“Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge, and children with special needs inspire a very, very special love." – Sarah Palin

Agencies that can provide services:

BC Association for Community Education

BC Association for Community Education

Committed to building community and school partnerships, integrating services, and promoting life-long learning to benefit children, families and communities. ACEbc believes it takes a whole community to raise a healthy child.  Healthy children and healthy families in turn build healthy communities.

BC Centre for Ability

BC Centre for Ability

The Association serves over 3000 children, youth and adults throughout BC with special needs and disabilities. Our purpose is to nurture the people and the families we work with so that they can grow in their abilities and thrive in the community. Our variety of services include assessment, therapy, social work, equipment lending, counselling, funding for vocational training, community living support and more.

Deaf Children’s Society of BC

Deaf Children’s Society of BC

Are you… Seeking the best opportunities for your deaf or hard of hearing child? Looking for support, resources, and people who really understand what you want? Gathering information and answers to your questions? With 30 years of experience in supporting deaf children and their families, DCS is the place for you.

Down Syndrome Research Foundation

Down Syndrome Research Foundation

The mission of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation is to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential throughout life by pioneering and providing educational programs and services, grounded in foundational research. Working with researchers, professionals and families, we are a bridge between research and practice.

Community Living BC (CLBC)

Community Living BC (CLBC)

Community Living BC (CLBC), a provincial crown agency mandated under the Community Living Authority Act, delivers supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities and their families in British Columbia. CLBC is working to create communities where people with developmental disabilities have more choices about how they live, work and contribute.

Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion

Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion

BACI offers services and supports for infants, children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities and their families in Metro Vancouver. Find out how to access those services and begin your path to building a better life for yourself or your loved one.

Infant Development Program of BC (Developmental Disabilities Association)

Infant Development Program of BC (Developmental Disabilities Association)

If you are concerned about your child’s development, the Infant Development Program (IDP) can help. Our IDP program promotes maximum development through expert interventions, consultations and education. The Infant Development Program is a family-centered, home-based program and serves children from birth to three years, who are at risk for, or who already have a delay in development.

Marc Landry, Occupation Therapist specializing in Sensory Challenges

Marc Landry, Occupation Therapist specializing in Sensory Challenges

Provide programs and services that offer expertise and guidance as families with deaf and hard of hearing children ages 0-5 navigate through opportunities for speech, language, education and communication.