Fraser Valley Down syndrome Society (FVDSS) – Provides information and support to new families. We offer family events such as the annual family picnic, Christmas party, family bowling night, annual Walk for Awareness.
Contact: Sylvie (Abbotsford) 604-853-5563
Jodie (Abbotsford) 604-755-0769
Assistive Dogs – A service dog is a type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities. Those disabilities may include visual difficulties, hearing impairments, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), seizures, ambulatory issues, mental illness, diabetes, autism, and more. Here are a few schools which train dogs:
Canadian Association of Guide and Assistance Dog Schools: http://www.cagads.com/index.html
Assistance Dogs International: http://www.assistancedogsinternational.org/
4Paws for Ability: http://4pawsforability.org/
Canadian Service Dog Foundation: http://servicedog.ca/programs/service-dogs
COPE Service Dogs: http://copedogs.org/
Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society: http://dogswithwings.ca/
National Service Dogs: http://www.nsd.on.ca/
Pacific Assistance Dogs Society: http://www.pads.ca/our-mission/who-we-are/#sthash.UTmZAEYG.dpbs
BC Special Olympics – Provides individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievements through positive sport experiences.
Ages: over 8
Months: October to June
**Abbotsford now offers the FUNdamentals program for athletes 7-10 years of age.
Contact: Contact: Leslie Bowling (Volunteer Coordinator) firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Care Resource & Referral– We link families and child care providers in the communities of Abbotsford by offering free consultation, support, access to professional help, and referral services to parents seeking child care.
Contact:604-850-7934 in Abbotsford – Unit 104, 32885 Ventura Avenue
604 792-4267 in Chilliwack – 7112 Vedder Road
604-826-6194 or 604-302-2395 in Mission – 7369 James St.
604-534-7921 in Langley – 5339 207 Street
Community Living of B.C. – delivers support and services to people with developmental disabilities, children with special needs and their families in British Columbia.
Services include: Homemaker/Home Support Worker Program, Parent Support for Families of Children with Special Needs, Professional Support for Children with Special Needs, Child and Youth Care Worker Services for Children with Special Needs, Respite Services for Children with Special Needs, Behavioural Management consultation.
Contact: 604-870-5986 in Abbotsford
604-702-5795 in Chilliwack
Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) –Abbotsford – Provides child protection, guardianship and adoption, mental health, Aboriginal, and youth corrections services.Also provides services for foster parents, group homes, and contract resources.Province-wide programs are described in the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) listing.
2828 Cruickshank St. Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 5M4
Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) – Langley – Central intake, information, and service office for Langley. Provides information, assesses needs, and assists callers in connecting with any of the following services: family services, mental health services for children and youth, child protection services, and youth and probation services. Province-wide programs are described in the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) listing.
120-20434 64th Ave. Langley, B.C. V2Y 1N4
Special Adventures – Venture programs for youth with a special challenge.
Ages: All Ages
Hours: Wednesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Special Needs (Support & Employment Readiness)
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm
(S.T.A.R.)Special Training and Recreation Club – S.T.A.R. Club provides respite for families of children and teens with special needs. The program has a 2:1 staff to participant ratio so the youth gets lots of individual attention. It is one of the strengths of the program.
·SATURDAY JUNIOR PROGRAM
We provide a group respite program for two groups of ten children with cognitive delays, ages 6 to 12 years of age. The program runs alternate Saturdays.
·FRIDAY EVENING TEEN PROGRAM
We provide a group respite program for two groups of ten teens with cognitive delays that are 13 to 19 years of age. The program runs on alternate Friday evenings.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL
Abbotsford Community Living STAR Club 604-859-2919
Community Living British Columbia 604-870-5900