Peel Supports and Services

Welcome to the Peel Region Community Services and Supports page!

Community Services provides consultation and support to individuals, families, schools and other agencies regarding issues surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorder. Consultation and teaching focuses on behavioural supports, communication strategies, life and social skills, long term planning and school advocacy. For more information or to complete an intake, please call (905) 457-1130 ext. 250 or email peelhaltoninquiry@kerrysplace.org.

What does Community Services and Supports offer in the Peel area?

The Ontario Autism Program (OAP)

The Ontario Autism Program will ensure autism services for children and youth are delivered consistently across the province, allow for flexibility and choice based on each child’s needs, and give families confidence in receiving quality services. Learn more about the Ontario Autism Program (OAP).

Consultation Services

Consultation appointments are topic focused sessions facilitated in a Kerry’s Place resource centre or Halton region, and are offered for a one hour period at a variety of times including evenings. Consultation appointments provide an opportunity for a family and/or an individual with ASD to meet with an Autism Consultant to discuss challenges and concerns specific to their situation as needed. These areas can include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism education
  • Communication strategies
  • Strategies for daily living skills
  • Emotional regulation and behavioural strategies
  • Information on Kerry’s Place services

Appointments are also open to support workers, teachers and other professionals.

To book a consultation appointment, please contact 905-293-9788 ext. 316.

Service Coordination

Service Coordination helps families with children and youth (up to their 18th birthday) who have a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder with the planning and coordination of supports. Kids Pathways Peel Service Coordination at Kerry’s Place helps families with children and youth who have a diagnosis of ASD with planning and coordination of services.

Families, service coordinators, and other service providers work together to develop and implement a service plan for each child and their family. Typically, the families we support require assistance navigating supports and/or services. This network is comprised of 5 agencies that support all the children in Peel with Special Needs. The agencies are Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Erinoak Kids, Community Living Mississauga, Brampton Caledon Community Living, and Child Development Resource Connection Peel.  For more information on Service Coordination in Peel, please contact Kids Pathways Peel at 905-890-9432 or www.kidspathwayspeel.com.

Resource Centres and Libraries

Families and individuals being supported by Kerry’s Place Autism Services have access to our Resource Library. An account must be created before borrowing any resources with an email address. Create a library account and/or look up books online.

Resources Include:

  • Books, DVDs, magazines
  • Computer & internet access for researching information relating to Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Boardmaker Software

Brampton Resource Centre
71 West Drive, Unit 28. Brampton, ON L6T 5E2
Hours: Please contact the Resource Centre for office hours.
Phone: (905) 457-1130
Fax: (905) 457-1157

Kennedy Mississauga Resource Centre
6660 Kennedy Road, Unit 6. Mississauga, ON L5T 2M9
Hours: Please contact the Resource Centre for office hours.
Phone: (905) 293-9788
Fax: (905) 293-9776

Millcreek Mississauga Resource Centre
6535 Millcreek Drive, Unit 65, Mississauga, ON, L5N 2M2
Hours: Please contact the Resource Centre for office hours.
Phone: (905) 363-1111
Fax: (905)-363-1121

Adult Supports

Kerry’s Place offers a variety of social opportunities for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Opportunities may include ongoing social groups or one time day trips. A small cost is associated with these activities and participants will need to be pre-screened prior to attending groups to determine best fit. For more information regarding our social groups contact Adam Mulqueen-Ducker at (905) 363-1111 ext. 208.

For parents of adults that are living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kerry’s Place Autism Services-Central Region, facilitates a support group for parents, caregivers, or siblings monthly. This is an opportunity to network, have facilitated discussions, and listen to speakers come and discuss resources and strategies around living or supporting an adult with ASD. There is no cost. For registration and more information contact 905-363-1111 ext 200.

Workshops

Kerry’s Place provides a variety of workshops throughout our region. We are able to work with parents, community partners and schools to provide information and strategies on a range of Autism related topics. Workshops may include but are not limited to: Introduction to Autism, Communication Strategies, Navigating the Special Education System, and Make and Take Visuals. We are happy to modify our information to be relevant to any audience from school aged children to adults. Workshops can be held at our resource centres, or other convenient locations within the community. Please contact 905-363-1111 ext 200 or email: cwr.volunteer@kerrysplace.org.

We also offer Respite Training Workshops for anyone interested. Learn more and register for Workshops. **NEW Training Workshop: CPI Training for Parents & Caregivers

Sibling Groups

Sibling groups are run in conjunction with Community Living Mississauga, Brampton Caledon Community Living and TRE-ADD. These groups provide an opportunity for children who have siblings with ASD and/or a Developmental Disability to meet, learn and share experiences together in a safe and structured environment.

Social Skills Groups

Social Skills Groups are offered to children and youth diagnosed with ASD. The groups are held at Kerry’s Place Resource Centres and/or various locations within the local community. The purpose of Social Skills Groups is to foster learning and provide an opportunity for skills development. Groups allow social interactions, and can even cultivate friendships in a safe environment, free of judgement and criticism.

Current Social Skills Groups

For more information regarding the Social Skills Group format and registration process please view the following:  Social Group Registration Child/Youth.

Camps

Peel Summer Day and Overnight Camps are returning March Break 2017!

We are pleased to offer a summer day camp experience for children who are between 6 & 17 years old. Children will participate in an exciting and educational program facilitated by trained counselors to encourage and support your child while at camp. For more information please contact (905) 363-1111 ext 200

Peel Region: Scouts Canada, the Kiwanis Club of Mississauga South and Kerry’s Place Autism Services are pleased to offer a 5 day overnight camp experience for children living in Peel Region who are between 8 – 15 years old. Children will participate in an exciting and educational outdoor program facilitated by trained counselors to encourage and support your child while at camp.
For more information please contact (905) 363-1111 ext 200

Residential Services

To access residential supports in Ontario, participants will need to qualify for and be registered through the Developmental Services of Ontario (DSO). For your local DSO office number, please refer to the Developmental Services of Ontario website.

Upcoming in Peel Region!