Community Resources and Supports

Following is a list of organizations in New Brunswick that offer support to families of children with special needs: 

If you know of any other programs we could share, please contact us at info@nbadoption.ca

INCLUSION NB ( NBACL) 

INCLUSION NB

Known for decades as the New Brunswick Association for Community Living, community living was a radical idea for the time. 

In 2022, they changed their name to one that embodies their ultimate mission and vision – that all people should be able to belong, contribute, and participate in everyday activities, in the community in which they choose to live.

https://www.inclusionnb.ca/

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick (LDANB)

Promote and educate public about learning disabilities and assist families

203-403 Regent Street,
Fredericton, NB, E3B 3X6
506-459-7852

www.ldanb-taanb.ca

Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English, French
Area Served: New Brunswick

www.dyslexiacentremoncton.com


Autism Resources

Community Autism Centre Inc (Saint John)

Group to support families and their kids with Autism (Saint John to Sussex)

Website: https://cacisaintjohn.webs.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cacisaintjohn/


Dragonfly Centre for Autism

Group to support families and their kids with Autism (Charlotte County)

Website: http://www.dragonflyforautism.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dragonfly-Centre-for-Autism-Incorporated-356143164560940/


Autism Resource Centre (Moncton)

Group to support families and their kids with Autism

Website: http://www.monctonarc.com/


Upper Valley Autism Resource Centre

Group to support families and their kids with Autism

Website: http://uvarc.ca/


Autism Connections Fredericton

Group to support families and their kids with Autism

Website: https://autismconnectionsfredericton.com/


Autism Resources Miramichi

Group to support families and their kids with Autism

Website: https://armnb.com/


Down Syndrome

Saint John Down Syndrome Society

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169625562449/

Greater Moncton Down Syndrome Society

Website: http://gmdss.ca/

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Association Saint John

http://www.cpfsj.ca/

FASD Resources

FASD Centre of Excellence

Helps with the diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Supports and Education for families and the community. 

Website: https://www.vitalitenb.ca/en/points-service/health-centres-and-clinics/new-brunswick-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-fasd-centre-excellence/nb-fasd-centre-excellence

REGIONAL COORDINATORS

Saint John 

Tanya Walsh | (506) 674-4302


Fredericton

Lisa Gay Taylor | (506) 447-4315


Campbelltown/North

Natasha Landry | (506) 684-7749

Moncton/Miramichi 

Maria DesRoches | (506) 869-3572

Amelie Blanchard | (506) 862-7907

Aboriginal Liaison for the province

Jillian Nason | (506) 684-7745

Sibling Supports

Sibshops

Workshops and summer day camp for kids whose siblings have special needs

Website: https://www.siblingsupport.org/sibshops/nbacl-sibshops

Respite

T.a.r.a. House

Respite for special needs in Southwestern NB, who are in a Social Development Program (Adoption Subsidy, Family Supports for Children with Disabilities

For additional Information, contact Social Development

Tel: 5064322602

Centre du Bénévolat du Sud-Est du Nouveau-Brunswick
Respite Care Services for Children with Special Needs upholds the same philosophy as the Family Service Act of New-Brunswick, specifically that the family is the basic unit of our society. The program is intended to protect, support and enhance families of children diagnosed with developmental disabilities. The primary goal of this program is to provide individualize and responsive relief care to the family. 

Westmorland / Albert County / Kent County:

Helene Rioux
Program Director
Respite Care Services for Children with Special Needs

(506) 869-6774
h.rioux@volunteergreatermoncton.com

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