Focus Disability Network Society

we value a healthy inclusive community and strive to work together with community partners to encourage a culture of acceptance, accountability, accessibility and diversity. This allows individuals to benefit economically and socially in their community.

Operating since 1997 and recognized as a charity since 2008, we have been educating Fraser Valley organizations and the general public regarding varying disabilities, supports, training and vocational services. We are member driven, though events are open also to non-members. Our members are organizations which provide services and support to people with varying disabilities, especially in the fields of employment preparedness and employment supports.

 

Plain Language participant workbook. A guide to clear, effective communication

Plain Language participant workbook. A guide to clear, effective communication. Saskatchewan. Literacy. Network …. If health and safety procedures are confusing or complex, people might not read or understand them.

Disability is Natural

The Disability is Natural web site is brought to you by BraveHeart Press, the family-owned business of Kathie Snow. The mission of this site is to encourage new ways of thinking about disability and to help create a society in which all people are valued and included.

 

Disability Social History Project

The Disability History Project is a community history project and we welcome your participation. This is an opportunity for disabled people to reclaim our history and determine how we want to define ourselves and our struggles. People with disabilities have an exciting and rich history that should be shared with the world. Please email us about anything that you would like to see become part of the Disability Social History Project, including your disabled heroes, important events in disability history, and resources.

 

Fraser Valley Regional Library

The Fraser Valley Regional Library this website is where you can find information about books and resources for people with disabilities

 

From Emotions To Advocacy

This is a great survival guide on Special Education written by Pam amd Peter Wright

 

CanLearn

Welcome to Canada’s trusted source of interactive and comprehensive information and services designed to help individuals save, plan and pay for lifelong learning opportunities! CanLearn is the only online post-secondary education resource that provides Canadians with the information and services they need to decide what and where to study and how to cover the costs. The CanLearn site was developed by the Department of Human Resources and Social Development Canada in collaboration with provincial and territorial governments and Canadian learning and career development organizations.

 

International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI)

This site collects and presents the best practices in areas related to disability and accessibility issues.

 

LDOnline

LD OnLine.org is the world’s leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month. LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

 

Renaissance Group

This web site is designed for general education teachers, special education teachers, parents, and school staff to help provide some answers about how inclusive education can be accomplished. Resources for making accommodations are included as well as links to other web sites and resource lists for learning more about inclusive education.

 

J. P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre

Welcome to the University of Alberta Developmental Disabilities Centre. The DDC is a research and training centre located within the Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The DDC began operation in 1967. The mission of the DDC is to provide research, training, and some clinical services to people with developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities include disorders that affect learning that are present at birth or originate during childhood years. Global developmental disabilities affect all areas of learning while specific developmental disabilities may affect only one or a few areas of learning (e.g., reading or attention disorders). DDC staff conduct research in a broad range of areas related to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

 

NADD is for persons with disabilites

NADD is the leading North American expert in providing professionals, educators, policy makers, and families with education, training, and information on mental health issues relating to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

 

British Columbia Ministry of Education

Goal: The goal of the BC school system is to support the intellectual development of all students, including those with special needs. Enabling all students to achieve the goals of human, social and career development is a responsibility shared by schools, families and the community.

 

Plain Language Online Training

Site includes helpful tips and techniques for improving your communication skills with the use of plain language.

 

STUDENT AFFAIRS Services for Students with Disabilities

Northwestern University is proud to welcome and support a diverse student body. By removing some of the barriers to education that students with disabilities often experience, we hope to create a learning environment that encourages and challenges all students. Northwestern University provides a variety of services to assist students with disabilities in becoming active members of the University community. Services vary according to the type and level of impairment experienced by each student. The majority of these services are coordinated by the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).

 

The IRIS Center for Faculty Enhancement

The IRIS Center is a national center that aims to provide high-quality resources for college and university faculty and professional development providers about students with disabilities. IRIS seeks to obtain this goal by providing free, online, interactive training enhancements that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice.

 

An Everyday Ordinary Life

Everyday Ordinary Lives Group: We are family and friends of people with developmental disabilities who want to live an everyday, ordinary life in their own homes, neighbourhoods and communities. We are committed to helping them achieve this.

 

Erickson’s College

Our mission is to be instrumental in the empowerment of individuals, and to educate excellent facilitators of change. Erickson College provides courses in executive and personal coaching, advanced human change technologies, and effective psychotherapy.

Disability study programs:
Canadian universities The Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP) is a transdisciplinary initiative on the future of work disability policy in Canada.

 

Unemployed Action Centre Society

General anti-poverty advocacy available.
250-627-8776 / advocate.pruac@citywest.ca

 

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society

PICS provides clients with services such as employment programs and counseling, immigration and settlement information, language training, drug/alcohol counseling and seniors housing.

 

Canadian Business SenseAbility

We are an organization created by business for business. We help companies access the real, tangible benefits of employing talented people with disabilities: lower turnover, training and safety costs, greater innovation, and access to untapped markets.

Good help is getting harder to find.  Don’t limit your search in any way. There are skilled people with disabilities ready and able to work today – half with post-secondary education and training. When you open your door wider, you don’t lower the bar. You reap the benefits in better business performance.

Education funding for people with disabilities

Government of Canada  links to services, benefits and programs to assist people with disabilities and their families.

Cerebral Palsy Group

Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP

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