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Montreal Families

New venue to help kids with special needs

If you’re a parent of a child with special needs and are looking for different programs to help your child fit in with their peers, The Miriam Foundation has services you can avail of in a brand new location. In March, The Miriam Foundation and all of its services were consolidated under one roof in Town of Mount-Royal, instead of being offered in separate buildings around the city.

The foundation helps people of all ages with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities. Its goal is to help raise funds to provide financial support for programs that will help people with special needs integrate into mainstream society.

“For almost 60 years, the Miriam Foundation has been meeting the needs of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities and developmental delays, and the needs of their families,” says foundation CEO Warren Greenstone. “Over the years, our services have evolved in order to ensure our clients and their families benefit from best practices and the latest research.”

One of the many services moving into the new location, for example, includes the The Gold Centre — a service centre created by the Miriam Foundation that provides programs to help people with autism and developmental disabilities.

One of these programs is the Learning & Research Centre, a bilingual resource centre that is mainly set up to help teachers and parents learn about autism and intellectual disabilities through workshops, conferences and training programs, so they can have a positive impact on kids with special needs and help them be included and integrated into their communities.

The new address is 5703 Ferrier St., in Mount-Royal. For more information, click here.

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