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Community-Based Services for
Children with Special Needs
Dental Care in New Brunswick
Early Childhood Initiatives
The Community-Based Services for Children with Special
Needs (CBSCSN) Program works with parents/legal
guardians in providing the extra-ordinary care and support
required to meet the special developmental needs of their
severely disabled child.

CBSCSN is a voluntary program of social supports.
Parents must demonstrate that in addition to the other
community services they are presently accessing, their
child still has some extra-ordinary unmet needs. Parents
must be prepared to contribute financially, where possible,
to the services purchased. Parents who have private health
insurance are required to use these benefits first before
requesting assistance from the program.
Is dental care an issue in your household?
Once you are on the site, click on <find a dentist> to browse
the list of  dentists in your area.                                    

Note: Make sure to change the number of maximum results
to be displayed for the entire list.
The Early Childhood Initiatives (ECI) program combines
Public Health, Family and Community Services, and Mental
Health Services to help ensure children have the best
opportunity to thrive and to successfully meet the many
learning challenges they face as they enter the public
school system.
What is Autism?
Treatment and Approaches
History of ARC
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Canada Revenue Agency - Disability Tax Credit
If your child is diagnosed with autism, you may be eligible for the
disability tax credit. You may also go back on your previous taxes
until the date your child was born. We suggest you hire a Tax
Specialist to do your taxes. It could make a big difference in your
return. This will also change the monthly checks for kids. For more
information, contact your district taxation office. Information
packages are available at ARC. Click here for a
Here is the list of Autism Resource Centres in New Brunswick
Autism Resource Centre - Moncton (ARC)
P.O.Box 1686
Moncton, NB
E1C 9X5
Tel: 506-855-9032
Fax: 506-855-9032
Contact: Angele Collette

Upper Valley Autism Resource Centre Inc. (UVARC)
496 Eeast Riverside Drive
Perth-Andover, NB
E7H 1Z1
Tel: 506-273-6721
Contact: Veronica Williams

Autism Resources Miramichi Inc.
139 Duke St.
Miramichi, NB
E1N 1H6
Phone: 506-622-8137
Fax: 506-622-3240
Contact: Debby MacGregor

Community Autism Centre - Saint John
55 Westmorland Rd.
Saint John, NB
E2J 2E3
Tel: 506-642-1128
Contact: Debbie MacDonald
Dragonfly Centre for Autism - St Andrews
445 Prince of Wales St.
St Andrews, NB
E5B 1R1
Phone: 506-466-2512
Contact: Janet Lister Caldwell

Autism Connections Fredericton
1666 Lincoln Road
Fredericton, NB
E3B 8J6
Phone: 506-450-6025

Centre de l'autisme du Restigouche - CARAC
École Versant Nord School
P.O.Box 1942
Atholville, NB
E3N 4E4
Phone: 506-789-2287
Contact: Jocelyne Frenette

Chaleur Autism and Asperger Family Centre Inc.
1255 Promenade rough Waters Drive
3rd Floor, Local 315
Bathurst, NB
E2A 1Z2
Phone: 506-546-0805
Fax: 506-546-0806
Contact: Karen Chamberlain
New Brunswick now has 1 agency providing pre-school intervention
Autism Intervention Services
Danielle Pelletier

Phone: 506-455-7048
1666 Lincoln Road
Fredericton, NB
Other Services and Agencies you should know about....
          ABA funding in Canada

This information was found in 2009. For the direct link to the government website, click here.

Alberta: Funds up to $60,000 a year per child for ABA up to age eighteen
British Columbia: Funds up to $20,000 a year up to age six
Manitoba: Funds 36 hours of ABA per week up to age six, with five of those hours provided by the
New Brunswick: Funds 20 hours of intervention up to age five
Newfoundland & Labrador: Funds up to $40,000 for 30 hours a week for two years up to age six
Northwest Territories: No formal ABA program in place
Nunavut: No formal ABA program in place
Nova Scotia: Funds 15 hours a week for six months, then 10 hours a week for a further six months.
Only available for a year to randomly selected children up to six years of age.
Ontario: Funds some ABA programs with a previous cut-off at age six. Now, parents complain that
children are being cut off arbitrarily if they are doing poorly or doing too well
Prince Edward Island: Funds up to $200 a week up to the age six
Quebec: Funds 20 hours per week for ABA programs for ages two to five
Saskatchewan: Funds up to 10 hours with very limited availability or access
Yukon: Full coverage up to the age nineteen

ZAC Browser - Zone for Autistic Children

ZAC is the first web browser developed specifically for children with
autism, and autism spectrum disorders such as Asperger syndrome,
pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), and PDD-NOS. We have
made this browser for the children - for their enjoyment, enrichment,
and freedom. Children touch it, use it, play it, interact with it, and
experience independence through ZAC.

This web browser can be downloaded free. Simply
click here to get
started or visit
Provincial Recreation Access Fund Program

Could you or someone you know, use some support to get active in
your community?  If so, check this out!
Recreation New Brunswick, in partnership with the Department of
Wellness, Culture and Sport, is excited to announce a new project
called the Provincial Recreation Access Fund Program.  Our goal is to
increase active living opportunities for people with disabilities in New
Brunswick.  We want to help reduce those financial barriers that limit
people from achieving a healthy lifestyle.
How?  People with disabilities can apply for funding from The
Provincial Recreation Access Fund Program to help cover activity
related expenses.  Want to join a gym, or aqua size class? We can
help with registration fees.  Want to attend a summer camp or after
school program?  We can pay for that as well! We'll even help you with
some of your equipment and transportation needs too!  In fact, we can
cover expenses for just about anything, as long as the activity is
"ACTIVE", and not just a "one-time thing".  All you need to do is fill out
an application form and submit it to Recreation New Brunswick.  It's
that simple.
For more information about this program, or to obtain an application
form, contact Recreation New Brunswick, or visit our website at  We look forward to hearing from you!
Directory of Financial Aid for persons with
disabilities in New Brunswick - December 2010