy
Supports families through workshops, training, and advocacy
Offers a wide range of services in early intervention programs and support to children with special needs, including a hydro-therapy pool, Snoozelen room, 2 preschools, as well as several therapy rooms for speech, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy
Provides opportunities and services which enhance the quality of life for children with developmental needs
FVDSS is a parent-run support society for families of persons with Down syndrome living in the communities from Langley to Hope
GVDSS is a parent-run support society for families of persons with Down syndrome living in Greater Victoria. Check out their Facebook page for even more info.
Kids Brain works to understand the causes of conditions including autism, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy
Aims advance the education, employment, social development, legal rights and general well being of people with learning disabilities in BC
Helping individuals with Down syndrome develop their potential through educational workshops and therapy, community support, and resources
MCFD's primary focus is to support all children and youth in BC to live in safe, healthy and nurturing families and be strongly connected to their communities and culture
Promoting optimum child development by serving children with developmental needs and their families
NUKO supports children and youth who face neurological disabilities academically, recreationally, socially, and behaviourally
NONA strengthens the abilities of children with special needs to create enhanced opportunities for them to participate in their communities
Provides direct and indirect services, therapy, supports and resources to promote healthy child and family development
PAFM provides support at locations throughout BC for autistic persons and their families
Provides a range of services for children with disabilities, including occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, behavioural consultation, and therapy assistance.
Assists children of all abilities from Prince George and surrounding communities to develop to their highest potential through family-centered, child focused rehabilitation, early childhood education, and support services
Supports the health of children with disabilities through clinics, therapy, early intervention, mental health, crisis services, and prosthetics
Reach helps children with special needs reach their full potential. They provide timely, accessible, and supportive community programs and services for the Delta, Surrey, and Langley areas.
A sexual health initiative aimed at people with cognitive disabilities and their supporters. Holds educational/social events where people can have open, honest conversations about dating, love, relationships, and sex.
Ronald McDonald House provides residence to families of children whose health needs take them far from their local area, and keeping families together in a home away from home
Programs in prevention, intervention, and support for youth and children with a developmental delay or diagnosed disability
Find a support worker for you or your family member
UP provides individual and group-based Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) interventions for children 0-5 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays
Licensed quality child care for children 3 months to school age; full-day and part-day programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-agers, and children with special needs
VSCA serves, encourages, educates, supports, and inspires families in Greater Victoria who are living with autistic children
WCCRC provides parents and guardians with tools and resources to help find quality child care in Vancouver
WSC works to create inclusive communities for families and children with disabilities by helping them reach their full potential
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