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Organization: Halton. Social and Community Services Department - Children's Services - Oakville - Head Office - Children's Developmental Services  
Phone Numbers: Mon-Sun 24 hours 905-825-6000 or dial 3-1-1
Toll-Free: 1-866-442-5866 (1-866-442-4HALTON)
TTY: 905-827-9833
Fax: 905-825-8821
690 Dorval Dr, 5th Flr
Oakville, ON
L6K 3X9
Intersection: Dorval Dr and QEW
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * home visits times are flexible to accommodate hours outside of 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Cindy Morin - Director of Children's Services
Public Contacts: Roxanne Young - Manager, Children's Developmental Services
Gwyneth Schermel - Manager, Community Development Services
Service Description: Children's Developmental Services:
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 quality 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 quality child care/quality 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.

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.
Application: * referrals can be made by parents or anyone on the parents' behalf with parents' consent
* to make a referral call 905-825-6000 and ask for Children's Services Intake
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Area Served:
Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, North West Mississauga, Oakville, South West Mississauga, Wellington  
See Also: Children and Youth with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on February 17, 2017

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Updated February 17, 2017
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