Tranquil Acres Inc. Tranquil Acres is a therapeutic equestrian centre in the heart of the Ottawa region for people with varying social, emotional and mental health needs who want to experience the transformative powers of horses as teachers and healers.



Duquette, C., Robertson-Grewal, K., Orders, S., & Fullerton, S.(2011) Fighting for their rights: Advocacy experiences of parents of children identified with intellectual giftedness. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 34 (3) 488-546.

Duquette, C., Robertson-Grewal, K., Orders, S., & Fullarton, S. (2011) Insider, Outsider, Ally, or Adversary: Parents of Youth with Learning Disabilities Engaged in Educational Advocacy, International Journal of Special Education, 23 (3). 

Robertson-Grewal, K. (2010) Dynamism of Collaboration: Examining Teachers' Experience of Implementing Inclusion using Nonaka's Theory of Knowledge Creation. Ottawa ON: University of Ottawa Publishing.

Robertson-Grewal, K., & Social Planning Council of Ottawa. (2008). Mixed Blessings and Opportunities: The intercase study on inclusion and exclusion of Ottawa's Visible and Ethnic Minority Residents. Social Planning Council of Ottawa.

Helpful links & BLOGS

ADDitude Blog - one of the most comprehensive blogs under any subject. The site covers the topic of childhood ADHD with valuable resources for parents who feel they are suffering alone. 

ADHD and Addiction - What’s the connection?

Crip Chronicles - A disability strategist comments on news items associated with disability learning.

Disability Support Services - Help for all types of disability. 

Dyslexia My Life - The author of the book "Dyslexia My Life" answers readers' emails in blog format. 

Education Week - News, events and articles of interest for the special education community.

Fully Accessible Guide to Smart Home Tech for the Disabled and Elderly - Things to consider when purchasing accessible Smart Devices for your home.

Happy Dyslexic - Understanding dyslexia and helping dyslexic children fulfill their potential. 

How-To-Guide - Guide to remodeling a home for special needs adults.

Left Brain Right Brain - UK blog featuring autism news, science and opinion. 

Mango Mon - Sources for support in teaching students with cerebral palsy. 

Mental Multivitamin - A home schooling blog where parents write about what they learn.  

Ontario Ministry of Education News Release - Proposed legislation regarding service dogs in schools.

Ontario Ministry of Education - What parents need to know about suspensions and expulsions.

Paces - Advice and support for families supporting children with cerebral palsy through conductive education.

Renter’s Right’s for People with Disabilities

Special Needs Checklist - How disability-friendly is your city?

Tips for Calming an Anxious Child - 49 phrases that can help calm your anxious child.

Vocational Training - Best vocational training programs for disabled in 2019.

Wondermoms - A blog by three moms to share real talk, helpful information, and practical advice with parents of kids who have intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, language and speech delays, deafness, chronic illness, and traumatic brain injury.