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ALLISON ROCK | OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY | OSTEOPATHY | BABIES, CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS

Allison and her OT team help with challenges such as motor skills, vlsual perception, self-regulation and emotional development, self care and  sensory issues. 

Osteopathy can help with restoring body balance and calming the nervous system. It focuses on the joints, muscles, and spine with treatment aiming to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems

https://www.allisonrock.ca/
Allison.Rock.OT@Gmail.com

ANDREA RAWSON | COUNSELLING SERVICES IN ETOBICOKE AND THE GTA

Andreas works with people who would never in a million years wish for what they are going through and I support them as they courageously process what life has dealt them. She provides individual, couple and family therapy in a gentle and collaborative way so that people can reclaim their life and their most precious relationships.

https://www.andrearawson.com/
arawson53@gmail.com

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ACCESS2EDUCATIONTORONTO | IEPs | EDUCATION ADVOCACY

Advocacy and educational roadmaps for kids with learning exceptionalities.

We provide a guide that can help you clear the uncertainty and support you in navigating the education system with empathy, knowledge, experience, and understanding can significantly advance your child’s learning experience — and your role as a parent-advocate.

https://www.access2education.com/
delphine@access2education.com

ALEX LEECH CONSULTING | NEURODIVERSITY COACH & PARENT SUPPORT | CONSULTANCY &  ADVOCACY SERVICES 

Alex Leech is a Neurodiversity Consultant and Coach who helps parents optimize their child’s strengths, skills, and opportunities while creating more ease & joy for the whole family.

Her vast knowledge in brain-science, mental health & wellness paired with her personal experience as a neurodivergent adult, and a parent of two Autistic teens, each with multiple diagnoses gives her a rich and unique perspective. This enables Alex to deliver a wide range of support & resources helping parents to deepen their understanding of “the why” behind behaviours & challenges, and strengthen mindset & problem-solving tools needed in order to help guide their kids to become resilient, independent & successful adults.

Alex is also the Neurodiversity Consultant for Captains & Poets, the Special Needs Ambassador for the World Mindset Organisation, and partners with The Umbrella Alliance.

www.alexleech.ca
alex@alexleech.ca

 

Alex Leech Consulting – Neurodiversity Coach & Parent Support, Consultancy & Advocacy Services .

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BEHAVIOUR MATTERS | MENTAL HEALTH | SOCIAL SKILLS

Behaviour Matters  focuses on mental health and social-emotional success. For 20 years and counting, Behaviour Matters has continued to successfully strengthen and develop Social Skills, Emotional Regulation and Self Esteem for children, teens and families through our therapeutic group programs, individual and family therapy in Toronto and the GTA.
Taking a family-centered and evidence-based approach, they utilize solution-focused and strength-based modalities.

www.behaviourmatters.ca
info@behaviourmatters.ca

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BRIGHT FUTURES PLAN | FINANCIAL & ESTATE PLANNING | INSURANCE

The Bright Futures Plan by Ability Private Client Group is a Financial and Estate Planning team focused on supporting people with disabilities and their families. In finance as in life, we need plans tailored to our dreams and ambitions. That’s especially true for families and caregivers of loved ones with disabilities. The Bright Futures Plan by Ability PCG brings together a collective of financial professionals to secure your tomorrow by creating a plan today.

www.brightfuturesplan.com
hello@brightfuturesplan.ca

CAMP CONCORD | DAY CAMP &  SUMMER CAMP | COFFEE SHOP & COFFEE TRUCK PROVIDE JOB SKILLS FOR THOSE WHO NEED MORE SUPPORT 

Run by directors Melissa and Kevin, Camp Concord has been running both summer and day camps since 2010. Camp Concord runs several programs for individuals with intellectual, behavioural, and communication disabilities aged 7 and up. Camp Concord runs overnight for 4 weeks in the summer at Cedar Glen YMCA in Schomberg.

Concord in the City was started in 2013 and is a traditional day program in Toronto and Brampton. The focus is life skills and social/recreational opportunties. Concord in the City offers job skills training at their coffee services, including a coffee shop at 3407 Lakeshore Blvd W which is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:30-2:30 and a coffee truck is located at the Brampton GO station Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 am. This program currently has a wait list.

https://campconcord.ca/summer-camp
http://www.concordinthecity.ca/
melissa@concordinthecity.ca

CAREGIVER MEET-UP (VIRTUAL) 

Come for part or all of our monthly chat … we will start with some introductions and direct the conversation around an issue / problem / celebration we are experiencing. There is no judgement – just support and friendship and love! We are here to encourage and energize each other so that we can keep doing what we need to do.

https://www.meetup.com/caregiver-conversations/events/288970378/

CHILDREN’S HEALING STUDIO | SUPPORT FOR GRIEF AND LOSS

Play-based services that support children’s mental health and overall well-being.

To provide quality services that ensure children, families, and early childhood professionals have access to empathic and informed support services for childhood loss and grief. Children’s Healing Studio has  expertise in therapeutic play and supporting families with children who have special needs, including terminal illness, grief, and diagnosed disabilities.

https://childrenshealingstudio.ca/
info@childrenshealingstudio.ca

COUNSELLING AND BEHAVIOUR SERVICES | SPECIALIZING IN SUPPORTING THE NEURO-DIVERSE COMMUNITY 

Counselling & Behaviour Services proudly provides accessible psychotherapy for everyone, including those with autism, disability (learning, developmental & physical), ADHD, and complex diagnoses. We provide evidence-based treatments to reduce the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and emotional dysregulation and specialize in adapting treatments to support individuals across a large spectrum, including those with limited communication, and cognitive and sensory challenges.

https://www.counsellingandbehaviour.com/ for FREE phone consult

DREAM WEAVERS | LIFE & EMPLOYMENT SKILLS GROUPS | INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMMING | SOCIAL GROUPS | LICENSED OT’s

For teens (16+) & young adults o n the Autism Spectrum & with other Developmental Differences & Disabilities.

Dream Weavers  believe in dreaming, connections, and inclusion for community members of all abilities. Each creative & unique program is designed by Occupational Therapists and based in downtown Toronto or online

https://www.dreamweaverscollective.com/
DreamWeaversCollective@gmail.com 

EVOLVE MOVEMENT  

CONNECTION, COMMUNITY, TRANSFORMATION & HEALING FOR FAMILIES OF NEURODIVERGENT CHILDREN 

Evolve provide a Holistic Family Healing Approach to serving families with differently-abled children in a collective-style network of practitioners. Regardless of what type of support you are seeking, you’ve come to the right place.

No matter which practitioner you work with, you can rest assured thr entire team of experts is on your side and has your family’s back.

The team includes conscious:

  • Therapists & Counsellors
  • Parent and Life Coaches
  • Nutritional Counselors
  • Neurosomatic Practitioners
  • Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation &
  • Breathwork Instructors
  • Sound Healers
  • Listening consultants
 

https://evolvemovement.ca
christine@evolvemovement.ca

HELLO SPEECH GTA | SPEECH-LANGUAGE AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Hello Speech Developmental Services provides both virtual and in-home speech-language therapy and occupational therapy for children across the Greater Toronto Area.

Specialties include:

  • Treating speech and language delays and disorders
  • Supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders
  • Communication delays and disorders
  • Parent coaching
  • Sensory processing differences
  • Activities of daily living, literacy, school readiness and behavioural strategies and support

https://www.hellospeechgta.com/
info@hellospeechgta.com

KERRY MAISELS BEHAVIOUR CONSULTING | ABA | OAP APPROVED | 18 YEARS EXPERIENCE | TEAM OF SIX CLINICIANS

KMBC Inc. is a private practice in the Toronto region, providing ABA (applied behaviour analysis) to children and youth ages 18 months to 18 years. We work with children who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder as well as other neurodevelopmental delays. Our goal is to increase skills in the areas of communication, social skills, daily living skills, gross and fine motor skills, and pre-academic/academic skills such as attending, following routines, and participating in group activities. We also support by addressing behaviours that may pose a barrier to learning and engaging in meaningful opportunities in the child’s home, community, and/or school. In addition to this, we provide supervision and training to new therapists entering the field, as well as consultative services to parents and agencies looking for education and professional development.

https://www.kerrymaisels.com/
Kmaisels@kerrymaisels.com

MAGNIFICIENT MINDS INC.

Magnificent Minds Inc. works collaboratively with children 2-12 and the families supporting them through OAP services, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Specialized Private School Programs, Camps, Mental Health Services, and Parenting Support

https://www.magnificentminds.ca/
Alley@MagnificentMinds.ca

MAIN ST. PSYCHOLOGICAL CENTRE | TREATMENT SERVICES | ASSESSMENT SERVICES

Main St. Psychological Centre (MSPC) is a group of psychologists in private practice. We’re located in a beautiful landmark building in The Beach neighbourhood of Toronto.

Treatment services include Individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, group therapy, addictions treatment, psychological Rehabilitation, abuse and trauma, first responders, and eating disorders

Assessment services include general psychological, psychoeducational, psychological medical-legal, disability evaluation, psychovocational,  and neuropsychological

http://www.mspc.ca/
info@mspc.ca

POORAN LAW | DISABILITY LAW | ESTATE PLANNING | COMMITTED COMPASSIONATE ADVOCATES

Welcome to Pooranlaw. Based in Toronto, Ontario, we offer legal services in the areas of wills & estates planning, government benefits, disability law, employment law, privacy law and charity law. Pooranlaw also provides project management and consulting services to government and human service organizations in the fields of social assistance and disability policy.

https://pooranlaw.com/
info@pooranlaw.com

REBECCA GRAEVES | HELPING PARENTS BECOME THE FIERCE ADVOCATE THEIR CHILD NEEDS

Rebecca’s  goal is to help families feel empowered in navigating the education system and ensure children experience success at school through the development of individualized plans that meet their social, emotional and developmental needs.

https://rgeducationalconsulting.ca/#home
rebecca@rgeducationalconsulting.ca

RENEW EDUCATION | EMPOWERING CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

Paige is an experienced educator and enjoys working with families to help their child reach their full potential.

She is the founder of Renew Education and became an educational consultant to work with families who need support, advocacy, and guidance. She specializes in finding the best fit private/independent schools for children and their families, and empowering parents during the advocacy process in their child’s school.

Whether you need support with your child’s IEP, finding the right support options or guidance to navigate discussions with your child’s school, Paige can help you along the way.

She offers three support plan packages, as well as consultations on an hourly basis. You can visit her website to book a complimentary discovery call.

http://www.reneweducation.ca/
info@reneweducation.ca

SILVER CREEK PRESCHOOL | SERVING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Silver Creeks’ 46 year history has been dedicated to providing integrated therapeutic services and early learning experiences so that children are empowered to acquire the skills that will help them to be successful in the mainstream community. Silver Creek provides an inclusive early education setting where children of all abilities learn together.

https://silvercreekpreschool.ca/
info@silvercreekpreschool.ca

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STRAIGHT UP HEALTH | MENTAL HEALTH FOR TEENS AND YOUTH

Straight Up Health offers teens, young adults, parents and families access to approachable, empowering mental health care. We aim to modernize traditional therapy settings, and support youth in building resilience and confidence. We work to break down stigma and normalize support, providing connective and personalized therapy options on a case-by-case basis.

https://www.straightuphealth.ca/
hi@straightuphealth.ca

STRIVE THERAPY SERVICES | MOBILE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR THE GTA

Strive Therapy Services offers a wide variety of services that include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Sensory Processing
  • Self Care
  • Self Regulation
  • Executive Function

 

https://www.strivetherapyservices.com/
admin@strivetherapyservices.com

THE LISTENING CENTRE | MAKING LISTENING WORK 

Their program of sound stimulation (modified music and voice) “starts the ball rolling” in the brain – allowing development of the listening function to take shape. Improved listening has a positive impact on self-regulation, focus, learning, social adjustment and quality of life.

https://www.listeningcentre.com/
info@listeningcentre.com

THE SPEAK BOUTIQUE

The Speak Boutique is dedicated to helping children with speech sound disorders communicate clearly, and empowering their adults to support them.

Their vibrant and imaginative resources for parents and professionals are designed to support children’s speech and language skills.

https://thespeakboutique.com/
hello@thespeakboutique.com

TORONTO CHILDREN’S THERAPY CENTRE

We are a hub of licensed pediatric therapists who strive to create playful and positive learning experiences. Our goal is to support children in their development and enable them to achieve their personal best at school and in life.

Therapy services offered:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language therapy

Services are currently available in the following formats:

VIRTUAL online sessions – all therapy services
DANFORTH CLINIC – in-person one to one with an OT or SLP
HOME VISITS – for OT in the following areas: Leaside, Danforth/Riverdale/The pocket, Scarborough, North Toronto, Toronto West, and Etobicoke

https://www.torontochildrenstherapycentre.ca/
lizette@torontoctc.ca