Welcome to the Simcoe County Community Services and Supports page!
All calls for Community Services and Supports are directed through the Community Services Access Line at (905) 713-6808 ext 350.This includes:
- Families/individuals who are connecting with Kerry’s Place Autism Services for the first time and have not completed an intake
- Families/individuals who have completed intake and are requesting support/information
Referrals may be made by a parent, doctor, and/or agency staff/school board (with written permission from parents). All persons referred to Kerry’s Place must have proof of diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
What does Community Services and Supports offer in Simcoe County?
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).
Group Learning Sessions (GLS)
These parent focused information sessions are now open to all members of the community. They are free to attend, are offered in a group setting and consist of a variety of topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. Anyone wanting to learn and understand more about ASD is welcome. Learn more about Group Learning Sessions.
Free, professional and educational workshops are available for respite workers, family members, friends, agency staff, and anyone who wants to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshops.
Children’s Respite Flexible Funding
The Children’s Respite Flexible Funding is from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to serve as an enhancement for families to access respite services in their community. The purpose of the Children’s Respite Flexible Fund is to help caregivers get the flexible and individualized support their family needs in order for them to take intervals of time off from their care-giving duties.
Consultation Services are available to families who require additional support, above and beyond what can be provided through our other Community Service options (i.e. Group Learning Sessions, Social Groups, ABA, workshops, etc) and/or are presenting concerns of a time sensitive/urgent matter. Learn more about Consultation 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.