Agencies with Services for

Autism: Ages 6-17 years

Christian Horizons

Services in the Guelph-Wellington area include (may be subject to a fee):

  • FamilyHome Services, which offers the opportunity for people to receive residential/respite support through sharing life with an approved and supported associate family
  • Two regional group living residential programs
  • Assisted vacations and camp programs at the Christian Horizons retreat centre in Paisley and a variety of other locations across Ontario


Website:
www.christian-horizons.org

(more…)

Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI)

Services include:

  • Assessment, treatment, consultation, education & research for eligible children and youth with Attachment Disorder/Disturbance, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Selective Mutism, sexual behaviours, and various emotional disorders, among others
  • Outpatient services, scheduled appointments at CPRI offices & short-term residential services


Website:
http://www.cpri.ca/families/

(more…)

County of Wellington Child Care Services

Services include:

  • Licensed child care programs  that provide the opportunity for children with developmental concerns & special needs to be part of an environment that is rich in activities that encourage their growth and development
  • Fee subsidy to help pay for child care at licensed programs throughout Guelph and  Wellington County
  • Intake support for families interested in having their child with developmental concerns or special needs attend a child care program (including coordination of resources to support the child within child care as well as information about other resources)
  • Support to the child care community through service planning and funding


Website:
www.county.wellington.on.ca/social.aspx?id=13

(more…)

ErinoakKids

Services include:

  • Hearing screening for all newborns to identify those children who are deaf or hard of hearing, in order to provide them with professional care and their families with support as soon as possible
  • Vision consultation, training, support, and intervention designed to give children with blindness or low vision the best possible start in life
  • Innovative, high quality services to children with autism, in partnership with their families and the community, to maximize their potential and to promote their inclusion in society


Website:
www.erinoakkids.ca

(more…)

Family Counselling & Support Services for Guelph-Wellington

Services include:

  • Information – about services and resources
  • Counselling – for emotional support
  • Referral – to clinical and social supports
  • Coordination – obtaining assessments, service referrals, and consultation with other services
  • Advocacy – actively assisting and supporting clients to negotiate with others


Website:
www.familyserviceguelph.on.ca

(more…)

Hopewell Children’s Homes

Services include:

  • Residential respite for periods ranging from 1 day to 1 month
  • Respite support for children and adults
  • Access to specialized behavioural supports through Trellis Mental Health & Development Services
  • A nurturing and supportive living environment adapted to individual needs
  • Free play & instructor-led programs and services for individuals of all ages
  • Camps for holidays, PD days, March Break, and summer vacation
  • Special events including teen dances & family days
  • Specialized adapted equipment for sensory play & gross motor/fine motor play


Website:
www.hopewellchildrenshomes.ca

(more…)

Kerry’s Place Autism Services

Services include:

  • Support and consultation for individuals with autism and their families, including behaviour management, family resource days, workshops & parent counselling


Website:
www.kerrysplace.com

(more…)

KidsAbility

Services include:

  • Early childhood education
  • Occupational therapy, physiotherapy & therapeutic recreation
  • Social work
  • Augmentative communication
  • Hearing screening & auditory verbal therapy
  • Orthotics & orthopaedics
  • Intensive behavioural intervention


Website:
www.kidsability.ca

(more…)

Second Chance

Services include:

  • Job search assistance: how to help employers see past a disability and understand the assets you bring to their business
  • Job development – direct contact with employers to generate leads and facilitate paid placements
  • Job coaching – one-to-one support to adapt to a new workplace and be successful there


Website:
www.2ndchance.ca

(more…)

Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington

Services include:

  • Assessment, treatment & education for children, adults & seniors
  • Support, advocacy & education for family members
  • Coaching, consultation, advocacy & education for children & teens
  • Assistance with funding & access to respite services
  • Support for children who are MFTD (medically fragile & technologically dependent)


Website:
http://cmhaww.ca/

(more…)