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ALL information about IBI with the New Ontario Autism Program (The new June and March 2016 Updates included click the link below)

Ontario ABA and IBI links

NEW Ontario Autism Program~Feb. 6, 2019-This was on the Governments website but has now been taken down. But here is also where it was listed. CTV NEWS- Ontario is taking action to improve access to services and supports so that more families of children and youth with autism can receive service.Starting April 1, 2019, through the Ontario Autism Program, families of children with autism will be provided with timely access to Childhood Budgets so they can purchase the services they value most from the providers of their choice. This will support children to achieve their goals at home, at school, in the community and as they transition into adulthood. Children, Community and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod announced autism funding changes this month that would see families get up to $20,000 per year for treatment for children under six and $5,000 a year for children six to 18, up to a lifetime maximum of $140,000.

NEW Ministry Children Community and Social Services-Ontario Autism Program ~ April1, 2019 -New Childhood Budgets will provide more families with access to a broader range of eligible services that they believe are most helpful for their child and family. This will include behavioural services such as assessments and consultations, family/caregiver capacity building and training, respite services, technology aids, and travel.Childhood Budgets will be available for children up to age 18 and will be subject to annual income testing. Families currently on the waitlist for services can expect to receive their budgets within the next 18 months.The amount of the budget will depend on the length of time a child will be in the program and household income. For example, a child entering the program at age two would be eligible to receive up to $140,000, while a child entering at age seven would receive up to $55,000, during their time in the program. Families with an annual household income under $250,000 will be eligible to receive funding. Eligibility and the amount of funding a family receives will be reviewed annually.


Employment Help

PATH ~ PATH is a non-profit agency that’s been helping people with any kind of disability get and keep jobs since 1972. Disability is often a misleading and misunderstood term as we encourage you to appreciate that our focus is on the skills, talents, qualifications and truly the abilities of the individuals we work with.


The Law and Persons with Disabilities-Power of Attorney/Guardianship

Law Commission of Ontario~ This includes laws or policies that directly target persons with disabilities, as well as general laws and policies that may affect this group as part of the general population. The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has created a Framework for the Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities to help evaluate new or existing laws, policies and practices and understand their impact on persons with disabilities.

Law Commission Of Ontario LEGAL CAPACITY,DECISION MAKING AND GUARDIANSHIP ~as to who would assess capacity based on such a test, and what types of procedural safeguards and supports would be appropriate. It would also have broader implications for who might act in a decision making context, and the types of safeguards required to detect and address abuse. Such an approach also raises questions regarding individuals who do not currently have the kind of close and trusting relationships that is necessary to discern will and intent.

The Special Needs Planning Group~ The "Special Needs" Planning Group is an organization that is made up entirely of parents of people with disabilities. We feel that this is important since we believe that no one can simply read a book and truly understand the feelings and concerns that parents have with respect to the needs of their sons or daughters with disabilities. We are experienced, knowledgeable professionals who understand the issues because we are living those issues. We are not experimenting with your family member’s situation. We use a team approach to planning using Planners, Lawyers and Accountants, all of whom are specialists in planning for people with disabilities and we provide solutions which include much more than just a will and a trust account. What is a Trust?The Henson Trust Tax Update;The Inheritance Trust;The Absolute Discretionary (Henson) Trust;Trustees; Funding a Trust AND SO MUCH MORE

Dealing with Mental Capacity~Ministry of Attorney General~Mental incapacity is when someone cannot understand relevant information or cannot appreciate what may happen as a result of decisions they make or not make about their finances, health or personal care.Planning ahead How do I plan ahead in case I were to become unable to take care of myself and my property? Learn more about choosing a substitute decision-maker for yourself through a Power of Attorney and living will. Guardianship In the absence of a continuing Power of Attorney for property, a Guardian of Property must be assigned to make decisions on behalf of the incapable person. Learn more about: If the adult child is not mentally capable of making powers of attorney, a guardianship application should be made to the Superior Court of Ontario to appoint a person or persons as the guardian of the child’s finances and personal care to make the financial and/or treatment decisions for the child over time.

Forms for Guardianship, Assessment, Management plan etc

Ministry of Attorney General Assessing the Capacity to Make decisions~Capacity Assessment is the formal assessment of a person's mental capacity to make decisions about property and personal care. Many situations require capacity assessments to be conducted by specially qualified assessors who must follow specific guidelines.This page contains information and resources for assessors as well as those who are requesting a capacity assessment.

The Capacity Assessment Office: Questions and Answers: ~

Ministry of Attorney General Becoming a Guardian~A Guardian of Property is someone who is appointed to manage the financial affairs of a person who is mentally incapable of doing so for himself or herself. A Guardian may be appointed by the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) or by the court.Duties and Powers of a Guardian of Property This document explains what being a Guardian of Property involves, what things the Guardian is allowed to do and what steps must be taken by the Guardian to meet his or her obligations to the incapable person.

Handle with Care - Who can Make Decisions for your Disabled Adult Children?~ Lawyers- In dealing with financial independence, the question that is always asked is, 'What is the child's mental capacity?' This is both a very sensitive issue as well as a very confusing one. A person may be assessed as mentally capable of making many or all of his/her personal care decisions, but not be mentally capable of making a Will or a power of attorney. On the other hand, a person might be assessed as mentally capable of making a Will, but of not making a power of attorney.

JusticeNet is a not-for-profit service promoting increased access to justice for low- and moderate-income Canadians. Our service is intended to complement public legal aid and pro bono programs by expanding the number of clients receiving support and by expanding the types of legal problems addressed. The service is currently limited to the Province of Ontario.


Family Law

Ontario’s Family Law Act~Ontario to change child support law to give adult children with disabilities access to parental cash. The provincial government will table an amendment to Ontario’s Family Law Act this fall to give adult children with disabilities access to child support, the Star has learned. “The Ontario government will be moving forward with an amendment to include adult children with disabilities in the Family Law Act, to essentially mirror the federal Divorce Act,” said the government source, who added the province has been working on the change since last fall.

SUBSECTION 2(1) OF THE DIVORCE ACT: DEFINITIONS-CHILD OF THE MARRIAGE.....BACKGROUND ~Courts use the definition of child of the marriage to determine who qualifies for child support. For over 50 years, divorce laws in Canada have allowed child support for older children in appropriate circumstances.[424] Parliament codified the rules for determining support for older children when it introduced the Divorce Act in 1968. Since that time, older children have been eligible for support if they are unable to provide for themselves because of "illness, disability, or other cause." Over the years, the courts have ruled that the term other cause may include secondary or post-secondary studies.[425]. Since the Divorce Act was enacted in 1968, judges have decided whether older children should receive child support on a case-by-case basis. The 1997 amendments had little impact on case law developments in this area.


Law and Legal Help

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic~Hamilton Community Legal Clinic is a community based not for profit agency whose diverse team of caring professionals and volunteers provides legal services to low income individuals and communities to promote access to justice and to improve quality of life. We do this through: summary advice and referral, representation, community development, law reform and public legal education.They can even help with being denied for ODSP by helping you to appeal the decision.

Legal help To file and if turned down for The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)~ The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is one of the two social assistance programs that exist in the province of Ontario. The law related to this program is called the Ontario Disability Support Program Act (1997). This program is designed to help people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing (Income Support). Appeal Process~If you have applied for ODSP and been denied or your benefits have been altered in any way you can always challenge that decision. The first step in challenging any decision is to request an Internal Review.The deadline for requesting an Internal Review is 30 days from the date ODSP has issued their decision.

The Law Foundation Of Ontario ~Legal help in certain areas

Law Society Referral Service~ The on-line referral service is available to residents of Ontario. Non residents are not eligible for a referral, but are welcome to use the Law Society Lawyer and Paralegal Directory. Note: Use of the directory does not guarantee a free consultation. You will need to discuss legal fees directly with the lawyer/paralegal.

ARCH Disability Law Service (Toronto) ~ a specialty legal aid clinic

dedicated to defending and advancing the equality-rights of persons with disabilities.

Henson Trust~ Parents of a child with a disability are required to provide lifelong treatment and core support to their children whether it be financial, physical or emotional. A great concern for parents is how to effectively plan for the care and protection of their child after the parents pass away.

Ombudsman Ontario ~Ombudsman a group of people who help you when your childs education rights are not being followed through with.These people you deal with when you have gone the proper routes ( ie. school board, school trustee, MPP etc). Working to ensure fair and accountable provincial government service

Education Law and Policy ~ The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is part of the Constitution of Canada and, as such, is part of the highest law in the country.The Constitution is referred to as “supreme” law, because it “has supremacy” or “takes precedence” over all other laws and policies made in the Canada. This means that the decisions and practices of the Ministry of Education, schools, and School Boards must be consistent with the rights enshrined in higher-ranking laws, including Ontario’s Human Rights Code and the Charter. The Education Act. In the sections of this web site on Special Education & Suspensions & Expulsions,we include information on the specific rights related to these areas as set out in the Education Act regulations.

Toronto Special Needs Planning Law Firm~ Margaret O'Sullivan of the Toronto, Ontario, law firm of O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLPhas provided estate,trust and guardianship legal assistance to families with family members with special needs since her call to the bar in 1983.

Justice For Youth and Children ~Justice for Children and Youth provides select legal representation to low-income children and youth in Toronto and vicinity. We are a non-profit legal aid clinic that specializes in protecting the rights of those facing conflicts with the legal system, education,social service or mental health systems. We give summary legal advice, information and assistance to young people, parents (in education matters), professionals and community groups across Ontario.

Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth reports directly to the Legislature and provides an independent voice for children and youth, including children with special needs and First Nations children. The advocates receive and respond to concerns from children, youth and families who are seeking or receiving services under the Child & Family Services Act and the Education Act(Provincial and Demonstration Schools).The Office is guided by the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and has a strong commitment to youth involvement. 2016)The Office of Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth launches Investigative Unit Toronto, Ontario (March 1st,)Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth will now have the legislative authority to investigative matters concerning a child or a group of children receiving services from a children’s aid society(CAS) or a residential licensee where a CAS is the placing agency.This includes systemic investigations into child deaths and critical injuries. Proclaimed on March 1by the provincial government, the new powers were introduced in Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014, which amended the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act, 2007.

Bill 13, Accepting Schools Act, 2012 ~BULLYING~An Act to amend the Education Act with respect to bullying and other mattersThe people of Ontario and the Legislative Assembly:Believe that education plays a critical role in preparing young people to grow up as productive, contributing and constructive citizens in the diverse society of Ontario;Believe that all students should feel safe at school & deserve a positive school climate that is inclusive and accepting, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability;Believe that a healthy, safe and inclusive learning environment where all students feel accepted is a necessary condition for student success;Understand that students cannot be expected to reach their full potential in environment where they feel insecure or intimidated;

Ontario Making Schools Safer For Students and Staff-Province Promoting Safety in Ontario School Boards~March 9, 2018~ Ontario is taking action to ensure that working and learning environments are safe for all staff and students.

Bullying~The Government site- Information and tips to recognize and prevent bullying, break harmful cycles, support children of all ages and build bullying prevention programs.

Bullying ~ The RCMP site- Bullying happens when there is an imbalance of power; where someone purposely and repeatedly says or does hurtful things to someone else. Bullying can occur one on one or in a group(s) of people. There are many different forms of bullying:

Bullying and the Law~Bullying can be a traumatic experience, and some forms of bullying can even be considered illegal. These include:

  • Threats -whether done face to face,online,over phone or through text messaging.
  • Assaults - including pushing, tripping, slapping, hitting or spitting.
  • Theft of personal items - like a backpack, books, electronic devices, etc.
  • Harassment - repeated tormenting online, with texts, phone calls and/or emails.
  • Sexual Exploitation - sharing videos or photos with nudity of people under 18.
  • Hate crime-bullying based on ethnicity,sexual orientation,religious beliefs, etc.
  • For all of these criminal offences, it is important to notify your local police detachment or report it to CYBERTIP.CA. Based on the available information,police will decide if an investigation is warranted and whether charges may be laid.

Cyberbullying~ The RCMP site- Cyberbullying involves the use of communication technologies such as the Internet, social networking sites, websites, email, text messaging and instant messaging to repeatedly intimidate or harass others.

Service Dogs Law ~ Blind Persons Rights Act ;
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ;
Human Rights Code


The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

Mission Statement
The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth serves youth in state care and the margins of state care through individual, systemic and policy advocacy. The Office strives, at every level of its operation to be an exemplar of youth participation. Irwin Elman



Adults -Community Integration through Cooperative Education(CICE) is designed for adults with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries, intellectual disabilities,Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related learning challenges. It provides students a unique opportunity to continue their education.. in a college environment. CICE programs are 2 year college programs offered at several colleges around Ontario.

Fanshawe College ~ London .....Mohawk College, Hamilton

St. Clair College, Windsor ..... ....Georgian College, Barrie,Orillia

Humber College, Toronto............Confederation College,, Thunder Bay

Durham College, Oshawa.........Fleming College,, Peterborough

Lambton College, Sarnia ... ......Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie

Conestoga College, Kitchener....

St. Lawrence College,,Brockville,Cornwall & Kingston.


Ontario Student Assistance Program - OSAP

FIND A FORM~ Forms/index.htm?ssDynCurYearCursor=&ssUserYear=2015-2016

Disability Verification Form for the Ontario Student Assistance Program(OSAP)30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant

Application for Ontario Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)& Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE) .LOTS OF INFO IN THIS FORM TOO




Helping parents without immigration status get their kids into school

The Education Act says:

A person who is otherwise entitled to be admitted to a school and who is less than eighteen years of age shall not be refused admission because the person or the person’s parent or guardian is unlawfully in Canada.(Section 49.1)

The Ministry of Education has told school boards across the province that they cannot refuse to admit children only because their parents do not have immigration papers.

Schools should not refuse to admit children only because their parents do not have:

  • proof of immigration status or proof that they have applied for status
  • a work permit or social insurance number
  • Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP) coverage.

Suspension and Expulsion, What parents need to know~what is a supension and explusion, length of time and who Special Education Students information on page 4 -- If students have special education needs and have an Individual Education Plan, the principal will also consider:

Ensuring Success for Students with Special Needs-Class Sizes and More~ In small classes, it`s less likely that any student will be left behind. Bill 160amended the Education Act to place a limit on the board-wide average class size 24 in the primary division, 24.5 for all of elementary, and 21 for secondary.In addition, Regulation 298 of the Education Act specifies the maximum class size for self-contained special education classes. Depending on the particular exceptionalities of the students, the maximum class sizes are as follows:6 for students who are autistic;8 for students who are emotionally disturbed;10 for students who are blind, deaf, trainable retar...., or who have speech and language disorders;12 for students who are hard of hearing, with limited vision, or have orthopaedic or other physical handicaps;12 in the primary division and 16 in the junior and intermediate division for students who are educable retar...children;16 for students with different exceptionalities;and 25 for students identified as gifted.

Evaluating Postsecondary Supports for Ontario Students With Learning Disabilities~The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) commissioned this study in 2008 to better understand students from under-represented population groups [students with LD] who
need strategies to increase their participation and maximize the probability that they will graduate (HEQCO, 2011). Persons with disabilities account for an estimated 10 per cent of the postsecondary population, and approximately half of this population are persons with LD

EVERYTHING About Special Education for Parents~Students who have behavioural, communicational, intellectual, physical or multiple exceptionalities, may require special education programs and /or services to benefit fully from their school experience.Special education programs and services primarily consist of instruction and assessments that are different from those provided to the general student population.

Questions and Answers Parents May Have Regarding Special Education~The following Qs and As are intended to provide general information regarding special education programs and services. They are not intended to answer specific questions or to serve as legal advice regarding any particular issue.What is special education ? How does special education work? How do I get special education program for my child?

Ontario Coalition for Inclusive Education~ The Ontario Coalition for Inclusive Education was created in 1995, by six leading voluntary organizations working toward inclusive communities, to manage the Building Inclusive Schools Project.

Annual report on schools 2013~People for Education released our Annual report on Ontario’s publicly-funded schools. The report is an audit of the education system a way of keeping track of the impact of policy choices in the 5000 schools across the province. It recognizes the challenge for a public education system is to serve all of its students and to serve them well.

Ministry of Education of Ontario ~ Special Education Regulations ~ A number of regulations made under the Education Act concern special education in whole or in part. Regulation 181/98: Identification and Placement of Exceptional Pupils Governs the identification and placement of exceptional pupils, IPRC reviews, appeal procedures, and the role of parent(s)/guardian(s) in these processes.
See also Highlights of Regulation 181/98 Regulation 306: Special Education Programs and Services Defines the requirement for each school board to maintain a special education plan for the delivery of special education programs and services, and sets out the authority for the Minister of Education to require a school board to amend its plan if necessary. Regulation 464/97: Special Education Advisory Committees Sets out requirements for school board Special Education Advisory Committees (SEACs), such as their role, membership, and scope of activities.

Individual Education Plan ~ Standards for Development, Program Planning, and Implementation An IEP is a written plan describing the special education program and/or services required by a particular student. It identifies learning expectations that are modified from or alternative to the expectations given in the curriculum policy document for the appropriate grade and subject or course, and/or any accommodations and special education services needed to assist the student in achieving his or her learning expectations. Under Regulation 181/98, an IEP must be developed within thirty (30) school days of the exceptional student's placement in a special education program. "Placement" will be taken to mean one of the following:

9. Parent/Student Consultation ... Purpose of the Standard
To ensure that parents and the student, if the student is 16 years of age or older, are consulted in the development and review of the IEP, in accordance with Regulation 181/98 ...... Requirements of the Standard
Regulation 181/98 requires the principal to ensure that the parents and the student, if the student is 16 years of age or older, are consulted in the development and review of the student's IEP, and that a copy of the IEP is provided to the parents and the student on its completion.

Ministry of Education of Ontario ~ Highlights of Regulation 181/98 ~ The Education Act requires that school boards provide, or purchase from another board, special education programs and services for their exceptional pupils. This attachment provides information about the Identification, Placement, and Review Committee (IPRC), and sets out the procedures involved in identifying a pupil as “exceptional”, deciding the pupil’s placement, or appealing such decisions when the parent does not agree with the IPRC.


Ministry of Education of Ontario ~ Standards for School Boards Special Education Plans ~ On January 27, 2000, the Minister of Education announced the government's plans for improving the quality of special education programs and services in Ontario and for ensuring greater accountability in the area of special education. This document describes the new province-wide standards that school boards must meet when developing their special education plans.

Special Education Funding Guidelines Special Incidence Portion (SIP)~Where approved, the Ministry will grant up to a maximum of $27,000 per full time (1.0 ADE) student per year. In the case of junior and senior Kindergarten students funded by the Ministry for the Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program, where approved, the Ministry will grant up to a maximum $27,000. All other junior and senior Kindergarten claims will be funded to a maximum of $13,500.
For all SIP claims, the Ministry requires that the identified additional supports be in place to respond to the students needs prior to submitting an application for additional funding for staff support.


The Identification, Placement and Review Process ~ Identifies the steps taken by the Identification, Placement and Review Committee during the process of identifying a student as exceptional and deciding the student's placement.

Ontaio Human Rights Commission~The Ontario Safe Schools Act: School discipline and discrimination~ The main purpose of this report is to examine whether the Ontario Safe Schools Act and Regulations and the school board policies on discipline, known by some as “zero tolerance” policies, are having a disproportionate impact on racial minority students and students with disabilities. Advocates of zero tolerance argue that the policies are colour blind and fair because all the students who commit the same offence will be treated the same. Opponents point to other jurisdictions where there is data showing that suspensions and expulsions have a disproportionate impact on Black and other racial minority students and students with disabilities.


Special Education Tribunals ~ The Special Education Tribunals provide a final avenue of appeal for parents who disagree with recommendations of the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC), for either the identification or the placement of an exceptional pupil.

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO)~ You have rights and obligations when it comes to physical restraint of students. Physical intervention should be avoided in most instances. However, there are times when members will be expected to use restraint or must do so for their own safety. You should be aware of the expectations on you as well as your rights in order to reduce the chance that you will be accused of assault or failing to act appropriately.Excessive force is never justified. Only force necessary to prevent the assault is permitted. The Criminal Code states:37.(1) Everyone is justified in using force to defend himself or any one under his protection from assault, if he uses no more force than is necessary to prevent the assault or the repetition of it.

Ministry of Education of Ontario ~ Funding for Special Education ~

provides base funding to school boards on a per-student basis


Ministry of Education of Ontario ~ The Education Act on Special Education ~ The provisions governing special education in Ontario were introduced into the Education Act by the Education Amendment Act, 1980, more commonly known as Bill 82. Since that time, some of the original provisions contained in Bill 82 were removed or amended to reflect language and program evolution, based on research, changing practices and policy environments. However, Bill 82 stands as a landmark in special education in Ontario, and its principal provisions remain in the Education Act. These include: the responsibility of school boards to provide (or to agree with another board to provide) in accordance with the regulations, special education programs and special education services for their exceptional pupils (paragraph 7 of subsection 170(1));


Ministry of Education of Ontario ~ Policy/Program Memoranda Concerning Special Education ~policy directives to school boards from the


  • PPM 1- advises that the Provincial Schools for the blind and deaf are mandated to provide appropriate services to school boards.
  • PPM 8- concerns provisions for the education for students with learning disabilities. (PDF, 74 KB)
  • PPM 11- concerns the requirement for early identification of children’s learning needs.
  • PPM 59- concerns psychological testing and assessment of students.
  • PPM 76C- concerns alternative educational programs and services for deaf, blind and deaf-blind exceptional pupils.
  • PPM 81- concerns the provision of health support services in school settings. This memorandum has been supplemented by two other documents:

Best Practice Guidelines~"The Best Journey to Adult Life" for Youth with Disabilities: An Evidence-based Model and Best Practice Guidelines for the Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities" ~The Best Journey to Adult Life model represents the dynamic and ever- changing developmental process of a young persons lifecourse,with the transition to adulthood depicted as an important journey. Best Practice Guidelines have been written using the words of the expert panel members. They are organized into six main themes that emerged from the consensus meetings.


Ontario Government Special Education Site ~ On here you can find out about an IEP, the education act on special education, policies, regulations, IPRC etc.


Ministry of Education ~ Transition Planning: A Resource Guide ~Outlines

the role of the Principal, and School Board as well as policy requirements, and the Transition Planning Team.


Financial Assistance

Paying for child care ~You can qualify for the child care subsidy if you are the parent and your child:as well as other benefits

  • is under 12 years old (or up to 18 years old if your child has special needs)
  • is in a licensed child care program, or
  • is a school-aged child enrolled in a recreation program, or
  • is in a before- and after-school program in a school that offers full-day kindergarten.

Canada Benefits ~This is the Canadian Government website for disability. Click on the province that you want, then on a the "I am..." a person with a disability, then click on the disability connection.

Special Services at Home Provincial Coalition ~SSAHPC continues to

dedicate our efforts to ensure that individuals and families in Ontario receive the meaningful support they require through SSAH.

Special Services at Home~The Special Services at Home program helps families who are caring for a child with a developmental or physical disability. It is funded and managed by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.The program helps families pay for special services in or outside the family home as long as the child is not receiving support from a residential program. For example, the family can hire someone to:

Passport: Funding for Community Participation Supports. Adults who have a developmental disability can apply for this funding. Developmental Services Ontario manages the application process for all provincially-funded developmental services and supports for adults with a developmental disability in Ontario(they will help you complete the application package). Contact Developmental Services Ontario to apply for adult developmental services, including Passport. If you’re eligible, staff there will help you complete a developmental services application package to assess your needs and connect you with available services and supports.

Ministry of Child and Youth Services - Ontario Disability Support Program ~Persons with disabilities who are 18 years of age and older may be eligible for income support under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act. Mandatory and discretionary dental services are available to those receiving Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities, low income and their families.ODSP dependent adults are to call Special Supports at 905-546-2590

Easter Seals Society of Ontario ~ is dedicated to helping children, youth and young adults with physical disabilities achieve their full individual potential and future independence

    Registered disability savings plan (RDSP)

RDSP is a long-term savings plan that will allow funds to be invested tax-free until withdrawal. Contributions into the plan will be permitted by anyone, including friends and family, with a lifetime limit of $200,000 which does not include government contributions or interest.

Special Supports Program~ The Special Supports Program provides a wide range of health related benefits to City residents living independently in the community to improve their quality of life, health, wellness, safety and self-sufficiency.

Assistive Devices Program~The objective of the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is to provide consumer centered support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities and to provide access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual’s basic needs.Devices covered by the program are intended to enable people with physical disabilities to increase their independence through access to assistive devices responsive to their individual needs.ABOUT THE PROGRAM~The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care runs the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) to help people who have long-term physical disabilities get needed equipment and supplies.In most cases ADP pays 75 per cent of an approved price.For some kinds of supplies, such as ostomy and needles and syringes for insulin-dependent seniors, ADP pays an annual grant directly to the person.

Community Living Hamilton~Community Living Hamilton offers a variety of programs and services that include the following options: day services, residential services, respite services, employment services and services for kids.

Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program: Application ~ Ready to apply to one of Ontario’s drug programs? You will find many of the forms and guidebooks you need right here. You can open a form, fill it in on your screen and print it, or save a blank copy of the form to your computer.

Disability tax credit (DTC)~ The DTC is a non-refundable tax credit used to reduce income tax payable for eligible individuals.
The Canada Revenue Agency does not consider an individual's ability to work when it is determining eligibility for the DTC.To be eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC), your patient must meet the three following criteria: Your patient must have an impairment in physical or mental functions that is prolonged, which means it has lasted or is expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months. Your patient's impairment in physical or mental functions must be severe and it must restrict him or her all or substantially all of the time (at least 90% of the time). Your patient's severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions must be certified by a medical practitioner using Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate

Canada Disability Savings Grant; Canada Disability Savings Bond; Enhancements to the RDSP Through the Canada Disability Savings Grant, the Government deposits money into your RDSP to help you save. The Government provides matching grants of up to 300%, Through the Canada Disability Savings Bond, the Government deposits money into the RDSPs of low-income and modest-income Canadians. If you qualify for the bond, you could receive up to $1,000 a year from the Government. As of January 2011, you are allowed to carry forward unused grant and bond entitlements for a 10-year period preceeding the opening of the plan. See Carry Forward Entitlements.

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities - Ministry of Children and Youth Services ~The Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) program, formerly known as the Handicapped Children's Benefit (HCB), provides help to parents to assist with some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a disability.The purpose of the benefit is to help children who have disabilities live as normal a life as possible at home and in the community. In order to qualify for this program, financial and medical criteria must be met.

Community and Access passes~The Community Pass is only available to ODSP recipients; holders of this pass no longer need to pay a top-up at any time aboard Para Transpo. A new Access pass for other Para Transpo customers is available at the cost of the Community pass and offers unlimited travel on conventional buses and the O-Train, and 1/3 discount on the Para Transpo cash fare per trip


Private Funding

   President's Choice Children's Charity is dedicated to helping children 18 years of age and under who are physically or developmentally challenged. The aim is to remove some of the obstacles that make everyday living extremely difficult and make it a little easier for the child or family to cope with the disability. PC Children's Charity provides direct financial assistance in the purchase of expensive mobility equipment, environmental modifications, physical therapy, and more. A financial assistance application form must be completed.To be considered a candidate for assistance, applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) Child (18 and under) (2) Diagnosed physical or developmental disability (3)Household annual income $70,000 or less (4)Must be a Canadian citizen and/or have permanent resident status in Canada

Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity assists children who are chronically or seriously ill, are 21 years of age or under and whose permanent residence is in Ontario. Family income has an impact on granting decisions. Completion of a Request for Assistance Form is required. The Form may be completed by the child's parent, physician, therapist, social worker, teacher or community liaison. Requests for assistance are considered in the following areas as they are related to the childs illness:CRISIS - Emergency Relief; CARE - Respite, Nursing Care; WELLNESS - Therapy, Medical. Any other details about funding and the application process can be found on their website.

For The Love of A Child~ is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with special needs and their families. It helps bridge the gap between government funding and private insurance.The goal of our organization is to alleviate some of the financial burden these families endure. Some of the ways we are able to assist children is by providing: Assistive Devices not fully covered by ADP or private insurance; education, conferences, seminars and courses pertaining to a child’s special needs; equipment such as: bath, car, feeding chairs, mobility devices; recreation and leisure for therapeutic use; day camps.

Children`s Wish Foundation~ This foundation is dedicated to fulfilling wishes for children between the ages of 3- 18 suffering from a life-threatening illness.

A Child’s Voice Foundation~ is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating and managing programs that provide tangible help and will make a real difference in the lives of financially disadvantaged children in Canada.




Ministry of Children and Youth Services ~ The Ontario government provides and funds many special programs and services to help children with special needs. Click on your language and then once into the site on the left hand side click on SPECIAL NEEDS

Canada. Canada Revenue Agency - Tax Services for People with Disabilities~ Revenue Canada, Taxation has the following services available to aid the disabled taxpayer in filing their income tax return.

Ministry of Children and Youth Services ~This is the Regional Ministry Site for Children and Youth Services. It gives you all of the different

regions addresses, contact names and numbers.Click on your language and then once into the site on the left hand side click on SPECIAL NEEDS once on this page under how to apply you will see all the regional office information

Ministry of Children and Youth Services ~ Preschool Speech and Language Programs ~ a listing of all preschool speech and language

programs in Ontario.

Ontario Human Rights Commission ~ The Ontario Human Rights Code guarantees the right to equal treatment in education, without discrimination on the ground of disability, as part of the protection for equal treatment in services. Education providers have a duty to accommodate students with disabilities up to the point of undue hardship.  Students with disabilities are not always being provided with appropriate accommodation, and, in some cases, are falling victim to disputes between the various parties responsible for accommodation.



Different Therapies

Therapeutic recreation and life skills Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Toronto~ Under the umbrella of participation and inclusion, therapeutic recreation and life skills are designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a persons level of functioning.Our goals are to increase independance and life activities, promote health and wellness and reduce barriers to participation.
Structured to support clients and families during important transition points, therapeutic recreation and life skills services are guided by developmental milestones, promoting life skills so that clients learn to function optimally within their home and community environments.
Experience-based life skills activities teach skills using discussion, role playing, problem-solving, peer teaching and experiential learning techniques.Acquired skills are practiced in a simulated and/or real environment where calculated risk is encouraged.

Therapeutic Recreation Ontario~ A person with autism can engage in Therapeutic Recreation with the assistance of a Recreation Therapist. Recreation Therapists focus on an individual’s strengths and abilities to increase or maintain their skills, abilities, sense of independence, and quality of life. Recreation Therapists conduct assessments and, based on the findings, develop goals using recreation activities to teach necessary skills that are required in order for someone with Autism to function as independently as possible in society given their specific strengths and weaknesses. These may include sports activities, music programs, cooking programs, snoezelen and Sensory Stimulation, creative arts, social skills groups and outings and therapeutic swimming

Ontario HBOT Inc ~Hyperbaric oxygen therapy & Special Needs has shown to:Create new blood vessels (angiogenesis);Decrease swelling andinflammation;Defuse and clear toxins and metabolic waste products;Increase the body's ability to fight infection by enchancing white blood cell action;Facilitate the elimination yeast, bacteria and parasite infections;Improve the rate of healing;Heal damaged brain cells & stimulate the growth of new brain cells We are prepared to consult, qualify & treat most labelled & off-labelled conditions shown to benefit from HBOT; Autism (ASD), Developmental Delays, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Post- CCSVI,Cerebral Palsy (CP), Traumatic & Acquired Brain Injury, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (TBI/PCS/PTSD), Non Healing Wounds,Candida, Infections, Lyme Disease, Pre- and Post- Surgery,Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD & CPRS),Sports Injury, Stroke,Immune disorders, Pre- and Post- Cancer care, Wellness and More.

Music Therapy Association of Ontario ~ The following provides several ways to locate a Music Therapist all over Ontario.You can select them by geography, area of practice, or age group below.Or, you can simply enter any text (therapist name, location, specialty, etc.) in the Search box.

Snowflake Therapy Services~ provides Occupational Therapy and other services to the Peterborough area, with a focus on individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, Spectrum Disorders, other neuro-developmental conditions, and the families who support them. Assessment, treatment, consultation and education for children, teens, adults and their families.

Speech Therapy Centres ~Finding out your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be a stressful experience for both parents and the whole family. Navigating the variety of diagnostic terms, therapy and service options can be overwhelming and confusing.As a parent, you want the best for your child, but often it’s hard to know where to start.Speech Therapy Centres of Canada understands the difficulties and challenges parents of children with ASD face. We are here to help you navigate the waters.Our goal, simply put, is to be there for you, and to help you find your way throughout the diagnosis and therapeutic process. More simply put, we treat the whole child and the whole family.

Brain Engineering Labs ~ Brain Engineering Labs helps enhance the lives and sharpen the skills of children and adults diagnosed with symptoms of Autism Spectrum, ADD, PDD, and other disorders of communication, language, learning, and behavior.



Speech and language Pathologists

Home Service~the speech associates- Ontario`s leading provider of in home Speech Therapy~ Speech Associates is the leading provider of in-home Speech-Language Therapy Services across Ontario and the GTA.

Our caring and experienced therapists are dedicated to working with children, families and adults to help maximize speech and language abilities for success in academics and all areas of life. We will work with you and your child in the comfort of your home or office. Give us a call and ask us how we can help. A therapist is available to talk to you today.

Weekend and weekday appointments are available, allowing for therapy sessions outside of school and work hours. This means that you will not need to take time off work or school in order to receive proper treatment.


Counselling, Psychological, Mental Health Services(Dual Diagnosis)

Dr. Erin Warriner & Associates~Clinical Psychologists & Neuropsychologists Assessment & Treatment~(Hamilton) Anyone interested in a comprehensive assessment of cognitive and emotional functioning. Neuropsychological assessments are available for children, adolescents, adults and seniors with a wide variety of conditions/concerns. Who can benefit - Asperger Syndrome, Autism, Epilepsy other nerological conditions etc

Hamilton Psychological Services~ Hamilton~Hamilton Psych is a caring team of professionals dedicated to helping people with their life challenges. We offer services to families, couples, children and adults. Our psychologists, psychological associates, and social workers are licensed professionals with the experience and knowledge to assess and treat a wide range of problems. Psychological servies for learning disorders, mental health disorders, Autism; Behavioural Issues; Bipolar Disorder; Career Guidance; Chronic Impulsivity; Chronic Pain; Coping Skills;Depression; Developmental

Developmental Dual Diagnosis Outpatient Program St. Joseph's~(Hamilton) Mental Health Services for Adults with Developmental Disability~ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Hamilton - West 5th Street~ The Developmental Dual Diagnosis Outpatient Program is an integrated, shared-service model providing specialized care to youth and adults (17+ years) with an intellectual developmental disability, including autism and complex mental health needs.We provide community-based mental health services, to help adults with developmental disabilities and mental health concerns. They provide psychiatry.

Family Kinnections~ Individual Counselling is often helpful to help children and adolescents address struggles with: ADHD, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Anxiety, OCD, self-harm, aggressive behaviour, impulsive behaviour, social skills, anger management, trauma, life issues (separation/divorce, transitional times, bullying, friend issues etc.) .Family counselling can address family conflicts, problem solving, communication patterns, discipline issues and improves communication and relationships between family members.

Professional Councilling Center in Hamilton~ Compromised mental health is not an option to anyone who desires to ‘thrive’ and not just ‘survive’. We all face situations and periods where our cognitive function, mood, and concentration become compromised by conflicted relationships, decisions, and issues. Stress is a slow killer of self-esteem, executive functioning, healthy relationships, and career success. Signs of depression and anxiety vulnerabilities can often be traced to childhood and adolescence. Also deal with special needs.

Dundas Valley Psychotherapy and Family Counselling~ Ms Lisa Mcgreal~ I would like to help you understand the patterns in your life. I believe that this process begins with understanding the relationship with ourselves as a starting point. I believe that the majority of us struggle with self-worth manifest (depression/ anxiety). It is my goal to help you learn about yourself with compassion, and begin to understand the harmful patterns and relationships, which may be narrating your life at this time. I enjoy working with people who are seeking to heal their wounds and live in harmonious relationship with themselves and those around them.Issues around Autism, Chronic Illness, Divorce, Family Conflict, Parenting and more.

Family Services Perth-Huron~Today’s families deal with increased stresses: unemployment, financial worries, a turbulent workplace, marital hardship, parent-teen conflict, crime, caring for seniors, children or an adult with special needs, and a host of other difficulties. Counselling for individuals, youth, couples and families. Family Supports for children and adults with special needs and their caregivers

Jennifer Jennings Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC~ Stratford, Ontario~ I help those with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and those who struggle with self-esteem, body-image, trauma, relationship difficulties, poor life satisfaction, and communication. I work in a team of extremely talented health professionals who are constantly reading research and supporting each other with new ideas and information. I have a background in education, fashion, and theology. When not at my practice, I support adults with disabilities.

Michele James Marriage & Family Therapist,BA, MTS, RP, RMFT, AccFM~ Dundas and Oakville, Ontario~ Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy to people seeking to strengthen their relationships. I also offer Family Mediation services to families who are separating. My respectful, warm approach creates an environment of safety, where strength-based conversations invite the opportunity for positive change. I see clients facing a number of challenges, from anxiety and depression, to stress and burnout. I am passionate about helping strengthen family relationships, from individuals wanting to be healthier, to couples and families experiencing conflict who would like to communicate more effectively with each other.


Camps and Community Programs

Crossfire Assembly~ Adult Community Support-Community based programming for individuals with developmental disabilities within the Hamilton-Wentworth area.Classroom settings offering opportunities to establish or enhance essential life skills.Recreational activities to assist in providing an active, healthy lifestyle.Knowledgeable, dedicated staff with experience in developmental services.1:5 staff to client ratio..For this program, the following is taken into consideration for review:Individuals that are without a full time day program and are in receipt of Passport Funding.Individuals who are transitioning out of school and/or are over the age of 18.Or families who wish to pay privately, a low per diem rate will apply.

Camp Marydale~Marydale Park is found minutes from the heart of Hamilton and runs adjacent to the Binbrook Conservation area.The C.Y.O. has made it our mission to break down barriers, fully integrating all children despite their financial situation, religious or ethnic background, or ability. We offer a fully supervised program of various leisure, craft, sporting, learning activities. We offer intellectual stimulation, challenge their boundaries, keep them fit and moving and that truly care about the children

Camp Kennebec~ Arden, Ontario- summer camp for kids and teens with special needs, learning disabilities, and developmental delays including autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, ADD, Down Syndrome, OCD, brain injury, anxiety, social skill and other challenges. Each summer, Kennebecers have a great time and accomplish more than they expect. At Camp Kennebec, we help our campers create the fabulous summer camp memories they deserve. We’re looking forward to welcoming your son or daughter to camp this summer.

Camp Kodiak~ McKellar, Ontario-All camp activities are planned with a view to teaching skills, building confidence and improving self-esteem. We achieve this by carefully structuring all of our activities to ensure success. Teaching is done by skilled instructors who break tasks down into manageable chunks and present them in a logical sequence. In this way we can be sure that our campers will be successful. We acknowledge every accomplishment, and never miss the opportunity to provide positive feedback and recognition.Our athletic instructors de-emphasise competition, stress cooperation and sportsmanship and model appropriate attitudes and behaviour

Kids CAN ~ The objective of Kids CAN Charity is to provide support and encouragement for children and youth with autism and other developmental disorders. Programs offered by the charity include after-school social groups, individual support programs, teen counselling, family support groups, and parent coaching. The summer social skills program begins in June and runs through until August. Children in the group will participate in a structured half-day session that provides a variety of social activities targeting specific skills and behaviors. Some of the skills we will focus on throughout the summer will include: Sharing,Turn-taking,Following directions,Co-operation,Initiating play with a peer,Understanding feelings and emotions,Conflict management,Peer referencing, Asking & Responding to WH question, Appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication.

RED ROOF RETREAT~Red Roof Retreat provides quality recreational and respite services to children, youth and young adults with special needs and their families.Red Roof Retreat will develop a place where relationships are developed, awareness created and bonds are nurtured through understanding and respect for each individual’s special needs.

Club Kodiak~ Burks Falls, Ontario-Club Kodiak provides a safe and structured environment tailored to meet the needs of young adults 19+. Club Kodiak is not a children's summer camp; we are a cottage resort for young adults. We offer our guests many of the same activities we provide for our Camp Kodiak campers, but in an adult resort environment. There are more choices, less obvious supervision, more freedom and an integrated life-skills program. Advisors are there to assist your guests in all aspects of our program. Guests select most of their own activities and there are weekly interesting and exciting excursions to a variety of local attractions.

McMaster Camps~Hamilton-Our McMaster Camps have been sharing the joy of play, learning and friendship with our community since 1977. With phenomenal staff and state-of-the-art facilities, you can expect the very best from your McMaster Athletics & Recreation children's camp experience. Special Needs & One-on-One Support~ If your child requires support in an educational setting, we recommend one-on-one support at Sport Fitness School and Mini-University. If you are unsure if your child will require support, please call the Lauren Crawford, Camps Coordinator at 905-525-9140 x26639.

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington and Brantford~ Keep your kids active and happy this summer while helping them grow and learn! YMCA Summer Day Camps offer kids age 4-13 fun-filled days of activities like swimming, arts and crafts, sports, and games. Watch their confidence grow as they make new friends, have fun and develop lifelong skills. The YMCA is here to make it possible for your child with special needs to make new friends.

Ontario Special Needs Camps ~ A list of different camps as provided by

Recreation Programs for Kids with Special Needs

Camp Info 2012


Doctors who can diagnose adults

Redpath Centre-Toronto -Dr KevinReinhardt or Dr. Vicki Nolan- (ages 16 plus and adults)~We provide neuro-developmental assessments for a variety of conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger’s Disorder/Autism), ADHD, Learning Disorders, Fetal Alchol Spectrum Disorders, (FASD) and Social-Emotional difficulties. We carry out assessments for children, youth and adults.


Services/ Service Providers/Diagnosing/Assessments

Redpath Centre -Toronto- Dr. Ellen Fantus (ages13 to 18); Dr. Thomas Rhee (ages 12 and under)~ We provide neuro-developmental assessments for a variety of conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger’s Disorder/Autism), ADHD, Learning Disorders, Fetal Alchol Spectrum Disorders, (FASD) and Social-Emotional difficulties. We carry out assessments for children, youth and adults.

Morneau Shepell- Children`s Support Solutions~We provide a wide range of services including screening and assessments, private and group therapy, solutions for schools and daycares, as well as medical legal rehabilitation services. With Morneau Shepell’s Children’s Support Solutions, families receive fast access to assessments for speech-language delays, neurodevelopmental disorders, learning disabilities, among others. Whether your child has a diagnosis or not, our professionals can begin working with them to identify their needs and work towards their individualized goals. Children’s Support Solutions is family-centred and inter-professional; meaning your child’s treatment team works together to find solutions that best support your goals. We think about the mix of services that will help the child. In the Morneau Shepell model, professionals are not just under one roof; they plan together, train together and work together on a client file. It is an integrated approach to helping the family.

Bartimaeus~ support people of all ages who were experiencing emotional, behavioural, psychological and/or developmental problems. Today Bartimaeus offers many direct services to clients with complex needs, as well as customized training and consultation services to customers throughout Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

Dr.Michelle Sala & Associates~ bilingual Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I have extensive experience in assessing and treating children and their families. From ADHD to Autism. Aspergers and learning disabilities, I am comfortable assessing children, adolescents and adults in English and French.
1685 Main St West, Suite 202
Hamilton, Ontario Canada L8S 1G5
(855) 809-7143

The Therapy Centre ~ We offer services to children, teens, adults, couples, and families. We provide assessment for children, teens and adults. This includes psycho-educational assessments to identify learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We also provide assessment to identify Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Psycho-vocational assessments are also offered for those individuals seeking help in identifying a suitable career path.
849 Upper Wentworth Street
Suite 208
Hamilton, Ontario Canada L9A 5H4
Call Our Assistant Irena (289) 804-1453

Meghan Lederman~ Registered Psychotherapist,BCW, CYW, CYC, RP~ I specialize in the treatment of child, youth and family mental health concerns, including: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, self-harm, OCD, anger, Autism/aspergers, separation/divorce, and behaviour problems (defiance, aggression, hostility). I have over 10 years of experience in child and youth mental health, including work in community counselling centers, hospital psychiatric treatment, and residential treatment centers. Offices in Hamilton, Oakville and Welland. Visit for more info about upcoming groups, and free parenting resources.............................. 78 Norway Ave
Welland, Ontario Canada L3C 4A2
(888) 530-8682

Sylvia Sikakane and Associates~Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA,MSW,RSW.. For over 28 years I have supported individuals, families in organizational settings and in private practice. Areas of expertise include Autism Spectrum Disorders and related learning differences. I treat individuals with or without a formal diagnosis who share features associated with ASD and struggle with isolation, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety and depressed mood and employment challenges. Services are tailored to address individuals' specific needs.
6633 Highway 7, Suite 203
Markham, Ontario Canada L3P 7P2
Call Mrs. Sylvia Sikakane (855) 528-5087

Ministry of Community and Social Services Explaining Passport and SSAH Anyone collecting SSAH program for adults will be merged with the Passport program as of April 1, 2012". Current funding levels are committed until March 31, 2013. So as of April 1st, 2012 your SSAH funds becomes Passport funds. Those who seek Passport funding must apply through Developmental Services Ontario/DSO Passport has become the sole mechanism for direct funding to adults with developmental disabilities. Direct Funding . For information about services for children and youth under the age of 18 with a developmental disdisability, visit the website of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Passport Funding Program -The Passport Program is administered by Contact Hamilton for the communities of Hamilton, Niagara, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, SixNations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

Sandra Aronoff-Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW~ I work with individuals who have Asperger's Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) helping the individuals develop a better understanding of their world. I also help people with ASD to cope with stress,anxiety and depression. I meet families and spouses/partners to discuss the issues related to ASD and how they can work with their family member to create a better family relationship. I also specialize in helping families of individuals with ASD plan beyond High School. I have a Master in Social Work degree and have been working with ASD individuals and their families for over 30 years within the Toronto area.
The Redpath Centre
40 Holly Street, Suite 201
Toronto, Ontario Canada M4S 3C3
(855) 782-6924 x2000

Marie-Eve Dubois- Psychologist, PhD, CPsych~ I provide developmental, psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic assessments for issues such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, etc. I also provide Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy to help children and adolescents with a wide variety of difficulties (anxiety, depression, chronic pain, etc.) and parent coaching for behavioural difficulties and feeding problems. Being both a Clinical and Health Psychologist, I have worked with a number of children with a history of complex difficulties (e.g. autism vs ADHD vs LD, epilepsy and learning difficulties/ADHD, chronic pain, etc). I can also provide all services in French and English.
Pas a pas Children's Clinic Ltd.
4903 Thomas Alton Blvd, Suite 205
Burlington, Ontario Canada L7M 0W8
(855) 999-7092

Hope Autism Services-MADS,BCBA ~ Kay Narula is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and Clinical Director of Hope Autism Services. She received her Master of Applied Disability Studies from Brock University in Ontario. She has over 10 years of experience using Applied Behaviour Analysis to teach children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Kay has experience working in both government funded and private practice setting. She also currently teaches in psychology and Autism programs at Seneca College. Kay is an active participant in the community via various initiatives like awareness campaigns through TV & Radio interviews, workshops and seminars. Home base services available in: Toronto, Etobicoke, Central East, Central West, Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Bolton Centre based services available in: Mississauga. ........ Hope Autism Services
150 Britannia Road East
Unit 9
Mississauga, Ontario Canada L4Z 2A4
Call Ms. Kay Narula (855) 734-4766

Autism Spectrum Disorder Program~The Ron Joyce Children`s Health Centre -Wellington Street, Hamilton- The Autism Spectrum Disorder Service provides assessment, treatment and consultation services for children and adolescents ranging in age from 2 to 18 years diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Training and support to families and professionals living and working with this population is also provided. The overall goal of the Service is to maximize the potential for the person with ASD and enhance his or her ability to live and participate in the community.

Bethesda~A regional program, that offers specialized clinical services, including psychiatry, psychology, social work services and speech and language services, to adults with a developmental disability

Private Practitioners (charged a fee for Diagnostic and Psychological Assessments)....Dr. Cory Saunders, C. Psych. Brain Basics Program Windsor Health Centre 400 Building, Suite 261, Windsor ON Phone: (519) 259-3483

Dr. Tim Baker, C. Psych.
143 Wellington St. W suite 105 Chatham, ON N7M 1J5
Phone: (519) 437-8419
Email :

Autism Therapists in Windsor - Psychology Today We provide assessment, intervention, and treatment services to children, ... We also provide group therapy programs for children diagnosed with Autism.Autism Therapists.If you're looking for help with autism in Windsor or for a Windsor autism Therapist these professionals provide autism help, autism therapy, autism counseling, autism treatment and therapy for autism. They include autism Therapists, autism psychologists, autism psychotherapists and autism counselors. A Therapist can help with diagnosis on the autism spectrum or aspergers in Windsor. The professionals work with autism in children or children with autism, autism in adolescents or adolescents with autism and autism in adults or adults with autism.

Grandview Children's Centre - Durham Region Grandview Children’s Centre offers a range of services to hundreds of children and young adults with physical and communication disabilities who live in the Durham Region. The family-centered approach emphasizes collaboration with parents, community agencies, educators and physicians. Medical specialists at Grandview offer consultation, assessment and diagnosis services and they advocate for the provision of medical services as needed. Grandview’s medical specialists do not provide primary care. Instead, they work closely with your family physician. Grandview also offers: audiology, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and family support services.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital - Child Development Program Toronto Provides assessment for the most complex and challenging children with developmental disabilities, including autism. Depending on the needs of each child, individuals will be assessed by a developmental pediatrician or a multidisciplinary team that includes psychology and speech-language pathology. The program will then work with schools, treatment centres and other service organizations to help families access services in the community when possible.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Toronto Provides assessment services, including assessment for autism in children, teens and adults through the Pervasive Developmental Disorders Service of its Child, Youth and Family Program. CAMH has no catchment area (anyone can use CAMH services), although it is a very small clinic wait list for assessments are approximately one year.


    Developmental Services Ontario agencies~

  • York Support Service Network, also known as Yor-Sup-Net Support Services Network: Central East Ontario (Durham, Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough, Simcoe, Kawartha Lakes and York);
  • Sunbeam Residential Development Centre: Central West Ontario (Dufferin, Halton, Peel, Waterloo and Wellington);
  • Contact Hamilton for Children's and Developmental Services: Hamilton-Niagara (Brantford, Haldimand/Norfolk, Hamilton Wentworth and Niagara);
  • Hands, also known as Algonquin Child and Family Services: North East Ontario (Cochrane, Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Timiskaming, eastern Kenora District along Hudson and James Bay coastline);
  • Lutheran Community Care Centre of Thunder Bay: Northern and north west Ontario (Algoma, Kenora, Manitoulin, Sudbury, Rainy River, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay);
  • Extend-A-Family: South east Ontario (Hastings, Kingston, Lanark, Leeds, Grenville, Lennox, Addington and Prince Edward County);
  • Community Services Coordination Network: South west Ontario (Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin, Huron, Bruce, Perth, Grey, Essex, Chatham-Kent and Lambton);
  • Surrey Place Centre: Toronto;
  • Service Coordination des Services: Ottawa and Eastern Ontario

    Door to Adulthood

     This site is a place for youth with disabilities, their families and anyone

       working with teens as they transition to adulthood. As you begin to think

     about what you want to do with the rest of your life, you can use this

     website as a resource to answer the many questions you have:    

  • What will you do after high school?
  • Will you live in a place of your own?
  • Will you work? Go to college?
  • What will you do for fun?
  • Do you want to become involved with your community?

Preschool Speech and Language ~ a list of service providers throughout Ontario

About Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI)

Ontario Adult Autism ~ They focus on Adult Autism issues.

    Disability Weblinks ~ Links you to information about programs, services

          and contacts anywhere in Canada.

Count Me In! Tools for an Inclusive Ontario ~ With support from the Laidlaw Foundation and Health Canada, Population and Public Health Branch, now the Public Health Agency of Canada, OPC develope inclusion tools for various groups, using the determinants of health as a way of analyzing inclusion.

The Hawkins Institute - offers a service that helps people with Asperger

Syndrome (AS) and more able autism acquire vocational skills and find

meaningful work.

Woodview Learning Centre ~ This is a private elementary school for

children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger`s Syndrome.

Woodview Manor ~ A Supported Independent Living Program for high

functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder youth and young adults, providing a variety of services to young men and women. Services are offered to individuals residing in the regions of Hamilton, Brant and Niagara and include: non-residential programs, social-recreational programs, residential placements, day programs, supported employment and vocational training.

Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centre ~ The services

provided through CCACs include: Homemaking, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy , Social Work, Dietetics Services, Case Management/  Co-ordination, Medical Supplies & Dressings, Hospital and Sickroom Equipment, Laboratory and Diagnostic Services, Transportation to other health care services, Eligibility for drug coverage under the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan.


Community Care Access Centre ~ a listing of all CCAC's in Ontario


Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre ~ based in St. Catharines, the centre

provides a variety of services to children with special needs.


Red Roof Retreat ~ provides respite, recreation and education for children

and young adults with a variety of special needs


Inner Strength for Life ~ Life Coaching ~ Our professional life coaches provide parents with successful strategies to deal with the everyday issues of parenting a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.


ABA Educational Resources ~ This site is devoted to providing ABA

resource materials to children involved in an ABA program


Children at Risk - Ottawa Directory of Services for Children and Adults with ASD ~ information about charities to financially help, dentists, lawyers, pre-schools, therapists, and much more


MukiBaum Treatment Centres ~ has sensory programs, Children's Day

Progams (alternative schooling age 6-21 years), Vocational Programs, Sensory Camps, Adult Day programs, and Residential Living.


Special Olympics Ontario ~ is a community-based program. Its primary

instrument of program delivery is the local sport clubs, which gives athletes the opportunity to train and compete twelve months of the year     

The Hanen Centre~ Everything a child needs to learn vocabulary, language,skills, social skills and even how to solve problems-can be learned through play

Collage Pediatric TherapyWe`re a team of speech-language pathologists, psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and play therapists working together in a pratice focused exclusively on children. We believe that a child will benefit most when therapists from different fields work hand in hand in the same centre, in a highly coordinated fashion. This type of pratice, known as multidisciplinary, allows families to benefit from a single point of conatct and from services delivered by professionals who are available to discuss the child's progress as often as necessary








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