Resources

This section is your gateway to a greater network of information, essential services, and resources aimed at the individual’s overall development and integration. Please send us an email for further information or other resources you may require.

Medical
  • Dr Mitra Jovanmardi (naturopath/homeopath) 514-369-8000
  • Dr. Diane Munz (pediatrician) 514-933-8437
  • Dr. Polomeno (ophthalmologist) 514-935-0966
  • Dr. Patrick Cannone (dentist) 514-256-5574
  • Dr. L. Spiegelblatt (pediatrician) 514-254-6074
  • Dr. Charles Dixter (dentist) 514-934-0749
  • Dr. Andre J. Cote (dentist) 514-935-4145
Therapists
  • Cindy Coady (Relationship Development Intervention – RDI) 514-660-1714
  • Caroline Zanni (evaluation and counseling) 514-952-8631
  • Abby Kleinberg-Bassel (special needs consultant) 514-748-2193
  • Dr. Jacques Dargis (Chiropractor) 514-648-7804
  • Mélanie Deveault (ABA Consultant) 514-462-0418
Schools
  • Giant Steps (514-935-1911)
  • Peter Hall (514-748-1050)
  • Summit School (514-744-2867)
  • American Sign Language Course: Suzanne Charette, Mackay Centre (482-0500 ext 259)
  • Centre D’education Des Adultes Galileo (514-721-0120)
  • John Grant High School (514-484-4161)
  • Wagar Adult Education Ctr. (514-488-8203)
Activities
  • Swim and Gym (Point Claire Aquatic Center) 514-630-1202
  • Sunday Fun in the Gym YMCA (Decarie) 514-737-6551
  • Visual Arts centre (ceramic program for kids with special needs) 514-488-9558
  • Making Waves Swim program (http://www.makingwavesmontreal.com)
  • Équitation Thérapeutique Harmony (3061 chemin St-Philippe, Mascouche) 514-290-8353
Babysitters/facilitators
  • Educator/social worker
  • Montreal Association for the Intellectually Handicapped (MAIH) 381-2307
  • Autism Society of Montreal
  • McGill University
  • Concordia University
  • Vanier College
Coping Techniques
  • Educate yourself (and others) regarding schools, therapies etc.
  • Family support
  • Someone to call (venting)
  • Accompaniment to hospital
  • Get help at home
  • Vacation, day trips, or away for the weekend (to recharge batteries/ take a break)
  • Surround yourself with a support team
  • Support Group
  • Open communication with school
  • Be Positive (Look at things ½ full, rather than ½ empty.)
  • Babysitting/respite
  • Camps
  • Financial assistance from the government
  • Social worker/educator
  • Time for ourselves/Rest
  • Good friends
  • Medication, natural remedies, maintain a healthy diet
  • Simplify/Prioritize (without guilt)
  • Witnessing child achieve greater independence/progress
  • Discover what your child likes and support them
  • Encourage social outings
  • Be open. Seek help.
  • Involvement in school etc.
  • Being proactive
  • One on one time
  • Arrange play dates with other peers who have special needs
  • Work on their strengths
  • Share your experiences with others
  • Have faith
  • Take baby steps.
  • Accept him or her Toys
  • Orthopedic Tricycles (http://www.trivel.com/)
  • Oink Oink On Greene street
  • L.S.C. 5730 Sherbrooke Est 527-3425
  • Tour de Jeux (Galeries D’Anjou, Fairview Shopping Centre)
Daycare
Toys
  • Orthopedic Tricycles (http://www.trivel.com/)
  • Oink Oink On Greene street
  • L.S.C. 5730 Sherbrooke Est 527-3425
  • Tour de Jeux (Galeries D’Anjou, Fairview Shopping Centre)
Others
  • Quebec Government Residential Adaptation Program

Centre of Dreams and Hopes
12550, boul. Lacordaire
Montréal-Nord, Québec
H1G 4L8
(514) 327-6667