Welcome to Inspirations
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.
Creatability: A celebration of special art and artists
It started with an idea. An idea that had been percolating for years, was solidified over a leisurely lunch at a popular Cote des Neiges Greek restaurant, and brought to fruition less than one year later.
Intouchables 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.
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.
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.
Awards of Inspiration
Online Extra Stories
Remembering the Forgotten Heroes Then and Now
Solly The Caterer thrives with the help of special employees - By Wendy Singer
Raising awareness for Down syndrome and funds to send Atara for dolphin therapy - By Anne-Darla Del Negro
Soccer player makes Inspirational Impact - By Wendy Singer
Autism Spectrum Disorders: What I need to know about my child's care - a guide created by the Montreal Children's Hospital, MUHC, Department of Psychology.
EMSB Summer Language Camp Inspires Young Minds - By Pamela Goldsmith, Kaori Ohashi, Sophia Orfanos and Susan Waite
A day at the ranch - by Tyler James O'Brien
Who have you inspired recently? - by Robin Bernstein
Anxiety: The monster under the bed - Part 2 - by Despina Vassiliou
Yoga for children with special needs - by Angie Continisio
Individualized Educational Plan: Parent Contribution - Making the IEP Work
Our search for a diagnosis of Autism - by Stephanie Winterford
The Faces along the Road to My Masters of Education - by Chrissy Mohammed
EMSB Database of Special Needs Resources
Inspirations has compiled a database with over 500 resources, from counseling to tutoring and respite care, available right here for your perusal. If you would like to recommend a resource for this list, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Special Needs Education
- Specifically Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Therapy / Support Services
- Recreational Activities and Therapies
- Tutoring Services
- Vocational Services
- Medical Clinics
- Rehabilitation / Adaptation / Social Integration
- Resources for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers
- Camps / Respite Care
- Physical Aid Resources (including toys)
- Other Programs and Subsidies