Services

From time to time, Autism Ontario - Durham Region receives requests to post notices from private individuals and/or businesses regarding availability for services. Visitors to this website should be aware that Autism Ontario - Durham Region is not associated with and does not endorse these service providers, but merely posts the information in bulletin board format for those seeking services for children, youth and adults. Website visitors are therefore cautioned to use their own best judgment when arranging to interview and/or hire prospective employees or service providers to work directly with individuals. Obtaining references from several sources, including satisfied clients, is highly recommended.

Click on the links for detailed information in the following service categories:

Assessment & diagnosis · covered by OHIP
Private practitioners 
Communication assistance
Crisis management 
Educational advocates 
Government services 
Medical & dental 
Rehabilitation - private
Residential, community & vocational support 
Service dogs 
Therapists - private
Counselling
Other services
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Assessment & Diagnosis Services covered by OHIP

Evidence-Based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Review of the Literature and Practice Guide (2003) authors: Dr. Adrienne Perry and Dr. Rosemary Condillac published by Children's Mental Health Ontario

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.

Frontenac Youth Services - Durham Region - For adolescents between the ages of 12 – 18 and their families, Frontenac Youth Services is a non-profit Children's Mental Health Center providing assistance to emotionally and behaviorally disordered adolescents and their families within the Durham region since 1972. The agency is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services and operated by a Board of Directors comprised of community volunteers. Frontenac Youth Services offers assessment, therapy, residential treatment programs, day treatment programs, community programs, as well as intensive family services and a crisis response service.

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.

Private services

Private Assessment & Diagnosis

Email durham@autismontario.com to request a list of medical professionals in the field of autism in private practice who may be able to provide assessment and diagnostic services. A referral from a family physician is often required. The wait-list for private practitioners may be shorter; however, parents/guardians are responsible to cover fees for assessment beginning in the range of $1,500 and up. 


 Communication Assistance 

Evidence-Based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Review of the Literature and Practice Guide (2003) authors: Dr. Adrienne Perry and Dr. Rosemary Condillac published by Children's Mental Health Ontario 

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital - Communication and Writing Aids Service - Toronto - Provides augmentative communication devices for children with autism (medical referral required). Staff of Bloorview MacMillan’s communication and writing aids service understand that being able to communicate is vital to a child’s well-being. The service’s goal is to enable clients to find their “voice.” Strategies are provided for children and teens who have difficulty speaking or writing and need ways to augment their communication or to express themselves in different ways.

Durham Deaf Services - Oshawa - Many children with autism use sign language as a form of communication. Durham Deaf Services is a non-profit organization providing, among other services to the deaf community, courses on American Sign Language for hearing individuals who wish to learn sign language and/or teach it to their children. Choose “Programs” on the Durham Deaf Services home page to learn about courses in American Sign Language. 

Exceptional Learning Centre (eXL) - Ajax  - Exceptional Learning Centre is a private company that provides Education, Speech & Language, ABA/IBI and Behaviour Therapy to children and youth with unique learning needs. Our inter-disciplinary approach ensures that the best quality service is delivered in the most effective manner. With expertise, experience and care, each member of the eXL team works hard to provide every client with the individual attention needed to develop to his/her maximum potential. eXL is an approved DFO provider for IBI services in Ontario. 

The Hanen Centre – Toronto - Founded more than 25 years ago, remains committed to making a difference in the lives of young children by supporting and collaborating with the adults in their lives. Their mission is to provide the important people in a young child's life with the knowledge and training they need to help the child develop the best possible language, social and literacy skills. The Hanen Centre acknowledges the importance of early intervention and involving parents in developing communication skills for their children. A number of programs have been developed to help parents and those who care for and work with young children with language delays learn to foster the communication and social skills of these children to give them the greatest chance of reaching their potential. Warning signs of a possible language delay can be detected even in infants and very young children. Early intervention is critical. Understanding Language Delay – includes a communication checklist from 3 months to 5 years of age. Click "Parents" on the Hanen website homepage to read the checklist. To find a Hanen-Certified Speech Language Pathologist in your area, send your enquiry to parentinquiries@hanen.org. Include your location and if you are interested in a speech-language pathologist with expertise in a particular Hanen Program (e.g., More Than Words,TalkAbility, and ABC and Beyond®.) 


Crisis Management

Children's Case Coordination Services of Durham (CCCS) - Ajax - A service of Resources for Exceptional Children & Youth - Durham Region. CCCS facilitates service planning for a child or youth (up to 18 years of age) when the complexity of the child's needs are beyond the capacity of the existing service system. CCCS works in collaboration with families and community service providers to respond to those needs. For more information, please call 905-427-8862.

Frontenac Youth Services - Durham Region - For adolescents between the ages of 12 – 18 and their families, Frontenac Youth Services is a non-profit Children's Mental Health Center providing assistance to emotionally and behaviorally disordered adolescents and their families within the Durham region since 1972. The agency is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services and operated by a Board of Directors comprised of community volunteers. Frontenac Youth Services offers a crisis response service.

About Me Health Passport (Sunnybrook Hospital) - for visits to the doctor, walk-in clinic or hospital. Patients fill this out, hand, it in to the registration staff. They will attach it to your hospital chart.  Also, includes a form with follow-up info  for when you leave.

My Health Passport  (Sick Kids) - Families can create a passport for their child for when you attend the hospital or doctor with all of their information on the card so that they can receive the best service while waiting to see the Triage Nurse or On-Call Doctor.  To create one click here. 


Educational Advocates 

AFASE at school: Advocate For Appropriate Special Education - Durham Region - Provides special education advocacy and consulting services to parents and guardians who have exceptional children. AFASE at School develops its clients into informed, proactive advocates for their children's educational needs. Parents become empowered by current, customized information that enables them to articulate their children's needs to school board administrators in a way that is both assertive and collaborative. Special Education Advocacy Webinars are now available, click here for more information Click here to learn about an exclusive offer from AFASE at school for full members of Autism Ontario - Durham Region.

Pat O’Connor - Pat O'Connor has been an Educator in Special Education for over 35 years.  A desire to teach, along with her brother’s diagnosis of Autism, helped her develop a keen interest and awareness in the field of Special Education leading to a Master’s in Education in Special Education. She has a wide spectrum of exposure in education. This includes in-class teaching in all four divisions involving regular and special education classrooms, resource teacher and consultant roles. The last 16 years of her education career were focused on developing and providing innovative approaches for the provision of ASD services for various school boards throughout Ontario. Activities involved intervention individuals with ASD in crisis, instituting demonstration ASD classrooms, writing and presenting workshops as well as university courses. Pat is currently the founder and director of Integrated Autism Consulting which provides services in advocacy, education and training, consulting and coaching as well as the Transition to Life program.  For more information on her advocacy services click here

Ed Mahony - Ed Mahony is a special education resource teacher in Hamilton, Ontario. He provides workshops on topics such as positive advocacy, a one day program to provide families with practical & proven strategies to work successfully with Ontario schools to support children with special education needs.  Ed also provides individual consultation to families. As well, Ed also has over 20 years of experience teaching educators & parents about ASD, special needs, avoiding crisis behavior & advocacy strategies in colleges & other agencies throughout Ontario.   

Ontario Ministry of Education - Special Education - The Ministry of Education has published a resource guide intended to help parents, educators, and students with special education needs work together to prevent conflicts, resolve them quickly, and allow students to develop their full potential and succeed in school: Shared Solutions: a Guide to Preventing and Resolving Conflicts Regarding Programs and Services for Students with Special Education Needs. 


Government Services

Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services (MCYS) Programs and services for children and youth with autism

Autism Intervention Program Kinark Child and Family Services: Kinark Child and Family Services is the Regional Provider of the Autism Intervention Program in Durham. Kinark’s Central East Autism Program (CEAP) provides a range of services to children who qualify under the Ministry of Children and Youth Services AIP guidelines. Some of CEAP’s services to eligible families include: a variety of assessments and evaluations for IBI programming; IBI or direct funding for IBI; transition support services; training events and workshops for families; resource library; family support services. Kinark also administers the School Support Program - Autism Spectrum Disorder for the Central East region of the province, including Durham. Speaking of Kids Mental Health: Kinark Child and Family Services is determined to establish a voice for children and youth with emotional, behavioural and social challenges by eliminating the stigma surrounding children's mental health. One in five children in Ontario struggle with their mental health. As Ontario's largest accredited children's mental health agency, Kinark is proud to partner with the Child Welfare League of Canada and the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in the launch of Speaking of Kids Mental Health as a communication and resource tool for youth, parents, educators and mental health professionals.

MCYS Newsletters for parents of children and youth with autism:  April 2012 Parent-to-parent information

Autism Zeitgeist: don't let the name fool you - this website was created by a mom to help families navigate the government's Autism Intervention (IBI) Program in Ontario. It's chock-full of information and resources ideal for families just entering or already receiving IBI services. To check it out, click here


Medical & Dental Medical Services

Life Labs: Medical Laboratory Services - Some families prefer to have blood tests conducted at home for the children/youth/adults with ASD they support, rather than in a laboratory. Call Life Labs Customer Care Centre toll free at 1-877-849-3637 to obtain instructions for how to arrange an in-home procedure in your community. A referral from a physician may be required.

Autism Speaks: Taking the Work Out of Blood Work: Helping Your Child with an Autism Spectrum DisorderThis toolkit was designed with you and your child in mind. It provides a variety of tools to help you and your child to prepare for future medical visits and reduce the stress and worry that may come with blood draws. To download this free blood draw tool kit, click here

Dental Programs

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital - Dental Program – Toronto - Provides a full range of dental rehabilitation services for children, youth and adults with disabilities, special needs and medical conditions. Services include orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics (dentures and other prostheses) and oral and jaw surgery.

For more information about dental services available for individuals with disabilities, contact: The Ontario Dental Association 416-922-3900 or Mount Sinai Hospital 416-586-5147 or The Hospital for Sick Children 416-813-7433

If you require financial assistance for your child's dental care (14 years of age and under), The Children in Need of Dental Treatment Program (CINOT) was introduced by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to provide a public health "safety net" for elementary school children who have dental conditions needing urgent care. The CINOT program provides a basic level of dental care to eligible children.  For details click here

Keep Smiling Dental Hygiene: Mobile and In Office Dental Hygiene 905-431-3388b Offices in Bowmanville and Pickering.  Mobile Dental Hygiene and Whitening serving Durham and Peterborough.  Dental Hygientists are now permitted to practice without the presence of a dentist.  The independent Dental Hygiene fee guide is approximately 30% less than ODA fee guide.  Dental Insurance accepted on assignment, ODSP and Healthy Smiles accepted.

For more information visit www.keepsmilingdentalhygiene.com
Please contact keepsmilingdentalhygiene@gmail.com or 905-431-3388 

 


Rehabilitation - Private

Evidence-Based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Review of the Literature and Practice Guide (2003) authors: Dr. Adrienne Perry and Dr. Rosemary Condillac published by Children's Mental Health Ontario

Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologists (OSLA) - Will provide contact information to families who wish to purchase speech and language services from private practitioners. Search the Private Practice Registry or call 1-877-740-6009 or 416-920-0361. Also, visit Canadian Association of Speech & Language Pathologists

Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists - Read How to find an Occupational Therapist or call 416-322-3011

Community Advantage Rehabilitation - Whitby - Private company providing physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social workers, and dieticians.

Durham Therapy for Kids - Durham Region - Private company providing pediatric occupational therapy services to children and their families.

Inter-Action Rehabilitation Inc. - Whitby - Private company offering physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and sensory integration therapy.

Hands 2 Feet Paediatric Occupational Therapy Services - Private company offering occupational therapy, parent workshops, kids yoga, printing, story writing, social skills and music therapy programs to children and their families in Durham Region.  For details on the fall groups click here.

Integrate Health Services in partnership with Kids Clinic - Integrate Health Services seeks to empower our clients with accessible, comprehensive and integrated services. Integrate Health Services equips individuals, couples and families with the tools to adapt and manage the challenges of an ever-changing world. They work collaboratively with people of all ages to promote healthy development and to enhance general wellbeing. Their highly trained multidisciplinary team uses evidence-based practices to provide assessments and to develop treatment plans that enable clients to achieve their goals.  For details click here.  *Integrate Health Services is a private organization that works in partnership with Kids Clinic.

Lauren Reznick Therapy Services provides a unique environment to offer therapy services. Our SLP's and OT's use sensory motor gyms to to conduct evaluations, provide individual therapy, group therapy, parent training, and consultations to address each child's specific needs. We strive to make therapy engaging, motivating, and FUN! Areas of special interest include: Autism Spectrum Disorders, social communication, early language development, motor speech disorders, oral-motor development, feeding, self regulation and emotional regulation, sensory processing, and gross and fine motor skills. Summer groups include Speech & Music Groups, Social Communication Groups, School-Ready Groups, Language & Literacy Groups, Handwriting Groups and Self-Regulation Groups.  For details click here.   


Residential, Community & Vocational Support

Community Living - Ajax, Pickering and Whitby - Provides individuals with a developmental disability living in the community with:  residential supports, vocational supports, community access supports, and support for families all in a manner that respects and promotes the dignity of individuals with a disability and their families.

Community Living - Durham North – Port Perry - Provides supports to people who have an intellectual disability (and their families). Services span the northern part of Durham Region, including respite care, weekly youth group activities and a Foundations program which assists students to make a smooth transition from school life to the adult community.

Community Living - Oshawa/Clarington - Broadening the concept of community by supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families. The words "community living" reflect the understanding that all people have the right to live a fully integrated life within the community: to live, to work, to enjoy recreation, to attend neighborhood schools, to be active in all stages of one's life. This is accomplished through supports which are responsive to their unique talents, needs, aspirations, and choices.

Frontenac Youth Services - Durham Region - Offers residential treatment programs.

Kerry's Place Autism Services - Oshawa - Offers some residential supports. Referral to Kerry's Place Community Services may be made by a parent, doctor and/or other agency/school board (with written permission from parents). All persons referred to Kerry's Place Autism Services must have proof of diagnosis within the autism spectrum.

Participation House Project (Durham Region) - Oshawa - Operating from fully accessible apartment units located throughout the City of Oshawa. 24-hour non-medical support staff on premises.

Resources for Exceptional Children & Youth - Durham Region - Ajax - The Community Residential Placement Program supports parents that choose to maintain parental rights but cannot meet their child’s needs in the family home. Provides placement search, case management and monitoring services to families with children with complex care needs ages 0 - 18 years of age. Families play an important role in planning and implementing appropriate supports for their children. To access the program, families must go through a community process to determine eligibility and funding must be available. 


Service Dogs

There are many potential benefits to having a trained service dog paired with an individual affected by autism.

Autism Dog Services - W. Lynden, ON 

National Service Dogs - Cambridge

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides 


Therapists - private

Evidence-Based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Review of the Literature and Practice Guide (2003) authors: Dr. Adrienne Perry and Dr. Rosemary Condillac published by Children's Mental Health Ontario

ABACUS: Help for Parents Autism Ontario's online listing of Autism ABA/IBI providers in Ontario. Learn more about ABA/IBI (behavioural therapy), search the database by age group served, type of services provided, or by geographical location, or register your services as an autism ABA/IBI provider.

Sunshine Learning Centre Inc - Durham Region - Offers a wide variety of services to the autism community including; ABA therapy, respite care, tutoring services, as well as life skills programs for teenagers and young adults.

Exceptional Learning Centre (eXL) - Exceptional Learning Centre is a private company that provides Education, Speech & Language, ABA/IBI and Behaviour Therapy to children and youth with unique learning needs. Our inter-disciplinary approach ensures that the best quality service is delivered in the most effective manner. With expertise, experience and care, each member of the eXL team works hard to provide every client with the individual attention needed to develop to his/her maximum potential. eXL is an approved DFO provider for IBI services in Ontario. 

Leaps and Bounds - Pioneers in providing both home and centre based IBI and ABA programming to both private and government funded clients. They provide specialized, psychologist supervised, intensive behavioural intervention, applied behavioural analysis. 

Portia Learning Centre - Offers psycho-educational assessments and comprehensive early intervention programs which follow a developmental curriculum to teach the core elements of socialization, communication, play skill, academic skill and many other skills necessary to succeed in school and the community.  They offer IBI, ABA, Pivotal Response Training, training in social skills and visual thinking, as well as workshops throughout the year.  They also offer summer camps.  There is a Portia Learning Centre in Whitby at 309 Beech Street West, Whitby ON, L1N 7T8.  To contact them call 905-493-7707.

Caregiver Solutions is a privately owned consultation, coaching and training service offered to caregivers of individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other profiles and challenges. The goal is to give caregivers information, tools and practice with evidence based strategies and techniques based in applied behavioural analysis (ABA); in order to increase their capacity and skill sets as caregivers.  For more details see the poster or email lauriesolutions@hotmail.com

Equinox Autism Consulting Ltd - Since 2006, Sue at Equinox has been providing intensive, parent-based services to families struggling with ASD and other neuro-developmental challenges. All services are intended to put parents “back in the driver’s seat” and to improve quality of life for all family members. Various program lengths are available. To subscribe to “To the Spectrum and Beyond!,” a free bi-weekly eNewsletter for parents and professionals, visit www.equinoxac.ca, 705-875-4605, equinox@bell.net.

M.Rix : ABA Program co-ordinator. Providing quality ABA services within the home, Daycare or School settings.  For more information phone Michelle at 416.895.6796, or by e-mail michelle.rix@rogers.com.

Behaviour Innovations:  Behaviour Innovations is a private agency that provides behaviour analytic services to children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities through programs across all of southern Ontario. Behaviour Innovations, Children’s College is our centre-based program for children under the age of 18 that provides an optimal learning environment, using applied behaviour analytic strategies. With the help of the caring and qualified clinical team, these children that have struggled in other educational settings are able to make giant strides in their learning and development.  One on one programs are also offered through our home-based IBI services for children across all of southern Ontario. Behaviour Innovations runs SOAAR, a community based adult day program in Oakville, where adults convene and participate in a variety of community outings with their peers. In January 2015 we will be starting our waitlist for a Toronto based SOAAR program. Click here for flyer.  Please visit our website at www.behaviourinnovations.com for more information.  

Step By Step Academy of Learning specializes in the education and respite of all children and youth with additional needs.  As we view each child as unique and special, programs are tailored to meet your child`s and families needs. 
The treatment plan at Step By Step Academy of Learning may include therapy in any of the following areas:
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
Speech and Language Therapy
Occupational Therapy
and will often combine multiple disciplines in an integrated approach. Therapy sessions are primarily one on one; sometimes sessions are conducted in small groups, so as to enable children to learn social skills and group dynamics.  Parents’ need for training and/or support will also be included in the plan, as well as scheduled times for interdisciplinary meetings to keep the program updated as the child begins to make progress.  Our founder is an educator and has over 14 years experience, working with persons of all ages, including those with autism and additional needs. She founded Step by Step in response to the growing need for individualized services for families.  For more details click here.

Lauren Reznick Therapy Services provides a unique environment to offer therapy services. SLP's and OT's use sensory motor gyms to conduct evaluations, provide individual therapy, group therapy, parent training, and consultations to address each child's specific needs. They strive to make therapy engaging, motivating, and FUN! Areas of special interest include: Autism Spectrum Disorders, social communication, early language development, motor speech disorders, oral-motor development, feeding, self regulation and emotional regulation, sensory processing, and gross and fine motor skills.  Their summer groups include Speech & Music Groups, Social Communication Groups, School-Ready Groups, Language & Literacy Groups, Handwriting Groups and Self-Regulation Groups.  For details click here

Integrate Health Services in partnership with Kids Clinic - Integrate Health Services seeks to empower our clients with accessible, comprehensive and integrated services. Integrate Health Services equips individuals, couples and families with the tools to adapt and manage the challenges of an ever-changing world. They work collaboratively with people of all ages to promote healthy development and to enhance general wellbeing. Their highly trained multidisciplinary team uses evidence-based practices to provide assessments and to develop treatment plans that enable clients to achieve their goals. Our programs and services include: individual and family counselling, ABA/IBI, group programs, naturopathic services, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Parent support, Behaviour Consultation, Psychological Services.  For details click here.

COMPASS Support Services provides Instructor Therapist (IT) services for ABA and IBI therapy to individuals with autism or others who may benefit. We provide qualified and trained ITs in and around Durham Region.  For details click here.

A Special Kind of Play Nursery School: A client/family Centered Child Care facility that embraces the Uniqueness of every Child we Serve, while fostering a warm, open,caring environment to assist your child in developing beyond your expectations as well as their own. Their goal is to watch your child flourish in all aspects of their lives and as such, they will be challenged, they will be encouraged they will learn and they will be loved.  Services include full day licensed childcare, small group sessions, one on one sessions, individualized program plans, free playgroups and parent support.  ABA Principles and Teaching Strategies are used in all our programs. 

Lake Ridge Community Support Services now offers Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Services for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder on a fee for service basis. These services are in addition to our current funded services we provide.  Families can purchase consultation or intensive ABA based services to assist children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder to develop skills in the area of emotional regulation, social skills, daily living, and communication skills. All services include trained ABA clinicians working collaboratively with families to develop service goal(s) with the child’s family, completing a clinical assessment and developing a treatment plan for identified goal(s).  Lake Ridge Community Support Services has been providing behaviour therapy services in Durham Region for over 30 years.  This recent expansion to our services is to assist families as they progress through the changes outlined within the new Ontario Autism Program.  For details click here

One Care Inc. empowers individuals and families to realize their full potential. Our team offers a continuum of care across the lifespan to support ongoing growth and development. We offer a variety of evidence based supports and services that are tailored to each individual’s strengths and areas of need. Our Children and Adolescent services include: ABA/IBI Services, Psychological Assessments, Academic support, socials skills support and social skills groups.  For more details click here.  


Counselling

Durham Counselling Walk-In Clinic -  A free, confidential, counselling walk-in clinic, providing service for children and youth, 3-19 years (up until their 20th birthday), and their families.  The Durham Counselling Walk-in Clinic is located at The Youth Centre, 360 Bayly St. W., Unit 5 in Ajax. For further information, please call or e-mail Kelly Ng (Clinic Coordinator) at 905-428-1212, ext. 269 or kellyn@theyouthcentre.ca.
For more details click here.
 

Shona Casola is a Registered Social Worker and provides counselling and consultation to parents and siblings of exceptional children as well as to individuals experiencing disability and difference themselves.  She has extensive experience working with a variety of needs and brings forward compassion and expertise to her practice.  Shona also provides support to families in need of guidance around education systems, hiring private workers, funding applications and system navigation.  Shona can be contacted at 289.200.1609, shona.casola@yahoo.ca or through her website at http://www.shonacasola.com/.

Integrate Health Services in partnership with Kids Clinic - Integrate Health Services seeks to empower our clients with accessible, comprehensive and integrated services. Integrate Health Services equips individuals, couples and families with the tools to adapt and manage the challenges of an ever-changing world. They work collaboratively with people of all ages to promote healthy development and to enhance general wellbeing. Their highly trained multidisciplinary team uses evidence-based practices to provide assessments and to develop treatment plans that enable clients to achieve their goals. Our programs and services include: individual and family counselling, ABA/IBI, group programs, naturopathic services, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Parent support, Behaviour Consultation, Psychological Services  For details click here.

Rediscovery Counselling Counselling and Consultation Services for people with Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders in Peterborough.  For details click here.  Stephanie Moeser of Rediscovery Counselling is now offering counselling and consultation services in Oshawa on Tuesdays at 850 King Street West, Unit 20, Oshawa, ON.  For details click here. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Groups for Teens and Adults Summer 2015

The “Unique Brain Neurodevelopmental Clinic” at Oshawa Psychological and Counselling Services (OPCS), located in the Oshawa Clinic at 117 King Street East, Oshawa. The clinic is staffed by registered psychologists who offer specialized assessment and intervention services for children, youth, and adults wondering about, or who have been diagnosed with, brain-based conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Tourette’s Disorder and other conditions, collectively known as Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The Neurodevelopmental Clinic offers services that focus on identifying and building on strengths associated with a unique brain in order to help individuals reach their full potential. Services offered are: diagnostic assessment, psychoeducational intervention, skills training, psychotherapeutic intervention and higher education & vocational preparation/support.  No medical referral is needed. To schedule an appointment with the clinic or to speak to a client services team member, contact Oshawa Psychological and Counselling Services at 905-721-7723. More information is available online at oshawapsychologist.com.  Click here for more details. 


Other Services

The “Unique Brain Neurodevelopmental Clinic” is a service at Oshawa Psychological and Counselling Services (OPCS) located in the Oshawa Clinic and is staffed by registered psychologists who offer specialized assessment and intervention services for children, youth, and adults wondering about, or who have been diagnosed with brain-based conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Tourette’s Disorder and other conditions, collectively known as Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The neurodevelopmental Clinic offers services that focus on identifying and building on strengths associated with a unique brain in order to help individuals reach their full potential. No medical referral is needed. To schedule an appointment with the clinic or to speak to a client services team member, contact Oshawa Psychological and Counselling Services at 905-721-7723. More information is available online at www.oshawapsychologist.com

Roxanne Christian, Music Therapist - Roxanne Christian is a skilled and talented Music Therapist.  She graduated from Berklee College of Music with her BA in Music Therapy.  Roxanne Christian is registered and Board Certified through the Certification Board of Music Therapists.  She has over a decade of experience working with physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs, primarily serving those in the Mental Health population.   Ms. Christian has positively impacted those she works with and around, from the Department of Mental Health in California, Aurora Charter Oak Hospital, and individuals who have privately contracted her services.  Her intervention tools include percussion instruments from around the world, drumming and rhythmic entrainment, art, guitar, piano, and voice.  Roxanne Christian uses an integrative therapeutic approach.  Her primary approaches include Cognitive Behavior, Humanistic, and Mindfulness.   She ultimately uses an approach that the individual will have the most success with. To contact Roxanne email her at MusicTherapyforHealing8@gmail.com.

CC Visionary Centre is a not for profit organization that provides a number of educational, social, and recreational programs for kids and adults with and without special needs.  Special needs however is something we are expanding on, Autism being on of our focuses.   We aim to provide both an educational environment and a place for individuals with autism and other special needs to socialise with others, be creative, active, and above all else have fun.

Durham Region Dual Diagnosis Resource Guide for People with a Dual Diagnosis - 2008 Edition prepared by the Durham Region Dual Diagnosis Committee Note: the term "dual diagnosis" refers to individuals with an intellectual disability, as well as a mental health diagnosis and/or behavioural challenges for more information about the Dual Diagnosis Outreach Program: contact the Whitby Mental Health Centre 905-668-5881 x 6755  

Frontenac Youth Services - Dual Diagnosis Parent Group - Oshawa - For parents of children with a dual diagnosis. If your child is between the ages of 12 – 18 and has a dual diagnosis of a developmental delay and a mental health disorder, this parent group may be for you.

Kerry's Place Autism Services - Oshawa - An extensive community outreach program for children, adolescents, adults and their families in Durham Region. Services include consultation, family resource days, education, volunteer/student placement opportunities, day supports, transitional-aged youth programs (age 17-25) and respite. Residential supports are also available. Referral to Kerry's Place Community Services may be made by a parent, doctor and/or other agency/school board (with written permission from parents). All persons referred to Kerry's Place Autism Services must have proof of diagnosis within the autism spectrum.

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario - Durham Region - Pickering - A charitable non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities offering: • "Share & Learn" monthly support group • advocacy workshops annually • advocacy support for parents: preparation for IPRCs, reviews & team meetings; will accompany parents to meetings (LDAO members only) • resource lending library with books & videos for LDAO members; articles available upon request • LD Awareness Day events For more information, contact: 905-426-1442 info@ldadr.on.ca

Precious Minds Resource & Learning Centre – North Durham - Sunderland - A charitable organization that exists for the purpose of providing support to families in north Durham Region with children who have barriers to learning. Main goals are to provide support, link parents with resources, raise awareness, and provide financial assistance. Precious Minds is funded through grants and donations from individuals, service clubs, and businesses.

Weighted for You - A home business, custom sewing geared towards providing a local source for weighted lap pads, quilts and neck snakes. Geared towards persons with autism to help in calming and grounding individuals, Custom busy pads for fidgety fingers of clients and family with dementia.  Owned by a PSW and CSW who has personal experiance in helping individuals live comfortably and productively in thier own space. weighted for you pic

DaZi Weighted Therapeutic Covers 


 

 

 

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