New Program: Raising a Child with Special Needs: A Newcomers Approach
Having a child with a special need is a stigma in some cultures!
Some newcomer parents struggle to access services for their children due to language and cultural differences!
General lack of understanding of the complexity of the support systems for children with special needs further complicates a
newcomer parents attempt to support their children!
Some newcomer parents are not able to obtain services for their child due to immigration status!
The face of Halton is changing and many service providers are struggling to meet the needs of some of our newcomer’s families!
- This program aims to work with Newcomer families of Halton that are parenting a child/children with special needs. By building parent networks and providing support, encouragement and links to the community this program will give parents the opportunity to enhance, empower and advocate for their child’s needs.
- This program also aims to work in collaboration with Halton service providers to bring awareness to the unique needs of newcomer families. Through specially developed tools, translated materials and educational opportunities we will further support the inclusive service delivery of services offered for families and children with special needs.
For more information, please contact:
Christine Gowland, ECE
Halton Multicultural Council
1092 Speers Road
Oakville, ON L6L 2X4
Halton Multicultural Council’s Raising a Child with Special Needs: A Newcomers Approach is a two year project funded by The Ontario Trillium Foundation