Special Needs CMAS Resources

The Importance of Early Identification for Newcomer Children with Special Needs: Helping you Manage CNC Webinar

In this webinar, presented by Macaulay Child Development Centre, CNC Administrators will have the opportunity to learn about why early identification and support for newcomer children with special needs is so important, and discuss strategies for how SPOs can help better children with special needs and their families. Watch the webinar recording or download the ppt here now!

Supporting Immigrant Children with Special Needs and Their Families

Newcomer families are experiencing the difficult transition of starting life in a new country after leaving friends, family and their support network behind. As one of the first points of contact, your program’s support is vital to all newcomer families, but especially to the success of children with special needs and their families. Read More

Helping You Meet the Requirements: Supporting Newcomer Children With Special Needs

It is important to meet the needs of all children, but early intervention is particularly critical for a child with special needs. This article will explain how you can support these families…and meet CNC requirements.

Helping children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

You know about the five senses—sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell—but you may not be aware that most of us have two additional sensory systems that help us to control and integrate the information we gather. Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) find it difficult to process and act on information received through these senses. Read more...

Incorporating Diversity – Julie Dotsch

Diversity refers to all the ways that humans are unique. It influences many things, including how we judge others, how society values individuals and the outcomes individuals will have in life. Julie Dotsch, an ECE Diversity consultant for One World, explores ways to incorporate diversity in your program. Read More

Special Needs Quick Tip Videos

Do you care for newcomer children with special needs? Do you ever wonder how you can better support them? Read More

Supporting Children With Special Needs and Their Families- Administrators

Newcomer children and their families have experienced the difficult transition of leaving friends and family behind and are learning to adapt to their new country. Many have left behind their network of support. The special needs of a child may have been a non-issue in their home culture or may have been perceived in a different way. Your team’s support is vital to establishing successful communication. Provide your staff with resources and support to welcome a newcomer child with special needs into your program. Read more

Inclusion in Newcomer Children’s Programs

What is inclusion? Child care inclusion means that all children can attend and benefit from the same child care programs. Inclusion as a core principle in a pan-Canadian child care system would eliminate any exclusion based on [special abilities] and would go beyond non-discrimination – assuring that children with disabilities get the support they need to benefit from child care. Read more

Inclusion in Newcomer Children’s Programs

Inclusion in child care means that all children can attend and benefit from the same child care programs regardless of their diverse abilities. Inclusion removes barriers in order to allow all children, regardless of race, colour or special needs, to fully participate in all aspects of a child care program. Read more

Communication Strategies When Working With Children With Special Needs

For many children with special needs, communication can be an area of challenge. Successful communication may be particularly challenging in your programs, where you are also responding to the diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds of newcomer children and their families. Read more