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August 2023 Newsletter


Dear members,

We invite you to contact us if necessary 


Elena :
Carolyne :
Renée :
France :
Marie-Pier :
Annie :


Solidarité wishes to celebrate its 40th anniversary and invites member families to an event to be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023.

Save the date and stay tuned for more information! On August 1, you’ll receive an invitation to attend.  Unfortunately, places are limited, and your membership fee must be up to date in order to participate.


At Solidarité’s last Annual General Meeting, a new Board of Directors was formed.

In our 2022-2023 activity report (in French), find out more about the activities carried out and their impact on Solidarité member families.

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We’re continuing our presential meetings between parents, and for August, the Jasette will be in the morning. 

When and where? – On Wednesday, August 9, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., come and have a coffee at La Boîte Gourmande, 445 avenue Laurier, H2J 1E5 (at the north exit of Laurier metro station).

As a drink will be provided, registration is required with Elena Seco by email

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As announced, the Répit-Dépannage program is temporarily suspended due to the shortage of manpower. Solidarité de parents is continuing its efforts to recruit qualified and trustworthy candidates. If you can refer someone to us, please do so at

We are looking for a rare pearl to accompany our members’ children with various diagnoses during the respite period granted to their parents. We’re looking for someone with a “summer camp instructor” profile, but with attendant/companion skills. The hourly rate we offer is $19.57. 

That said, our La tête en congé and PALIM programs are being maintained and 67 families are benefiting from them.


Do you feel overwhelmed by the mental burden of parenting a child with challenges, but no one around you can understand you? Would you like to talk to another parent in a similar situation? Would you like to meet another family with whom to exchange ideas or create a special bond? Perhaps you’re looking for a friend for your child?

In addition to our “Jasettes”, you can let us know if you’d like to be matched with another family. There’s no commitment between our members, but great meetings and connections can be made between people who want to network. 

If you’re interested, please write to and choose your criteria for matching with another family according to what you’re looking for through this process: 

  • Is your cultural background what would help you connect with someone and feel understood?
  • Is it your child’s diagnosis that matters most to you, so you can discuss common issues?
  • Is your child’s age the priority, so you can share your children’s developmental milestones or encourage friendships between your children? 
  • Is your address (place of residence) the criterion that would enable you to feel closer to another person with whom you could be matched?

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A petition is circulating to request an enhancement to the family support program to improve access to respite services.

The deadline for signing the petition is September 7, 2023.

The signatories are asking the Quebec government to increase funding for the Family Support Program, taking into account the real cost of living and services, so that all families living with a person with a physical disability, on the autism spectrum and/or with an intellectual disability can obtain the respite services of their choice, which they need, without delay, to prevent burnout and to keep people with their families.

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Services résidentiels Chez-Soi is an organization for adults aged 21 and over with an autism spectrum disorder and/or an intellectual disability, with or without physical or sensory limitations.

Places are still available at their day camp, offered until August 18, 2023, Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The organization’s premises are located at 2857A, rue de Bruxelles, in the Mercier-Est district (Ste-Louise-de-Marillac church), near the Honoré-Beaugrand metro station, and a drop-off point for paratransit.

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We’re sharing with you an excellent document (in French) to help you fill out the application form for the Supplement for handicapped children requiring exceptional care. It has been prepared by the Fédération Québécoise de l’Autisme.

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From September to June, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Galileo Adult Education Center offers two social integration programs developed by the Ministère de l’Éducation et des Études Supérieurs et de la Recherche (MEESR) to help adults with psychological, intellectual, social, or physical difficulties. The aim of this program is to encourage the acquisition of basic skills to facilitate their integration into society.

  • The Socio-professional Integration Services (SVIS) program enables students to acquire the work skills they need to integrate into the community. Through the School Work Program, students develop their vocational skills in a work classroom through the execution of various company contracts. Through the Work Plateau, with the support of school staff, the student puts into practice the skills and behaviors acquired in the SVIS program.
  • The Social Integration Services (SIS) program is designed for adults with intellectual disabilities. The SIS program helps adults acquire the skills they need to participate fully in society. It fosters autonomy and social integration through personal, social, academic and professional experiences.

Adress: 10921 Gariépy, Montréal-Nord, Qc, H1H 4C6
Phone: 514-721-0120

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CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal offers a variety of socio-professional integration programs for its ASD clientele.  They offer individual internships, work platforms (with 8 to 12 participants), autonomy development groups and pre-employability training.These services, aimed at adults aged 21 and over, are free of charge.

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Present in every region of Quebec, adapted companies offer over 200 quality products and services in 8 major sectors of activity. Working with an adapted company means making a responsible choice and contributing to the inclusion of people with disabilities. 

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In view of the back-to-school period at the end of August, here are a few ideas for adapted equipment to consider when making your next purchase.


The book Le trouble développemental du langage (dysphasia); La boite à outils, published on May 17, 2023, was written by Geneviève Gauthier and Marie-Andrée Tessier, practitioners at Dysphasie +. 

It is aimed at parents, caregivers and teachers of people with developmental language disorders. It covers school age, but you’ll also find information and tips for all ages.

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Talking a Game for Two, by Jan Pepper and Elaine Weitzman, is another book written in simple language and packed with illustrations to show parents how to help their children communicate.

We will be hosting a raffle of this book (French version) on September 30th! Enter the raffle by writing to

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Première Ressource helps parents by offering free, confidential, professional consultations with no time limits. Première Ressource also offers workshops and mobile clinics on parenting and the parent-child relationship. Their workshops are given by psychosocial counsellors.

  • For Quebec parents, and those who work with families.
  • For all aspects of parenting and parent-child relationships from 0 to 18 years of age.
  • By telephone, e-mail, chat.
  • Non-judgmental, systemic and empowerment approaches.
  • Variety of topics covered in consultation.
  • No waiting lists or automated responses.
  • Appointments and follow-up possible.
  • Workshops, articles, videos, FAQs, referrals, etc.

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