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SNAC Fair vs Equal Poster -

SNAC has printed dozens to be donated to each school in October 2019. Download your copy here

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Please click HERE for the link to Pedagogical Flexibility, Adaptations and Modifications for Special Needs Students - Is your child on track for graduation?

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Understanding the Influence of Stress & Anxiety on Ourselves and our Children

Thank you so much for those of you who attending our Parent Information Night on Understanding the Influence of Stress & Anxiety on Ourselves and our Children in April 2019! 
 
We are currently compiling the list of questions and will be providing answers on a document.
 
Do you have more questions about your child's anxiety or anxiety of parenting a child with special needs?
Please EMAIL us so we can add your questions to our working document!

 

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 Transition to High School

Thank you so much for those of you who attending our Parent to Parent Information Night on Transitioning your Child with Special Needs to High School in April 2017! 
 
As promised we have compiled the list of questions and provided answers to them. This document can be viewed here.
 
Do you have more questions about transitioning your child with special needs to high school?
Please EMAIL us so we can add your questions to our working document!

 

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Thank you so much for those of you who attending our An IEP Journey: Parent to Parent IEP Information Exchange February 2016! 
 
As promised we have compiled the list of questions and provided answers to them. This document can be viewed here.
 
Do you have more questions about how an IEP works?
Please EMAIL us so we can add your questions to our working document!

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**We have the webcast of Dr. Finn's presentation on MELS coding,

funding and how it relates to our students in the LBPSB.

Click HERE to view or click on the Webcasts link on the left! **

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     DO YOU NEED HELP PREPARING FOR YOUR NEXT IEP MEETING?

See the "IEP DOCUMENTS" Tab on the left!

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Bill 101, Article 81  exceptions for being educated in English.  

http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/en/parents-and-guardians/instruction-in-english/eligibility/

 


  DISCLAIMER:

** Please note that SNAC does not endorse any one of the links below.

 

They are listed here for informational purposes only.

Should you have any other links you would like us to add please feel free to contact us.  **

 

 LOCAL   LINKS    of  Interest

Lester B. Pearson Autism Centre for Excellence

LEARN Quebec - LEARN is an educational foundation supported in part by funding from the Quebec-Canada Entente for Minority Language Education that: 

  • offers e-learning services and support to all English school boards, private schools, community organizations and the private sector in rural and urban settings;
  • supports and promotes pedagogical collaboration and innovation using information technology, and works to model best practices; and
  • publishes quality learning materials to support educators who are implementing competency-based practices in the classroom.

AQETA

ATEDM 

Centre de Readaption de L'Ouest de Montreal - West Montreal Readaptation Centre - CROM

Les Services de Readaption du Sud-Ouest et du Renfort - SRSOR

West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped - WIAIH

Miriam Foundation

The Abe Gold Learning & Research Centre

Autism Central

Clinique d’orthophonie de Montréal - The Montreal Speech Therapy Clinic 

Montreal Families - Special Needs Section - LARGE LIST of Camps, Programs, Support Services

Camp Kennebec a non-competitive inclusive summer residence camp for campers aged 7 and up, with a range of exceptionalities; including learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, and social and behavioral difficulties.

Camera Roll Up - Theatre and Film Day Camp for Teenagers with Special Needs

Spectrum Productions -   Creating opportunities for youth and young adults on the autism spectrum through video and media production *summer camp*

The Donald Berman Yaldei Developmental Center

Montreal Oral School

MAB - Mackay Rehabilitation Centre (MMRC)

Inspirations Newspaper  

Sensory Integration Resources from Come Unity

Exceptional Family Magazine

Autism Parenting Magazine

Ability Path

Fondation Quebecoise de la Maladie Coeliaque

Kettleby Valley Camp

Adaptive Skiing Resource Guide

Essential Guide to Travelling with a Medical Condition

Local Professionals
 
Centre MDC - Multidisciplinary Centre - Harriet Greenstone Pyschologist and team
 
Collage Pediatric Therapy - A team of speech language pathologists, psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and behaviour therapists working together in a practive focused exlusively on children.   Pointe Claire and Westmount
 
Physiotherapists 
Physiomentum  - Tom Lucas - 3872 Boul. St. Charles Suite 102 at Antoine Falcon in Pierrefonds
514-626-9996 info@physiomentum.com



Reading Specialists
Liz Soroka - Lansdowne Tutoring Centre
Montreal - www.lansdownetutoringcentre.com   Lucerne Rd in TMR 514-487-6516
West Island www.lansdownewest.org  (Hymus @ St Jean)   514-697-4133
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Multisensory Reading Clinic - Ruth Tougas Laval  450-624-9948
Orton-Gillingham Instruction, Therapeutic Tutoring 
Literacy Intervention and Remediation for Nonreaders and Struggling Readers
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Hudson Literacy Clinic - http://www.hudsonliteracyclinic.ca/  Laura Caprini
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Claudia Hogan - 482 Beaconsfield Blvd  - www.lakeshorespeech.ca

 

 
Occupational Therapists
Therapie Kiddo Active Therapy  514-428-0123   Stephanie Swinburne
245E boul Saint Jean (in the Pointe Claire Plaza)
www.kiddoactive.com 
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Haley McKitterick - Kinatex Sports Physio Vaudreuil 600 Boul Harwood 450-455-5502 www.kinatex.com
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Cynthia Miller-Lautman  514-576-1401
 
Psychologists

Clinique de l'Autisme Aspergers - Isabelle Henault, Catherine Pidgeon, Normand Giroux, Johanne Mainville

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Dr. Nathalie Garcin, Dr. Hayley Vininsky, Dr. Lisa Reisinger, Dr. Carol Brebion - psychiatry

Cinique Spectrum 514-500-5355  www.cliniquespectrum.com

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Dr. Caroline Zanni - 438-383-3233  dr.z@videotron.ca  Assessment and Treatment of Children and young adults with cognitive  disabilities and psychiatric disorders, Autism, Asperger's - offers social skills groups, RDI 
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Jessica Boisselle-Ladouceur   Educational Psychologist  514-554-0199
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Melanie Gotlieb  Psychologist at PsySante Clinic in DDO  514-804-6393
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Dr. Yaniv Elharrar  West Island Therapy Centre 
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Dr. Harriet Greenstone Centre MDC 3675 Boul. des Sources 514-683-8791
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Dr. Stella Benarroch Ultra Health Services  Kirkland 514-839-9715
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Dr. Marla Litvack 514-971-6153  Pierrefonds - specializing is assessments and anxiety
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Dr. Lisa Bedard 514-386-4873 https://www.lisabedardpsychologist.ca/
 - specializing in assessments in learning disorders or difficulties and ADHD (not able to test for Autism)
 

 
Neuropsychologist
Dr. Shelley McColl   or  Dr. Chantal Ste. Marie - Sage Psychology  www.sagepsy.com
  info@sagepsy.com   Pointe Claire 514-505-4900 
 
Dr. Caroline Zanni - 438-383-3233 - dr.z@videotron.ca  
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Dr. Andree-Anne Meilleur - dr.andie@outlook.com
 
Montreal Neuropsychology Centre  Greene Avenue Westmount  514-932-6803
Dr. Elizabeth Shoiry  514-736-0793   DDO  (ADHD, learning disabilities and ASD)  careershoe@gmail.com 
 
Dr. Vicki Veroff - West Island Neuropsychology Centre 514-505-9462  - admin@wincc.ca
 
Child Psychiatrists
Dr. Mark Zoccolillo - Roper Clinic Westmount  514-937-8000 (need a referral)
 

RDI Consultants
Francesca Dansereau - 514-244-0050 she will travel to you or you can go to her clinic on Somerled in NDG
Cindy Coady www.autism-montreal.com 514-660-1714
Camelia Varga 514-502-6388 www.pro-autism.com
Shannon Kelly skelly@videotron.ca 
Behaviour Therapists
Alexandra Rothstein BCBA  
 

Speech Language Pathologists
 
Debbie Finkelberg - DDO - 514-676-1451  Debbie@speechandlanguage.org
Jennifer Benedik   Ultra Health Services
Keren Ritter - kerenritter@me.com  - Individual assessments and therapy as well as social skills groups for children on the Autism Spectrum
Laura Polomeno - Beaconsfield Blvd - 514-704-9243 - www.lakeshorespeech.ca
Perl Greenfeld - Blocks Speech and Language Clinic - 514-712-5258 speechtherapy.perl@gmail.com
Ruth Mailhot - 514-528-6980
Stacey Eisenberg  514-862-6344  staceyspectoreisenberg@gmail.com 

Sue Methe 514-457-6801  sue_methe@hotmail.com  - www.lakeshorespeech.ca

Stacey Knecht  514-472-0373  staceyknecht@hotmail.com 
The Voice Box - Speech and Language Therapy Clinic

Auditory Processing Testing

Barbara Bond - Audiology West Island - works Tuesdays and Wednesdays 450-685-3850
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Services
 
C.R.O.M social skills groups, educators (service based on the area in which you live) 
 
 
 

Childrens Adaptive Programs Pointe Claire Pool- Aqua Percept, Adapted Gym and Swim, Adaptive Aquatics

 

Flyers All Starz Cheerleading Special Needs Team - Boys and Girls ages 5 - 16

 

Espace-Temps - Multi Disciplinary Clinic - Non Profit - neurotherapy, psychotherapy, animal assisted therapy

 

Making Waves Montreal  - 1:1 Swimming Lessons for children with special needs

 

Club Ed Beaconsfield - Physical Activity and Social Skills Program

 

Canadian Association of Disabled Skiing

 

Children's Theatre - Starlight Players for Children and Teens with Autism or Asperger's 

 

Brilliant Beginnings - Servicing children affected with Autism, PDD, Language Delays. Treatment: ABA Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social Skills Groups, Daycare and Preschool Shadows Home and Treatment Center Based in West Island and Laval.

Butterfly Education Centre - Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Center in the West-Island of Montreal. This center will cater to children, teenagers and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or other related disorders, and behavior challenges.

Communicating with an Autistic Child - A parents Guide  - Wise Old Owl Sayings

 

 

Parent Support Groups

ADHD Parent Support Group on Facebook  - they meet monthly with wonderful speakers

ABA and Autism in Montreal on Facebook - online

Montreal Special Needs Families Support Group on Facebook - online though they do meet occasionally

WIAIH - West Island Support Groups - Daytime and Evening

 

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Stores which feature educational products for those with special needs

 

FDMT -  Educational Materials and Sensory Tools

 

Soft Clothing 

 

InovAID - Innovative Products 

 

Chartrand - Adapted bicycles, tricycles  

 

Kid's Companions Chewelry 

 

 

 

Educational Resources

MELS DOCUMENT on Organization of Educational Services for At-Risk Students and Students With Handicaps, Social Maladjustments or Learning Difficulties

 

Autism Society of Canada

Autism Quebec - FQATED

Autism Canada Foundation

Canadian Down Syndrome Society

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada

Williams Syndrome Association

The Whole Dyslexic Society

Non Verbal Learning Disorder

Canadian Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society - FASLink

Sensory Processing Disorder Canada

Centre for ADD / ADHD Canada

Prader-Willi Research Foundation Canada

Canadian Dyslexia Association

Model Me Kids - Social Skills Training and Videos 

Autism Awareness Centre

Learning Disabilities and ADHD Online 

Geneva Centre for Autism

Teach 2 Talk

Do 2 Learn - PECS and more

Les Pictogrammes - PECS website en francais !

Educate Montreal - Consulting Service to help you navigate the school system

 
 
Info on SLEEP

- Helping Your Child with Autism Sleep
https://www.mattressadvisor.com/autism-and-sleep/

- Sleep Deprivation and ADHD
https://www.mattressadvisor.com/adhd-and-sleep-deprivation/

- Our Guide to Sleep After Trauma
https://www.mattressadvisor.com/sleep-after-trauma/

- How to Make a Bedroom Accessible for Disabilities
https://www.mattressadvisor.com/how-to-make-a-bedroom-accessible-for-disabilities/

- The Connection Between Sleep and Learning
https://www.mattressadvisor.com/sleep-and-learning/
 “A Home Safety Checklist for Wheelchair Users” offers plenty of valuable information such as: 
  • Understanding areas of most concern or particular difficulties frequently experienced by wheelchair users in their own homes.
  • A comprehensive checklist, which includes standards and recommendations, covering all areas of a home (kitchen, bathroom, stairways, etc.) and aimed at improving the overall comfort and safety for those in a wheelchair.
  • Tips and advice on basic wheelchair checks and the importance of regular maintenance.
  • Advice on manoeuvring, both inside the house as well as in outside areas and access points, to prevent injuries and accidents.
  • Other helpful resources, downloads, and further information to help maintain a safe and wheelchair-friendly home environment.
You can view the full guide below:
A Home Safety Checklist for Wheelchair Users 
https://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=/home-safety-checklist-wheelchair-users
 
 
 
 
 
Alternative Methods
 
 
Guardian Angel Foods - Guardian Angel Foods produces allergy-friendly cakes, cookies, muffins and bread without peanuts, nuts, dairy, sesame or eggs.
 
  
 
Technology Resources Section - apps , computer programs, DVDs 
Model Me Kids DVDs - social skill training through peer modelling DVDs and workbooks. I can do it, Time for School, Model Me Conversation Cues, Model me Friendship, Model me Confidence and Bullying Prevention and more... 

AutisMate App  allows you to add your own pictures, videos and voice recordings to the app. The goal: to create visual scenes that help promote social skills and communication

 

 

DISCLAIMER

** Please note that SNAC does not endorse any one of the links above.

They are listed here for informational purposes only.

Should you have any other links you would like us to add please feel free to contact us.  **


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