Looking for services for persons with disabilities in the Avalon East of NL? Consider these organizations:Accessible Parking Permits - DMV
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR THE PERMIT HOLDER:
- only 1 permit issued per person
- you are not required to have a driver’s licence or a vehicle to obtain a permit
- there is no fee associated with the permit
- permit can be used in any vehicle that the permit holder is a passenger in, but is not transferable and cannot be loaned to anyone for use. It is illegal to use a permit not issued to you.
- permit can be laminated
- permit must be displayed in the windshield of a vehicle occupying a accessible parking space. For proper identification the permit number and expiry date should be visible.
- permit can be valid from 6 months to 5 years as determined by the Division
- permit should be surrendered to the Division when it is no longer required by the holder or when requested to do so by department officials
- if you hold a drivers licence, the information submitted on your application may be forwarded to the Medical Section, for review of any impacts your condition may have on your ability to drive safely. This may result in a request for additional medical information for the purpose of accessing the medical condition on driving
The Autism Society, Newfoundland Labrador (ASNL) is a provincial charitable organization dedicated to promoting the development of individual, lifelong, and community-based supports and services for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their families, and caregivers.
The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) is a national federation of 13 Provincial/Territorial associations and over 300 local associations. CACL works in collaboration and shared leadership with our provincial-territorial associations and with other national partners and disability organizations to advance shared agendas for inclusion.
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit charitable organization committed to the prevention of hearing loss and the provision of programs and services, based on awareness, accessibility and advocacy services that promote a better quality of life for hard of hearing and late deafened people of all ages and their families in Newfoundland and Labrador.
CNIB delivers innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Their work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast.
The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador is a charitable, non-for-profit organization established in 1983 by persons with disabilities who believed that a provincial organization is necessary to advance inclusion of persons with disabilities.
Phone: 709- 754-1398
Easter Seals seeks to maximize the abilities and enhance the lives of children and youth with physical disabilities through recreational, social and other therapeutic programs, direct assistance, education and advocacy.
If you are 18+ and have physical and/or intellectual disabilities, requiring long term assistance with daily living and/or supplies and equipment, contact Eastern Health Community Supports.
Empower, the Disability Resource Centre, is a consumer-controlled organization committed to providing supports, resources, and opportunities for empowerment, which enable persons with disabilities to make informed choices about their lives.
Epilepsy NL shares information, and educate the public on the subject of epilepsy; and to adopt any measures necessary to improve the health, strength, and well being of those with epilepsy, wherever possible, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Diabetes Canada leads the fight against diabetes by helping those affected by diabetes to live healthy lives, preventing the onset, and consequences of diabetes; and, to work towards discovering a cure.
The goal of the Home and Community Care Program is to support individuals and their families living in the community who need additional care and professional services to manage an illness within Eastern Health. The support provided by this program helps individuals avoid admission to a healthcare facility or reduce the length of their stay in the hospital.
The Neuropsychiatric Patients’ Association of NL provides assistance to the neuropsychiatric patients of Newfoundland and Labrador and across the country, through innovative program and support services.
Are you seeking protection or want to report abuse/neglect in Newfoundland? Contact the NL Adult Protection Line and maintain confidentiality. The situation will be reviewed by a social worker and, if appropriate, a plan will be put in place to protect the adult.
If you think somebody is being abused or neglected, it is your legal obligation to report it. Failure to do so is an offence and can lead to a fine of up to $10,000 and/or one year imprisonment. If you suspect somebody is being abused or neglected, call toll-free 1-855-376-4957 or contact your local police.
The Newfoundland & Labrador Association for Community Living (NLACL) is committed to a future of inclusive communities where:Every person with a disability is considered as a member of a family.
- All people learn together in regular classrooms and neighbourhood schools
- Every person is supported to live in his or her own home
- All people have the opportunity for meaningful employment
- Individuals are empowered and supported in decision-making that affects them
- Every person has opportunities to form lasting and meaningful relationships
The NL Association of the Deaf protects and promotes the rights, needs and concerns of people who are Deaf or who communicate in American Sign Language within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Stuttering Association (NLSA) provides support, friendship, and information to the stuttering community, instilling a sense of self-worth, which is often missing in the lives of people who stutter.
Rainbow Riders operates a therapeutic horseback riding program to help countless Newfoundland and Labrador children grow and develop despite physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. By uniting these children with an equine partner and a team of volunteers, Rainbow Riders provides the rider with one of the more progressive forms of therapy, improving the rider’s strength, circulation, muscle tone and sensory integration.
Spinal Cord Injury NL assists persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self- reliance and full community participation. Formerly the Canadian Paraplegic Association of Newfoundland.
Vision Loss Rehabilitation Newfoundland and Labrador provides training to people who are blind or partially sighted. They aim to enable individuals to develop or restore key daily living skills, help enhance their independence, safety, mobility and emotional well-being. Certified specialists work closely with ophthalmologists, optometrists and other health care professionals, providing essential care on a referral basis in homes and communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Our mission is to change what it is to be blind or partially sighted through innovative programs and powerful advocacy that enables Canadians impacted by vision loss to live the lives they choose.