ABLE2’s Build Community program is a collaborative process that aims to create a safe, meaningful and fulfilling life for the person with a disability where they can be active members of their communities.
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.
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 www.moveyourmind.ca
Service Coordination Support (SCS) for People with Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce the launch of My Search Tool now available at search.scsonline.ca.
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.
Click here to access the Starter Guide.
See ConnectAbility’s Resource Page for more information.
To access COVID resources from CAMH and H-CARDD:
To access videos mentioned during the keynote presentation:
- From victims to advocates: People with developmental disabilities are changing the health-care system:
- Better Practice, Better Health: Listening and learning from patients and families
- Family Matters Toolkit offers tools and resources for family caregivers; this page of the toolkit offers a list of resources available to families and self-advocates:
Sibling study, “Exploring the experiences of siblings of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities during the COVID‐19 pandemic”. More information for adult sibs can be found at:
- A Family Guide to Dual Diagnosis (this guide written pre-covid but may have some helpful information):
It’s national caregivers month! Ottawa resident Donna Thomson wrote this piece last week:
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 email@example.com.