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A guide to services in the Hamilton area for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) 


Autism Organizations

 

Autism Ontario

Membership includes information on research, treatments and services; mutual support and connection with others through affiliation with local chapter; quarterly Autism Matters magazine mailed to your home or business. The Hamilton Chapter has a Parent-to-Parent Support Group that meets once a month. Meeting times and locations are listed on the local website at:

www.autismontario.com/hamilton

1179 King. St. W. Suite 004, Toronto M6K 3C5

Tel: 416-246-9592; Fax: 416-246-9417

e-mail: info@autismontario.com

www.autismontario.com

 

Autism Ontario - Hamilton-Wentworth Chapter

Telephone: 905-528-8476

533 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON L8M 1H9

e-mail: office.hamilton@autismontario.com

www.autismontario.com/hamilton

 

 

 

Canadian National Autism Foundation

38 King Street East, P.O. Box 66512, Stoney Creek, ON L8G 5E5

Tel: 905-930-8682; Fax: 905-930-9744

e-mail: info@cnaf.net

www.cnaf.net

 

 

Physicians Who Diagnose and Treat Autism

 

There are a number of physicians at McMaster Children’s Hospital - Chedoke site who diagnose and treat children with Autism to age 18. As of March 2010, these physicians include:

Dr. Jeremy Goldberg

Dr. Karen Harman

Dr. William Mahoney

Dr. Peter Szatmari

Dr. Marc Woodbury-Smith

Dr. Olaf Kraus De Camargo

Dr. Ronit Mesterman

 

This is not an exclusive list as new physicians do become involved. To see a physician at Chedoke, families or their Family Doctor should call Chedoke’s intake line at:

905-521-2100 Ext. 77950 - Choose the option for Children’s Developmental Pediatrics.

 

Emergency Psychiatric Services

St. Joseph’s Hospital

50 Charlton Ave. E., Hamilton, Tel: 905-522-4941

CHILDREN’S SERVICES

 

Services for Pre-schoolers

 

Contact Hamilton

Contact Hamilton is an entry point to services for children and youth with emotional, behavioural or developmental concerns and adults with developmental disabilities. services provided:

information about available services; central intake and referral; coordination of services; planning for the children’s and developmental services systems; administration of Passport, an initiative for individuals who have a developmental disability and who have left school and are seeking community participation supports.

140 King Street East, Suite 4, Hamilton L8N 1B2

Tel: 905-570-8888; Fax: 905-522-6957

e-mail: info@contacthamilton.ca

www.contacthamilton.ca

 

Co-ordinated Access for Child Care

A free, confidential service.

Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:30AM - 4:30PM

 

Early Words

Community-wide system of pre-school speech and language services in Hamilton. Website lists milestones to help parents to recognize developmental issues.

930 Upper Paradise Road, Unit 15 Hamilton, L9B 2N1

Tel: 905-381-2828; Fax: 905-385-2778

e-mail: earlywrd@ascy.ca

www.ascy.ca

 

Family Resource Centres

Early childhood development and parenting programs for families with children -  birth to six years of age.

Services include: toy lending program, breast feeding support, nutrition programs, prenatal and postnatal supports, family literacy programs, play groups, speech and language supports.

Family Resource Centres - Service Providers:

Brighter Futures Family Centre

Tel: 905-544-6630       

PALS

Tel: 905-689-7742

Children’s Corner Resource Centre

Tel: 905-522-9952

Kiwanis Parent Child Resource Centre

Tel: 905-525-5855

St. John’s Community Resource Centre

905-643-2052

Roxborough Family Support Resource Centre

905-574-9344

Today’s Family Resource Centre and Toy Lending Library

905-574-9344

Family Life Toy Lending Program

905-547-5592

Wesley Family Resource Centre

905-521-0926

 

Hamilton Family Network

Puts parents of children with disabilities and chronic illness in touch with other parents.

22 Leeming Street, Hamilton L8L 5T3

Tel: 905-526-7190; Fax: 905-526-0767

e-mail: admin@hfnet.ca

www.hfnet.ca

www.hamiltonfamilynetwork.com

 

Hamilton-Niagara Regional Autism Intervention Program (H-NRAIP)

Child and Family Support Services

Services offered include: family consultation support by a Speech-Language Pathologist, Behaviour Therapist or Early Childhood Resource Specialist while on a waitlist for IBI, workshops for families and community service providers to provide information on positive behaviour support strategies, diagnostic assessments, social work support.

 

Regional Autism Intervention Program, Provider of Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI)

1:1 intensive therapy for children based on the principles of ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) diagnostic assessments, social work support.

Transition Support Services

Family consultation support by a Behaviour Therapist for up to one year after discharge from IBI, workshops for families and community service providers to provide information on positive behaviour support strategies, social work support.

Hours: Monday - Friday, scheduled appointments

Tel: 905-521-2100 ext 77758; for IBI: ext 77315

Fax: 905-574-9439

 

Hamilton Suzuki School of Music

167 Appleford Crt., Hamilton L9C 5Y4

Tel: 905-577-6477

www.hssm.ca

 

Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Early Autism Initiative - McMaster Children’s Hospital, Chedoke Site

Support provided to families whose children are on the IBI (Intensive Behavioural Intervention) waitlist. Workshops and individual consultations to assist families with using positive behaviour support strategies.

Tel: 905-521-2100 Ext. 77299

 

Integration Resources Hub

A group of agencies working together to help place pre-school children with special needs into child care programs. Hub Agencies: Hamilton and District Council of Co-operative Preschools Corp. - Integration Program; Hamilton Association for Community Living - Child Development Centre; Hamilton Health Sciences Corp.– Chedoke Child and Family Centre; City of Hamilton - Red Hill Family Centre; St. Matthew’s House - Early Childhood Integration Support Services

Tel: 905-528-0591

http://www.cafcc.on.ca

e-mail: info@cafcc.on.ca

Special Services At Home

One-on-one workers to work with your child on a contract basis.

119 King Street West, 2nd Floor, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y7

Tel: 905-521-7456; Fax: 905-521-7337

e-mail: specialneeds@hhsc.ca

 

Services for School-Age Children

 

Autism Spectrum Disorders Service

McMaster children’s Hospital - Chedoke Site

Parent education & community workshops, diagnostic assessments, family consultation by a Behaviour Therapist, family resources support, parent support, social work support, sibling support group.

Hours: Monday - Friday, scheduled appointments

Tel: 905-521-2100, ext. 77758; Fax: 905-574-9439

 

Catholic Family Services

Children with Complex Needs Program - In partnership with Lynwood Hall Wraparound and Rygiel Supports for Community Living, CFS provides case management and/or family counseling to families of children who have a developmental disability and/or mental health concerns.

Hours: Monday, Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30AM-7:30PM

201-447 Main Street East, Hamillton L8N 1K1

Tel: 905-527-3823; Fax: 905-546-5779

www.cfshw.com

 

Charlton Hall Child and Family Centre

Charlton Hall Child and Family Centre is an accredited children's mental health centre providing a range of residential and day treatment services for children and youth 6-21 years of

age with social, emotional or behavioural challenges

Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:30AM - 5:00PM

56 Charlton Ave West, Hamilton, ON L8P 2C1

Tel: 905-529-7262; Fax: 905-529-5291

e-mail: info@charltonhall.org

 

Charlton House

Out-of-Home Respite Care - occasional out-of-home- respite care for individuals under the age of 21 years. Range of recreational\leisure activities designed to provide the child/adolescent with an enjoyable social experience while  meeting their family’s need for respite. Open every weekend and full time during the Christmas, March and Summer school breaks. 

Adolescent Groups - ages 15-21: One night per week social program. October - January and February - May.

Tel: 905-526-9063

www.communitylivinghamilton.com

 

Child and Family Centre, McMaster Children’s Hospital

Chedoke Campus - Autism Team

Support group for children of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Tel: 905-521-2100 ext. 77758

www.mcmasterchildrenshospital.ca

 

CHOICES

Snoezelen room can be booked for one hour from Monday to Sunday to relax, calm, energize - $2.00 per use; Hildegard Residence - group home for children with developmental disabilities.

Tel: 905-628-6147

 

Christian Horizons

Respite care, transportation, school-to-work transitional supports, camp opportunities for children with special needs.

4278 King Street East, Suite 2,
Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2G5
Phone: 519-650-3241; Fax: 519-650-0206

www.christian-horizons.org

Area Served:  Halton-Peel, Hamilton-Niagara & Waterloo-Wellington

 

COAST

Crisis outreach and support team supports parents, caregivers, children, youth and service providers. 24 hour crisis line.

Tel: 905-972-8338

 

Community Adolescent Network

Residential and non-residential services for youth 13-20 with special needs. Hours: Monday—Friday from 9:00AM-4:30PM

121 August St. Hamilton L8N 1R5

Tel: 905-529-6866; Fax: 905-529-9242

e-mail: can@thecan.ca

 

Community Living Hamilton

Support to families with developmentally handicapped children under the age of 21. Services include respite care, sitter/companion training, and adolescent life skills group.

191 York Blvd., Hamilton L8R 1Y6

Tel: 905-528-0281; Fax: 905-528-5156

www.communitylivinghamilton.com

 

Contact Hamilton

Contact Hamilton is an entry point to services for children and youth with emotional, behavioural or developmental concerns and adults with developmental disabilities. Services provided: information about available services; central intake and referral; coordination of services; planning for the children’s and developmental services systems; administration of Passport, an initiative for individuals who have a developmental disability and who have left school and are seeking community participation supports.

140 King Street East, Suite 4, Hamilton L8N 1B2

Tel: 905-570-8888; Fax: 905-522-6957

e-mail: info@contacthamilton.ca

www.contacthamilton.ca

 

Co-ordinated Access for Child Care

A free, confidential service.

Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Hamilton Public Library, 1st Floor

55 York Boulevard (Jackson Square), Hamilton

 

Tel: 905-528-0591; Fax: 905-528-7764

e-mail: ccil@cafee.on.ca

 

Geneva Centre

Clinical intervention and training institute services.

112 Merton St., Toronto M4S 2Z8

Tel: 416-322-7877

Toll Free: 1-866-GENEVA-9; Fax: 416-322-5894

e-mail: info@autism.net

www.autism.net

 

Hamilton and District Extend a Family

Peer Buddy Program - matches children and teenagers with physical and developmental disabilities to volunteers in their community.

Tel: 905-383-2885

293 Wellington Street North, Suite 127, Hamilton, ON L8L 8E7

www.extendafamilyhamilton.on.ca

 

Hamilton Family Network

Puts parents of children with disabilities and chronic illness in touch with other parents.

22 Leeming Street, Hamilton L8L 5T3

Tel: 905-526-7190; Fax: 905-526-0767

e-mail: hamiltonfamilynetwork@sympatico.ca

www.hamiltonfamilynetwork.com

 

Home Care and Community Support Branch (formerly Community Care Access Centre) May provide personal support workers to assist children who cannot perform self-help skills such as dressing or bathing.

Tel: 905-523-8600 or 1-800-450-8002

www.ccac-ont.ca

 

Lynwood Hall Child and Family Centre

Mental health services, including residential, day treatment, treatment foster care and home-based services for children, youth, families.

526 Upper Paradise Road

Hamilton L9C 5E3

Tel: 905-389-1361; Fax: 905-389-8765

www.lynwoodhall.com

 

Reach for the Rainbow

Provides integrated recreational, respite and outreach opportunities across Ontario. Partners with summer camps to train staff and place children with special needs.

20 Torlake Cres., Toronto M8Z 1B3

Tel: 416-503-0088; Fax: 416-503-0485

e-mail: projectrainbow@reach.on.ca

www.reachfortherainbow.ca

 

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