Resources for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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Sunday October 2 2016

CUPW celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Moving On Project in 2015 and the 20th anniversary of the Special Needs Project in 2016. Originally a summer pilot, the Special Needs Project quickly morphed into a permanent project to help ease the financial and emotional stresses of CUPW families who have children with special needs.

The Special Needs Project has provided support to over 1,500 members. The project now also covers members of the Union of Postal Communications Employees (UPCE) and CUPW's Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers.

Visit the Special Needs and Moving On projects website for information, resources and a members' section.

Moving Mountains: Work, Family and Children with Special Needs: An in-depth look at the CUPW/ UPCE-PSAC Special Needs Project.

Breaking Through Barriers: A DVD and Poster about the Special Needs and Moving On projects.


In Our Way

An in-depth, groundbreaking study about the child care problems faced by CUPW and other parents of children with special needs. (Available in paper copies only; contact the CUPW Child Care Fund to obtain a copy)


Resource Guide: Special Education Navigation Tool

The Special Education Navigation Tool is an online searchable PDF document. It supports parents and guardians of children with special needs to more easily navigate the public education system in their province or territory. Having access to information about programs and services will better support parents/guardians to ensure their child has access to a truly inclusive education. To use the guide parents/guardians simply navigate to their province or territory to find key information about what their school-age child is entitled to.