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SNAC Fair vs Equal Poster

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


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


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!




 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!



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!


**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! **



See the "IEP DOCUMENTS" Tab on the left!


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




** 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.



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
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
Multisensory Reading Clinic - Ruth Tougas Laval  450-624-9948
Orton-Gillingham Instruction, Therapeutic Tutoring 
Literacy Intervention and Remediation for Nonreaders and Struggling Readers
Hudson Literacy Clinic - http://www.hudsonliteracyclinic.ca/  Laura Caprini
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)
Haley McKitterick - Kinatex Sports Physio Vaudreuil 600 Boul Harwood 450-455-5502 www.kinatex.com
Cynthia Miller-Lautman  514-576-1401

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


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

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


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 
Jessica Boisselle-Ladouceur   Educational Psychologist  514-554-0199
Melanie Gotlieb  Psychologist at PsySante Clinic in DDO  514-804-6393
Dr. Yaniv Elharrar  West Island Therapy Centre 
Dr. Harriet Greenstone Centre MDC 3675 Boul. des Sources 514-683-8791
Dr. Stella Benarroch Ultra Health Services  Kirkland 514-839-9715
Dr. Marla Litvack 514-971-6153  Pierrefonds - specializing is assessments and anxiety
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)

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  
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
- Individual assessments and therapy as well as social skills groups for children on the Autism Spectrum

Auditory Processing Testing

Barbara Bond - Audiology West Island - works Tuesdays and Wednesdays 514-685-3850
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



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

Guide to Traveling with a Disability
It is UK based but fantastic information.
Info on SLEEP

- Helping Your Child with Autism Sleep

- Sleep Deprivation and ADHD

- Our Guide to Sleep After Trauma

- How to Make a Bedroom Accessible for Disabilities

- The Connection Between 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 
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




** 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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