Autism Canada Foundation

Autism Canada Foundation is a registered Canadian Charitable organization that has been committed to improving the lives of Canadians affected by Autism since 2002. Autism Canada’s founding directors were all parents whose children were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Having firsthand experience with autism, they were more than aware of the lack of representation in Canada for all effective treatments and therapies.

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Autism Ontario

Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario.

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Dental Care

Going to the dentist can evoke a lot of fear in most people. Consider the differences in sensory processing that people with autism experience, and a trip to the dentist is sure to be a scary time. This guide was sent to us by - and while the organization is based in the United States, the guide and it's contents are applicable to all! Please have a look if you have an upcoming trip to the dentist - this guide has the ability to make it a more comfortable experience for everyone involved.

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Geneva Centre for Autism

Geneva Centre for Autism is committed to providing resources for parents, professionals and those who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Over the years, the Centre has compiled an extensive collection of resources offering a wealth of information about ASD and related disorders.

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Community Gardens

Gardening in the Biosphere: Seed to Soil Guide

"This guide is designed for gardening in the Georgian Bay Biosphere region, that spans from the Severn River north to the French River, along the eastern shore of Georgian Bay, Ontario."

This guide was prepared for the public by the Georgian Bay Biosphere (GBB). The GBB is a local non-profit organization that builds our community's capacity for regional sustainability. Click here to learn about the GBB and their many initiatives:

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Disability Is Natural

Disability is Natural is a powerful website full of information. The author of the website is Kathie Snow, a thought provoking speaker, mother and author. Kathie brings it home with Disability is Natural and the People First Language. This website will change the way you think!

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The Ontario Trillium Foundation

Our vision: The Ontario Trillium Foundation is a catalyst that enables Ontarians to work together to enhance the quality of life in their communities. We believe that communities across Ontario are rich in talent, creativity and drive, and our grants stimulate communities to build on these assets. Our mission: Building healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector, through investments in community-based initiatives.

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Abilities Canada

Welcome! This website is an opportunity for people with disabilities and the broader community to engage in dialogue around issues that matter to all of us. INSPIRE - INFORM - EMPOWER. Make sure your voice is heard: join the conversation!

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Accessibility Experts

Accessibility is our ONLY business and we are passionate about it! We go beyond the mechanics of accessibility; we dig deeper to acknowledge existing perceptions around disabilities. Through interactive workshops, we teach organizations to take a more sensitive and inclusive approached to understanding the unique needs of all customers – regardless of their disability.

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Aging and Disability

This site offers wisdom and practical tools to face the challenge of aging with grace and dignity.

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Cerebral Palsy Guidance

The one-stop site for valuable information regarding all aspects of Cerebral Palsy, including treatment, support groups, financial assistance, and tips for activities of daily living. You will also find inspiring stories and candid insight on the website’s blog.

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Cerebral Palsy Guide

Cerebral palsy (commonly referred to as CP) is a group of conditions that affects movement in different parts of the body and has many degrees of severity. Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options, and support to help those affected by this condition.

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Online resources for people with developmental disabilities and their families/friends.

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Developmental Services Ontario

Developmental Services Ontario helps adults with developmental disabilities connect to services and supports in their communities. There are nine agencies across Ontario to serve you. The DSO is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services. They can connect you to various resources in your area like Residential Supports, Caregiver Respite, Community Participation Supports, Professional and Specialized Services, Person-directed Planning, and more.

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Easter Seals

At the core of Easter Seals is a common passion for caring, shared by its staff, thousands of volunteers across the province, and by those who support its mission. This heart-felt desire to serve children, youth and young adults with physical disabilities and their families, is what Easter Seals is all about.

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March of Dimes

Since 1951, through advocacy and service, March of Dimes has improved the lives of Canadians with disabilities. Each year, we empower 50,000 people to lead more independent lives. Join us today and help create a society inclusive of people with disabilities.

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Our Vision: to provide a unique and appropriate Learning Centre for special needs adults. Our Mission: to offer a structured, meaningful, inclusive and community-based environment where dependent developmentally challenged adults continue to thrive and grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually.

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The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario is a charitable non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities. Our mission is to provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society.

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Preparing for Adulthood

Giving everyone equal life chances. Providing expertise to ensure that youth achieve paid employment, independent living, housing options, good health, friendships, relationships and community inclusion.

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Transition to Post-Secondary School Guide

New resource to help Ontario students with disabilities

A new Ontario resource guide, The Transition Resource Guide, has been created to ease the transition from high school to university or college for students with disabilities. The Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC), based at Queen’s University, created the comprehensive resource with input from various stakeholders, including students with disabilities, disability service professionals at Ontario’s universities and colleges, and secondary school counsellors. The guide gives general information on choosing a school, applying for scholarships and bursaries, and accessing disability services, as well as providing institution-specific information. The guide is available online in French and English; print copies will be distributed to secondary school counsellors across Ontario. Allyson Harrison, Clinical Director at RARC, noted that “there is a great demand from students, educators and counsellors in Ontario to have this type of information available in a central, easily accessible place.” An advisory board of stakeholders will periodically review the guide to ensure it remains up-to-date and accurate. Queen’s News | Guide website

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Emergency Plan

Town of Parry Sound Emergency Plan

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Employment Services

LINC (Leading Into New Careers)

Leading Into New Careers (LINC) is an approved Ontario Disability Service Provider-Employment Supports (ODSP-ES) Service Provider. LINC takes a holistic approach which acknowledges employment as a meaningful attachment to community life. Our objective is connecting people with disabilities to sustainable, competitive jobs. We ensure that people with the right skills will be matched to the most appropriate employment opportunity. LINC will provide individualized services that will assist in success within the workplace. We do this by maintaining regular contact with both the employer and employee as needed. Individualized supports are available at no cost.

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Facilitation & Planning

Helen Sanderson Associates

Helen Sanderson Associates is an international development, training and consultancy team. We work with people to change their lives, organisations and communities through person centred thinking and planning.

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How to: Hiring a Support Worker

This .pdf document is an in-depth guide for how to hire a personal support worker.

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Community Networks of Specialized Care

Provincial website for Community Networks of Specialized Care

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Welcome to AboutKidsHealth! Our goal is to provide families with reliable, current information about all areas influencing child health and family quality of life in a format that is easy to understand. We launched this site in the summer of 2004 with an extensive collection of information on child development, common health problems, and health care, as well as regular expert columns, news, and features on the latest in child health research.

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Advocacy Tool Kit

The Advocacy Tool Kit aims to demonstrate how to apply advocacy skills to different situations throughout early childhood and adolescence through useful tips, links to additional information, a list of local resources by provinces across Canada, and many other interactive features. It includes sections on self-advocacy, advocacy within the family unit, advocacy in the community, school advocacy, and advocacy in health care.

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Best Start Ontario’s Maternal Newborn and Early Childhood Development and Resource Centre

Supports service providers across the province of Ontario working on health promotion initiatives to enhance the health of expectant and new parents, newborns and young children.

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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's roots stretch back to 1982 when the American Paralysis Association was formed by a group of people that refused to accept the prevailing notion that the spinal cord, once injured, could not be repaired. The founders of the American Paralysis Association had an unwavering belief that researchers and neuroscientists, working together, would find a way to connect and regenerate the damaged nerves and cells that result in paralysis.

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Family Service Toronto

Family Service Toronto (FST) helps people face a wide variety of life challenges. For almost 100 years, we have been assisting families and individuals through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs. Our services are available to everyone who lives or works in Toronto.

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Talking To Children About Cancer

Mesothelioma Hope, an organization that supports patients and families to navigate a mesothelioma diagnosis, offers information and resources that aid the difficult conversations that need to be had within families.
By clicking this link, you will be directed to the Mesothelioma Hope site where you will find helpful tools to support your children as they face the challenge of a sick loved one.

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Financial Support

Ontario Disability Support Program

The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) was created to meet the unique needs of people with disabilities. The program provides income support including health and other benefits for people with disabilities in financial need. The program also provides employment supports to help people with disabilities prepare for, obtain or maintain a job. The intent of the program is to provide the supports necessary to enable individuals and families to live as independently as possible in the community and lead more productive, dignified lives.

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Ontario Works

To be eligible for assistance from Ontario Works, you need to be in financial need and be willing to work towards finding employment. Learn more about eligibility and application requirements by clicking the link below.

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Passport Program

The reimbursement program that helps adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario access services and supports.

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Gender and Sexuality

Inclusive Pride

A CLPS employee has developed a guide on supporting a person with a disability who also identifies as a member of the LGBT+ community. It includes a non-exhaustive list of videos and articles on a variety of topics regarding the intersectionality of sexuality and disability. It should come as no surprise that information and resources are lacking in this area, but it is our duty, not only as an inclusive organization but as human beings, to contribute to the discourse. Please enjoy the first of many resources that will be shared to the Gender and Sexuality resource library. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, we are more than open to receiving them!

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Administrative Justice Support Network

The Administrative Justice Support Network’s mission is to support people to feel competent and confident to proceed with an appeal before an administrative board or tribunal whether or not they have legal representation.

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Lake Country Community Legal Clinic

Providing legal aid and services to people in our community.

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Registered Disability Savings Plan – RDSP

Introduced by the federal government in 2008, Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) are long-term savings plans specifically designed to benefit persons with disabilities. At PooranLaw, we can provide the guidance you need to incorporate RDSPs into your estate plan.

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Provincial Sites

Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

Accessibility for Ontarian's with disabilities.

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Ontario Disability Employment Network

The Ontario Disability Employment Network is a professional body of employment service providers united to increase employment opportunities for people who have a disability.

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Canadian Centre on Disability Studies

The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies is a consumer-directed, university affiliated centre dedicated to research, education and information dissemination on disability issues.

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Canadian Council on Social Development

The Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, which was founded in 1920. Our mission is to develop and promote progressive social policies inspired by social justice, equality and the empowerment of individuals and communities. We do this through research, consultation, public education and advocacy. Our main product is information. Our sources of funding include research contracts, the sale of publications and memberships, and donations.

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CanChild is a research and educational centre that provides evidence-based information to improve the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families.

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Center on Human Policy (CHP)

The Center on Human Policy has become a major influence in fostering positive attitudes toward people with disabilities, and continues as a strong voice for the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the community. With the distribution of publications and posters, the Center has a goal to improve society's literacy about disabilities by demonstrating that the greatest obstacles faced by people with disabilities are societally imposed. Through its funded projects, the Center distributes bulletins, research reports, articles, information packages, and other materials on a broad range of topics related to integration or inclusion for people with disabilities(our "Community Integration Report Series"), and specifically information concerning those who have been labelled mentally retarded and developmentally disabled. These materials and resources have been prepared by Center staff and associates, including Responsive Systems Associates (John O'Brien and Connie Lyle O'Brien).

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National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR)

The National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR), founded in 1994, is an internationally recognized organization committed to reducing the human, social and economic costs of disability. As an education, training and research organization, NIDMAR's primary focus is the implementation of workplace-based reintegration programs which international research has proven is the most effective way of restoring and maintaining workers' abilities, while reducing the costs of disability for workers, employers, government and insurance carriers.

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Inclusion Press

Inclusion Press creates person centered resource materials for training events, public schools, high schools, community colleges, universities, human service agencies, health organizations, government agencies, families, First Nations organizations - nationally and internationally.

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Lorman Education Services

Lorman Education Services is a leading provider of continuing education seminars in the United States and Canada.

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Open Future Learning

An online learning provider 100% dedicated to the learning disability workforce. Learning through storytelling.

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Safeguards Training for Children and Adult Services

Safeguards mandate is to provide state of the art training and resources to improve the well-being of vulnerable children, youth and families within the province.

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A leader in learning and development since 1989, SkillPath provides professionals worldwide with strategic and innovative training solutions. Our mission is to provide the highest-quality training for companies and business people around the world, so they can benefit personally and professionally from the experience.

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St. John Ambulance- Courses and Training

St. John Ambulance is widely recognized as the industry leader in First Aid and CPR training with a proven combination of professional trainers, personalized instruction, how-to videos and learn-as-you-go training guides.

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TAPE Educational Services Inc.

Continuous learning for professionals and organizations working in health care and human services.

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The Canadian Red Cross

We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.

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