Special Education

• Bullying and kids with AD/HD: http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/health/823-understanding-bullying-and-its-impact-on-kids-with-learning-disabilities-or-ad-hd.gs
• Depression in teens: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/depression-teens
• LEARN: Provides access to learning material, educational technology and e-learning resources to the Quebec English Education Community: http://www.learnquebec.ca/en/index.html
• Inspirations, online magazine catering to special needs children and young adults: http://www.inspirationsnews.com/
• Aqua-Percept, adapted gym and swim program at Pointe Claire Aquatic Centre: http://www.ville.pointe-claire.qc.ca/en_1146_index.php
• Gym-eau, specialized leisure programs for children with special needs in Laval: http://www.gymn-eau.org/laval.html
• Montreal Families Magazine - http://www.montrealfamilies.ca/special.htm
• Laval Families Magazine - http://www.lavalfamilies.ca/articles.asp?c=44
• Choose To Learn www.choosetolearn.ca - Bilingual continuing education to therapists, parents and other professionals working with children
• Ability Online www.ablelink.org - A free and monitored community that connects exceptional children and their parents with friends, mentors and tutors who provide information and support

Language Development
• Apraxia-KIDS www.apraxia-kids.org
• The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists: http://www.speechandhearing.ca/en/find-a-professional
• Speechville Express Resource for families and educators offering information about language development in children: http://www.speechville.com/
• Montreal Fluency Centre, a non-profit, charitable organization assisting children and families to overcome language, literacy and related communication disorders: http://www.montrealfluency.com/
• Tellit-Dire, one-on-one and group speech therapy; also therapy for stuttering and autism spectrum disorders: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• The Voice Box, certified speech/language pathologists providing speech and language evaluation, therapy and consultation to children of all ages in areas of voice, stuttering, speech and language: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learning Disabilities
• LD online North America’s leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD: http://www.ldonline.org/
• Learning Disability Association of Canada: http://www.ldac-taac.ca/
• Learning Disability Association of Quebec: http://www.aqeta.qc.ca/fr
• The Learning Associates of Montreal Assessments, tutoring and coaching for individuals with learning disabilities Montreal: http://pages.infinit.net/learning/engdk2.htm#
• Miriam Foundation www.miriamfoundation.ca - Non-profit foundation which supports rehabilitative, vocational and residential services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities

Reading Difficulties, Activities, Remediation
• Canadian Dyslexia Association http://www.dyslexiaassociation.ca/english/mandate.shtml
• International Dyslexia Association http://www.interdys.org/
• Reading Rockets: Comprehensive information on reading remediation and activities for families http://www.readingrockets.org/audience/parents
• Starfall: Fee activities to enhance phonemic awareness and reading skills http://www.starfall.com/
• Brainpop Educational activities for secondary students http://www.brainpop.com/free_stuff/
• Natural Reader: Free text to speech reader http://www.naturalreaders.com/
• C-Map Free concept mapping tool http://cmap.ihmc.us/conceptmap.html
• TVO Kids Educational games for preschool and cycle one elementary students http://www.tvokids.com
• Visual Thesaurus http://www.visualthesaurus.com/
• Tumbleboods: Interactive talking books for elementary students http://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/kids/tumblebooks.html

Autism
• Autism Society of Canada http://www.autismsocietycanada.ca/index_e.html
• Abe Gold Learning and Research Centre: Training and conferences on autism for parents, located in Montreal http://www.goldlearningcentre.com/
• Autism Research Institute http://www.autism.com/families/index.htm
• Autism Central: Webpage for local resources and services http://www.autismcentral.ca/research/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1&Itemid=29

• Lester B. Pearson Centre of Excellence Autism Spectrum Disorders http://www.lbpsb.qc.ca/eng/asdn/index.asp
• Open Mind Alliance Inc. www.OpenMindAlliance.ca - Literacy centre for children with autism
• Autism Awareness Centre www.autismawarenesscentre.com - Leading Canadian provider of conferences and books on autism and related disabilities

ADD / ADHD / Dyslexia
• Additude Magazine - http://www.additudemag.com/
• McGill Psychoeducation and Counselling Clinic: Learning assessments done for children over 5 yrs of age with ADD, ADHD, dyslexia and other learning disorders: www.mcgill.ca/edu-ecp/clinic/

Down Syndrome
• Canadian Down Syndrome Society www.cdss.ca

Tourette’s Syndrome
• Tourette’s Syndrome Foundation of Canada http://www.tourette.ca/

Physical Disabilities
• March of Dimes Canada Resource for parents of children with physical disabilities: http://www.marchofdimes.ca/dimes/national_programs/national_programs/

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