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Legal Help

Understanding Consent and Capacity Rules in Canada-Toolkit~ What if someone is found to be incapable of making a specific decision? When a person is unable to make a decision on their own, they may require an accommodation or support in order to exercise their legal capacity, such as technological assistance, a translator, or a support person to interpret their signs, gestures or verbal cues. A person could also appoint someone to make decisions on their behalf, or to support them in making their decisions. This depends on the province or territory where they live and the person’s ability to appoint someone.  Each province or territory has its own decision-making model, such as substitute decision-making, supported decision-making, representation, and more (these models are reviewed in more detail below).



Student Service Centre Post Secondary

Student Loan Application

Information about Canada Student Grants Programs

From the Website: Students with Permanent Disabilities - There are two grants available for students with permanent disabilities.

Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities--This grant provides $2,000 per year to help cover living expenses, tuition, and books.

Eligibility for this grant is determined when you apply for assistance. A separate application form is not required.

Canada/Saskatchewan Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities -This grant provides up to $8,000 per year for exceptional education-related costs such as tutors, note-takers, interpreters, braillers or technical aids. If your need exceeds the amount available from the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities, the Saskatchewan Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities may provide up to $2,000 in additional assistance.

To apply for this grant, please complete Canada-Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities Application Form.A Consent to Share Information Canada-Saskatchewan Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities should accompany your application. This allows your school or vocational counsellor to share information with the Student Service Centre for the purpose of administering this grant.


Education Act, 1995 ~ Who is responsible for ensuring the education,

about special needs, right of education etc

Ministry of Education Student Support Services ~Programs and Instruction-Intensive Supports


Faculty of Education  University of Regina~    Special Education Unit, Saskatchewan Learning Teaching students with autism. ... EPSY 323 - Designing Learning Environments for Students with Special Needs ... Council for Exceptional Children International Conference on Autism     

Saskatchewan Learning ~ Special Education Unit ~ The Special Education Unit provides leadership within the K-12 education system to assist school divisions in meeting the needs of students with exceptional learning and behavioural needs to ensure they have equal access to, and benefit from, the provincial educational program. Unit personnel collaborate with school divisions, interdepartmental groups, and local service providers to provide responsive and innovative supports and services that meet needs of all students.

Council for Exceptional Children ~

Saskatchewan Learning ~ Children's Services Branch ~ The Children’s Services and Programs Branch is based on a commitment to provideeducational opportunities and equitable benefits for all children and           youth with diverse needs. The Branch provides leadership in policy           and program development; teacher resources and effective practices;           funding arrangements and consultative supports to Saskatchewan           school divisions. Together with the Regional Superintendents of           Children’s Services, Branch personnel work with school divisions,          families, communities, other government departments and human           service providers to provide leadership in the establishment and           delivery of a comprehensive array of classroom and school-based           supports and programs.

Saskatchewan Learning ~ Early Childhood Development Unit ~ Early   Childhood Development (ECD) is a major interministerial initiative of the provincial government, funded by the federal government. Its goal is to improve outcomes for Saskatchewan children, ensuring they growup to become well functioning, contributing members of society. This is achieved by assisting families to become independent and self-sufficient, capable of taking responsibility for the healthy development of their children. ECD is an investment in the future of the province


Provincial Service Dog Laws

Human Rights Code



Canada Benefits ~This is the Canadian Government website for disability.    click on the province that you want, then on a the "I am..." a person          with a disability, then click on the disability connection.


Saskatchewan Office of Disability Issues ~ The Office of Disability Issues   has a direct working relationship with other government departments, the disability community and the public. The Office works with representatives of aboriginal communities to address the needs of aboriginal persons with disabilities. It also addresses life cycle and gender issues which include consideration of the needs of children and youth, women and elderly persons with disabilities.

A Guide to Health Coverage in Saskatchewan~ Saskatchewan’s publicly-funded, publicly- administered health care system is a source of pride for Saskatchewan people. Medicare was born in this province in 1962. Since then, the health care system has grown to include a wide range of services to meet the needs of our residents – to help them stay healthy and to treat them when they are ill. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health provides coverage – in full or in part – for many of these services. For some services, individuals are responsible for part of or the full cost.This booklet provides an overview of the benefits to which you are entitled. It also includes information on how to register for benefits, the costs of providing some common services and where our province’s health dollars go


Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission ~ Human Rights Code


Human Rights Protections for Students with Disabilities ~ Under the

Code, educators have an obligation to provide educational services in

a non-discriminatory manner


Saskatoon Health Region ~ Dental Health of Your Special Needs Child ~

A special needs child requires much from those around him - patience, attention and love. Dental health is one more important need. Often dental care is delayed because of the pressures of more immediate health problems.



Music Therapy Association of Saskatchewan~ Music therapy is the skillful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Music has nonverbal, creative, structural, and emotional qualities. These are used in the therapeutic relationship to facilitate contact, interaction, self-awareness, learning, self-expression, communication, and personal development.

Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals~ A person with autism can engage in Therapeutic Recreation with the assistance of a Recreation Therapist. Recreation Therapists focus on an individual’s strengths and abilities to increase or maintain their skills, abilities, sense of independence, and  quality of life. Recreation Therapists conduct assessments and, based on the findings, develop goals using recreation activities to teach necessary skills that are required in order for someone with Autism to function as independently as possible in society given their specific strengths and weaknesses. These may include sports activities, music programs, cooking programs, snoezelen and Sensory Stimulation, creative arts, social skills groups and outings and therapeutic swimming


Services/ Service Providers

Saskatoon Health Region-The Alvin Buckwold Child Development ProgramThe Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program (ABCDP) is a unique place for special kids to learn and grow.. The Alvin Buckwold Child Development Programoffers diagnostic and treatment services to children, youth, and their families as well as assessment, diagnosis, occupational and physical therapy, and medical services. In addition, services such as assessment for Down syndromedevelopmental delay, and FAS are offered

Autism Services of Saskatoon ~ Autism Services operate three homes in Saskatoon that offer housing to adults living with autism.

The Prince Albert Group Homes Society ~ The Prince Albert Group Homes Society has been providing residential care & services since 1973. We presently run ten residential programs with an eighth individualized program. The participants in our residential programs are all individuals with their ownunique personality and charm. Our clients also come with a variety of intellectual and physical impairments. Some of our clients are Autistic while others are affected by Epilepsy, Down’s Syndrome, Rhett’s Syndrome and variety of other developmental disabilities.

Alberta Health Services ~ Autism Clinic-Alternate name (Previous names: Autism Follow-Up Clinic, Autism Spectrum Disorder Follow-Up Clinic) Provides care and support to children with autism spectrum disorder which includes: medical follow-up; care for autism-related needs (e.g., sleep problems, behaviour issues); individual and group interventions; support..Available to Child ages 0 to 17 with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder

     Disability Weblinks ~ Links you to information about programs, services and

 contacts anywhere in Canada.


Community Living ~ Staff work with people with intellectual disabilities and  help them access a variety of community-based services.  The main objective of Community Living Division is to ensure physical, emotional, and social needs are met and that people with intellectual disabilities live and function as independently as possible within their own communities.

Community Living Website

The Saskatchewan Epilepsy Program is a comprehensive program that cares for adult and pediatric patients with epilepsy. In-patient and out-patient services are located at Royal University Hospital (RUH) where there is a dedicated bed for telemetry.


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