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Hand Over Hand - Member Resources

A website that draws on user reviews to identify the accessibility status of public buildings around the world. It features an interactive map and permits users to add accessibility information for locations to the site.
#Educationalresource #Socialnetwork/App

An organization that aims to support and advocate for Canadians with Autism and their families. This resource offers up-to-date information and collaborates with partner organizations to build capacity in primary sectors.

A comprehensive directory of resources across Canada for parents and caregivers of children with autism. This resource offers a robust filtering search feature that enables users to find community supports, medical and mental health professionals and a variety of other services that are geographically accessible.

An organization that promotes public awareness of the challenges facing individuals with autism and their families. This resource offers information and educational supports, as well as opportunities to connect with other members of the autism community.

A youth led initiative connecting teens living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to foster meaningful friendships, build confidence, and develop social skills in an inclusive & laid-back environment. It features weekly programming including games, arts and crafts, team-building activities, social discussion, and excursions into the community.
#HOHpartner #Communityprogram

A registered charity that provides camp, leadership and recreation programs for youth 9-24 years of age with physical disabilities that are integrated into mainstream camps. It offers boys and girls summer camps, a youth leadership development retreat and other off-season social events.

A special needs camp located in Bancroft, Ontario designed to help campers develop friendships and independence. It offers two programs: Everest for campers 8-13 which focuses on creating lasting friendships and Summit, for campers 13+ which focuses on different aspects of daily living.

A non-profit research and educational centre located within the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. This resource offers up-to-date and easily accessible research on childhood disability.

A program for supporters and educators of individuals with developmental disabilities. It offers research-based interventions designed to prevent difficult behaviours and enhance the life experience of those with developmental disabilities or autism.
#Research #Familysupport

An organization that assists children with special needs or long-term diagnoses from birth to high school graduation. This resource offers referrals or connections to other resources that are best suited to help your child, some of which are provided by CTN staff.

A municipal organization committed to enhancing community life in Markham through health, wellness and lifelong learning programs. It offers activities for every age and ability including inclusive recreation, cooking, music & art.
#Communityprogram #Inclusiverecreation #Artsprogram

An interdisciplinary healthcare service provider that offers services in homes, schools, workplaces, long-term care homes, hospitals, and clinics in Ontario. It offers personal care, home support, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and more.
#Familysupport #HOHpartner

A non-profit organization that "promote[s] human rights, accessibility and inclusion for people with communication disabilities," including speech and languagae disabilities. It offers resources to support advocacy for people with communication disabilities including toolkits and videos, as well as free online training to assist organizations in becoming more accessible.

A not-for-profit organization that provides services to youth, adults and seniors who have an intellectual disability and who live in Southern York Region. It offers residential, day and outreach services.
#Communityprogram #Adultdaycentre/program #HOHpartner

A day program for adults with special needs in the Toronto and Peel regions. It offers three programs: Compass, which focuses on developing daily life skills and achieving goals; Higher Ground, to help individuals as they enter the workforce; and Respite Friends, to assist partents during school holidays.
#Adultdaycentre/program #Inclusiverecreation #Familysupport

An organization that supports youth interested in pursuing artistic hobbies. This resource offers arts-related events for youth including improv & beatboxing workshops and coffee houses.
#Communityprogram #Artsprogram

Developmental Services Ontario is a government-funded program consisting of nine agencies across Ontario designed to help adults with developmental disabilities connect to services and supports. This resource offers connections to residential assistance, caregiver respite, recreation, volunteering, employment and person-directed planning to help people with disabilities become more involved in their communities.
#Governmentprogram #HOHpartner

An accredited children's mental health agrency that provides programs for youth with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. It offers after school programs and an Applied Behaviour Analysis Saturday respite program for youth ages 12-18, school break respite programs, and an adult day program for individuals 19+.
#Adultdaycentre/program #Communityprogram

Fee-for-service music and art programs for children and youth with special needs 21 years of age and under. Activities include group programs, 1:1 music therapy and dance theatre camp.
#Communityprogram #Inclusiverecreation #Artsprogram

A hub containing tips, information and stories for parents of children with disabilities. This resource contains comprehensive lists of links and contacts on parenting, recreation, and respite.
#Educationalresource #HOHpartner

A series of programs for people with intellectual disabilities coordinated by Vita Community Living Services. It offers programs including relationship, boundaries & self-esteem training, and internet and social media fun and safety.

A travelling therapeutic music program. This resource offers music-based activities designed to regulate positive behaviours, active listening, turn taking and social interaction.
#Communityprogram #Artsprogram #HOHpartner

A sports academy for taekwondo enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. This resource offers junior, adult and after-school pickup programs and promotes inclusive recreation.
#Inclusiverecreation #HOHpartner

A website that reviews board games based on key accessibility criteria. It features regularly published Accessibility Takedown articles for a variety of board games, assessing the games based on their accessibility for colour blindness, visual impairment, emotiveness, fluid intelligence, memory impairments and physical impairments. View a summary of all games rated by copying this link into your browser:
#Educationalresource #Socialnetwork/App

A program coordinated by Vita Community Living Services for adults with serious mental health needs or dual diagnosis. It offers individualized goal planning, skill development for independent living, social recreational activities and educational classes.