Who are we?

SNDW is an Canadian organization supporting the creation of support in family or group homes as well as for respite programs with people who have developmental disabilities.

As a service organization, SNDW supports a "community model" of living, rather than a medical or social service model of care. - At SNDW, people with disabilities, and those who assist them, live together and are equally responsible for the life of their home and community.
Together we create a special world
In many ways, SNDW is built on the recognition of the ability of individuals with developmental disabilities to welcome and accept others as they are. This charity was formed to create integrated therapeutic group homes, and to educate and advocate on behalf of people with intellectual or dual diagnosis or multiple complex challenges in our world.
We believe that special needs people have a gift which has an important and transformative effect. Helping each one of us to become more fully human and help others that are less fortunate, helps to humanize our entire society.

We genuinely believe that to influence in such a way the life of others, confers on people with developmental disabilities the status of citizens who contribute to make our society a better place to live.

Pop-up Airbnb hotel opens doors for entrepreneurial youth with autism in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE – (Jul. 27. 2016) A new social enterprise is searching for youth with special needs who want to burst onto the international marketplace.