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Resources for Families
Offers support to those living with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and their family members.
STAR Institute is the premier treatment, research and education center for children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). This includes feeding disorders and other disorders with sensory issues such as autism and ADHD.
The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues
Resource on sensory information processing disorder. In the left margin you'll find several topics related to the disorder including symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, etc.
The Alert Program® for Self-Regulation was developed by two Occupational Therapists in the United States. The Alert Program® provides children with the language and concepts to start the process of self-regulation. It teaches them strategies to help the change their engine speed so they can listen, learn and participate
Organization dedicated to funding research for autism, its causes, prevention, and treatment; In Supporting Families and Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Activities, videos and topics available that demonstrate how each child is incredible.
FQATED website (formerly the Société québécoise de l'autisme). Information, ressources and activities.
A local organization providing resources and services for people with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
The Canadian Autism Society website, with information and resources.
The Cerebral Palsy Consortium (CPC) is an infrastructure that brings together professionals from all different fields (health, academic, universities, associations) in order to facilitate the social participation of children between the ages of 0 and 18 living with cerebral palsy. The site offers resources for families and professionals (diagnostic and evaluation tools).
Information page on cerebral palsy. Definitions, treatments, prognosis, research and resources.
The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is a non-profit organization that provides Down syndrome advocacy in Canada.
A not-for-profit organization, the Regroupement pour la Trisomie 21 offers information, services, activities and support to parents, individuals with Down's syndrome and their families.
Information for parents including activities and games for children, printable tools, child development tools, educational ideas and tips, and information about learning difficulties.
Website and reference magazine on child development.
Grandir avec Nathan (French)
This site offers support, activities, games and colouring for children from 0 to 10 years old. This site is free, but you must register to access all content.
On the CEECD website you will find the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development. This resource features articles covering 43 themes on the psycho-social development of children from conception to 5 years, as well as the latest scientific knowledge.
The mission of Child Development Institute is to become the “go to” site for parents for information, products and services related to child development, psychology, health, parenting, learning, media, entertainment, family activities as well as to connect with other parents, professional experts organizations and other useful websites.
Site offering support and information for families. Several topics are discussed: the desire to become pregnant, pregnancy, childbirth, child development, the couple, sexuality, etc.
Site for Quebec families. It includes information on topics such as nutrition, health, psychology, family life, education, and recreation.
American non-profit organization. The site is intended for both professionals and families. It provides information and resources on child development, custody and education, and public policy on early childhood.
Professional Orders and Associations