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Community Resources

There are many different community organizations that offer services, support and funding to help you get organized.  Here are just a few:

INFANT & CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Early intervention program to monitor and enhance development of infants and young children with developmental challenges.
519-883-226822:46:01

http://communityservices.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/childrensServices/supportforspecialneedschildren.asp

KIDSABILITY
Offers physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to children with various physical and developmental challenges. Social workers offer emotional support to families.
Kitchener-Waterloo     519-886-8886
Cambridge                 519-621-7580

www.kidsability.ca

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES ACCESS CENTRE (DSAC)
Region wide services for families with children with developmental challenges.
519-741-1121

www.dscwr.com

HEALTHY BABIES, HEALTHY CHILDREN PROGRAM
Operated out of the Postbirth clinic at Grand River Hospital's KW location, Region of Waterloo public health nurses answer your questions about infant & child issues.
519-883-2245

http://www.grhosp.on.ca/care/services-departments/childbirth/after-your-baby-is/postbirth-clinic

EXTEND A FAMILY
Assists families throughout the Region of Waterloo in obtaining Special Services at Home (SSAH) and Respite funding and workers. As well, they offer summer and other programs of interest to families with children with special needs.
519-741-0190

www.eafwr.on.ca

COMMUNITY CARE ACCESS CENTRE (CCAC)
Support at home for infants and children with medical issues and special needs.
Intake 519-748-2222

http://healthcareathome.ca/ww/en

ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES
Government financial assistance program for families of children with special needs. Family income determines eligibility.
1-877-832-2818

http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/disabilities.aspx

MOTHERISK
Information on infectious diseases, chemicals in the workplace, radiation, and pharmaceuticals for pregnant and nursing mothers.
416-813-6780

motherisk.org

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT SERVICES
Telephone and group support for nursing mothers and their families; answers to all your breastfeeding questions.
New Mother Support Services:
Grand River Hospital                 519-742-3611  ext. 2263
Cambridge Memorial Hospital     519-621-2333 ext. 4355
Breastfeeding Buddies               519-745-4404 ext. 250
La Leche League Canada           1-800-665-4324