Following is a comprehensive list of links, including those referred to throughout this website.
BC Government Ministries and Crown Corporations
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Responsible for providing a range of services and supports for children and youth with special needs and their families.
Community Living British Columbia
Responsible for delivering services and supports for adults with developmental disabilities.
Ministry of Health
Responsible for ensuring that quality, appropriate and timely health services are available to all British Columbians.
Ministry of Education
Responsible for special education funding for children with special needs.
- Provincial Outreach Programs
Provides programming consultation and support to school districts to help meet the educational needs of low-incidence students in BC school district.
Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology
Responsible for education services to adults with disabilities.
Ministry of Social Development
Responsible for education and support payments, work programs, bus passes and health and dental benefits for persons with disabilities.
- Advocate for Service Quality
Assists in situations involving adults with developmental disabilities and transitioning youth with special needs and their families who could benefit from the intervention of someone working independently of ministries and agencies.
Service Canada: Persons with Disabilities Online
A collaborative effort of five federal government departments to provide integrated access to information, programs and services for persons with disabilities, their families, their caregivers, service providers and all Canadians.
Registered Disability Saving Plan (RDSP)
A tax-deferred savings plan designed to assist families in planning for the long-term financial security of their relatives with disabilities. The federal government matches contributions made through the Canada Disability Savings Grant. For people who have limited financial means, the Canada Disability Savings Bond is available without contributions.
Child Disability Benefit
A tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and prolonged impairment in mental or physical functions.
Autism Society of BC
A parent based and directed society providing support to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families in British Columbia and Yukon.
ACT - Autism Community Training
A province-wide information and referral service created to support families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Provides information, training and access to the registry of Autism Service Providers.
BC Association for Community Living
A provincial association dedicated to promoting the participation of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects community life
BC Association of Child Development and Intervention
The BC Association of Child Development and Intervention is a provincial association of agencies which provide child development and therapy services to children with special needs and their families in British Columbia.
BC Family Hearing Resource Centre
A provincial program that provides comprehensive services to families with young deaf and hard of hearing children throughout BC.
Children and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia
An agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, made up of British Columbia's Children's Hospital, British Columbia's Women's Hospital and Health Centre, and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children.
Family Support Institute
A province-wide organization that supports families who have a family member with a disability.
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
Offers specialized services to children with disabilities, their families and communities throughout British Columbia. Sunny Hill serves children from birth to age 19.
Aboriginal Infant Development Program of BC
Provides culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal families of children, age 0-3, who are at-risk for or who may have a delay in development.
BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
Offers training workshops, newsletters and a lending library. The Society is also responsible for the Office of the Provincial Advisor for the Aboriginal Infant Development Program.
B.C. Aboriginal Network on Disability Society
Provides a variety of support services and resources to help BC's Aboriginal people with disabilities.
Hearing and Vision Loss
Leisure and Recreation Links