Transformations Learning Society

  4-5148 Metral Drive
  Nanaimo. BC V9T 2K8
  Tel: 250-751-1661
  Fax: 250-751-1663

  Hours of Operation

  Monday-Thurday: 9:00am - 2:30pm
  Friday: 9:00am - 1:30pm
  Closed on Weekends
  Closed on All Statutory Holidays
Resources and Links

Additional Services:

~ SelfDesign Learning Community -
 is the Distributed Learning (DL) program who offers enrolled learners the option to attend Transformations Learning Society.

     • SelfDesign’s Special Education Contacts:                                                                                                                                                    - Mary Denholm:

~ Sunny Hill Health Centre – A Specialized Diagnostic team which performs clinical assessments on children.
Referral from Pediatrician:

~ Darcy Cross BA. CYC, MA. SP ED - Private Behavioural Consultant and Life Skills Coach – A specialist, trained in various intervention strategies to help children diagnosed with Autism cope with anxieties and increase social competencies.                                            Owner/Operator of GRASPGreat Relations & Autism Support Practice
Contact #: 250-668-4361                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

~ Speak Easy Communication and Education - Registered Speech Pathologists who provide a variety of therapy services such as, Assessments, Intervention, Training and Consultation to the community.

~ Nanaimo Child Development Centre (CDC) – A community based non-profit organization that provides individualized services for children and promotes optimal child development.                                                          

~ Oceanside Hyperbaric: Oxygen Therapy - Located in Parksville, central Vancouver Island's only hyperbaric facility offers individualized hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in PVHO certified chambers. Recent research has shown that HBOT reduces oxidative stress and inflammation, facilitates detoxification, restores mitochondrial function and improves neurological and cognitive function in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD.) 
Safety Director: Pawel Szopa

~ Parkway Music - is a welcoming environment where students can foster a love of music that will grow as their education unfolds. Playing the piano is more than just taking lessons. Students will gain time management and goal setting skills as well as feel pride in their accomplishments. Carmen students’ enjoyment of music is paramount and lessons are tailored to suit the needs of each student.  Carmen also specializes in teaching the learners attending Transformations Learning Society.  
Instructor: Carmen Falconer

~ Sheri Jackson Photography - Portrait Photographer specializing in Babies, Bellies, Children and family Portraiture.  Sheri has also been Transformations Learning Society's "Picture Day" photographer for the last two years.

Additional Resources:

~ Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) -
Special Needs Division. - Social workers will set up Autism funding and describe additional services and resources your child is eligible to receive.        
Nanaimo MCFD Contact #: 250-741-5444                          

~ Ministry of Children and Family Development Inventory of Key Worker/Parent Support Agencies -
link which provides Parents/Guardians and Support workers with direct contact information for all MCFD agencies located across BC.                               
Autism Funding Unit: A program which allocates funding to service providers for children diagnosed with Autism.                                                                    
Contact #: 1-877-777-3530
~ Ministry Autism Parental Handbook: Your Guide to Autism Programs
 - A guide to programs offered to children diagnosed with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

~ Child Disability Benefit - A credit that is given to families who have children who are diagnosed with special needs.                                                                                                Application is available Online at:

~ Autism Society Central Vancouver Island - Autism Society of Central Vancouver Island (ASCVI) is a non-profit community based group working to support families and individuals by providing information about Autism Spectrum Disorder.                                                                

PacificCARE - An organization which assists parents in finding child care for newborns to 12 years of age.

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