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Inspirations Logo Inspirations celebrates the challenges and accomplishments of children with special needs by sharing their stories and informing parents, caregivers and teachers about reliable educational and therapeutic services. We foster acceptance and inclusion, and encourage all individuals with special needs to strive to reach their full potential.

Inspirations Newspaper is published twice annually (fall and spring) and distributed widely in the Greater Montreal, Laval and South Shore areas to English school boards, and institutions dealing with special needs individuals, hospitals, community organizations, the media and government. The Inspirations EXPRESS is published online twice yearly. Our database of special needs resources offers over 500 resources that cater to the special needs community.

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Our inspirational video

Our inspirational video, produced by Spectrum Productions.

We're excited to share the Fall 2014 / Winter 2015 edition of Inspirations with you.

Hey Montreal! Let's help Jooay get funding! McGill's School of Physical and Occupational Therapy has created an app that helps children with disabilities find recreational activities.

The Inspired Blogger

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Intouchabes a must see at Théâtre du Rideau Vert

Starring Antoine Bertrand and Luc Guérin, and directed by René Richard Cyr, Intouchables tells the true story of a quadriplegic who hires the most unlikely of caregivers.

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Rick Hansen: Difference Maker in Motion visits Montreal

At the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers convention on November 27, Linda Mahler and Wendy Singer joined hundreds of Quebec teachers to listen to Rick Hanson deliver the key note address of the convention.

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Hannibal is magical with the I Can Dream Theatre Group

I am a theatre buff, and look forward to theatre nights with great excitement. But nothing compares to the anticipation of the yearly production of the I Can Dream Theatre Group's musical comedy.

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On Sunday, November 2, we attended a stage hypnosis show and fundraiser for The C.A.R.E. Centre at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium in Cote Saint-Luc.

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Upcoming Events


2015 Annual EMSB Impact Night

As part of the partnership for the stay-in-school program, the annual EMSB Night will take place on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 when the Impact host Toronto FC. For every ticket sold, $2 will be donated to the Inspirations Foundation!

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Current Trends in Autism Conference

conference presented by the Gold Centre will take place on March 31, April 1 and 2, 2015.. For information visit

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MCLD 1 Day Parent Conference

Toolbox for Success, Sunday April 26. Click here for information.

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Support Inspirations

Support Inspirations by planning a birthday party with ECHOage!

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Créatability Special Needs artisan market - May 8

For information about how to register and where to attend this first of its kind event.

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Inspirations Express

Welcome to the Inspirations EXPRESS – our online edition in-between editions that brings you the most up to date special needs news in the Greater Montreal and surrounding areas.