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Revised July 4, 2009 Ottawa Directory of Services for ...

    Revised July 4, 2009

    Ottawa Directory of Services for Children and Adults with

    Autism Spectrum Disorder

    *Please e-mail Debbie Barbesin at robert_and_debbie@sympatico.ca with any updates

    Note: The following information is not an endorsement of a particular treatment, agency, service or specific professional. I would advise anyone to carefully examine the services and qualifications of the service providers prior to making a decision.

    Table of Contents

    Psychologists .................................................................................................................................................................... 2 Assessments ...................................................................................................................................................................... 2 Psychiatrists ...................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Behavioural Consultants ................................................................................................................................................. 3 Developmental Consultants ............................................................................................................................................. 5 Instructor Therapists, Special Needs Workers, Tutors, Agencies supplying workers.................................................. 6 Parent Counselling .......................................................................................................................................................... 8 Sleep and Wellness Consultant ....................................................................................................................................... 8 Agency Services ................................................................................................................................................................ 8 Occupational Therapists .................................................................................................................................................. 9 Physiotherapy ................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Consultant .......................................................................................... 9 Speech-Language Pathologists ..................................................................................................................................... 10

     Compounding Pharmacies ............................................................................................................................................ 10

    Dentists ........................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Dietary Issues ................................................................................................................................................................. 11 Naturopaths .................................................................................................................................................................... 11 Environmental Sensitivity Testing ................................................................................................................................ 11 Health Food Stores ........................................................................................................................................................ 11 Paediatricians ................................................................................................................................................................. 12 Preschools ...................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Day care Providers/Care-givers ..................................................................................................................................... 13 Resources (materials, pictures, equipment etc.) ........................................................................................................... 13 Financial Support and Housing .................................................................................................................................... 14 Disability Tax Credit ...................................................................................................................................................... 15 Guardianship and Trust Funds ..................................................................................................................................... 16 Personal Security and Safety ......................................................................................................................................... 16 Contacts, support groups and Ottawa lists ................................................................................................................... 16 School-Related Problems, Issues and Information ...................................................................................................... 19 Special Education Advocates ......................................................................................................................................... 20 Private Schools ............................................................................................................................................................... 20 Educational Services ...................................................................................................................................................... 21 Recreational Programmes and Activities ...................................................................................................................... 21 Social Skills Groups ....................................................................................................................................................... 23 Group Homes and Residential Programmes ................................................................................................................ 25 Day Programs/Supported Employment/Recreational Leisure Programs .................................................................... 26 Workshop Announcements ............................................................................................................................................ 26 Respite Care ................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Transportation ................................................................................................................................................................ 27 Scholarships ................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Website Resources .......................................................................................................................................................... 28

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Psychologists

Dr. David Guth 613-858-8872

    Dr. Owen Helmkay 613-327-5866

    Dr. Yolanda Korneluk 613-851-6292

    Dr. Vicki Martin 613-526-4977

    Dr. Gerald Munt 613-233-7108

    Dr. Karen Ogston 613-563-4492

    Dr. Jeff Sherman 613-728-4848

Dr. Susan Rich srich@cyberus.ca 613-228-1174

    I first began working with infants and children with autistic spectrum disorders in Toronto in 1983 and continued in private practice in Ottawa

    in 1997. I provide diagnostic assessments for infants and preschoolers with behavioural and developmental delays, treatment (not ABA), and

    parent and family support. Assessment, diagnosis and treatment are also available for older children who may be functioning at a higher level

    or have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Assessments

    Autism Intervention Program of Eastern Ontario

    613-745-5963

    Provide early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) to children in English or in French. The child has to be identified and given a

    diagnosis of autism or disorder considered to be toward the severe end of the spectrum prior to assessment of services. Please note: children

    with Asperger’s Syndrome would not qualify for services under this program

    Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC) 613-737-0871 (ext. 4425)

    Early Childhood Program (ECP)

    Focus: Children from birth to school entry

    Services Offered:

    a) 4 Integrated Rehab Teams responsible for providing treatment, consultation and education from specialists like physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers and psychologists.

    b) OCTC Preschool - Provides a therapeutic-based program for children aged two to five who have physical disabilities and complex associated difficulties.

    c) Infant Development - Provides service to infants and young children from birth to five who have a developmental disability or are at risk of a developmental delay.

    Life Span Program

    Focus: This program offers a mix of life span services:

    Intake Team provides a coordinated point of access to OCTC services.

    b) Behavioural Services Provides a continuum of care for children, youth and certain adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities requiring behavioural intervention and their families

    c) Medical Clinics medical clinics with developmental pediatricians, neurologists, physiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, nursing and dietitian d) School Aged Youth and Adolescent Services Provides specific aged based team focused on school-aged youth and adolescents including therapists, social workers, psychologists, recreation/leisure and transition to adult services. Assistive Technology Program

    Focus: Specialty technology services for children up to 19 years of age:

    a) Clinic for Augmentative Communication - Provides equipment and support to children and youth who have severe difficulty speaking or writing and who require augmentative/alternative methods of communication.

    b) Seating & Mobility Serves children and youth with complex needs who require specialized seating and mobility devices to increase their functional ability and participation in home, school and community activities.

    c) Technical Services Promotes and facilitates the use of computers, adaptive equipment and adapted toys through the Toy Library, Family Resources Centre and the Computer group.

    Special Education & Respite Program

    Services Offered: Unique specialized teams for OCTC School, Liaison Teachers and Out-of -Home Respite a) OCTC School Provides an educational-therapeutic placement for kindergarten and primary-aged children with a primary diagnosis of a physical disability (neuro-motor) and associated complex communication, developmental and/or learning disabilities. Liaison Teachers Provide services to children and youth with a primary diagnosis of a physical disability (neuro-motor) and associated learning and developmental disabilities to assist board personnel and parents/

    caregivers with the placement, acceptance and integration of students into a community school.

    Out of Home Respite Provides out-of-home, daytime respite options for families of children and youth who are medically fragile and/or technologically dependent and who require 24-hour care and meet the Ministry of Community and Social Services criteria.

Getting Started ClinicEarly Intervention for Autism www.quickstartautism.ca

    The 'Getting Started Clinic' is funded by 'QuickStart' and is a free early intervention clinic for children at risk of autism in the Ottawa area.

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    It is run by health care professionals and it provides an assessment, one on one meetings and group sessions for the child and families while they are awaiting a diagnosis. Contact: Suzanne Jacobson, QuickStart, Early Intervention for Autism, 613-791-3757or

    suzannejacobson@sympatico.ca

    Psychiatrists

    Dr. E. Esmond 613-739-8388

    Assessment and consultation by referral.

Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre 613-722-6521 ext 7141

    Dual Diagnosis Outreach Team. For adults with developmental delay

Dr. Daniel Doiron 613-737-2155

    2211 Riverside Drive, Suite 404

Behavioural Consultants

    ABA Consultation and Services (ABACS, LLC) bherscovitch@abaconsultation.com 774-249-8403

    Brandon Herscovitch, M.S.ABA, BCBA, program director

    Applied Behavior Analysis Consultation and Services (ABACS, LLC) offers behavior analysis services directed toward those whose lives

    have been touched by autism spectrum disorders, as well as other developmental or behavioral disorders. Services include, but are not limited to:

    • Workshops and trainings

    • Service consultation (i.e. assessments, program evaluations, IEP consultation) • Comprehensive program consultation (establish and

    maintain a comprehensive home- and/or school-based program) • Direct behavior therapy services (therapists implement programs prepared

    by the consultant) Consultation and direct services are available in your child's home- and school-based settings. Consultants are masters and PhD level board certified behavior analysts (BCBA), and all direct behavior therapy services are overseen by a BCBA.

    Please visit our website to meet the consultants (BCBAs and clinical psychologist).

We are also pleased to present a new Online Program Development Resource (PDR) for individuals with autism and other developmental

    disabilities. The online PDR has been developed to change the operation of school-based, home-based, and center-based behavior

    intervention programs, by offering a cost-effective way for systematizing and simplifying the process of curriculum development for

    individualized educational programs. A video is available online which provides an overview of this service at

    http://www.abacsllc.memberlodge.org/Default.aspx? pageId=146703. The video is just under 17 minutes and illustrates some of the basic

    ways the PDR will save staff time developing and maintaining curricula, associated prompt and data collection systems, data summary

    systems, and graphic displays of data. I hope you have a chance to watch the video, and I welcome the opportunity to communicate with you further regarding this service and how it may benefit you and your students.

As the director of ABACS, LLC, I have eight years experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and special education in home-based,

    school based, and vocational settings. I have worked with students from preschool through early adulthood with varying diagnoses, including students on the autism spectrum as well as students with other behavioral and developmental disabilities, in both the U.S.A. and Canada. Professional experience:

    • Program Director for ABACS, LLC

    • District Behavior Analyst in a Massachusetts public school system

     • Research role, lead teacher, and case manager at the New England Center for Children

     • Behavior therapist

    Credentials:

    • Ph.D. candidate in ABA

    • Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. My experience has shaped the structure, philosophy, and vision of ABACS, LLC, and the

    services provided.

    If you are interested in obtaining further information from ABACS, LLC, or have any questions regarding available services, please email info@abaconsultation.com or call 774-249-8403. Additionally, if you know any family, school, or organization that may benefit from our

    services, please forward them our information. I look forward to hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to provide our services to you. For further information on these services: www.abaconsultation.com (Please note that although this is an American consulting service,

    Brandon Herscovitch is originally from Ottawa and is a contributor to our list. This is why I’ve included his services at his request in our directory. DB)

Autism Intervention Program of Eastern Ontario 613-745-5963

    Provide early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) to children in English or in French. The child has to be identified and given a

    diagnosis of autism or disorder considered to be toward the severe end of the spectrum prior to assessment of services. Please note: children with Asperger’s Syndrome would not qualify for services under this program.

    If you’d like to understand how to navigate the IBI system, please take a look at this website: http://www.autismzeitgeist.com (DB)

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Nancy Baker nbaker@magma.ca 819-459-1524

    Child Guidance Consultation and Senior Therapist

    For children aged 1-12. In home consultation in the areas of behavior skills training, social skills training and parent training. Senior Therapist for home based programs IBI program. Consultation and program plans to teach implementation of ABA and IBI principles. The service is for both for parents and therapists in the home. Sorry; I am no longer accepting clients in Barrhaven.

Building Blocks ebissonnett@intranet.ca 613-722-3873

    Elaine Bissonnette, owner

    www.emergingminds.ca 613-851-6292 Emerging Minds

    Emerging Minds is a multidisciplinary treatment facility for children with autism. Our broad objective is to provide services to children, youth and families affected by autism. This includes assessment and diagnostic services, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, psychological therapy, intensive intervention programs, social groups, parent groups, workshops, and behaviour consultation.

    Yolanda Korneluk, Ph.D., C.Psych. Clinical Director Emerging Minds GIRAAF Centre www.giraaf.ca 613-230-4054

    Taken from their website:

    GIRAAF Centre is a federally incorporated (in Canada) not-for-profit organization dedicated to working with families affected by autism.

    Our MISSION is to build positive relationships in the autism- affected home and in the community.

    We do this from the diagnosis through the stages of change and growth in the child with autism by:

    ; Guiding families that have recently received a diagnosis towards positive outcomes.

    ; Developing an understanding of theory and practice in the field of autism

    ; Assisting children with autism, as well as their families, in establishing and maintaining supportive relationships within the family

    unit, as well as within the extended family, and the community.

    ; Providing guidance to families to understand the behaviour and learning style of their child with autism.

    ; Providing guidance and support in teaching new skills that allow for positive interactions with the child affected by autism

    ; Developing and delivering ABA based programs for children with autism, that allow the child and family to effectively access the

    community.

    ; Developing and delivering programs and workshops to individuals, and the public at large, relating to understanding and working

    with children affected by autism.

    ; Conducting, directing, and coordinating research alone, or with individuals or entities, relating to the effect of autism on children,

    their families, and the community.

    Andrea Garner, MEd., PGCE, President of GIRAAF Centre andrea@giraaf.ca

Christine Gougeon cfgougeon@sympatico.ca 613-837-8187

    Consultant for families of children with ASD, implementing Applied Behaviour Analysis and stimulation integration-based strategies.

    H.O.P.E. - ABA Family Support Services hope_abaservices@yahoo.ca 613-795-HOPE (4673) Catherine Cooke - Behaviour Consultant/Senior Therapist H.O.P.E., Helping Our Parents Educate, is dedicated to providing training to parents and family members who wish to run their own ABA programs. Contact: hope_abaservices@yahoo.ca for more information. Currently accepting new clients.

    The Portia Learning Centre www.portialearning.com Central Ottawa: 613-221-9777 Kanata: 613-591-9966 Two locations to better serve the Ottawa Community. (We also offer services in the Kingston area.) Our state-of-the-art facilities provide centre-based and home-based one-to-one Intensive Behavioural Intervention (ABA) for children of all ages.

    Our programs focus on the areas of: receptive language, expressive language, requesting, academics, socialization, play, fine motor, gross motor, problem behaviour and other deficient skill areas. Children will benefit from constant supervision, opportunities for socialization and generalizing to other environments. All individualized ABA programs will involve individual play and social goals. Some of these include; requesting from peers, initiating play, sharing, turn-taking, interactive play. Effective data recording methods are utilized and instructional decisions will be guided by student performance data. Individualized curriculum is designed by our highly trained Senior Therapists: Charlene Gervais, (M.ADS Candidate), BA Psychology Honours, Jill Miller, BA Education, BA Sociology Honours, Kristy Miller, BA Psychology, Theresa Martinez, BA Psychology. All Senior

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    Therapists and the childrens' programs are overseen by the Director of Education, Christy Kelson, M.Ed. Our service delivery in its entirety is overseen by the Executive Director, Service Delivery, Kim Moore, (M.ADS Candidate), BA Psychology Honours.

    The Portia Learning Centre works closely with Dr. Karen Ogston (Registered Psychologist) on a weekly consultative basis. The Portia Learning Centre is also pleased to provide parent training, workshops and consultative services. For an overview please visit

    www.portialearning.com.

Developmental Consultants

    Kim Moore, (M.ADS Candidate), BA Psychology Honours Executive Director, Service Delivery kmoore@portialearning.com

    Christy Kelson, M.Ed., Director of Education ckelson@portialearning.com

    Charlene Gervais, (M.ADS Candidate), BA Honours, Senior Therapist cgervais@portialearning.com

    Jill Miller, BA Education, BA Sociology Honours, Senior Therapist jmiller@portialearning.com

    Kristy Miller, BA Psychology, Senior Therapist kmiller@portialearning.com

    Theresa Martinez, BA Psychology, Senior Therapist tmartinez@portialearning.com

    For more information please call or visit our website at www.portialearning.com

Spectrum Intervention Group www.spectrumig.com 613-723-0606 19 Grenfell, Suite 100

    Spectrum offers a centre-based program which is similar to an individual home ABA program. After an initial assessment, we will match the needs of the child with one of our trained instructor/therapists. Close supervision by trained professionals is essential to ensuring a good quality/effective intervention program. Our programs are supervised by Senior Therapists Jackie Chretien, B.Ed., Emily Collins, B.A., and Jon Pehleman M. Ed., as well as Clinical Supervisors, Lynne Thibodeau, M.Ed and Kristen Copeland, BCBA, MA. You can read more about their extensive experience and qualifications by clicking on the "Staff" button.

    Spectrum's primary objective is to provide individualized programming using ABA principles and procedures, to children with ASD, in order to increase their cognitive and social abilities in the home, school and community. ABA programs that take into account Skinner's analysis of verbal behaviour (commonly referred to as "VB programs"), are at the core of Spectrum's programs. Our knowledgeable and well-trained staff develop and provide individualized programs based on each child's needs. Programming is delivered consistent with the effective teaching procedures (such as developing instructional control, fading in number, effort and difficulty of demands, maintaining a quick pace, delivering reinforcement immediately, and teaching to fluency) noted in Dr. Vince Carbone's workshop series.

    At Spectrum, our aim is always to help each child reach his/her potential. Our goals for each child enrolled in our intensive intervention programs, include an individualized combination of social, speech and language, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, play skills and academic skills.

    Please contact us at 613-613-723-0606 for more information on our intensive intervention programs, or you can e-mail us at

    info@spectrumig.com

    Thinking in Pictures Educational Services (T.I.P.E.S) www.tipes.ca 613-592-8800

    Current, state-of-the art principles of applied behaviour analysis are delivered within a modern, well equipped, school-like setting. The programme is implemented by instructor therapists whose existing skills are supported and enhanced by professional, ongoing live supervision and training. T.I.P.E.S promotes a team approach. Our team includes junior and senior therapists with consultation and regular supervision by a psychologist. Speech language pathologists and occupational therapists are available upon request. Currently our consulting speech pathologist is Connie Wilker. Our consulting psychologists are Dr. June Pimm and Dr. Jeff Sherman. A fundamental principle of T.I.P.E.S is that we attempt to deliver programming that is not only effective but also professional and affordable.

    TIPES head office is located in Kanata at 2 BeaverbrookRd. Hours of operation are from 8am until 5:30 pm. Monday through Thursday. Friday 8 am until 4pm and Saturdays from 10-2:30 for social integration programs. For more information please contact Jennifer or Deborah Wyatt at 613-592-8800.

Developmental Consultants

    CommuniCare Therapy 613-738-2871 (fax) 613-738-2754

    Floortime consultations as well as speech and occupational therapy (see also under Speech-Language Pathologists and Services)

Little Star Wellness Services www.littlestarwellness.com 613-325-9642

    Sensorimotor interventions to enhance learning, behaviour, communication, movement, attention, sensory processing (defensiveness, modulation, registration and integration), sleeping, digestion, allergies, frequent illnesses (ear infections, colds, etc), bladder & bowel control, anxiety & self-esteem. Advanced Therapeutic Listening provider. Insurance coverage.

Senior Therapists, Senior Tutors/Consultants

    Nancy Baker nbaker@magma.ca 819-459-1524

    Child Guidance Consultation and Senior Therapist

    For children aged 1-12. In home consultation in the areas of behavior skills training, social skills training and parent training.

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    Senior Therapist for home based programs IBI program. Consultation and program plans to teach implementation of ABA and IBI principles. The service is for both for parents and therapists in the home. Sorry; I am no longer accepting clients in Barrhaven

The Portia Learning Centre www.portialearning.com Central Ottawa: 613-221-9777 Kanata: 613-591-9966

    Two locations to better serve the Ottawa Community. (We also offer services in the Kingston area.) Our state-of-the-art facilities provide

    centre-based and home-based one-to-one Intensive Behavioural Intervention (ABA) for children of all ages.

    Our programs focus on the areas of: receptive language, expressive language, requesting, academics, socialization, play, fine motor, gross

    motor, problem behaviour and other deficient skill areas. Children will benefit from constant supervision, opportunities for socialization and generalizing to other environments. All individualized ABA programs will involve individual play and social goals. Some of these include;

    requesting from peers, initiating play, sharing, turn-taking, interactive play. Effective data recording methods are utilized and instructional decisions will be guided by student performance data.

    Individualized curriculum is designed by our highly trained Senior Therapists: Charlene Gervais, (M.ADS Candidate), BA Psychology

    Honours, Jill Miller, BA Education, BA Sociology Honours, Kristy Miller, BA Psychology, Theresa Martinez, BA Psychology. All Senior

    Therapists and the childrens' programs are overseen by the Director of Education, Christy Kelson, M.Ed. Our service delivery in its entirety is overseen by the Executive Director, Service Delivery, Kim Moore, (M.ADS Candidate), BA Psychology Honours.

    The Portia Learning Centre works closely with Dr. Karen Ogston (Registered Psychologist) on a weekly consultative basis. The Portia

    Learning Centre is also pleased to provide parent training, workshops and consultative services. For an overview please visit

    www.portialearning.com.

Developmental Consultants

    Kim Moore, (M.ADS Candidate), BA Psychology Honours Executive Director, Service Delivery kmoore@portialearning.com

    Christy Kelson, M.Ed., Director of Education ckelson@portialearning.com

    Charlene Gervais, (M.ADS Candidate), BA Honours, Senior Therapist cgervais@portialearning.com

    Jill Miller, BA Education, BA Sociology Honours, Senior Therapist jmiller@portialearning.com

    Kristy Miller, BA Psychology, Senior Therapist kmiller@portialearning.com

    Theresa Martinez, BA Psychology, Senior Therapist tmartinez@portialearning.com

    For more information please call or visit our website at www.portialearning.com

    Spectrum Intervention Group www.spectrumig.com 613-723-0606 19 Grenfell Cres., Suite 100 Executive Director: Lynne Thibodeau, M.Ed.

    Senior Therapists: Jackie Chretien, B.Ed, Kristen Copeland, BCBA, M.A., Jon Pehleman M.Ed., Emily Collins, B.A.

    Provide centre-based 1:1 therapy; social skills groups for children ages 3-6, and 7-16, and ABA training workshops.

    For more information, please contact info@spectrumig.com (Also under Recreational Programmes and Activities,Behavioural Consultants, Preschools)

    Instructor Therapists, Special Needs Workers, Tutors, Agencies supplying workers Ola Audeh hipgal4you@yahoo.com

Behaviour Management Consulting behavioumanagement@rogers.com 613-513-4381

    My name is Michelle Lowes and I own a company called Behaviour Management Consulting. I go into families homes and create behaviour

    plans, parent training with regards to positive discipline and I offer a 24hr Crisis Support line 613-755-9379. This line is a pager and it is answered 24 hrs a day 365 days a year. I also do ABA therapy and am currently accepting new clients.

Service Coordination 613-748-1788

    Worker Bank

    The Worker Bank is designed to assist families who are in need of respite and / or developmental programming (for their child with a physical disability, developmental disability or autism or an adult with a developmental disability or autism) by connecting them with

    workers.

    To access the Worker Bank, families must be receiving funding from one of the following programs:

    ? Special Services at Home (SSAH)

    ? Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)

    ? Passport

    ? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Initiative

    It is important to appreciate that the worker is an independent contractor who is employed by and paid by the family. To help families and

    workers find the right match some of the following criteria are considered: geographic location, skills, interest, availability and gender.

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It is also important to note that the Worker Bank is not a placement agency. It is a referral source available for families.

Special Needs Caregivers SpecialNeedsHelp@aol.com 613-762-2304

    ―Our experienced, qualified Special Needs Caregivers can help with whatever special needs your child or adolescent may have. If your child or adolescent does not fit a standard community program or service, we will customize a one-to-one program to meet your child's or adolescent's needs.‖

Paula Cowan pcowan5188@rogers.com 613-594-4593

    Instructor/Therapist with 4 years experience in ABA programs

Jen Donovan jendonovan@magma.ca 613-823-4544

    Special Needs worker (Also under “Resource Providers” for Discovery Toys)

Crystal Gallant, CYW, BA gallantcry@gmail.com 613 230 5962

    Experience working with children of various ages with Asperger’s Syndrome and high functioning Autism.

    Attended two of the Geneva International Symposiums on Autism as well as various Geneva Centre workshops here in Ottawa

    I have worked as an Educational Assistant, a Residential Counselor and have provided independent family support

    Social/Life Skill building

    ; Create and implement written and illustrated tools to help child/youth become familiar with routines and changes in routines (Social

    Stories and other similar tools)

    ; Role-play scenarios- conversation skills, resolving conflicts and misunderstanding

    ; Integrating children/youth into community activities

    ; Familiarizing child/youth with using the library, transit system, ordering in a restaurant etc.

    Emotional

    ; Recognizing and coping with various emotions in self and in others

    ; Recognizing triggers for anger, stress, frustration, etc.

    ; Theory of mind

    Academic

    ; Build organizational skills that meet the needs of the child, parents and teacher

    ; Tools to help with group work assignments

    ; Help with abstract thinking

    I am available to come to your home and work with you and your child/youth during the evenings and on occasional Saturday mornings

Jack’s GFCF Cupboard www.jacksgfcfcupboard.com

    Please call Jaime Harris 613-230-2361 for availability. Penny Laughlin pennyloonietwoonie@yahoo.ca 613-421-7022

    Special Needs Worker in the Crystal Beach area.

Ann Sutherland ann.abacus@rogers.com 613-841-5492

    1:1 tutoring. Cognitive development. Flexible approach and program using a variety of materials and techniques suited to each child's needs. Experience with Asperger's, LD and dyslexia.

Erin Ruck, CYW certified helping_hearts_hands@yahoo.ca (613) 838-4431

    A worker in the family home whose services include:

    * Academic assistance

    * Skill development (fine and gross motor)

    * Transportation and supervision for extra curricular activities * Life skills training

    * Individualized programmed activities

    * Behaviour management / modification programs

    * Relief / family support

    * Short term-Life Space Counselling

    * Language / communication and social skills development

Marg Young

    Special Needs worker mayoung@magma.ca

HRSDC (Human Resources Development Canada) www.jobbank.gc.ca

    A free student job-bank available to potential employees. The phone number for the HRDC job bank is 613-993-9911.

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www.abacuslist.ca

    A listing of ABA providers and workers serving Ontario.

Carleton University career@carleton.ca 613-520-6611

    There is an online form: www.carleton.ca/career. Click on left side and go to employer, from there go to job postings and follow the instructions. The contact is Lynn Murphy. You can use this service to recruit candidates to work with your children.

Algonquin College www.algonquincollege.com 613-727-4723 ext. 7171

    You go to employer services and follow the links for new employers

University of Ottawa

    This service will distribute job postings campus-wide and it is free. Contact: Employment Team / Équipe emploi

    Service des carrières de l'Université d'Ottawa

    Career Services of the University of Ottawa

    Service d'appui au succès scolaire - Student Academic Success Service (SASS) Tel: (613) 562-5800 ext 4381

    Fax: (613) 562-5154

    job@uOttawa.ca

    www.carrieres.uottawa.ca - www.careers.uottawa.ca

Parent Counselling

    Dr. Sanford Siegel www.OttawaPsychotherapy.com 613-729-4478

    Parenting special needs children is a life commitment that takes special determination, stamina and a willing, open heart. At every turn, the

    emotional issues of grief and sorrow, guilt, isolation and burn-out can threaten to de-rail family and personal life and the struggle to maintain

    some daily sense of home and routine-living -- which so often seems out of reach. Men and women, husbands and wives, coping with the

    pressures of raising special needs children, themselves need emotional support, healing relation, compassion and insightful dialogue in what

    is not only a challenging, but also in so many ways, poignant, heartfelt and rewarding journey. Dr. Sanford Siegel is a therapist and counselor now in private practice in Ottawa, who combines a professional and personal background and

    expertise wholly relevant to providing this kind of emotional support and guidance to men and women parenting children with special needs.

    Before arriving in Ottawa, Dr. Siegel conducted a successful full-time therapy and counseling private practice in Vancouver for 12 years. In

    his practice, he saw adults from all walks of life dealing with a wide range of psychological issues including relationship crisis and difficulty,

    addiction recovery, depression, and the impact of childhood and family issues in adulthood. Dr. Siegel is also the parent of a daughter

    diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age 3 1/2 and the stepfather of a son with autism. As such, in the person and practice of Dr. Siegel, professional and life experience come together to provide an informed, caring approach to

    dealing with the challenges, dilemmas and personal growth opportunities, which are such an intimate part of raising special needs kids. The

    office is centrally located in Westboro on Danforth Avenue behind the Mountain Equipment Co-op. Sleep and Wellness Consultant

    Lynn Fraser lynnfraser@sympatico.ca 613-224-9450

    Consultant with a research and development company (in partnership with Autism Speaks) with a focus on the prevention and maintenance of

    the health and wellness of individuals. Helps people bring wellness home - develop a greener lifestyle and change their home into a "wellness

    home.‖

    Agency Services

    Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) www.ottawa.ccac-ont.ca 613-745-5525

    Services: Taken from their website: ―We offer: case management, nursing, personal support, nutritional services, occupational therapy,

    physiotherapy, speech-language pathology, social work, respite care, some equipment and supplies, placement services co-ordination.”

    Serving infants to the elderly, working with other community organizations to deliver necessary services.

Children at Risk www.childrenatrisk.ca car@childrenatrisk.ca 613-741-8255

    Over the years, the charity Children at Risk has provided supports and services to families and professionals working with children diagnosed

    within the Autism Spectrum Disorders. We host the following programs and activities (partially funded by fundraising and donations):

    Friendship Social Skill Therapy Groups are offered to children with Autism.

    Intensive Behavioural Training Groups are offered for Autistic children with higher behaviour requirements. Sibling Support Groups are offered to meet the needs of sisters and brothers of a sibling with Autism.

    Information Seminars and Educational Workshops are provided during the year, based on identified needs and concerns of families. All

    workshops, seminars and special topic groups are open to extended family members and family-support workers.

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Children’s Integration and Support Services 613-736-1913

    Part of Andrew Fleck Childcare Services and Childcare Information. Support to child care/ preschool in an integrated setting. English

    contact is Susan Spence (ext 231), French contact is Marie Josée Landry (ext. 233). Susan Spence is also the intake co-ordinator for Thursday’s Child Preschool (segregated preschool setting)

City of Ottawa 613-580-2747 or 613-580-2424 ext 29289

    Donna Quiggin, Portfolio Manager, city-wide Special Needs. Offering specialized programmes, matching volunteers to special needs

    children so these children can be integrated in a programme with typically developing children.

Easter Seal Society 1-888-377-5437 or (416) 696-1035

    Grant money for incontinence supplies for children and youth.

Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre www.octc.ca 613-737-0871

    Infant development, augmentative communication, behavioural intervention, parent and family support and training, speech OT PT therapists,

    social play groups. OCTC is a leader in providing specialized care for those with complex physical, developmental, and associated

    behavioural needs, focusing on our region’s children and youth. We exemplify community partnership, maximizing integration and independence for clients and families.‖ (see also under Assessments for complete description of OCTC’s programmes.)

    Autism Intervention Program of Eastern Ontario (formerly Preschool Autism Program--PAPEO) 613-745-5963 Provides early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) to children in English or in French. The child has to be identified and given a

    diagnosis of autism or disorder considered to be toward the severe end of the spectrum prior to assessment of services. Please note: children

    with the diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS) are not eligible for this service.

Service Coordination--Case Management / Access

    Service Coordination des services assists people in the Ottawa community who have a developmental disability and/or autism by:

; providing information about services, supports and resources that are accessible and available to individuals/families;

    ; facilitating the individual’s access to appropriate community resources to meet needs and achieve goals;

    ; research alternate supports where conventional services/supports are not available.

Service Coordination des services offers bilingual services to individuals of all ages.

    For more information or to reach a Case Manager, visit our web site: www.scsottawa.on.ca or send an e-mail: adm@scsottawa.on.ca

    Call: 613-748-1788, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Visit our Resource Room: 200-150 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Occupational Therapists

    Veronique Chiasson O.T. Reg. (Ontario) Vero.ot-ergo@rogers.com 613-590-1027

    Fax: 1(888)268-7019

    Bilingual private Occupational Therapist provides assessment, consultation and intervention services to children. Experience in consulting to

    ABA programs (experienced as an ABA therapist as well).

    Valérie Giaume will be accepting new referrals to offer services to francophone clients in Ontario and Québec. The contact information will

    be the same as above.

    CommuniCare Therapy 613-738-2871 (fax) 613-738-2754

    Services: We provide occupational therapy, sensory integration, speech language pathology and floortime consultations. Our area of focus is

    children, adolescents and adults with ASD, regulatory disorders and/or language based learning disabilities

Physiotherapy

    CommuniCare Therapy 613-738-2871 (fax) 613-738-2754

    Services: We provide physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sensory integration, speech language pathology and floortime consultations. Our

    area of focus is children, adolescents and adults with ASD, regulatory disorders and/or language based learning disabilities.

Little Star Wellness Services www.littlestarwellness.com 613-325-9642

    Sensorimotor interventions to enhance learning, behaviour, communication, movement, attention, sensory processing (defensiveness,

    modulation, registration and integration), sleeping, digestion, allergies, frequent illnesses (ear infections, colds, etc), bladder & bowel control,

    anxiety & self-esteem. Advanced Therapeutic Listening provider. Insurance coverage.

Dr. Daniel Gagné 613-798-0004

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Consultant

    Simy Illouze got@sympatico.ca 613-823-5360

    Developing & Structuring Visual Learning Systems to enhance Alternative or Augmentative Communication and Designing Visual Strategies to improve

    functional & receptive use of language (PECS, TEACCH,DynaVox,Clicker 5, ClozePro).

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Planification et developpement des strategies et des outils de la communication fonctionnelle visuelle augmentative ou alternative. Programmation

    individualize et structuree inspiree du modele TEACCH.

Speech-Language Pathologists

Jacquie Ballantine 613-591-8636 ext 243

Sheila Bell sheilaslp@rogers.com 613-521-0549

    Services: speech-language assessment and therapy for ASD individuals aged preschool to adult. Currently not taking clients but willing to do workshops or consults and help connect families to appropriate services.

CommuniCare Therapy www.communicare.ca 613-738-2871 (fax) 613-738-2754

    Services: We provide occupational therapy, sensory integration, speech language pathology and floortime consultations. Our area of focus is

    children, adolescents and adults with ASD, regulatory disorders and/or language based learning disabilities.

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) www.ottawa.ccac-ont.ca 613-745-5525

    Services: Taken from their website: ―We offer: case management, nursing, personal support, nutritional services, occupational therapy,

    physiotherapy, speech-language pathology, social work, respite care, some equipment and supplies, placement services co-ordination.”

    Serving infants to the elderly, working with other community organizations to deliver necessary services.

Tanis Friesen tjfriesen@rogers.com 613-728-8879

Robin Gaines 613-725-3105

    -798-5404 Jacquee Glance 613

    Services: speech-language assessment and therapy for children with ASD. Currently doing assessments and evaluations.

Janice Krymuza 613-794-8255

Karen Mallet kmallet@magma.ca 613-851-4133

    Services: bilingual speech-language therapist. I offer Speech and Language assessments and therapy for children with autism. Mainly newly

    diagnosed pre-school aged children. Will also work with school aged children (no teens or adults).

Krista Simon kristasimon@rogers.com 613-291-5194

    Services: I'm a Speech-Language Pathologist who works with individuals with ASD from pre-school to adult. I have experience in both

    ABA/IBI and Floortime. I provide therapy in English to target language, social/pragmatics, oral-motor and feeding difficulties. I provide

    therapy in office and in home. I am accepting new clients.

Mary-Jane Slingerland 613-839-3271 ext 115

Connie Wilker 613-228-1174 ext 43

    Services: speech-language pathologist available for office and/or home visit therapy in Ottawa west end. Background includes working with

    preschool aged children diagnosed with disorders on the autistic spectrum. Experienced with therapy in speech, language behaviour and

    pragmatics.

Lisa Zanon zanonlisa@hotmail.com 613-851-0506

    I am a Speech-Language Pathologist with extensive experience and passion for working with children with autism in the English language. I

    provide assessments as well as direct ―floor time‖ therapy to children, aged preschool to school age (elementary). In addition, I provide

    parent training and consultation. Currently I am accepting new clients and provide home visits.

Mary-Anne Zubrycky www.speechvoice.ca 613-820-4722

    Services: The Speech, Voice and Language Clinic for all ages.

Compounding Pharmacies

    Glebe Apothecary 613-234-8587

    Nutrichem Pharmacy 613-820-4200

    Watson’s Pharmacy and Wellness Centre 613-238-3891

Dentists

    CHEODentistry Outpatient Clinic 613-737-7600 ext 2357

    Dr. Sam Lee 613-837-9293

    Dr. Raj-deep Mahal 613-722-0233

    Dr. Ian McConnachie 613-226-6634

    Dr. Nikoui (Kanata) 613-820-8830

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