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BC Ferries - Autistic children and their attendant(parent) can travel half-price on any of the BC Ferries. Application for the BC Ferries Disabled Status Card may be made by going to the BC Ferries website - www.BCferries.com- Accessability Information or phone BC Ferries at 1-250 381-1401.
Nanaimo Swimming Pools - When a caregiver/parent/attendant accompanies an autistic child at any of the Parks & Recreations pools, the attendant is admitted free of charge. Simply inform the cashier when paying.
Access 2 Entertainment Card - This card allows persons with a disability to receive either free admission or a significant discount for their support person at member movie theatres and attractions across Canada. The Access 2 Entertainment program is administered by Easter Seals.
Child Disability Benefit - The Child Disability Benefit is a tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and prolonged impairment in mental or physical functions. It is delivered by the Canada Revenue Agency. www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/goc/cdb.shtml
Special Needs Coordinator for Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture - has information on vacation camps, courses and activities provided for special needs children. Phone (250) 756-5200