Resources for Families

Here you will find a list of collected resources that families living with disabilities might find useful. Please note, Easter Seals NL is not responsible for the content of outside links. Do you have something that you feel should be added to this page? E-mail



The Access2 Card is a personalized card for people with permanent disabilities who require the support of an attendant when going to the movies or visiting other entertainment attractions. The card grants free admission to the cardholder's attendant, while the cardholder pays regular admission price. This card is accepted at participating venues across Canada, including select museums, festivals, theme parks, and all Cineplex theatres. For more information on participating venues and to apply, please visit



The President's Choice Children's Charity supports children with special needs by providing financial grants for essential specialized equipment and essential therapies. Through individual grants, the charity is able to supply much needed resources and help provide a renewed sense of independence, dignity and freedom. For more information and to apply, click here.


The Community Sector Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is an independent organization promoting social and economic well-being. Our goal is a prosperous and inclusive society that supports individuals, families and communities. The mission of CSC is to encourage citizen engagement, to promote the integration of social and economic development and to provide leadership in shaping public policies. For more information on the Community Sector Council, click here.

Ready, Willing and Able is an initative of the Canadian Association for Community Living, in partnership with the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance.  It designed to build on and increase employer capacity and demand to hire people with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. For more information on Ready Willing and Able, click here.


CCA provides programs and services to support employment, literacy, education, and social and economic development in our community centre neighbourhoods. Member centres are Buckmaster Circle Community Centre, Froude Avenue Community Centre, MacMorran Community Centre, Rabbittown Community Centre, and Virginia Park Community Centre. Fore more information on the Community Centre Alliance, click here.


The Murphy Centre offers an enhanced and alternative high school and career experience designed to meet the unique needs of learners. Many who have traveled through the Murphy Centre doors have gone on to achieve major academic, career and life goals. For more information on The Murphy Centre, click here.


As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness. For more information on CHMA-NL, click here.


The mission of the Vera Perlin Society is to secure and/or provide quality service and support for all individuals with a Developmental Disability and their families in the St. John's and surrounding areas, enabling them to participate in all areas of community living. For more information on The Vera Perlin society, click here.


Waypoints provides a variety of residential and support services to children, youth and families. We strive to create an environment of respect and empathy that promotes and challenges individuals to achieve personal growth and the skills necessary to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. For more information on Waypoints, click here

The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and work strives to promote and support meaningful and equitable employment of people with disabilities. As innovators and agents of change, we build partnerships, develop skills, share knowledge and influence attitudes.Partners provides job seekers with disabilities with tools to prepare for a career or to secure employment. For more information on the CCRW, click here.

Empower provides a variety of programs and services in an effort to promote inclusion. Currently, core programs operate from 4 Escasoni Place in St. John’s and other programs from various sites throughout the province. For more information on Empower, click here.


SCI NL helps people with spinal cord injury, mobility impairment and other disabilities and their families adjust, adapt and thrive in their new lives. We help by providing unique program and services to individuals to help with Employment, Education, Career Planning and Community Reintegration. For more information on SCI-NL, click here.


CNIB’s vital services include rehabilitation and support, an extensive range of helpful Shop CNIB products that can make life with vision loss easier, and one of the world's largestlibraries for people who are unable to read traditional print – all of which are designed to help Canadians overcome the challenges of vision loss and lead full, active lives.So whether you’re looking for emotional support, practical ways to stay active and independent without vision or more information about your vision health, we can help. For more information on the CNIB, click here.


The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Newfoundland and Labrador is a non profit charitable organization committed to the prevention of hearing loss and the provision of programs and services, based on awareness, accessibility and advocacy services that promote a better quality of life for hard of hearing and late deafened people of all ages and their families in Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information on CHHA-NL, click here.



The Autism Society, Newfoundland Labrador (ASNL) is a provincial charitable organization dedicated to promoting the development of individual, lifelong, and community-based supports and services for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their families, and caregivers. For more information on ASNL, click here.



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