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



Regional Executive Director:
Stafford Murphy
stafford.murphy@nullkerrysplace.org

Director of Services and Supports (Residential)
Kim Nevilles – Hastings County
kim.nevilles@nullkerrysplace.org


Director of Services and Supports
Carson Lutz – York, Simcoe and Durham Regions
carson.lutz@nullkerrysplace.org


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

Groups and Camps

A variety of social and recreational opportunities for individuals of all ages and their families. A participant fee is charged to cover program costs.

  • Click here to learn more and to register for Social Groups or contact Vanessa Yeo, Community Coordinator – Vanessa.yeo@nullkerrysplace.org | Toll Free: 1-833-77-KERRY (1-833-775-3779)

Workshops

These sessions consist of a variety of topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. Parents / caregivers are strongly encouraged to attend them as they are a great way to learn and understand how to help your child.

Consultation Services

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, workshops, etc.) With assistance from Community Services Access, families will identify 1-2 SMART goals for a consultant to support them with. Support will be provided on a time-limited basis, based upon the goal(s) identified and the individual/family’s level of need.

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.

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).

  • Please call our Access line for more information at Jennifer Speakerson – jennifer.speakerson@nullkerrysplace.org | Toll Free: 1-833-77-KERRY (1-833-775-3779)
  • Intakes are managed by Developmental Services Ontario. Please call 1 855 277 2121 ext 2.

Children’s Respite Flex Funding

The Children’s Respite Flexible Funding is from the Ministry of Children, Community 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).

  • Please call our Access line for more information at Jennifer Speakerson – jennifer.speakerson@nullkerrysplace.org | Toll Free: 1-833-77-KERRY (1-833-775-3779)
  • 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.

  • Please call our Access line for more information – Vanessa Yeo, Community Coordinator – Vanessa.yeo@nullkerrysplace.org | Toll Free: 1-833-77-KERRY (1-833-775-3779)
  • Intakes are managed by Developmental Services Ontario. Please call 1 855 277 2121 ext 2.

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.

  • Please call our Access line for more information – Vanessa Yeo, Community Coordinator – Vanessa.yeo@nullkerrysplace.org | Toll Free: 1-833-77-KERRY (1-833-775-3779)
  • Intakes are managed by Developmental Services Ontario. Please call 1 855 277 2121 ext 2.

Residential Services

To access residential supports in Ontario, participants will need to qualify for and be registered through the Developmental Services of Ontario (DSO).

Upcoming in East Region!