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Intellectual disability: resources and referrals

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Are you looking for information or support for your care receiver with an intellectual disability?

Resources and referrals provided by the Quebec Intellectual Disability Society and L’Appui pour les proches aidants are listed here.

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Are you caring for a person with an intellectual disability?

Make your daily life easier as a caregiver of a person or a child with an intellectual disability:

In Québec, the focus is on early identification. Contact the ID-PD-ASD access point where you live and learn more about the Québec government’s Agir tôt program. If you have concerns about your child’s development, consult a professional; early diagnosis is essential.

Quebec Intellectual Disability Society

The Quebec Intellectual Disability Society (SQDI) rallies, informs and equips those who want to make Québec a more inclusive society, where everyone has a place and can flourish.

In particular, the SQDI offers access to information and educational tools, free training, and the means to find a local association.

The SQDI works to defend the rights of people with intellectual disabilities by promoting the sharing of expertise and the creation of solidarity networks.

Caregiver Support Helpline provides telephone and email support

Our Caregiver Support Helpline is there for all caregivers, throughout Québec. Whether you are looking for a counselling, information or referrals, our counselors are available every day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This service is free and confidential.

There is a page on our website dedicated to the telephone helplines that caregivers can use throughout Québec.

Quebec Intellectual Disability Week

It is organized every year in March by the Quebec Intellectual Disability Society. Its objective is to “bring the general public and people with an intellectual disability closer together, to create a more inclusive society.”

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Need to talk?

Contact our Caregiver Support Helpline for counselling, information and referrals.

Every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Free of charge.

call  Caregiver info :  1 855 852-7784