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Family Information

Explore the following links for financial assistance with post-secondary education for students with an intellectual disability

Let's Socialize Brochure
 - Social Skills Training for Simcoe County’s Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder & Their Families

Growing Stronger Together - Ontario's Poverty Reduction Plan
The Ontario government is calling on everyone to join together to tackle poverty.  Tackling poverty means strengthening our families, communities and economy.  It means inspiring hope in our future.

Kerry's Place Autism Services
Central East Region Respite Flexible Funding For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Application Form

Our Most Basic Needs - The Housing Crisis in Simcoe County

Our Most Basic Needs - Hunger Story in Simcoe County

Finally Getting It Right
A Guide to Educational Planning for a Student with Autism

Special Services At Home - A Guide for Families - Handbook and Application

Young Adult Konnections (Y.A.K.)


Sign up for the Abilities Bulletin a free, monthly, and packed full of news and information you can use.

Child Care in Simcoe County
Lists all child care sites for children up to the age of 12, both alphabetically and by location.

Children's Information Portal!
This site brings together information about all the children and youth programs and services provided by the Government of Ontario.

Exceptional Parent Magazine
The Family & Professional Site for the Special Needs Community (Infant & Children. Adolescents. Adults)

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Pacer Center's Kids Against Bullying

Parents Matter
FRP Canada has developed this site for parents and for those working with parents.

PLAN Toronto is a non-profit organization started by and for families with a relative with a disability. We provide support, seminars, and resources to help families create good lives and secure futures for their loved ones.

Respite care is a family support service that provides temporary relief from the physical and emotional demands involved in caring for a family member who has a disability.

Respite Worker Training Calendar 
Workshops that are being offered in Central East Region for service providers and families; there is no cost for the training.

Video Resource for Families in Estate Planning 
Click on "Your Estate Matters" and refer to Episode #9 - Disabled Dilemma

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