Special Needs Directory

Parents with children who have special needs are constantly looking for local resources and information to help in their everyday lives.

Below is a list of hundreds of businesses and organizations that offer specialized courses and programs, camps, sports and education for children with special needs. There is also a comprehensive list of support and respite services for families as well as a section specifically for families with kids on the autism spectrum.

If you know of any resources that we are missing, please send us an email.

Special Needs

The Autism Spectrum Disorders Program

Montreal Children's Hospital

(514) 412-4400 ext. 23099

Category: Autism spectrum disorders

The Centre of Dreams and Hopes

12550 Lacordaire Blvd.

Montreal, H1G 4L8, QC


Category: Respite services

The Special Olympics Ski Club

Owl's Head, QC, J0E 1X0


Category: Sports - Skiing

Trails of Summer



Category: Autism spectrum disorders, Day camps

Vanguard Quebec

5935 Cote de Liesse Rd.

St. Laurent

(514) 747-5500

Category: Schools

West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped

(514) 694-7090

Category: Advocacy, Autism spectrum disorders

West Montreal Readaptation Centre

8000 Notre Dame W.

Lachine, H8R 1H2

(514) 365-3025

Category: Day camps

Westmount Music Therapy

4695 boul. de Maisonneuve W.

Westmount, H3Z 1L9


Category: Autism spectrum disorders, Music therapy

Westmount Music Therapy West Island

202 Woodside Rd.

Beaconsfield, H9W 2P1


Category: Autism spectrum disorders, Music therapy

Y Day Camps

5400 Wesbury Ave.

Montreal, H3W 2W8


Category: Day camps

Y des femmes

1355 Rene Levesque Blvd. W.


514-866-9941 ext. 607

Category: Art Therapy

YCC – Special Needs Family Camp

130 Chemin Lac Blanc

Huberdeau, J0T 1G0, QC


Category: Residential camps