“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:
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.
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.
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.
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), 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.
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.
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.
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.