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Canadian Resources for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (Oral Motor Disorders)

National Links
Provincial Resources and Links
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Yukon

National Links

Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists – CASLPA

Canadian Association for Young Children

Canadian Institute of Child Health

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
Information on medical expense and disability tax credits

Canada Disability Savings Bond
The Canada Disability Savings Bond is money that the Government will deposit into the Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) of low-income and modest-income Canadians. If you qualify for the bond, you will receive up to $1,000 a year depending on your family income (see Beneficiary’s Family Income). There is a limit of $20,000 over your lifetime. Bonds are paid into the RDSP until the year you turn 49 years old.You do not need to make any contributions to your RDSP in order to receive the bond. However, you must apply for the bond at the Financial Organization where you have your RDSP.

Canadian Disability Savings Grant
The Canada Disability Savings Grant is a matching grant that the Government will deposit into your Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) to help you save. The Government provides matching grants of up to 300%, depending on the amount contributed and the Beneficiary’s Family Income. The maximum grant is $3,500 each year, with a limit of $70,000 over your lifetime. Grants are paid into the RDSP until the year you turn 49 years old. You must apply for the grant at the Financial Organization where you have your RDSP.

Canadian Language and Literary Research Network

Child Disability Benefits

Facebook – Apraxia Kids Canada

The Hanen Centre
Family-focused early language intervention programs and learning resources for parents and professionals

Learning Disability Association of Canada

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Canadas Occupational Therapy Resource. coordinated by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)

President’s Choice Children’s Charity
Can provide financial grants for specialized equipment or therapies for Canadian children with disabilities.

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) helps Canadians with disabilities and their families save for the future. If you are a Canadian resident under age 60 and are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit (Disability Amount), you are eligible for an RDSP. Earnings accumulate tax-free, until you take money out of your RDSP. Parents or guardians may open an RDSP for a minor. With written permission from the holder, anyone can contribute to the RDSP.

Special Needs and Moving On
The Special Needs and Moving On Projects provide resources and support for workers at the post office whose children have disabilities. The projects are available to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Union of Postal Communications Employees (Public Service Alliance of Canada). The Special Needs Project is geared to families with young children; the Moving On Project is for adult sons and daughters with special needs. Life is more demanding when you work and have a child with special needs.

Provincial Resources and Links

Alberta

Alberta Children’s Services

Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
(Includes “find a speech-language pathologist section”)

Alberta Health Services – Communication Development Services

Alberta programming for Special Education

Calgary Apraxia Parents Exchange

Childhood Apraxia Society of Edmonton

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders – University of Alberta

Family Support for Children with Disabilities Program

Find a Speech-Language Pathologist

British Columbia

BC Centre for Ability Early Intervention Therapy

British Columbia Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

British Columbia Council for Families

Child Development Centre of Prince George & District, Speech Therapy

Infant Development Program of British Columbia

Find a Speech Language Pathologist

Nanaimo Child Development Centre Speech Therapy

Quesnel and District Child Development Centre

Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre

Surrey Early Speech and Language Program

University of British Columbia School of Audiology and Speech Sciences

Vancouver Island Health Authority Speech Program

Manitoba

Find a Speech Language Pathologist

Manitoba Speech Language Hearing Association

Manitoba Department of Education, Student Services, Appropriate Educational Planning

New Brunswick

Find a Speech Language Pathologist

New Brunswick Dept of Education Guidelines and Standards: Planning for Students with Exceptionalities

New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation

Newfoundland & Labrador

Find a Professional

Newfoundland Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NASLPA)

Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education
Student Support Services

Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Health and Community Services

Northwest Territories

Association of Northwest Territorial Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ANTSLPA)
PO Box 982
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2N7
Email: wendy@lcphealth.ca

Northwest Territories – Education, Culture and Employment Early Childhood Program

Healthy Children’s Initiative

Regional Offices for Health Children’s Initiative

Nova Scotia

At Home Speech and Language Services

Dalhousie University – School of Human Communication Disorders

Family Speech and Language Services

Find a Speech Language Pathologist

Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres

Special Education, Nova Scotia

Speech and Hearing Association of Nova Scotia

Speech for Kids

Ontario

College of Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario

Find a Speech Language Pathologist

Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit Preschool Speech & Language Program

Hamilton Preschool Speech and Language Program

H.A. Leeper Speech & Hearing Clinic

Let’s Talk Guelph

London Speech and Language Centre Children’s Programs

Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists
Includes Find a Professional

Ontario Ministry of Education – Special Education Program

Ontario Parent and Professional Education Network for Childhood Apraxia of Speech – Resource of Ontario professionals and parents interested in Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). It has been created to SUPPORT EMPOWER and CONNECT around Ontario-based CAS issues, ideas, and information.

Ontario Preschool Speech and Language Program

Ottawa First Words Preschool Program– First Words is an integrated system of preschool speech and language services serving the City of Ottawa and is coordinated through the lead agency of Pinecrest-Queensway Health and Community Services. A multi-disciplinary team provides health promotion, assessment, and treatment and facilitates transition to school for children between 0 and eligibility for senior kindergarten.

Ottawa Parents of Children with Apraxia (OPCA)
Ottawa Parents of Children with Apraxia (OPCA) is a parent support group organized to support families dealing with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and raise awareness of the speech disorder in the community of Ottawa , Ontario , Canada . Parent meetings are held once a month. Family activity days are also held on a regular basis.
Contact Name: Robin McMillan
Email: ottawa.apraxia@gmail.com

The Speech Therapy Centres of Canada

Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services

Thames Valley Children’s Centre

University of Toronto Speech-Language Pathology

University of Western Ontario School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Speech and Hearing Association (PEISHA)

Find a Speech Language Pathologist

Health Prince Edward Island, Speech Language Pathology

Prince Edward Island Special Education, Dept. of Education and Early Childhood Development

Quebec

Find a Speech Language Pathologist

McGill School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Montreal Fluency Centre

Saskatchewan

Early Childhood Intervention Programs

Find a Speech Language Pathologist

Office of Disability Issues

Saskatchewan Association of Speech Language Pathologists

Saskatchewan Special Education

Yukon

Find a Speech Language Pathologist

Yukon Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (YSLPAA)
c/o 80 Falcon Drive
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6C7
Email:  yslpaa@gmail.com