Inspirations Newspaper (www.inspirationsnews.com) shares the challenges and celebrates the accomplishments of children and young adults with special needs while providing information about educational, therapeutic and recreational services in our communities that are often difficult to find. 

Via our publications, outreach, events, and a Special Needs Resource Database which shares over 500 resources, Inspirations reaches out to parents, caregivers and teachers who are searching for support and community when they are most in need. These tools break down barriers in an effort to educate the public at large and foster acceptance and inclusion.

The hub for special needs news and information in the Greater Montreal, South Shore, Laval and surrounding areas, Inspirations is fulfilling a tremendous need. A non-profit organization sponsored by the English Montreal School Board, Inspirations is funded solely by the generous support of sponsors and advertisers.

With the help of your generous contributions, we will be able to support Inspirations in getting key note speakers in for conferences, outreach to the community and ensuring that their resources for parents, educators and students remain abundant and up-to-date!

Inspirations Magazine

St. Gabriel School is a true community school which cherishes heritage while embracing diversity. Staff, parents, volunteers, and community personnel work together, to guarantee that all children succeed in life and develop to the best of their abilities in a safe, secure, and respectful environment. Saint Gabriel believes in offering a variety of activities in order to meet our students’ academic and social needs. 

Their vision is to instill an intricate sense of self-motivation through realizing the importance and value of education. This school aims to create a general feeling of respect – self-respect, respect of others, and respect of property. They want to work cooperatively and in collaboration with the parents/guardians of their students. The hope is to help each child develop academically and socially.

Due to financial restrictions, the school has struggled to accomplish some of their goals. With the help of your generous contributions, we will be able to support Saint Gabriel school in creating an at-home reading program for their students, as their resources are lacking. Additionally, we will improve their creative arts programs, as many of the students struggle with various learning and social disabilities and would greatly benefit from the experience and structure of art, drama and music programs offer. 

Saint-Gabriel Elementary

Steven Atme

After being diagnosed with autism at the age of four, Steven Atme faced many difficulties speaking, understanding, and following directions. Despite his diagnosis, and thanks to the dedication of his teachers, friends, and family, Steven eventually learned to read, write, but most importantly: he learned how to play the piano. From the moment his parents bought him an electric keyboard, he was hooked. Steven started taking lessons and eventually was grated a scholarship to study at McGill University's Conservatory of Music. 

After being diagnosed with autism at the age of four, Steven Atme faced many difficulties speaking, understanding, and following directions. Despite his diagnosis, and thanks to the dedication of his teachers, friends, and family, Steven eventually learned to read, write, but most importantly: he learned how to play the piano. 

From the moment his parents bought him an electric keyboard, he was hooked. Steven started taking lessons and eventually was grated a scholarship to study at McGill University's Conservatory of Music.