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The following services providers offer support groups. Please contact them directly for more information about their programs:


Autism Journey is a website intended for parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The goal is to share stories, provide friendship, support, resources and quality information to families and caregivers.

 http://www.autismjourney.org/ 


Parent Support Group for Chinese Families of Children with Development Disability
Date: 3rd Saturday every month,
2014 Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May 17, Jun. 21, Jul 19, Aug. 16, Sep 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20

Time: 1:00 pm  to 4:00 pm
Venue: Gifted People Services.
513 McNicoll Avenue, North York M2H 2C9 (Intersection of Victoria Park and McNicoll Ave.)
Fee: Free of Charge

Childcare and Refreshment are provided.
To register, please visit www.giftedpeople.ca 

Any Inquiries please call 647-699-8416 or email: info@giftedpeople.ca


Support Group for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ancaster Community Centre
41 Ancaster Road, North York
Every other Thursday
9:30 am to 11:00 am
To learn more & to register contact:

Rachele Zilli at 647-729-3634


Autism Path North York Parent Support Group
http://www.autism-path.com/
Location: 5100 Yonge Street, North York Civic Center, Committee Room #1 (1st Floor, to the right from the main entrance to the building), North York, Ontario
Tel.: 416-830-5120
Email: autismpath@gmail.com
Please, check the website for the information about the date and topic of the meetings.


I Believe in Miracles Special Needs Support Group,
http://www.ibimiracles.com/
Location: 505 Hood Road, Unit 13, Markham Ontario L3R 5V6
Fee: FREE!!!  This one is on IBIM!
Registration: Please email us at info@ibimiracles.com  or RSVP to meetup.com http://www.meetup.com/SNSupportGroup/


Parent Share
Who: families with children with developmental disabilities.
Where: Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd. Scarborough ( Behind Cedarbrae
Mall at Markham and Lawrence.)
Sponsored by: Woodgreen Community Services,Bonnie Heath wdgnbonnie@yahoo.ca
Community Living Toronto, Janet Dunne, jdunne@cltoronto.ca
Extend-A-Family, Tamara Bailey, tb@extendafamily.ca,


Parent\Self Advocate Group
Who: Families with children with developmental disabilities and /or adults with developmental
disabilities.
Where: Woodgreen Community Services, 815 Danforth Ave, unit 202, (Between Donlands
subway station and Pape subway station.)
Sponsored by: Woodgreen Community Services, Bonnie Heath, wdgnbonnie@yahoo.ca


Extend-A-Family
Who: families of any age children with a developmental disability
Where: Long Branch Baptist Church, 3381 Lakeshore Boulevard W.
Sponsored by: Sharon Power, sp@extendafamily.ca or 416 354 2521



Dad’s Group
Who: Dad’s of any age children with a developmental disability
Where: 3300 Yonge St Ste 200 North of Lawrence
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Dates: Contact Sam Rocchese, 416 484 1317 or sr@extendafamiliy.ca


Parent Support Group for Chinese Families of  Children with Disability
Date: 2012 Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13,
2013 Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9 and Jun 13
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Community Living Toronto, Early Childhood Service.
1645 Warden Avenue, Scarborough M1R 5B3 (Intersection of Warden Avenue and Metropolitan Road, south of 401, inside Salvation Army Building)
Fee: Free of Charge
To register, please visit www.thespiritoflife.ca (the lower left of the page and click on the topics “Parents Support Group for Chinese Family”).  Any Inquiries please call 905-474-9500 Monita See (Ms) or 416-438-1165 ext 224 Miss Ho.


East Toronto Parent Support Group is held at Oakridge Public School (Danforth and Pharmacy) every other Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Contact: Kim Southern-paulsen, ksp@extendafamily.ca


Youth Link
Who: families with teenagers 12 to 21 years of age with developmental disabilities
Where: Youthlink 747 Warden Ave,
Time: Tuesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm
Dates: Starts Oct 30/2012
Contact to register at 416 967 1773 Angie Lau x259 or Roger Smith x224



Holland Bloorview Parent Talk
Who: Parent Support group
Where Holland Bloorview Family Resource Centre
When: Last Thursday of the month
RSVP: June Chiu 416 425 6220 x3389 or jchiu@hollandbloorview.ca



Scarborough Residential Alternatives
Who: Families, friends, relatives, individuals with developmental delays, who are looking for
alternative residential arrangements.
Where: Community Living Toronto, 1712 Ellesmere Rd, 2nd floor Conference Room, (at
MCCowan Rd).
When: first Tuesday of the month, starting Oct 4, Nov 6, Dec 4, 2011
Contact: Bonnie Heath, heath_bonnie@hotmail.com


Community Living Toronto offers several forms of support group in their different regions, including North York and Scarborough  www.communitylivingtoronto.ca

Geneva Centre for Autism offers some support groups  www.autism.net

Extend a Family sponsors Safe & Secure Futures Networks, which aims to support the development of support circles. Network meetings held monthly (except through the summer) between 7 pm and 9 pm as follows:

West Network (Royal York Road United Church, 851 Royal York Road, 2 blocks south of Bloor) - first Monday of each month, contact Sharon Power (sp@extendafamily.ca 416-354-2521)

Central/East Network (St. Simon the Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor Street East, between Sherbourne and Parliament) - first Tuesday of each month, contact Anne Murray (abm@extendfamily.ca 416-930-2080)

Please RSVP so you can be kept informed of changes or cancellations.

Extend a Family also facilitates family support groups in the city:

West Parents Support Group @ Long Branch Baptist Church
Day: Every 2nd week on Wednesday morning
Click here for more information & schedule
For further information and to register:
Contact: Sharon Power
Phone: 416.484.1317
Email: sp@extendafamily.ca
Youth Sibling Support Group @ Extend-A-Family Main Office
Click here for more information.
For further information and to register:
Contact: Jessica Van Wyk
Phone: 416.484.1317
Email: jvw@extendafamily.ca
or
Contact: Sam Rocchese
Phone: 416.484.1317
Email: sr@extendafamily.ca
Mom’s Morning Out – East Support Group @ Cedarbrook Community Centre
Day: Every 2nd week on Thursday morning
Click here for more information & schedule
For further information and to register:
Contact: Tamara Bailey
Phone: 416.484.1317
Email: tb@extendafamily.ca
Toronto East Evening Parent Group
@ Oakridge Junior Public School - 111 Byng Ave. Scarborough
Click here for further information.
Day: Alternate Tuesday evenings
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
For further information and to register:
Contact: Kim Southern-Paulsen
Phone: 416.484.1317
Email: ksp@extendafamily.ca
Adult Sibling Support Group 
Click here for more information.
For further information and to register:
Contact: Jessica Van Wyk
Phone: 416.484.1317
Email: jvw@extendafamily.ca
Safe & Secure Futures Networks
Meetings are held monthly in the evening.
Please click here for further information.
For further information and to register:
Contact: Sharon Power
Phone: 416.484.1317
Email: sp@extendafamily.ca
or
Contact: Anne Murray
Phone: 416.484.1317
Email: abm@extendafamily.ca

 














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