Support to Families with Special Needs
Military Family Services recognizes that families with special needs children face many challenges, but Canadian Armed Forces families face particular and unique challenges as a result of the Canadian Armed Forces lifestyle.
It is extremely important for Military Family Services and special needs families to work together to mitigate challenges and promote the resources, funding prospects and community engagement opportunities.
PSP promotes and encourages people with special needs to participate in a wide variety of activities offered throughout our communities. Our objective is to facilitate meaningful participation of people of varying abilities in the community activities of their choice.
Support and Useful Links
Family Information Line 24/7 bilingual
1-800-866-4546 North America
Share resources, advice and encouragement with other Canadian Armed Forces families.
Support Our Troops
Online toolkit to help military families who are looking for resources, moving to a new community, or dealing with military lifestyle challenges.
MFRC and Down Syndrome Local Groups
Facebook group run by Military Family Services that encourages discussion with families like yours about the challenges and experiences you face as military families.
Dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; and to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society.
“A Family Guide to the Military Experience”
Inclusion Policy for Individuals with Special Needs