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Hand Over Hand - Member Resources

The below resources represent organizations that are independent from Hand Over Hand, and are provided for information purposes only.

Use these selected resources to find information, activities, organizations and assistance designed for individuals with developmental disorders and their families.

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This space serves as a community hub representing a variety of community health and wellness services including the Hand Over Hand offices. It features inclusive recreation facilities and programming, including swimming, a fitness centre and track, as well as an indoor playground, multisensory room and makerspace. #HOHpartner #Inclusiverecreation #Communityprogram

Developed by Autism Ontario, this directory provides a listing of autism ABA providers serving Ontario. It allows users to find ABA providers by age-group served, type, and geographic location and features a newsletter.

This website provides a suite of resources for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to help them put supports in place for their family. It features financial support, behavioural resources, communication resources, sensory and motor services, social and recreation services, family support and respite services, school services and research opportunities. #Educationalresource

This booklet from Surrey Place Centre is designed to help children with autism transition to school. It features customizable worksheets where parents can include pictures and information about their child's school.

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

This initiative assists Markham youth with intellectual disabilities who are between the ages of 20 and 29 achieve their independence and employment goals. Through 1-on-1 meetings with staff, youth work to develop an action plan and are connected with community partners. #HOHpartner #Communityprogram #Familysupport

This website provides information about the relationship between Speech-Language Pathologists and individuals who have autism. It discusses how Speech-Language Pathologists can help individuals with autism understand, talk, read, write and work on social skills. #Educationalresource



A website designed for parents of youth with special needs to help them find high quality support apps. It features reviews and app listings by theme.

This website provides a list of apps for children and youth with special needs that have been used by teachers, therapists and parents. It allows users to sort through apps by category. #Apps

An educational programme that combines the content & objectives of the Ontario Curriculum with Precision Teaching and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) principles. It features small classes with a low teacher-to-student ratio designed to promote the development of social skills and academics.
#Educationalresource #Adultdaycentre

This tip sheet provides strategies for using Augmentative & Alternative Communication apps. It features a list of some of the most popular AAC apps. #Apps

This E-Learning Module from Surrey Place Centre offers basic information about autism for parents and caregivers. It is available in English and French. #Apps

This tip sheet provides strategies for using and selecting apps for children and youth with special needs. It features some of the most popular apps to promote social skills, literacy, behaviour, communication, vocabulary exploration and language. #Apps

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

This circus school introduces students to a wide variety of circus activities, allowing students to work at their own pace and level to improve their skills. It features a fun group atmosphere where students can try the trampoline, trapeze and other circus events. #HOHpartner #Inclusiverecreation #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 fun, supportive, flexible co-ed overnight summer camp that welcomes children and teens with special needs and developmental delays including Autism, Asperger's ADHD, OCD, learning disabilities, anxiety and social skills challenges. It features waterfront, skill building and creative and artistic activities.
#Inclusiverecreation #Camp

An outdoor day camp with an inclusion program for children with special needs. It features specially trained staff, adaptive equipment, modified programs and one-to-one support.
#Inclusiverecreation #Camp

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

This guide provides information about life for children with cerebral palsy. It features information on diagnosis and prognosis, treatments and therapies, support and guidance. #Educationalresource