EAST REGION

The East Region Covers Durham (Pickering to Newtonville), Northumberland (Port Hope to Brighton), HKPR (Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge: Including Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough), Southeast Region (including Belleville, Tweed, Madoc, Prince Edward County, Quinte West and Bancroft).

DURHAM:
Toll Free: 1-833-77-KERRY
(1-833-775-3779)
Phone: 905-579-2720
Fax: 905-720-0348

TWEED:
Toll Free: 1-833-77-KERRY
(1-833-775-3779)
Phone: 613-478-3117
Fax: 613-478-3933

BELLEVILLE:
Toll Free: 1-833-77-KERRY
(1-833-775-3779)
Phone: 613-968-5554
Fax 905-720-0348


The following programs are funded through MCYS and can be accessed as follows:

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.

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

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.

This camp is designed for individuals who are able to participate with minimal support. The individual may need some prompts to stay on task, and is able to communicate wants and needs effectively. The individual does not require a lot of behavioral redirection. Should you require extra support to participate in the activities you are welcome to join with the support of your own 1:1 worker.

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 visit www.kerrysplace.org/calendar for more information.

Consultation Services

Consultation appointments are topic focused sessions facilitated in a Kerry’s Place Resource Centres and/or various locations within the local community, 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 us:

Resource Centre

Families can access information about the diagnosis of ASD. Kerry’s Place provides information about other local services and opportunities that people with ASD may benefit from. There is a lending library located in Oshawa.

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Foundations

The Foundations Program is a goal driven service, to assist adults aged 18 and older in developing improved functioning and coping skills in the areas of life that include Employment, Education, and Community Integration. Participants will need to qualify for and be registered through the Developmental Services of Ontario (DSO).

Children’s Respite Flex Funding

The Children’s Respite Flexible Funding is from the Ministry of ChildrenCommunity and Social Services to serve as an enhancement for families in Durham Region to access respite services in their community.

Click here to learn more about Children’s Respite Flexible Funding.

Day Supports

The Day Program supports adults with ASD aged 18 and older. Participants are encouraged to build new skills in the areas of employment, recreation, life and social skills, and pursue educational opportunities in their communities. Participants will need to qualify for and be registered through the Developmental Services of Ontario (DSO).

  • Toll Free: 1-833-77-KERRY (1-833-775-3779) or email us at intake@nullkerrysplace.org
  • Intakes are managed by Developmental Services Ontario. Please call 1 855 277 2121 ext 2.

EmploymentWorks

EmploymentWorks offers training for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other disabilities who want to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to get and keep a job. At the same time, it offers volunteer mentors an opportunity to share their employment journeys, and employers’ direct experiences integrating persons with disabilities into their workplaces. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities Program.

For more information, please visit  kerrysplace.org/employmentworks

Fee For Service Customized Training, Group Learning Sessions And Workshops

Professional and educational workshops are available for: respite workers, family members, School and School Board Personnel, Health and Mental Health Sectors, agencies, and local businesses, etc. Additionally, Information sessions are available in a group setting. Trainings, Group Learning Sessions and Workshops are offered in a variety of locations throughout the East Region.

Fee For Service Respite Care

Respite is a service which provides temporary relief for the family or caregiver of a person with a diagnosis of ASD. Respite services may be provided in home and/or in a community setting.

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.