Category Archives: Resources

The CORE Learning Centre – New services available in Kanata

We are a new local autism therapy centre that provides one on one support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The CORE Learning Centre is driven by the belief that each child is unique and as such, their therapy should reflect that. From individualized programs, reinforcers and therapist teams – everything we do is centred around providing an inclusive and compassionate environment for all our clients. Our highly trained team, led by an accredited Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, implements programs using applied behaviour analysis (ABA) techniques to give each client the tools to grow.

View the CORE Website

Move Your Mind Counselling – Equine assisted psychotherapy

Move Your Mind Counselling has launched equine assisted psychotherapy in the Stittsville area. Psychotherapist Heather Sansom, PhD, works with higher functioning youth and adults on the spectrum (and ADHD). Additional to remote video sessions, she offers nature and animal based experiential therapy. These can be an alternative and engaging way for clients to explore and develop their strengths, while enhancing coping skills for stress, anxiety, and other concerns.  She has degrees and credentials in psychotherapy, recreation therapy, and equine instruction with experience working with youth and adults on the spectrum in recreation therapy and psychotherapy.

For more information, please visit their website at

Now Available: My Search Tool

Service Coordination Support (SCS) for People with Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce the launch of My Search Tool now available at

My Search Tool

My Search Tool was developed in collaboration with Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario (CNEO), also known as 211 Eastern Region. It offers a library of useful resources and services in the Ottawa area that are selected for the people we support at SCS. We are currently working on adding the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, and Renfrew County.

“We are proud to have provided SCS with the tools to launch My Search Tool, which we believe will be very helpful to people with developmental disabilities who want to find resources or services in their community,” said John Hoyles, Executive Director of CNEO.

When using My Search Tool, the person has the options to complete a search by topic, location, age or distance from their place. Topics were chosen based on areas where demand for resources and services may be greater for an individual with a developmental disability or autism: education, employment/volunteering, finance/funding, health, housing, legal and advocacy, recreation/camp/social, respite, special support care, transition life phase and transportation.

My Search Tool greatly contributes to the progress of SCS’s mission to support people with developmental disabilities and children with autism in finding available resources and planning for the future of their choice.

Coming Together 2020 Virtual Series: Materials From Keynote Presentation

To access COVID resources from CAMH and H-CARDD:

To access videos mentioned during the keynote presentation:

More resources:

Invitation to a mindfulness group for autistic adults and their caregivers
Some of you seemed to enjoy the mindfulness activity. CAMH are offering a mindfulness group for autistic adults and their caregivers group starting November 14th (there are still a few spots). You can find more information about this group and other mindfulness groups for families, and for people with disabilities, by emailing us at