We have assembled a short list of some great resources and organizations available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. If you have a suggestion for a resource link, or if you find a link that is not working, please let us know (dcls@dcls.ca)! 

General

Community Living British Columbia (CLBC)
CLBC: Supports and Services for Adults
Delta Family Alliance Network (DFAN)

 

Advocacy

Inclusion British Columbia: Community Inclusion Advocate 
Government of British Columbia: Advocate for Service Quality
Understood: How to be an advocate for your child at school
Delta Community Living Society: Self-Advocates
Representative for Children and Youth: Disability Advocate

 

Education

KPU: Access Programs for People With Disabilities 
Douglas College: Vocational Education and Skills Training (VEST) 
Vancouver Community College: Programs for students with disabilities 
BCIT: Disability Resource Centre 
BC Initiative for Inclusive Post Secondary Education (BC-IPSE): STEPS forward

 

Employment

Delta Community Living Society: DCLS Solutions Employment 
Work BC: Resources for people with disabilities 
Family Support Institute of British Columbia: Family Works

 

Financial Information, Support and Guidelines

Government of British Columbia: Applying for Disability Assistance or PWD 
Disability Alliance of British Columbia
  Disability Benefits Help Sheets
  Support for filing Income Taxes 
Registered Disability Savings Plan: RDSP 
Government of Canada: Disability Tax Credit 
Government of Canada: Transferring the Disability Tax Credit 
Translink: HandyDART and HandyCard

 

Housing

BC Housing: Independent Living BC Program 
BC Non-Profit Housing Association
Delta Community Living Society: Residential Services

 

Youth in Transition to Adulthood

Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) 
CLBC: How to Apply and Eligibility 
CLBC: Information for youth in transition 
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (SDSI) Navigator 
Delta’s Navigator is Darlene Isaac | tel 778.879.0234 | darlene.isaac@gov.bc.ca
Delta Community Living Society (DCLS)
DCLS: LEAP youth employment project 
DCLS: Workshops for families 
Find Support British Columbia: Transition timeline

 

Sports 

Special Olympics: Special Olympics BC – Delta 
Baseball: Challenger Baseball
Soccer: South Delta United Soccer

 

Planning

PLAN
PLAN: Safe and Secure Book on Google 
Nidus
Nidus: Representation Agreements

 

Obtaining Documentation

Government of British Columbia: How to apply for a BC Services Card 
Government of Canada: How to apply for a Social Insurance Number