Wellington Supports and Services

Welcome to the Wellington Region Community Services and Supports page!

Wellington Region Community Services provides consultation and support to individuals, families, schools and other agencies regarding issues surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorder. For more information or to complete an intake, please call (519) 763-5812 ext. 7.

What does Community Services and Supports offer in the Wellington 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 services provides time limited assistance from an Autism Consultant who can work with a family in learning a new skill or strategy for a specific situation or to teach a new skill. These areas can include:

  • Support/Behavioral strategies
  • Communication strategies
  • Life skills
  • Social skills
  • Long-term planning & respite supports
  • Information on Kerry’s Place services

Family Support Groups

Family Support Groups are offered to provide family members with an opportunity for mutual support and to share experiences, challenges, success and hope. Outside speakers are occasionally provided concerning specific topics requested (i.e. education, advocacy, long-term planning).

Resource Center and Library

Families and individuals being supported by Kerry’s Place Autism Services have access to our Resource Library. Some of our resources include:

  • Books, DVDs, magazines
  • Computer and Internet Service for researching information relating to Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Boardmaker Software

An account must be created before borrowing any resources with an email address. Create a library account and/or look up books online please visit.

Guelph Resource Centre
400 Elizabeth Street, Unit L/M, Guelph, ON, N1E 2Y1
Hours: Please contact the Resource Centre for office hours.
Phone: (519) 763-5812
Fax: (519) 763-9246

Adult Supports

Kerry’s Place adult supports consist of small group, community based day supports including employment supports and some social groups for people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Supports are individualized as much as possible to ensure success. Participants will need to be deemed eligible by Developmental Services Ontario or have Individualized Funding to access the supports. For more information contact Giselle Ayabaca at 905-457-1130 ext 208 or adultsupports@kerrysplace.org.

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 large number of Autism related topics. Some of the subjects we have covered are an 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 Guelph Resource Centre, or other convenient locations within the community. Learn more and register for Workshops.**NEW Training Workshops Coming**

Camps

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 (519) 763-5812 ext. 21

Social Groups

Social groups are offered to children and/or youth with ASD. These groups provide an opportunity for social interaction, skill development and developing friendships. The groups are held at various locations in your local community or possibly one of our Resource Centres.

Respite Groups

Respite Groups provide meaningful, recreational, and social opportunities for its participants in a safe and enriching environment. Respite groups provide temporary relief from the physical and emotional demands involved in caring for a family member with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. Respite creates greater opportunities for all family members to live actively and participate in community activities while allowing caregivers time for themselves.

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.

ANNOUNCING the launch of a Vulnerable Persons Registry in Guelph on January 2, 2017!!
See attached flyer for more information – Vulnerable Persons Registry Announcement

Upcoming in Central Region!