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Record #: OAK2800
Last Full Update: 16 Mar 2022

Contact Information

Office Phone Mon-Sun 24 hours 905-825-6000 or call 3-1-1
Toll Free Phone 1-866-442-5866
TTY Phone 905-827-9833
Fax 905-825-8821
E-Mail allison.corcoran@halton.ca
Website www.halton.ca/For-Residents/Children-and-Parenting/Children-with-Special-Needs
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RegionofHalton
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LinkedIn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/halton-region
Twitter Twitter: https://twitter.com/RegionofHalton
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/RegionOfHalton
Primary Contact Catherine Wills, Manager, Children's Developmental Services; Email: catherine.wills@halton.ca

Agency Information

Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Primary Executive Sandy Palinski, Director of Children's Services; Email: Sandy.palinski@halton.ca
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Ministry of Education

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Infant and Child Development Services

  • developmental and therapy services for children with differing abilities birth to school entry
  • may include children born prematurely, fetal alcohol or drug exposure, family history or sibling with diagnosis of autism or a genetic condition

Services include:

  • assessments
  • developmental consultants and occupational therapists support intervention that focuses on the family's goals for their child
  • service co-ordination of all services involved with the child/family 
  • referrals to other services in the community
  • workshops and groups specifically designed to meet child and caregivers needs
  • resources, i.e. equipment, reading materials
  • transition to school support 

Inclusion Services

  • services that support inclusion in licensed child care programs, nursery schools or private home child care in the community 
  • available to children birth to 3.8 years of age (prior to entry into Junior Kindergarten) 
  • child must be attending a licensed child care setting and have concerns regarding their development 

Services include:

  • resource consultants provide services to support child care/ inclusion including resource support for classrooms, e.g. program planning, modelling successful teaching strategies 
  • coordination of services for/with families
  • assistance with the development of program plans
  • transition to school support
  • support in the child care setting and the child's home 

Family and Community Behavioural Services

In home consultation:

  • intervention for individuals 2-21 years of age who have a diagnosis of developmental disability and/or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) 
  • behaviour consultants provide service in a way that builds capacity within families/teams and enables parents and professionals to strengthen knowledge and insight into their child's behaviour and skills
  • facilitate meetings with parents to explore their concerns, strengths, skills and abilities and to develop a family plan through a collaborative approach
  • focus on a child/adolescent's ability to function in their home, school, community through services focused on social skills, transition planning, toileting
  • family support through telephone contacts, workshops, tip sheets 

Group Consultation:

  • provide group consultation to children aged 2-21 years or their caregivers, including children with a diagnosis of autism 
  • range of groups to address topics including toileting learning, behaviour, sensory processing and relationships
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * in person visit times are flexible to accommodate hours outside of 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Ages: 21 year(s) and under
Application Referrals can be made by parents or anyone on the parents' behalf with parents' consent * to make a referral call 3-1-1 or 905-825-6000 and ask for Children's Services Intake
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - interpretors can be accessed if needed
Fees None ; Children in child care may be eligible for a child care subsidy dependent on family's income * contact 905-825-6000 for further information related to subsidy

Site Information

Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
Oakville Corporate Centre
690 Dorval Dr, 5th Flr
Oakville, ON L6K 3X9
 
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Intersection Dorval Dr and Wyecroft Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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