Help for parents

Feeling at ease in school, that’s the challenge for every adolescent.

It’s often much greater however, for youth with neurological, psychological or learning disorders. Many parents feel powerless when the time comes to help their child or teenager find the motivation to stay in school, integrate into a school environment and make a professional choice when they encounter multiple difficulties.

VIDEO (in French) : Guidance counsellor Émilie Robert offers strategies for all parents to better understand the reality of youth with disabilities, and to support them so that they flourish in school, and eventually in the working world.

There is hope!

Organizations are increasingly providing parents with tools and guides to facilitate this support, and the Ministry of Education has strategies and programs to support parents and youth.

The Quebec Federation of Parents’ Committees (FCPQ) has produced a guide to facilitate understanding of the school system, its operating methods and the involvement of the staff concerned, to simplify the process for parents in the follow-ups and representations they must make with their child.