What’s New

SCS in partnership with the Community Information Centre of Ottawa (CICO) is working to provide information about community resources and events.

Information about opportunities and services not provided by SCS is for information purposes only and does not constitute SCS’ recommendation or endorsement. We encourage you to contact event organizers directly to confirm that activities are not cancelled.

Recent updates


Request For Proposal: Integrated Client Portal

SCS is looking to contract the development of a client portal with workflows that integrate seamlessly with its current applications ...
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Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) – Open call to Volunteers from the Autism Community – Deadline November 18th

If you wish to know more about the role of the volunteer and how to apply, please see the Open ...
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Community Living offers Free Webinar – Estate Planning Guide 2020 – held on November 18th

For more information and to register, please see the  Estate Planning Guide 2020 poster ...
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Lotus Centre for Special Music Education 2020-2021 Programs

Virtual and in person programs and events offered by the Lotus Centre for Special Music Education. Please see their 2020-2021 ...
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Discipline That Doesn’t Hurt… Anyone – Courses start November 16th 2020

Under the expert direction of Susan Duke at Family Services Ottawa, this five-week course offers an informative and interactive exploration ...
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Coming Together 2020 Virtual Series: Materials From Keynote Presentation

To access COVID resources from CAMH and H-CARDD: www.hcarddcovid.com/info. To access videos mentioned during the keynote presentation: From victims to ...
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Ministry of Health COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children in School and Child Care

For more information, please see their newsletter – October 2020 ...
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CHEO – New! Virtual back-to-school backpack

Please click here to be linked to the CHEO website for more information ...
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The new COVID-19 Caregiving Benefit – October 2020

As CERB wraps up there are some new supports in place to assist people through these trying times. One of ...
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RESPs, RDSPs and OSAP Webinar – November 10th 2020

For more information, please see the RESPs, RDSPs and OSAP Webinar Invitation ...
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Events


Lotus Centre for Special Music Education 2020-2021 Programs

Virtual and in person programs and events offered by the Lotus Centre for Special Music Education. Please see their 2020-2021 ...
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Mothercraft Virtual November 2020 Calendar

Mothercraft Virtual November 2020 Calendar ...
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Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities

The Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (HCARDD) presents “In case your missed it” containing information on virtual courses ...
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Autism Ontario North Region Event Calendar – November 2020

For details, please click the Autism Ontario North Region Calendar for November 2020 poster ...
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Friendly Fitness Circuit – Monday afternoons

Prism offer a Friendly Fitness Circuit on Monday afternoons located in Kanata. For dates and details, please see their Friendly ...
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Music and Dance Zoom classes

Music and Dance Zoom classes for children and teen/adults with special needs. See the Zoom Music and Dance for Adults  and ...
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Fall Parenting Programs offered by Family Services Ottawa

Family Services Ottawa will be offering their Fall programs virtually and registration is now open for all programs.  Please see ...
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(Français) Mind Institute Webinar on Women on the Spectrum

Sorry, this entry is only available in French ...
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Boxing Without Barriers Classes

Boxing Without Barriers is a non-contact boxing program for children, youth, and young adults (ages 7+) with special needs.  Classes ...
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ABLE2 Grow Programs

I am delighted to be able to announce some new and exciting opportunities for growth, learning and support for parents, ...
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Recreation


Friendly Fitness Circuit – Monday afternoons

Prism offer a Friendly Fitness Circuit on Monday afternoons located in Kanata. For dates and details, please see their Friendly ...
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PRISM Programs

PRISM Friendly Fitness Circuit PRISM Namaste Yoga for Teens and Adults ...
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Propeller Dance Digital Classes Fall 2020

To register, please see the Propeller Dance Digital Classes Fall 2020 flyer ...
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Music and Dance Zoom classes

Music and Dance Zoom classes for children and teen/adults with special needs. See the Zoom Music and Dance for Adults  and ...
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Accessible Water Wheel Chairs in 3 Ottawa Parks

The City of Ottawa has Accessible Water Wheel Chairs now available ready to ride at some City Parks between noon ...
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Boxing Without Barriers Classes

Boxing Without Barriers is a non-contact boxing program for children, youth, and young adults (ages 7+) with special needs.  Classes ...
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List of various Covid-19 Article and Resource Links

List of Covid-19 Article and Resource Links – Posted May 5th List of Covid-19 Article and Resource Links – Posted ...
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Zoom Music and Fitness for Adults

Click the Zoom Music and Fitness for Adults flyer for more information ...
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15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home

Broadway has never been more accessible than it is now. Here’s a list of Broadway plays and musicals you can ...
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Recreational Respite Lifestyle Ages 18+

Fun changes behaviour! Taking something that is good for your overall social, physical, emotional and mental well being and turning ...
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Presentations / Workshops


Community Living offers Free Webinar – Estate Planning Guide 2020 – held on November 18th

For more information and to register, please see the  Estate Planning Guide 2020 poster ...
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Lotus Centre for Special Music Education 2020-2021 Programs

Virtual and in person programs and events offered by the Lotus Centre for Special Music Education. Please see their 2020-2021 ...
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Discipline That Doesn’t Hurt… Anyone – Courses start November 16th 2020

Under the expert direction of Susan Duke at Family Services Ottawa, this five-week course offers an informative and interactive exploration ...
Read More

RESPs, RDSPs and OSAP Webinar – November 10th 2020

For more information, please see the RESPs, RDSPs and OSAP Webinar Invitation ...
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Fall Parenting Programs offered by Family Services Ottawa

Family Services Ottawa will be offering their Fall programs virtually and registration is now open for all programs.  Please see ...
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(Français) Mind Institute Webinar on Women on the Spectrum

Sorry, this entry is only available in French ...
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CHEO virtual care update – August & September 2020

CHEO will be offering free virtual workshops in August and September so please visit the CHEO website to have the ...
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Your Roadmap to Success from Autism Awareness Centre & Independent Living with Autism

Autism Awareness Centre Celebrates 17 Years and along with Independent Living with Autism they have created a document called Your ...
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Checking In – Disability Advocacy Network of Eastern Ontario

Greetings and we hope you and your families/friends are well and safe. We just wanted to check in with a ...
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Virtual Behavior Supports

With virtual behavior supports, parents and caregivers connect with a behavior consultant using clinical videoconferencing from their home. Behavior supports ...
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Resources


Community Living offers Free Webinar – Estate Planning Guide 2020 – held on November 18th

For more information and to register, please see the  Estate Planning Guide 2020 poster ...
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Lotus Centre for Special Music Education 2020-2021 Programs

Virtual and in person programs and events offered by the Lotus Centre for Special Music Education. Please see their 2020-2021 ...
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Discipline That Doesn’t Hurt… Anyone – Courses start November 16th 2020

Under the expert direction of Susan Duke at Family Services Ottawa, this five-week course offers an informative and interactive exploration ...
Read More

Coming Together 2020 Virtual Series: Materials From Keynote Presentation

To access COVID resources from CAMH and H-CARDD: www.hcarddcovid.com/info. To access videos mentioned during the keynote presentation: From victims to ...
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Ministry of Health COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children in School and Child Care

For more information, please see their newsletter – October 2020 ...
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CHEO – New! Virtual back-to-school backpack

Please click here to be linked to the CHEO website for more information ...
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The new COVID-19 Caregiving Benefit – October 2020

As CERB wraps up there are some new supports in place to assist people through these trying times. One of ...
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RESPs, RDSPs and OSAP Webinar – November 10th 2020

For more information, please see the RESPs, RDSPs and OSAP Webinar Invitation ...
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Fostering Friendships Forever

Fostering Friendships Forever offers an inclusive Day Program for Adults with exceptionalities. For more details, please see their Fostering Friendships ...
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Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities

The Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (HCARDD) presents “In case your missed it” containing information on virtual courses ...
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Helpful tools


ABLE2 Grow Programs

I am delighted to be able to announce some new and exciting opportunities for growth, learning and support for parents, ...
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Creating and Using an Activity Calendar

A calendar can serve a wide variety of purposes. Calendars can help us remember what we have to do, where ...
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COVID-19: CRITICAL FAQs from P4P Planning Network

With the COVID-19 pandemic, questions around income and housing supports and other critical issues are at the forefront of all ...
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Help prevent the spread – Multi-language visual posters

Help-Prevent-the-Spread-of-COVID-19-English Help-Prevent-the-Spread-of-COVID-19-French Help-Prevent-the-Spread-of-COVID-19-Arabic Help-Prevent-the-Spread-of-COVID-19-Punjabi ...
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Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times

An informational document developed by the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Autism Team. Click Supporting Individuals with Autism ...
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Recreational Respite offers Virtual Services

Recreation Therapists promote inclusion, encourage community participation and nurture social connectivity for children, youth and adults with disabilities and mental ...
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New COVID-19 text and chat line

Together with the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, Interval House of Ottawa, Ottawa Victim Services and the Eastern ...
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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 ...
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Newsletters / Resource Guides


Update Friday – Community Living Ontario

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantine have become part of our daily lives. As ...
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Positive Approaches Journal

Pennsylvania’s Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) announce the publication ...
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Camila’s Story, by SCS

Many families will tell you, taking care of a relative with a developmental disability is often comparable to working a ...
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Meet Tomas, a Participant of Adult Case Management at Service Coordination

“Cooking is not difficult. Cooking is easy.” Tomas works in an Italian restaurant’s kitchen. He takes care of dishes and ...
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Meet George, a Participant of Case Management at Service Coordination

Karen knows the advocacy and determination that comes with having a child with many disabilities. She and George, her 18-year-old ...
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