Resources for Families

National and provincial information sources in Canada
for families of people with developmental disabilities

Canadian Association for Community Living

Alberta Association for Community Living

L’Association du Quebec pour l’integration sociale (AQUIS)

Autism Society Canada

British Columbia Association for Community Living

Community Living Manitoba

Community Living Ontario

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

New Brunswick Association for Community Living

Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living

Nova Scotia Association for Community Living

Prince Edward Island Association for Community Living

Saskatchewan Association for Community Living

Yellowknife Association for Community Living (Click on Resources for a list of services for the
Northwest Territories, and a list of National Resources.)
Conference Assistance to Families

Durham Region Dual Diagnosis Resource Guide

Resource Handbook for Supports and Services for Persons with a Dual Diagnosis (compiled by Concerned Parents Toronto)

Asperger’s Society of Ontario

Exceptional Parent Magazine

Family Alliance Ontario

Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere

Mary Centre

Dual Diagnosis Web Site of Peel and Halton Regions

Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (Plan)

Respite Services

Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, Learning Disabilities section (London UK)

A Guide to Transition Planning for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities


Some sources in the United States for families of children with
developmental disabilities (Note: Each of the sites below offers
expanded links to other organizations.)

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities (AAIDD)

The Arc, a national community-based organization advocating for
and serving people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
The Arc has 140,000 members and 700 state and local chapters.

Autism Society

Disabilities Rights Advocacy Group

National Association on Developmental Disabilities (NADD)

National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education

National Disability Network



Sources for books about personal disability experiences

New Horizons Un-Limited Inc.

Google Amazon books on children with disabilities

Books on Parenting Children with Special Needs or Disabilities

Wolf Wolfensberger, PhD, The Principle of Normalization in
Human Services