Resources and Contacts

 

Psychologists 

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Dr. Murray has expertise in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She provides ADHD & Psycho-educational assessment and consultation services in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

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Experienced Clinical Psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Group Therapy, Clinical Research, and Crisis Intervention. Strong healthcare services professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University.

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Assistive Technology

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At LDS we are using assistive technology to enhance best practice in our teaching and student learning and to further the accessibility and inclusiveness of our support. We are carefully identifying and assessing potential assistive technologies for specific use in individual student’s learning plans to maximize the benefit to each student.

We recognize the complex nature of each student’s unique learning difference and related social and emotional challenges and we are carefully incorporating select assistive technology in our customized RISE programming. We are employing assistive technology to help our instructors teach more effectively, promote greater student engagement, and provide all students with equal opportunities for success.

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Assistive Technology BC provides grants and loans to students and employees with disabilities who would benefit from assistive technologies. 

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WorkBC’s Assistive Technology Services provide support to individuals to increase their access to assistive technology in the workplace. This includes individuals with learning disabilities. 

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The Neil Squire Society provides individuals with disabilities access to assistive technologies and training in computer skills. 

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Tax Information

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It has become her passion to assist individuals and parents with my expertise in applying for the Disability Tax Credit.  The Disability Tax Credit is a federal program available for Canadians living with a disability or medical condition that effects their daily life. 

Please visit the Firenze Financial Services website for more details.

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Provides help with DTC and Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The RDSP introduced in 2007, is a powerful way for eligible people with disabilities to save for their long-term financial security. It also enables people to receive social assistance to protect assets and income.

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Psycho-Educational Assessment 

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LDS is thrilled to be able to offer referrals for psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations to some of our families! We are collaborating with the University of British Columbia’s Psychological Services and Counselling Training Centre (PSCTC)Qualifying LDS families will now be able to be referred for an affordable assessment over a time span that is potentially years faster than currently available via other means. 

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The Learning Disability Assessment Bursary is a financial aid program created to help alleviate the financial burden of obtaining testing. The bursary provides up to $1800 in a one-time payment to make testing more accessible for adult students. 

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Their Psychoeducational Assessments clinic in Vancouver will help diagnose ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Giftedness, other mental health concerns. The kinds of things measured may vary based on the referral questions. 

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This type of assessment will help a family better understand their child’s struggles with learning. If conclusions can be drawn as to why the problems are occurring, a diagnosis may be made. 

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Mental Health Resources 

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The Stigma-Free Society is committed to combating stigma of all kinds. The Charity’s Vision and Mission foster programs that cultivate, encourage, and educate diverse communities to be inclusive and compassionate through awareness and understanding through education, support and leadership. Our Society helps people achieve personal empowerment by providing peer support for youth and adults and raising awareness through education in schools and the community.

The Society’s goal is to create AWARENESS of the various stigmas that exist in the world, develop an UNDERSTANDING of the challenges that numerous people face and encourage all people to foster ACCEPTANCE of themselves and others.

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Advocacy

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LDS Family Coaching pairs guardians and parents with our trained coaches to provide guidance, strategies, tools, and mentorship to help you best support the learning needs of your child.

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The International Dyslexia Association provides information on dyslexia to parents and professionals, as well as advocating for awareness of dyslexia. 

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The BC Centre for Ability provides information about disabilities in both adults and children, as well as advocates for a society that is inclusive of those with disabilities. 

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The British Columbia Provincial Accessibility Services provide a wide variety of fully funded resources for individuals living with a variety of disabilities. 

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The British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society provides information for Indigenous adults with disabilities and provides laptops for adult students with disabilities in order to reduce barriers in continuing education. 

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Decoda provides small group tutoring sessions for adults in 400 local communities in British Columbia, as well as professional development programs for educators. 

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Dyslexia Canada provides information about dyslexia and advocates for the rights of individuals with dyslexia. 

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The Attention Deficit Disorder Association provides information about ADHD, including informal screening diagnostics. The ADDA also connects individuals to support groups and advocates for the rights of those with ADHD. 

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The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance provides resources and advocacy on behalf of individuals with ADHD. The CADDRA also conducts research into the best practices to improve the lives of those with ADHD. 

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The Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada provides information about the diagnostic process for adults with ADHD, as well as raising awareness and performing advocacy work. The Centre also provides financial support for adult students in the form of scholarships and bursaries. 

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The ADD Vancouver Support Group is a local organization that provides information and offers support to individuals with attention deficit disorders. 

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Secondary Education Upgrading

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Upgrade BC connects adult students who want to complete their secondary education to tuition-free adult upgrading programs. These flexible programs allow students to obtain their high-school diploma. Accommodations are provided for students with disabilities. 

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The Adult Upgrading Grant is a non-repayable grant for low-income students who are completing adult upgrading courses at a public post-secondary institution. This grant covers registration fees, tuition, and other costs such as textbooks and other supplies. 

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Post-Secondary Education 

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The Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Education provides students with accessible learning materials. These materials may be in the form of audiobooks or searchable PDF documents designed for use with assistive technologies. 

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 The Learning Disability Assessment Bursary is a financial aid program created to help alleviate the financial burden of obtaining testing. The bursary provides up to $1800 in a one-time payment to make testing more accessible for adult students. 

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The Disability Resource Network of British Columbia is an organization that provides advocacy and support for post-secondary students with disabilities. 

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Adult Employment

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WorkBC provides information for individuals with disabilities. This information is not specific to individuals with learning disabilities, but these resources are still applicable. 

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WorkBC’s Assistive Technology Services provide support to individuals to increase their access to assistive technology in the workplace. This includes individuals with learning disabilities. 

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The Work-Able internship program is designed to help individuals facing barriers to employment transition from post-secondary education to a meaningful career. This is a 12-month, paid internship program with supports in place to accommodate a wide variety of applicants. 

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The BC Centre for Ability provides vocational services to individuals with disabilities who are seeking employment. The Centre for Ability assists individuals in securing paid positions, providing funding to launch self-employment careers, and matching individuals with disabilities with mentors. 

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The Workers’ Advisers Office is an independent organization that provides assistance and information to individuals who are navigating the WorkSafeBC system. They provide support to individuals seeking to appeal decisions made by WorkSafeBC, representation, and information on the WorkSafeBC claims procedure. 

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The Presidents Group is an organization of employers who are committed to providing accommodations for employees who have disabilities. The Presidents Group advocates on behalf of accessible workplaces. 

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The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program provides financing, mentorship and, resources for individuals with disabilities who are seeking to launch a career as a self-employed entrepreneur. 

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