Category Archives: Helpful Tools

COVID-19: Information and Resources

In light of the outbreaks of COVID-19, we all play a role in preventing the virus from spreading. Please find below information and resources on this topic:

Be well. Stay safe.

KDS Village at 567 Cambridge Street is now open for new residents for people 65+

With continuous operation for over 51 years, The KDS Apartments, located at 567 Cambridge Street South in Ottawa, provide a high quality of life for seniors living on modest income in a central location close to beautiful Dow’s Lake. The King’s Daughters and Sons Apartments Incorporated (KDS) is now ready to serve more seniors.

All 58 new units are visitable, 15% of the units are barrier free, and 36% of units will be adaptable to meet mobility needs to allow for aging in place.

Ontario Autism Program – Autism Ontario East Region – Service Navigation Update!

 Office Hours

As you know, Autism Ontario does not have an office space in the region. I have been working with a few local organizations to book office space when families request in-person meetings. I also have been meeting families at their local libraries when necessary.

For the next few months, CHEO has offered Autism Ontario some office space to help accommodate the high demand of in-person meetings that I have been receiving. These office hours will be by appointment only.

  • Mondays – 9:00am-2:00pm – CHEO Kanata – 109-1002 Beaverbrook Road
  • Wednesdays – 9:00am-2:00pm – CHEO St-Laurent – 2280 St-Laurent Boulevard, Suite 103

*Please note that Autism Ontario does not endorse one service provider over another. I do make this very clear to families when I am asked about local services. We do value our local partnerships and I would certainly be open to work with any agency or organization who is interested in collaborating on workshops, information sessions, office hours, or Social Learning Opportunities.*

 Upcoming Events

Above Event Currently full – Family can still register for the waitlist

I have also partnered with CHEO and Service Coordination to facilitate information sessions for families with a new diagnosis. If you are supporting families with a new diagnosis who would benefit from an information session, you can direct them to the Access Team at CHEO:

 Social Learning Opportunities (SLO)

Our next round of Social Learning Opportunity Submission is February 1st! If you have any suggestions for events or workshops that you would like for us to run, please feel free to let me know! You can also complete the attached SLO Form if you are interested in partnering on something.

 In the Works (stay tuned!)SLOWorkshop FormFinal_EN_June2019_Fillable February 2020 Calendar

  • Workshops: Information Session on Speech-Language Pathology, Information Session on ABA/IBI, Cornwall OAP Information Session, Hawkesbury OAP Information Session
  • Events: Spring Autism Information Fair (Eligible OAP Services), Little Rays Reptiles, Family Bowling Ottawa, Family Bowling St-Isadore, Creation Workshop Cornwall, Xtreme Trampoline Ottawa

What does the 2019 Provincial budget mean for people supported by SCS?

The Ontario government released its 2019 budget on Thursday April 11th.It includes decisions that may influence developmental services and other services funded by the government.

“SCS welcomes the proposed funding measures for “Respecting and Supporting Families” and exploring ways to transform services to increase choice for individuals and families,” said André Dulude, Chair of SCS Board of Directors. “They reinforce our continued commitment to support people with developmental disabilities and children with autism in finding available resources, and planning for the future of their choice.”

The government is also planning to launch a “comprehensive review” of the province’s 20 supportive housing programs, which includes support for people with developmental disabilities.

We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available. We encourage you to subscribe to our communications to stay informed:

For more information on the budget, please click here.