The STM Personal Aide Transit Pass
To make your time on the bus and/or the metro easier with your child living with PDD, as well as reduce your transportation costs, you could get the STM Personal Aide Transit Pass for free.
The STM Personal Aide Transit Pass gives free access to the person who accompanies your child in the transit system.
Who can apply?
Any person over 6 with an intellectual or a visual impairment and whose functional limitations justify the need to be accompanied while using the regular public transit system, whether he or she experiences difficulties such as:
- Disorientation in time;
- Disorientation in place;
- Related to personal safety.
How to apply?
Get in touch with your CLSC or CRDI to get the form, since these institutions will have to approve your demand and forward it to the STM. For more information. please contact theSociété de transport de Montréal (STM) at 514-280-8211 or visit www.stm.info/tarification/accompagnement.htm.
Note: Please note that customers of the Paratransit service do not have to fill out this application, their transit pass being accepted as a Personal Aide Transit Pass on the regular network. The reverse is however not true.
The Tourist and Leisure Companion Sticker
The tourist and leisure companion sticker (T.L.C.S.) allows for free access for the companion of persons living with a disability or a mental health problem, when they visit tourist and leisure activity sites
This service is available for people presenting with a significant and persistent disability over the age of 12. You can fill out the request form or consult the list of accessible sites atwww.vatl.qc.ca or phone Guy Lemieux, Alter-go coordinator, at 514-933-2739, extension 223 to get a copy of the form by mail.
You can get information on the sites granting access with the companion sticker athttp://www.altergo.net/documents/sticker_program.pdf.
Quebec Intercity Bus Transport Accompaniment Card
The Quebec Intercity Bus Transport Accompaniment Card is provided by the Association des propriétaires d’autobus du Québec (APAQ) and its members. This card is intended for all disabled persons who need accompaniment when travelling between cities. It entitles them to free transportation for the accompanying person throughout the Quebec intercity bus network, without additional costs or complicated procedures.
- To be at least eight years old and live with a disability;
- Inability to travel between cities without help;
- Inability to orient yourself in terms of time and space for the whole trip;
- Inability to communicate with either words or gestures;
- Inability to guarantee your personal safety;
- Inability to control behaviour that could prejudice your own wellbeing or that of the other passengers.
To learn how to make a demand or get more information, please contact the APAQ at 418-522-7131, extension 26 or simply click http://www.apaq.qc.ca/english/ser_car.asp.
Access 2 Entertainment Card
The Access 2 EntertainmentTM card provides persons with a disability to receive either free admission or a significant discount for their support person at member movie theatres across Canada. This program was developed by an advisory group of nine national disability organizations, in conjunction with Famous Players and Cineplex Galaxy. (excerpt from the www.access2.ca website)