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October 2023 Newsletter


Dear members,

We invite you to contact us if necessary 


Elena :
Carolyne :
RenĂ©e :
France :
Marie-Pier :
Annie :


SolidaritĂ© celebrates its 40th anniversary this next Saturday, September 30 and all places are filled. The summary of the event and photos will be shared on our Facebook page, on our website and in the November Newsletter. 


Discover the brand new SolidaritĂ© website that is getting a makeover, as well as the colors of the Solidarity logo. 

A section has been added to consult our Newsletters. We invite you to take a look!

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On Wednesday, October 18, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. come and have a coffee at La BoĂźte Gourmande, 445 Laurier Avenue, H2J 1E5 (at the north exit of the Laurier metro station).

Since a drink will be offered, registrations are required with Elena Seco by email

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Participants in the last Jasette between parents.


Notice to members who use our Incontinence Product Purchase Program: Diaper delivery dates are October 27-28-29 and November 10-11. Annie Tellier, our Material Assistance Advisor for disposal functions will contact you no later than the beginning of October. 


”A great experience, quality security services, a good follow-up of our file, a good listening and availability of stakeholders (staff), interesting newsletters, quality disposal service. A big thank you for the summer accompaniment service. Thank you, Mrs. Seco, for the Jasette and for everything.”

– Hayat Sali


UniversitĂ© Laval’s School of Psychology worked in collaboration with the Centre intĂ©grĂ© universitaire en santĂ© et services sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale (CIUSSS-CN) to create the Brain Kit.  The objective of this kit is to explain in a popularized way the neuropsychological functioning and the impact of neuropsychological difficulties on activities of daily living. It is aimed at different professionals and various clienteles (teenagers, young adults, members of the entourage). 

The Brain Kit has four components:

To learn more, click on the button below (in French only, English to come).

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In pursuit of efforts to access government subsidies offered to parents of severely disabled children, L’Étoile de Pacho has filed a petition with the Quebec National Assembly asking the government to establish an administrative bridge between the service employment cheque (CES) and the Supplement for handicapped children requiring exceptional care (SEHNSE) so that the assessment of eligibility for programs is carried out in a coordinated manner. and systematic.

Last year’s survey confirmed that several hundred natural families who receive financial assistance through the SEHNSE do not have access to the CES home support hours of respite care, which is essential to avoid parental burnout and promotes their reintegration or job retention.
You are invited to sign and share this petition with your entourage and network to increase the number of signatures. 

Deadline: October 15, 2023

Sign the Petition


A new 10-week adapted gymnastics session began on September 24 at the Loisirs de Kiki. 

Target audience: Children, Teens, young adults aged 6 to 18 with ASD with or without intellectual disability or with a disability awaiting diagnosis with an accompanying person.

The objectives of this program are to improve:

  • Gross motor skills
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Socialization
  • Relationship with parents in pleasure.

View Pamphlet (in French)


During the 2022 tax season, many people now receiving the Basic Income Program (who were formerly in the Social Solidarity Program with the seniority of 66 months in the last 72 months) reported owing money to the Quebec government because of the tax payable.  

The MinistĂšre de l’Emploi et de la SolidaritĂ© sociale has finally settled the situation for the 2022 taxation year. People who have had to pay taxes unfairly should have received the refund or should receive it shortly. A new notice of assessment should also be issued. The SociĂ©tĂ© quĂ©bĂ©coise de la dĂ©ficience intellectuelle (SQDI) continues to work with the government to ensure that this situation does not recur for the 2023 taxation year.

In all cases, the SQDI recommends always paying the amounts of tax owing and remaining a beneficiary of the Basic Income Program, because the benefits are higher than those of the Social Solidarity Program. 

For more details, click the button below.

Learn More (in French)


The new Life Course section of the L’accompagnateur platform allows you to find references that correspond to the stage of life of your disabled child.

Select your age group and disability to discover all the pivotal stages of your journey. Gradually prepare for changes with the Companion.

Learn More (in French)

Participate in the conferences in French in October organized by L’Accompagnateur:

Tuesday October 3 | 12pm – Presentation of Lawyers at Home
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Thursday October 5 | 7pm – The Basics of Sex Education: Opening the Dialogue on Sexuality
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Tuesday October 24 | 12pm – The HDM-DCP, from its creation to its application
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Thursday October 26 | 12h – Services for the population of the Office des personnes handicapĂ©es du QuĂ©bec
Sign Up

See all Events Organized by L’Accompangateur

Watch previous conferences on L’Accompagnateur’s YouTube channel (in French).

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Des histoires qui resonnent : le balado des proches. Saisons 1-2-3
Marina Orsini is accompanied by the testimonies of several people, known or not to the public who share their experiences as caregivers. You will certainly recognize yourself there. In addition to sharing experiences, you will also be equipped by community workers and professionals from the health and social services network. 

Listen on :
Apple Podcast

Follow the release of the new episodes here here.

Grandir ensemble avec Marina Orsini
A nice series of animated episodes of less than 4 minutes each.

Listen on YouTube.

Sur le spectre
The name of the Youtube channel of the magazine of the Montreal autism neuroscience research group of the same name. You will find very interesting capsules and conferences.

Listen on YouTube.

Deux minutes pour mieux vivre avec l’autisme
Offers informational videos that provide practical tips and advice to support caregivers of children with autism.

Listen on their website.

Trouble dans le spectre
A French podcast of ten thematic episodes that mixes testimonials and reactions from professionals as well as the experiences of people concerned about autism.

Listen on :
Apple Podcasts

Ensemble on peut ĂȘtre nous
A project by MĂ©lissa Boulanger and MĂ©lissa Perron who are two Asperger’s women and talk about autism in women.

Listen on :
Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts

Apprendre Ă  se connaĂźtre
The podcast of the Société Québécoise de la déficience intellectuelle.

Listen on :
Balado Québec

L’insolence du quotidien
A humorous look at the challenges of living with a disability.

Listen on Radio Canada Ohdio.

Regroupement pour la trisomie 21
Capsules and testimonials from families with a child with Down syndrome.

Listen on their website.

Ça commence aujourd’hui
Trisomy 21 Episode: l’Amour au-delà du handicap

Listen on Spotify.

L’orthophonie simplement
A podcast by speech-language pathologist Lorianne Lacerte about children with language challenges.

Listen on their site web and on :
Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts

Agir pour l’autodĂ©termination
This is Martin Caouette et François Bernard’s podcast.

Listen on Ausha Podcast.
Episode S01E08 addresses multiple disability and self-determination, listen on Google Podcasts.


AMI-tv is the English-language television channel that broadcasts all its content with free-to-air described video for people who are blind or partially sighted, in addition to closed captioning for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

AMI-télé is a French-language channel that gives voice to Canadians with disabilities and supports them by representing their interests, concerns, and values through accessible media. You will find programs, documentaries and reports featuring people with disabilities. In addition, the programs are presented with described video for people with visual limitations and with a transcript for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
By the way, do you know the show Des familles pas comme les autres? You can watch all 4 seasons on AMI-tĂ©lĂ©. 

Visit their website.

Autiste bientĂŽt majeur & Autiste, maintenant majeur
Docu-reality shows that delve into the transition from adolescence to adulthood. 

Watch « Autiste bientÎt majeur » here.
Watch « Autiste, maintenant majeur » here.

À propos d’Antoine
A Quebec series that exposes the daily life of an extraordinary family with a child with multiple disabilities.

Watch on Club Illico.

Amour et différence
Tackles the notions of love and sexuality with people with disabilities.

Watch on

S3E2 – Nathalie, SacrĂ© fils : 24h avec une mĂšre et son fils autiste

Watch on YouTube.

Ma jungle, l’histoire de Louis Charbonneau

Watch on Ami-TĂ©lĂ©.


Watch on Ami-TĂ©lĂ©.

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