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Resources for People with Disabilities

Online Courses

  • Gale Courses – Offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Courses include: Empowering students with disabilities, Teaching students with learning disabilities, Teaching students with autism, Teaching students with ADSD, and more.
  • LinkedIn Learning– A leading learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Check out the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

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Nelson and Local Resources

  • Custom Fit Inclusion and Employment Services (CFIT) – Supports adults with diverse abilities to secure employment and build the life they desire.  The person-centered service enhances  community participation in recreational and volunteer activities as well as paid employment.
  • – mobility and home accessibility solutions, local office in Trail.


  • – A wealth of Canadian-based information on everything from Arts to Employment to Sexuality. Includes a directory of online Canadian resources on disability.
  • CNIB: Canadian National Institute for the Blind – Research, information and assistance for those with vision loss. Their library now includes many electronic books.
  • Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) – Information about their programs and opportunities for those with autism spectral disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy, Downs’ Syndrome and many other developmental disabilities, and their caregivers.
  • Disability Alliance BC – Advocacy, programs, education, news and links to other BC and Canadian resources.
  • Neil Squire Society – Assistive technology and innovative programs and services for those with physical disabilities.