Resources for Parents

A special selection of informative articles, websites, and tools designed for parents who have children with disabilities, and to engage children with disabilities.


Token Economy
A video from Lake Ridge Community Support Services on using Token Economy as a tool to help motivate your child / youth.

Providing Choice
A video from Lake Ridge Community Support Services for strategies on how to include choice into your daily routines.

Learn how you can use reinforcement to increase positive behaviours in your child / youth in this video from Lake Ridge Community Support Services.

Ability Online
A free, monitored & secure online community that welcomes kids, teens & young adults of all abilities.

Active Living Alliance
The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) promotes, supports and enables Canadians with disabilities to lead active, healthy lives.

Autism Ontario
The leading source of information and referral on autism.

CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research is a research and educational centre located at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Cesa 7
Structured teaching strategies for supporting students with autism.

Coalition for Active Living
The Coalition for Active Living (CAL) is a national action group of more than 100 organizations committed to making sure that the environments where we live, learn, commute, work and play support regular physical activity.

Do to Learn
Do to learn provides thousands of pages of social skills and behavioural regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills.

George Jeffrey Children’s Centre
Offer programs and services that meet the physical, developmental, and social needs of Northwestern Ontario children of all ages and abilities.

Health CanadaHealth Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services envisions an Ontario where children and youth have the best opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential.

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services - Children with Special Needs
The Ontario government provides and funds many special programs and services to help these children and their families.

Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services
Provides innovative therapies and extensive treatment options to 60,000 children with physical, developmental and communications needs annually in cities, towns and rural areas across the province.

Parents Matter
Create more welcoming communities through increased participation of immigrant parents at community-based programs. And to attract and engage isolated new Canadian families to community-based family resource programs in order to build transferable skills.

Picture It - Slater Software
Picture It quickly creates a picture-rich environment for student learning. This is particularly important for students who are visual learners.

Special Olympics Ontario
Special Olympics promotes opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and develop skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

Washington State Fathers Network
The Washington State Fathers Network (WSFN) connects men with other dads, resources, information and education, plus opportunities for “all family” celebrations.

Time Timer
The Time Timer® is a visual timer. As time elapses, the signature red disk disappears; helping everyone see how much time is left.

A special education resource that strives to share a variety of specialized teaching tools, techniques, worksheets, and activities with teachers of students who have autistic spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities.

Triple P
Triple P aims to build positive behaviours in children, confidence in parents' abilities, and community support for raising children.

Use Visual Strategies
Use Visual Strategies publishes materials and resources specifically to meet the needs of those who support individuals with special needs.

Wesway provides personalized respite services. Wesway builds community partnerships and promotes inclusion through community development. Wesway envisions a model of respite support services to meet the needs of community with respect and dignity.