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Support for Exceptional Students:

Association for Bright Children of Ontario

Provides information to parents about the social, emotional and intellectual needs of bright and gifted students.

Attention Deficit Information Network (AD-IN)
Offers support and information to families of children with ADD, adults with ADD, and others, including professionals. AD-IN also presents workshops for parents and professionals on current ADD research and treatments.

Autism Ontario 
Is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario.

Autism Society Canada 
Was founded by a group of parents committed to advocacy, public education, information and referral and support.

Canada: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders 
Is a not-for-profit parent-run organization that aims to help support, educate and ultimately better the lives of individuals with ADD and those who care for them.

Canadian Association for Community Living
Is a Canada-wide association of family members and others working for the benefit of persons of all ages who have an intellectual disability.

Canadian Hearing Society
Provides services that enhance the independence of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people, and that encourage prevention of hearing loss.

Canadian Institute of Child Health
Is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, well-being and rights of all children and youth through monitoring, education and advocacy.

Child & Community Resources 
Offers many services to parents, children and professionals to enhance and support a good quality of life for children in the early years and those with special needs.

Council for Exceptional Children

Is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

Down Syndrome Association of Ontario

Links you to local associations of the DSAO.

Epilepsy Canada 
Enhances the quality of life for persons affected by epilepsy through promotion and support of research and facilitation of education and awareness initiatives that build understanding and acceptance of epilepsy.

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario 
Works to improve the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities. It offers many resources, services, information, venues and products designed to help people with LDs and ADHD, as well as parents, teachers and other professionals.

Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury 

Is a charitable not-for-profit parent organization that supports the interests of students with learning disabilities.  Parents will find a number of practical tips, strategies and resources in the LDAS’ quarterly newsletters.

Manitoulin - Sudbury Community Care Access Centre
Is the access point to home health services, school health services and information about/referral to community support services. 

Ministry of Education (MOE) - Memos
Copies of memorandums sent from the Ministry to School Boards, sorted by date.

Ministry of Education - Minister's Advisory Council on Special Education (MACSE) Documents
Meeting minutes, annual reports and MOE Special Education updates

Ministry of Education (MOE) - Special Education Resources for Parents
Informational website features specific resources about Special Education in Ontario. The site features detailed information about the Education Act, regulations and other information of interest to parents.

Ministry of Education (MOE) - Special Education Resources for Teachers
Informational website features specific resources about Special Education in Ontario. The site features detailed information about the Education Act, regulations and other information of interest to teachers.

Ontario Brain Injury Association
Promotes awareness, understanding and prevention of brain injury through education, advocacy, research grants and community support services.

SEAC Learning Site
Is an information program that has been developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education to assist SEAC members to undertake the roles and responsibilities ascribed to them by legislation.

SNOW: Special Needs Opportunity Window 
Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education, is a website that provides resources and professional development information for educators and parents of students with special needs.

Sudbury Community Service Centre
Provides services to two target groups - people with developmental disability and people experiencing problems with their finances.  In both services, the Centre strives to affect positive change within the lives of the people it serves.

The Association of Parent Support Groups in Ontario
Is an organization of parents of disruptive youth. The organization provides weekly meetings, workshops and other resources to assist parents in acquiring the skills to help themselves and their children.

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) 
Is the primary source of support, information and most importantly, hope, for all Canadians affected by vision loss.

The Easter Seal Society
Is dedicated to helping children with physical disabilities achieve their full individual potential and future independence. Easter Seal people make a difference in the lives of the children and their families by providing direct services, programs, research, advocacy and public education.

The Ontario Association of Children's Rehabilitation Services 

Represents 20 children's treatment centres across Ontario. Not-for-profit and community-based, children's treatment centres serve about 40,000 children and youth with disabilities and their families.

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada
Promotes increased correct diagnoses, overall public knowledge and understanding of the disorder.

VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children
Works to ensure that hearing impaired children have the right to develop their ability to listen and speak and have access to the support and services which will enable them to do so. VOICE also provides parent support, auditory-verbal therapy, educational programs, information resources and advocacy.

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