Special Needs' Resources

Resources for Special Educational Needs 

Here are some useful links to local, provincial and national resources available.  Please contact us if you need additional information on resources for special educational needs.

Links covering special needs:

Special Needs Information Service Online (Nova Scotia)
Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs
NSNET, a Nova Scotia Community Organization Network Directory - All on provincial wide organizations, agencies and regional community support groups!

Links by topic:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Provincial Autism Centre
Valley Autism Support Team
Safe Structured Environment for Sensory Experiences Society (SSENSE)
Patient Centered Guides - Autism Center (articles and resources)

Early Intervention
Bright Beginnings
Valley Child Development Association
Early Intervention Program of Nova Scotia

Learning Disability Associations
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (English and French) The Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Center for Learning Disability
Learning Disability Association of Nova Scotia

Disability Associations
Easter Seals of Nova Scotia
Valley Disability Partnership (Kings County)
Nova Scotia Disabled Persons Commission

Online Resources on Learning Disabilities
Interactive Guide to learning disabilities for parents, children, teachers, and other professionals
Valley Disability Partnership
Nova Scotia Libraries
Annapolis Valley Regional Library 
CNIB Canada (English and French) 
A Parent’s Guide to Helping Kids With Learning Differences (Schwab Learning)
Disability WebLinks
Government of Ontario Special Education
The Canadian Paraplegic Association (Nova Scotia) - Search site for wheelchair accessible places
Children's Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia

Sites related to Speech and Hearing Pathology
Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Clinic
Computer programs for kids with hearing problems

Resources available in Public and Private Schools
Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
Apple Tree Landing
Landmark East School for Learning Disabled and ADHD students
Sylvan Learning Centre

Special Needs in Adult Education
Community Education (through the AVRSB)
Information on GED 
Learning Resources & Technology (English and French)
Nova Scotia Community College
Saint-Mary’s University
National Educational Association of Disabled Students

Employment Programs for people with Special Needs
The Flower Cart
People Worx Society
LakeCity Employment Services Association
Network for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities (NEWD)
Team Work Cooperative
Beehive Adult Service Centre

Miscellaneous sites (incl. Recreational, scholarships...)
Valley Community Learning Association (Not-for-profit association supporting adult literacy programs)
Kings Rehabilitation Centre
Camp Kodiac (unique program integrating LD, ADD & ADHD)
Acadia University S.M.I.L.E. Program - program pairs special needs children with motivated Acadia University students
Wales Scholarship (administered by Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command of the Royal Canadian Legion)
Support Services Group (SSG)
The Alexander Society - an arts based enrichment programs for mentally & physically challenging people
Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (English & French)