Provides services to children and youth with supportneeds (0-19). Services include: supports in the home and in the community.
A provincial crown agency, mandated under Community Living Authority Act, that funds supports
and services to adults with developmental disabilities through service agencies throughout British Columbia. CLBC is working to create communities where people with developmental disabilities
have more choices about how they live, work and contribute.
1 (855) 356-5609
STADD is a team-based, person and family-centred approach to services and supports for youth
and young adults with developmental disabilities transitioning to adulthood. STADD’s focus is the
transition-age period, between 16 and 24 years old. STADD provides Navigator services to the
majority of the eligible population in B.C. in over 100 communities.
1 (866) 866-0800
The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Youth Transition team processes
applications for youth aged 18 and on applying for disability assistance. Disability assistance can help you if you need financial or health support. You must be designated as a Person with Disabilities (PWD) to receive this type of assistance. The government of BC has simplified the process for youth with developmental disabilities who are applying for disability assistance.
Mission is to be the leader in the delivery of community social service while enhancing the lives
of the diverse people we serve, our employees and partners. Specialize in providing community-based programs, resources and opportunities for families seeking support.
(250) 376-7878 Ext 2
Summer camps that we provide for children and youth ages 6-18 yrs. Summer Programs will run in July and Aug, 3 days/week. Educational programs are very diverse and adaptations can be made to accommodate each individual and their needs. Krubel@peopleinmotion.org - Kari Rubel
Programs include peer support through one-to-one and group activities, life skills workshops, advocacy support, personal goal planning, connection to community resources, and social opportunities. There
are two CCP locations in Kamloops; the North Shore location serves youth transitioning into adulthood.
The Canucks Autism Network (CAN) is dedicated to providing year-round sports and recreation programs
for children, teens, young adults and families living with autism, while increasing autism awareness
and providing training workshops in communities across British Columbia. To learn more about
programs offered in the Kamloops region, please visit canucksautism
Camp Amasa has been providing camping opportunities for adults with special needs in the
province of BC since 1983. We offer bible-based, summer camps, overnight camps, and off-season
weekend retreats. This summer, we will welcome up to 96 campers to the Shuswap during two weeks of
camp! We will also have one week of camping in Vanderhoof.
Contact Jacquie Bolen at email@example.com
Special Olympics provide individuals with an intellectual disability the opportunity to enhance their life and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences. Founded in 1968 the Special Olympics movement has grown to include over 3.7 million athletes in 170 countries. In 1980 Special Olympics BC (SOBC) became an accredited chapter of Special Olympics Canada. For more information on Special Olympics Canada or SOBC please visit their websites.
The Kamloops chapter of SOBC offers a variety of seasonal sports. From Bocce and Softball in the summer to Bowling and Hockey in the winter we strive to provide positive sports experiences for all. The benefits from Special Olympics BC programs go well beyond the basics: our athletes experience joy and acceptance, cultivate friendships and self-confidence and feel empowered to overcome obstacles and achieve their goal.
Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults (CAYA) is a Provincial Resource Program that supports adults aged 19 years and older who require an augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) system due to a severe communication disability, i.e. speech that is not functional for daily communication. The goal of CAYA is to ensure that eligible individuals
have access to the communication tools and professional support to enable them to create an adult life to the best of their abilities.
The Education and Skills Training Program provide students who have experienced barriers to employment the knowledge and training to seek entry level jobs in a variety of areas.
The TRU Education and Skills Training (ESTR) Program offers three certificates for these students. Each certificate runs from September through May.
These are your options for the 2021/2022 academic
• Career Exploration
• Kitchen Assistant
• Retail Assistant
In each certificate program, students divide their time between the classroom, field experiences, and work experience. Students complete academic and employment skills classes and train in areas on campus and with local businesses. Students are integrated into work places for the practicum portion of the program. For more information call Jane Horton at (778) 220-4527 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.