Category Archives: Parents

BestColleges: A Guide for Students with Visual Impairments

Provides information on the process of college transition for students who are visually impaired, a guide to student accommodations and assistive technology, and a listing of scholarships designed specifically for visually impaired students. Contact Info: Website: http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-visual-impairments/  

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MAB-MACKAY Rehabilitation Centre

Provides a variety of programs and services for both adults and children who are visually impaired. Programs are in such categories as: education (residential and provincial), housing, assistive technology, counseling, employment, and transportation. Contact Info: 7000 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, … Continue reading

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W. Ross Macdonald Schools for the Visually Impaired

Offers academic programs for blind, low vision, and deaf-blind students, residential and non-residential, ages birth to age 21. Also provides consultations to preschool blind and deaf-blind children and their families. Contact Info: Provincial Schools Branch Ministry of Education 255 Ontario … Continue reading

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Centre Jules-Leger

Offers K-12 residential and nonresidential school. Also has itinerant French-speaking instructors for preschool and grades K-12. Contact Info: 281 Avenue Lanark Ottawa, ON K1Z 6R8 Phone: 613-761-9300 Fax: 613-761-9301 Website (in French): http://www.centrejulesleger.com

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Saskatchewan Department of Social Services: Office of Disability Issues

Provides a wide variety of programs and services for the visually impaired. Programs are in such categories as: financial support, health services, employment, and housing. Contact Info:  Website: ttp://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/family-and-social-support/people-with-disabilities

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CNIB National Office

Provides a wide array of programs and services benefitting both adults and children who are visually impaired. Contact Info:  1929 Bayview Avenue Toronto, ON M4G 3E8 Phone: 416-486-2500 Toll-Free: 800-563-2642 Fax: 416-480-7700 Email: info@cnib.ca Website: http://www.cnib.ca

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Department of Human Resources, Labour, and Employment: Province of Newfoundland

Provides a variety of programs for persons with disabilities. These programs are divided into categories such as: education, employment, health, housing, financial support, adaptive sports, scholarships and grants, and transportation. This organization also provides statistics and reports regarding persons with … Continue reading

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Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority, New Brunswick Department of Education, Student Services

APSEA provides materials, education, and training for students who are blind or visually impaired and their public school teachers through a network of trained itinerant teachers that serve local school districts. Contact Info: PO Box 6000 250 King Street Fredericton, … Continue reading

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Manitoba Family Services and Housing

Offers a wide variety of programs for people who are blind or visually impaired. Programs are divided into categories such as: education, employment, financial support, health, and housing. Contact Info:  219-114 Garry Street Winnipeg, MB R3C 4V6 Phone: 204-945-1634 Email: … Continue reading

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British Columbia Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security

Offers a variety of programs for adults and children who are blind or visually impaired. These programs are divided into categories such as: advanced education, assistive technology, early childhood intervention, employment, financial support, health services, housing, primary education, legal support, … Continue reading

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