RESOURCES

FOR FAMILIES

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Resources for Families

Sensory Integration

STAR Institute, for sensory processing disorder

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.

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues

Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Center

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

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

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Speaks Canada

Organization dedicated to funding research for autism, its causes, prevention, and treatment; In Supporting Families and Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Sesame Street and Autism

Activities, videos and topics available that demonstrate how each child is incredible.

Fédération Québécoise de l'Autisme (French)

FQATED website (formerly the Société québécoise de l'autisme). Information, ressources and activities.

Autisme Montréal

A local organization providing resources and services for people with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

Autism Canada

The Canadian Autism Society website, with information and resources.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Consortium

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).

Cerebral palsy information page

Information page on cerebral palsy. Definitions, treatments, prognosis, research and resources.

Down Syndrome

Canadian Down Syndrome Society

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is a non-profit organization that provides Down syndrome advocacy in Canada.

Regroupement pour la trisomie 21 (French)

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.

Parenting

Family Education

Information for parents including activities and games for children, printable tools, child development tools, educational ideas and tips, and information about learning difficulties.

Naitre et Grandir

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.

 

Centre of excellence for early childhood development

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.

Child Development Institute

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.

Mother for life

Site offering support and information for families. Several topics are discussed: the desire to become pregnant, pregnancy, childbirth, child development, the couple, sexuality, etc.

Yoopa (French)

Site for Quebec families. It includes information on topics such as nutrition, health, psychology, family life, education, and recreation.

Zero to three - National Center for infants, toddlers and families

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.

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