Agencies with Services for

Autism: Ages 55+ years

Agencies with Services for

Autism: Ages 22-54 years

Agencies with Services for

Autism: Ages 6-17 years

Agencies with Services for

Autism: Ages 0-5 years

Agencies with Services for

Autism: Ages 18-21 years

Central West Specialized Developmental Services (CWSDS)

Services include:

  • Residential programs on-site at their Oakville location and off-site at their four community homes
  • Non-emergency respite care for up to a week at a time at their Oakville location
  • Education, treatment planning, interpretation, and support for families of individuals with a dual diagnosis through a regional Dual Diagnosis Clinical service
  • Central West Region Passport Initiative for individuals who have completed school and are seeking support for participation in the community
  • Videoconferencing for training, education and clinical conferences
  • Case management support through the Dual Diagnosis and Justice Specialist


Website:
www.cwsds.ca

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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

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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/

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Community Living Guelph Wellington

Services include:

  • employment assistance & vocational training
  • meaningful activities & programs to foster life skill development, education/literacy, and volunteer work
  • residential services & supported independent living


Website:
www.clgw.ca

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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

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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

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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

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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.org

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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

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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

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Ontario Disability Support Program

The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) provides “Income Support” for people with disabilities who are in financial need.

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Employment Supports provides practical assistance to people 16 years of age or older with a disability to find and keep employment or start their own business.

Other examples of ODSP Employment Supports include:

  • Help with preparing for work, finding the right job, and keeping the job
  • Tools, equipment, specialized training, special clothing, and software & mobility devices required to perform well
  • On-the-job training & help with moving forward in a career
  • Assistance with starting a business, including training on financial planning, marketing, and developing & implementing a business plan
  • Help with obtaining work-related disability supports, such as assistive devices and technical equipment, interpreter, intervener, reader and note-taker services


Website:
www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/

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

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Torchlight Services

Services include:

  • Torchlight Industries, a work activity program which provides pre-employment supports including both vocational and social skills
  • Torinday, a work adjustment training program offering stabilization for people who have behavioural issues which create significant barriers to employment
  • Community Options (C.O.P.E.), a program that provides employment supports and services to program participants in order to secure gainful employment in the community


Website:
www.torchlightservices.ca

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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/

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