Are you looking for specific resources for your child? We hope that our Resource Directory will help you find what you are looking for. You will want to use the “Select Category” drop down menu below to narrow down your search, or you can use the Search box. Our resources are categorized by region as well (North Okanagan, Central Okanagan, and South Okanagan) so that you can find resources close to where you live.
Please note: If you encounter any listing that is out of date, we would love to know about it. Please contact us. Also if you know about a resource not yet listed in our database, you can add a listing to our directory here.
Royal LePage Place, Jim Lind Arena 2760 Cameron Road West Kelowna BC V1Z 2T6
Claro offers a holistic program of support that includes a complete academic program (grades 4-12) through partnerships with distributed learning schools, behaviour intervention, life skills training, therapeutic recreation, and opportunities to develop social and emotional awareness.
Claro Centres Kelowna is excited to announce the expansion of their full-time day program in support of children and youth in Grades 1-12 for the upcoming 2014-2015 program year.
Claro provides academic support, behaviour intervention, social skills and life skills in a sensory sensitive environment designed to meet the needs of children and youth with exceptionalities such as autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder or other neurological disabilities.
For information about the Claro Centres program visit:
Families interested in applying for their child to attend Claro can contact Jennifer Vozenilek at 778-478-9777 or email [email protected]
Claro Centres Kelowna
201-1912 Enterprise Way Kelowna BC V1Y 9S9
Communities for Kids (CFK) is a non-profit coalition of parents, professionals and community members interested in early childhood development. We are one of many Children First initiatives in B.C. Our region spans from Summerland south to Osoyoos and west to Princeton, and includes four First Nations and 11 distinct communities. – See more at: http://www.communitiesforkids.ca/about-us/#sthash.gYEA66LB.dpuf
740 Carmi Ave. Penticton BC V2A 8P9
Community Living BC (CLBC), a provincial crown agency mandated under the Community Living Authority Act, delivers supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities and their families in British Columbia. CLBC is working to create communities where people with developmental disabilities have more choices about how they live, work and contribute.
CLBC funds supports and services to help adults with developmental disabilities and their families achieve their goals and live the life they want. CLBC funded supports are delivered through service agencies and help eligible adults meet their disability related needs and participate in meaningful ways in the community.
CLBC funded supports can include:
Helping to find housing options that encourage independence while meeting an individuals’ unique needs
Connections with community services to support individuals, families or caregivers
Community inclusion supports that focus on employment, social and life skills
What is the Personalized Supports Initiative (PSI)?
CLBC introduced the Personalized Supports Initiative (PSI) in February 2010 to provide supports which are separate from the CLBC services for people with developmental disabilities. The PSI provides services to adults who have both significant limitations in adaptive functioning and either a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is also known as Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD).
Types of Support
Support for Individuals and Families
Youth in Transition
For youth with special needs and their families transition refers to the move from childhood to adult life. To create a smooth transition from childhood to adult life families need to begin transition planning long before a youth turns 19.
Individualized Funding (IF) provides individuals and families with flexible, person-centred, self-directed payment options for arranging, managing, and paying for supports and services.
444 Ellis Street Penticton BC V2A 4M2
The Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) is a unique non-profit and charitable organization that uses adaptive equipment, enabling people of all abilities and disabilities to interact with the GREAT OUTDOORS. Most importantly CRIS creates memories and experiences that everyone can enjoy. We have fun, play outside, and challenge ourselves to accomplish things that we may never have thought possible. We are a team that works together to break down barriers and create an inclusive world that all people can enjoy! We invite everyone to come and enjoy the outdoors and enhance their quality of life. Check out our programs and join our family. If nothing else, come and make some new friends, while enjoying the best nature has to offer!
202-2040 Springfield Rd Kelowna BC V1Y 9N7
2011 Daimler Drive West Kelowna British Columbia V1Z3H6 Canada
Cool Arts is dedicated to providing Fine Arts opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities living in the Central Okanagan.’
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to express themselves through the arts.
We offer weekend workshops every month except December & summer. Workshop instructors are either professional artists or art educators.
We are educational specialists. We are familiar with Learning Outcomes, and can recommend products for your unique learning situation.
2041 Harvey Ave Kelowna BC V1Y 6G7