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Autism Ontario-Durham Region- Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact. There work involves advocacy, government relations and responses to various issues that affect people with autism and their families.
905-432-5092 (Oshawa)
905-723-8405 (Durham Family Support Worker)

Bereaved Families of Ontario Durham Region- This organization provides support programs to bereaved parents, young adults and teens.  These programs offer support where bereaved individuals can learn to live with their grief, decrease their sense of isolation and help adapt to everyday living.

Big Brothers and Sisters- Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.

Catholic Family Services of Durham- Dedicated to strengthening the emotional, relational and social well-being of individuals and families, regardless of denomination, through support, counselling and education.

Central East Community Care Access Centre- CCACs get you the care you need in your home and in the community. This care is focused on optimizing your health and independence; supporting you through a health-care transition (for example, from hospital to home); or providing care following an illness or compromised health status. We are a caring team of health professionals who can provide support in your home, at school, or in the community.

Children's Aid Society of Durham Region- Working with families and communities for the safety, stability and wellbeing of children and youth.

CHIMO Youth and Family Services- Is an accredited children’s mental health agency that provides a variety of services to meet the needs of children, youth and their families in the community”

Community Living -Community Living Oshawa/Clarington is an accredited, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the achievement of personal outcomes for people with developmental disabilities.

Durham Behaviour Management Services - Individualized behaviour consultation services are available to assist in problem solving specific behavioural concerns.

Durham Family Court Clinic- Durham Family Court Clinic has extensive expertise in issues pertaining to separation and divorce, child welfare, and youth in conflict with the law. Assessment, mediation, counselling and psycho-educational programs are the core services provided.

Durham Infant and Child Development Services (0-6 years) Infant and Child Development is a family centred, early intervention and prevention service available to families with children birth to 6 years, with, or at risk for, delayed development. Infant and Child Development is designed to promote optimal development and school readiness of the young child and family through support and education.

Durham Mental Health Services (16 years or older) - Assists people with mental and emotional health issues live to their fullest potential in the community.

Durham Ontario Early Years/Best Start Hubs (0-6 years of age) Ontario Early Years Centres are places where parents and caregivers can: take part with their children in a range of programs and activities, get answers to questions, get information about programs and services that are available for young children and their families, talk to early years professionals, as well as other parents and caregivers in the community.

Durham Region Family Services

Frontenac Youth Services (12-18 years of age) A non-profit Children's Mental Health Centre providing assistance to emotionally and behaviourally disordered adolescents and their families.

Grandview Children's Centre- Provides services and support for children and youth with special needs and their families to achieve their personal best.

Healthy Babies Healthy Children Durham (0-6 years of age) - Ontario’s Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) program helps children get a healthy start in life.  The program helps families during pregnancy and after the baby is born up until transition to school.  We provide free home visits by Public Health Nurses and Family Visitors to families who need more support.

John Howard Society- The John Howard Society of Durham Region (JHS) is a non-profit, social service agency in Ontario Canada. We are dedicated to servicing individuals and families, youth and adults with programs and services in areas such as relationships, counselling, employment, literacy, housing, eviction prevention, crime prevention, harm reduction, parenting and more. Most of our services are free.

Kerry's Place Autism Services Kerry’s place provides community outreach, family support, and accommodation support to individuals with ASD.
905-579-2720 ext. 21

Kinark Child and Family Services- Children’s mental health organization that provides services that include individual, family and group counselling for children and youth living with mental health issues. Kinark supports children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families as well as offers institutionally and community-based forensic services.

Lake Ridge Community Support Services (7-12 years) Lake Ridge Community Support Services (LRCSS) provides high quality treatment, education and evaluation research services which facilitate the participation and growth of individuals with a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder within their community

Lakeridge Health Oshawa - Child, Youth and Family Program -(CYFP) provides services for children and adolescents, aged 5 to 18, who are struggling with serious mental health issues. They offer crisis intervention, an inpatient unit and outpatient services.
905-576-8711 ext. 4343

Learning Disabilities Association-Durham Region- The Learning Disabilities Association Durham Region’s mission is to advocate, support and educate the Durham community about learning disabilities and to enable persons with learning disabilities to reach their full potential.

Oshawa Community Health Centre- Services include family medicine, social work and counselling, and a variety of health promotion and community development groups, many focusing on children, youth and women. Services and programs are free.

Pinewood Centre and Mental Health Services- “Programs and services help adults and youth work through their challenges with addictions and/or mental health.

Precious Minds- Precious Minds provides support to families with children and youth who have barriers to learning. This includes the full spectrum of learning, physical, developmental and behavioral disabilities.

Resources for Exceptional Children and Youth - Durham Region. Assists families to enhance their child’s participation in the community, and support the family to advocate for services that they require.

Durham Farm and Rural Family Resource Centre (0-6 years of age) - Provides quality and flexible children’s services and programs to farm and rural families in Durham Region.

Eastview Boys and Girls Clubs of Durham- Provides a safe, supportive place where all children and youth can experience new opportunities, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

Girls Incorporated- At Girls Inc. they provide programs, opportunities, and experiences each girl needs to navigate the many gender, economic and social barriers they face, so they can grow up healthy, educated and independent.

YMCA Family and Community Action Program

YWCA Durham- YWCA Durham is a trusted community leader that provides high-quality programs, services and resources that respond to the needs of women, children, youth and families.
Ministry of Children and Youth Services - Special Services at Home- Helps families who are caring for a child with a developmental or physical disability. It is funded and managed by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. The program helps families pay for special services in or outside the family home as long as the child is not receiving support from a residential program.

Ministry of Children and Youth Services - Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities- If you are a parent caring for a child with a severe disability, you may be able to receive some financial help. The Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program helps parents with some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a severe disability.

Jennifer Ashleigh Foundation- Provides funding for children who have one or more of the following diagnosis: physical disability, severe medical issue that cannot be controlled by medication and disrupts the life of the child and family, mental health disorders, pervasive developmental disorders.

Child Disability Benefit- (CDB) is a tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and prolonged impairment in mental or physical functions.

President's Choice Charity- “Support children with special needs by providing financial grants for essential specialized equipment and essential therapies. Through individual grants, the charity is able to supply much needed resources and help provide a renewed sense of independence, dignity and freedom.

For the Love of a Child - is a children’s charity that supports the financial need of various services such as equipment needs, assistive devices, recreation, and more.

Precious Minds - has a financial support program for individuals residing in Uxbridge, Brock, and Scugog. The program will provide financial assistance for therapy, assistive devices, and respite care.
Respite Services.Com- consists of agencies funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. We are collaborating to develop a more dynamic respite network for both children and adults in Durham Region.

Christian Horizons- Christian Horizons is a non-profit, faith-based charitable organization serving nearly 1,500 people with developmental disabilities and their families in Ontario. With more than 200 residences as well as respite care and retreat facilities, we offer programs and services that can be tailored to meet a wide variety of needs

Community Living Durham North- Community Living Oshawa/Clarington is an accredited, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the achievement of personal outcomes for people with developmental disabilities.

Community Living Oshawa Clarington- Community Living Oshawa/Clarington is an accredited, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the achievement of personal outcomes for people with developmental disabilities.

Durham Association for Family Respite Services-  works in partnership with families with a member who has an intellectual disability or a child with a physical disability, providing Family Support (services, resources, and other types of assistance) that enhance the capacity of the whole family to care for one another and to sustain and/or enhance their valued social roles as family members and as members of the community.
905-436-2500 ext. 2310

Grandview Children's Centre- provides services and support for children and youth with special needs and their families to achieve their personal best.
Distress Centre Durham- Distress Centre Durham helps people in distress to cope, by providing emotional support, crisis/suicide management and community education. Our values provide the philosophical foundations for all that we do, collectively and individually, with service users, volunteers, staff and our communities.
905-430-2522 or 1-800-452-0688

Durham Mental Health Services: Crisis-Access-Linkage-Line- Durham Mental Health Services offers a range of crisis supports to assist individuals who are experiencing a personal or situational crisis. Our crisis services are free, confidential and offered to anyone over 16 years of age.
905-666-0483 or 1-800-742-1890

Kids Help Phone- Offers phone counselling, and web counselling, free if charge for children 20 years and younger. Services are anonymous, confidential, non-judgemental and available 24 hours per day 7 days per week.

Bereaved Families of Ontario Durham Region- This organization provides support programs to bereaved parents, young adults and teens.  These programs offer support where bereaved individuals can learn to live with their grief, decrease their sense of isolation and help adapt to everyday living.

Children's Aid Society of Durham Region
About Kids Health- Hospital for Sick Children

ADDitude Magazine for People with ADHD- Strategies and support for ADHD and LD

ADDvance Online Resource for Women and Girls With ADHD

National Resource Center on ADHD

ADHD and You

The Centre for ADHD/ADD Awareness

Parent Talk- General Parenting support

Caring for Kids -information for parents from Canadian Paediatricians

Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA) - CADDRA is a Canadian non-industry, not-for-profit, independent association. We are an alliance of healthcare professionals supporting patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their families.

Teach ADHD- The mission of TeachADHD is to provide teachers and other education professionals with resources and materials that have been developed specifically to bridge the substantial gap between current neuroscientific understanding of ADHD and classroom practice. These resources and materials are relevant for teaching and supporting students who are inattentive, off-task, fidgety, restless, disorganized, and have problems remembering and following instructions regardless of whether they have received a diagnosis of 'ADHD'.

Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child By Dr. Katharina Manassis (1996) ISBN-13: 978-0812096057 Here's a practical guide that shows parents how to recognize a child's anxieties, and offers specific advice on how to help a child within the context of the family and school environment--and when necessary, where to seek professional help.

The Explosive Child: a New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children. Ross Greene, One of the most sought-after resources for dealing with challenging kids of the last few years. The Explosive Child is not a book about Tourette Syndrome; not a book about ADHD or OCD, conduct disorders or bipolar disorders, Asperger's Syndrome or kids with difficult temperaments. This is a book about the behavioural challenges associated with these and other conditions which have profound effects on parents and in the lives of families. And of course it is about developing a comprehensive and creative response to these challenges.

The Difficult Child by Stanley Turecki. Dr. Stanley Turecki, one of the nation's most respected experts on children and discipline--and himself the father of a once difficult child--offers compassionate and practical advice to parents of hard-to-raise children. ISBN-10: 0553380362

1-2-3 Magic Parenting Program by Thomas Phelan. Effective discipline for children 2-12. Helping parents raise well-behaved, happy, competent kids and put the fun back into parenting.

Let me hear your voice: A Family’s Triumph over Autism by Catherine Maurice. This book describes a family’s struggle to provide treatment for two children with Autism, and how the applied behavioural analysis approach helped them speak and learn. ISBN-13: 978-0449906644

Behavioural Intervention For Young Children with Autism a Manual for Parents and Professionals By Catherine Maurice (1996). This book is an introduction to treatment utilizing the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).

Durham Reading Centre- Tutoring program are conducted using a one-to-one teacher-student format and adapted to each individual needs.

Khan Academy - Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Inspiration Software - Inspires students and creative thinkers to develop strong thinking and organizational skills, improve their academic performance and tap the power of visual thinking.