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Autism

Childcare/Schooling

Equipment

Financial Assistance

Hearing


Physical Disabilities

Speech/Language

Sports

Treatment/Support

Other

Autism

 

Autism Society Ontario- Cambridge Chapter
160 Hespler Rd., Cambridge
(519) 658-4906

Autism Canada
(519) 695-5858

Autism Ontario
1179A King St. W., Ste. 4, Toronto
(416) 246-9592

Geneva Centre for Autism
112 Merton St., Toronto
(416) 322-7877 or 1-866-GENEVA-9

 

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Childcare/Schooling

 

Community Living Cambridge
Tracy Moore
160 Hespeler Road, Cambridge
(519) 623-7490
 
Region of Waterloo Public Health
Infant Development Program
99 Regina St. S., Waterloo
(519) 883-2268
 
kidsLink Preschool Support Services
1770 King St. E., Ste. 5, Kitchener
(519) 741-1122

 

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Equipment

 

Canadian Red Cross

Guelph
519-836-3523

Cambridge
519-621-1840

Kitchener-Waterloo
519-742-2785

 

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Financial Assistance

 

Wellington County Child Care Services
15 Douglas St., Guelph
(519) 837-3620 or 1-800-265-7294

Ministry of Children and Youth Services
(416) 325-5666 or 1-800-387-5559
 
Ministry of Community and Social Services
(519) 886-4700 or 1-800-441-9820

Region of Waterloo Subsidized Child Care
99 Regina St. South, Waterloo (5th Floor)
150 Main Street, Cambridge
519-883-2200

 

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Hearing

 

Audiology Services
255 King St. N. Ste. 201, Waterloo
(519) 746-6940

Hazell’s Hearing Aid Service
43 Bridgeport Rd. E., Waterloo
(519) 746-3360

Parents of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association
40 Fullerton St., Waterloo
(519) 743-1946
 
VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children of Waterloo Wellington Region
David Bloomer, Chairman
P.O. Box 25029, Kitchener
(519) 749-2891

The Canadian Hearing Society
120 Ottawa St. N, Ste. 200, Kitchener
(519) 744-6811

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language
Audiology/Hearing Assessment
1-800-993-9459

 

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Physical Disabilities

 

Creative Carriage Ltd.
330 Sheldon Dr., Cambridge
(519) 740-4801 or 1-800-392-8403

Extend-A-Family Association
91 Moore Ave., Kitchener
(519) 741-0190

Grand River Transit MobilityPLUS
North (519) 585-7597 Ext. 7290 or South(Cambridge) (519) 623-7183

Guelph Services For Persons with Disabilities
238 Willow Rd., Guelph
(519) 836-1812

Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region
3400 King St. E., Kitchener
(519) 571-6788

Participation House – Waterloo Region
151 Frederick St., Ste.501, Kitchener
(519) 741-5845 Ext. 229

The Easter Seal Society, Ontario
313-525 Highland Rd W, Kitchener
(519) 568-8556 or 1-866-646-4318

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
900 Bay St., Toronto
1-800-268-1154

 

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Speech/Language

 

Community Rehab
Unit 5, 260 Holiday Inn Drive,
Cambridge, ON N3C 4E8
(519) 220-1640

Wellington – Dufferin – Guelph Public Health
WeeTalk Program-Preschool Speech and Language Assessment Program
(519) 821-2370 or 1-800-265-7293

Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA)
1-877-740-6009

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language
Audiology/Hearing Assessment
1-800-993-9459

 

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Sports

 

Adapted Aquatics
250 Hespeler Rd., Chaplin Family YMCA of Cambridge, Cambridge
(519) 621-3250 ext.246
 
Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington
607 King St. W., Unit 5A, Opportunity Centre, Kitchener
(519) 579-5300

Cambridge Capables
R.R. # 2, 42 Oakwood Dr., Cambridge
(519) 623-3333
 
Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program
Pride Stables
584 Pioneer Tower Rd., Kitchener ON Canada, N2P 2H9
(519) 653-4686
 
City of Cambridge Community Services
73 Water St. N., P.O. Box 669, Cambridge
(519) 740-4681 ext.4603

City of Guelph Recreation and Leisure Support Services
1 Carden St., Guelph
519-837-5625

Eddie Lackenbauer Fishing Camps
450 Avenue Rd., Cambridge
(519) 623-5573
 
Kitchener-Waterloo Sport for Physically Disabled Legacy Fund
Call for information and application, Kitchener
(519) 741-2228
 
Sports for Special Athletes
P.O. Box 34043, Highland Hills Postal Outlet, Kitchener
(519) 744-4881
 
Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre
Suzy Bender
P.O. Box 133, Guelph
(519) 837-0558
 
Top Spin Table Tennis Club
367 The Country Way, Blessed Sacrament School, Kitchener ON Canada, N2E 2S3
(519) 745-2817
 
Twin City Spinners Wheelchair Sports Inc.
630 Keats Ways., Unit 39, Waterloo
(519) 880-8145
 
Waterloo Region Track3 – Ski School
(519) 748-9802

Paralympics Ontario
102-1185 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto
(416) 426-7187 or 1-800-265-1539
 
Special Olympics Canada
60 St. Clair Ave. E., Ste. 700, Toronto
(416) 927-9050
 
Special Olympics Ontario
K-W and District, P.O. Box 40107 – Waterloo Square, Waterloo
(519) 578-3113

 

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Treatment/Support

 

Aboutface
45 Strange St., Kitchener
(519) 570-3624
 
Access Information and Referral for Developmental Services Wellington (AIR)
109 Surrey St., Guelph
(519) 824-4015 or 1-877-216-1116

Cambridge Association for the Mentally Handicapped
160 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge
(519) 623-7490

Canadian Association for Community Living
4700 Keele St., Toronto
(416) 661-9611

Canadian Celiac Association
151 Frederick St., Kitchener
(519) 579-3800
 
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
2221 Yonge St., Ste. 601
(519) 438-1355 or 1-800-378-2233
 
Canadian Diabetes Association
522 University Ave., Ste. 1400, National Life Building, Toronto
1-800-BANTING (226-8464)

Canadian Hemophilia Society
235 St. Anne St., Kitchener
(519) 747-2770

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
180 King St. S., Unit #160, Waterloo
(519) 742-3536 or 1-866-797-1312

Cerebral Palsy Support Group
Terri O’Donoghue
70 Greengable Way, Kitchener
(519) 576-7955

Down Syndrome Plus
1120 Victoria St. N., Kitchener
(519) 743-0297
 
Dyslexia Solutions Canada Ltd.
420 Weber St. N. Ste. 101, Waterloo
(519) 746-8422 or 1-800-981-6433
 
Educational and Family Services Clinic
20 Union St. E., Waterloo 7
(519) 745-1020

Epilepsy Waterloo Wellington
Desiree Hinsperger
301 Frederick St., Kitchener
(519) 745-2112 or 1-866-374-5377

Expressions Music Therapy Services
Angela King, BMT, MTA
Cambridge/Kitchener/Waterloo
519-591-5575

Extend-A-Family Association
91 Moore Ave., Kitchener
(519) 741-0190
 
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
21 Surrey W., Ste. 201, Guelph
(519) 837-4858 or 1-888-HSF-INFO (473-4636)
 
HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre

43 Allen St. W., Waterloo
(519) 742-HOPE(4673)
 
Hopewell Children’s Homes Inc.
279 Stephanie Dr.,Guelph
(519) 836-9641
 
Hospice of Waterloo Region
544 Park St., Kitchener
(519) 743-4114
 
Jesse’s Journey – The Foundation for Gene and Cell Therapy
Funds research targeted at finding a treatment and cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular genetic diseases.
(519) 645-8855
 
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
259 King St. W. Ste. 203, Kitchener
(519) 745-2426

K-W Access-Ability
105 University Ave. E. Unit 2, Waterloo
(519) 885-6640
 
K-W Association for Community Living
Focuses on support services for children and adults with developmental difficulties.
108 Sydney St. S., Kitchener
(519) 744-6307
 
K-W Habilitation Services
Offers pre-school, residential and vocational support for children and adults with developmental handicaps.
108 Sydney St. S., Kitchener
(519) 744-6307

Preschool Outreach
115 University Ave. E., Waterloo
(519) 884-8080
 
Kidney Foundation of Canada
678 Belmont St. W. Ste. 201, Kitchener
(519) 742-2023
 
KidsAbility
Aims to help children and young adults with developmental, physical and communication disabilities. Provides services to children from birth – 18 yrs.
Services may be provided in homes, childcare agencies and community settings.

c/o Chaplin Family YMCA, 250 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge
(519) 621-7580 or 1-888-372-2259
 
160 St. David St. S., Fergus
(519) 787-2612 or 1-888-372-2259

c/o West End Community Centre, 21 Imperial Rd. S., Guelph
(519) 780-0186 or 1-888-372-225

Learning Disabilities Association – KW Chapter
P.O. Box 29026, Fredrick Plaza Postal Outlet, Kitchener
(519) 743-9091

Mood Disorders Association of Waterloo Region
44 – 178 Queen St. S., Kitchener
(519) 884-5455

Multiple Sclerosis Society Of Canada – Waterloo District Chapter
35 Belmont Ave. W., Kitchener 
(519) 569-8789
 
National Service Dog Training Centre Inc.
P.O. Box 28009, Preston Postal Outlet, Cambridge
(519) 662-4223
 
Sunbeam Lodge
389 Pinnacle Dr., Kitchener
(519) 896-6718

Therapy Supplies & Rental Ltd.
55 Fleming Dr., Units 7 & 8, Cambridge
(519) 622-8618 or 1-877-888-2012
 
Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada – Wellington Waterloo Chapter
Gord Brown
P.O. Box 24024, Highland West Postal Outlet, Kitchener
(519) 893-3759 or 1-800-361-3120

Waterloo Region Wraparound Initiative
KWCounselling Services BLDG
480 Charles St. E., Kitchener
(519) 749-9172

Waterloo Regional Down Syndrome Society (WRDSS)
Kitchener
(519) 896-4488
 
Waterloo Wellington Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association (CFS)
P.O. Box 20075, Pioneer Park Post Office, Kitchener
1-877-632-6682

We Care Home Health Services
275 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener
(519) 576-7474

Association for Bright Children of Ontario
2 Bloor St. W., Box 156, Ste. 100, Toronto
(416) 925-6136 

College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)
1-800-890-6570 ext.226

Family Net
Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services
(416) 425 6220 x 3647

Lupus Ontario
590 Alden Rd., Ste. 211, Markham
(905) 415-1099 or 1-877-240-1099

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy
1630 Lawrence Ave. W., Ste. 104, Toronto
(416) 244-9686

Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association
1-800-387-1575

Sunshine Dreams for Kids
Fulfills dreams for children ages 3-19 years, challenged by a severe physical disability or a life-threatening illness.
465 Richmond St., Ste. 200, London
(519) 642-0990 or 1-800-461-7935
 
The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – Ontario Chapter
725 Westney Rd. S., #7, Ajax
(905) 427-5353 or 1-800-267-WISH(9474)
 
The War Amps
1 Maybrook Dr., Scarborough
1-800-250-3030

VON Canada 
110 Argyle Ave., Ottawa
(613) 233-5694 or 1-888-VON-CARE (866-2273)
 

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Other

 

Child Care Special Needs Access Point (SNAP)
1770 King St. E., Ste. 5, Kitchener
(519) 741-0076
 
Developmental Services Access Centre-Waterloo Region (DSAC-WR)
1120 Victoria St. N., Ste. 205, Kitchener
(519) 741-1121

 

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