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Helpful Links
AbilityOnline
Free online community for young people with disabilities and illnesses and their families, addressing their needs of friendship, companionship, and support.
http://www.abilityonline.org/

AboutKidsHealth
This is the world’s leading non-profit information source for children’s health. Its mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of children in Canada and around the world by making paediatric health care information available around the globe and in multiple languages via the Internet.
http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/Pages/default.aspx

Canada Revenue Agency
These pages contain topics of interest for persons with disabilities.
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/disability/

Caring for Kids
Designed to provide parents with information about their child’s health and well-being from Canada’s paediatricians.
http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/

Dr. H’s Kids Gut Site
This page is designed to help children and their parents understand what it is like to have some of the common problems that affect their stomach.
http://www.kidstummies.com/
 
The Health Line
Puts health and community services at the fingertips of people across Ontario.
http://www.thehealthline.ca/

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Please check out our new BLOOM Facebook page – with all the latest BLOOM stories on raising children with disabilities and links to mainstream stories about disability, parenting and health.
https://www.facebook.com/BLOOMHollandBloorview/

McMaster University: Participation Hub
A knowledge hub for parents, service providers and researchers.  
https://www.canchild.ca/en/research-in-practice/participation-knowledge-hub

Ontario Association of Children Rehabilitation Services
Through their services as a membership organization, they provide a powerful united voice for our member centres and deliver leadership by influencing policy, programs and funding to maximize the potential for all children and youth facing physical, communication and/or developmental challenges.
http://www.oacrs.com/

Spina Bifida Association
Knowledge and information regarding Spina Bifida.
http://www.spinabifidaassociation.org/site/c.evKRI7OXIoJ8H/b.8028963/k.BE67/Home.htm
 
Sunshine Foundation
A national charitable organization that makes dreams come true for children with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.
http://www.sunshine.ca/

Tip Sheets: Helping Families & Students with Transitions
Easter Seals Ontario, in partnership with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services (OACRS), is very excited to announce the launch of a series of tip sheets to support families of students with disabilities through school transitions. These tip sheets promote the development of independence and self-advocacy to support their full participation as adults.The ‘Parent Tips’ include information on how to deal with accessibility, health and personal care supports, and special equipment. Parent Tip Sheets are available in English, French, Farsi, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese and Spanish.‘Student Tips’ cover the move to secondary and post-secondary school and are available in English and French. The sheets are now available on the Easter Seals website: http://www.easterseals.org/services/parent-resources/transitions
 
Transition Planning Windsor Essex
Planning the Future for Your Child with a Disability: The purpose of this website is to give parents and others who support young people with disabilities some tips, resources and practical information to help plan for the transition to life as an adult.
http://transitionplanningwindsoressex.ca/
Information About Community Resources
As a community partner, JMCC is pleased to provide information on this website about community resources which may be of interest to clients and their families. Availability does not mean that we have reviewed them or constitute an endorsement by us. JMCC does not assume any responsibility whatsoever for such resources. Read More.

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