Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road, Toronto Ontario Canada M4G 1R8
Telephone: 416 425 6220
Toll Free: 800 363 2440
Family Support Service – Tel: 416-425-6220, extension 6460
- The Family Support Service is a community-based service for youth and young adults (16 to 25 years old) with an acquired brain injury and their families.
Inpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation – Cindy Ruelens, Intake/Discharge Coordinator Tel: 416-753-6030
- The Brain Injury Rehab team serves clients aged 4 months to 18 years who require rehabilitation following an acquired brain injury to recover as fully as possible and return to their homes, schools and communities.
Brain Injury Rehab Outpatient – Tel: 416-425-6220, extension 6460
- The Brain Injury Rehab Outpatient Team serves clients (from 6 months up to 18 years) and families who require rehabilitation following an acquired brain injury and are recovering at home.
Brain Injury Family Intervention – Adolescent Version (BIFI-A)
- Developed by researchers at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, this structured family system intervention is designed to facilitate adjustment for adolescents (13 – 19 years) with acquired brain injury and their family members.
Caron Gan, RN, MScN, AAMFT Clinical Member & Approved Supervisor
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
Family Support Service, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team
Tel: 1.800.363.2440, x3514 Fax: 426.424.3880 email: [email protected]
Easter Seals Society
One Concorde Gate, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M3C 3N6
Telephone: (416) 421-8377
Fax: (416) 696-1035
E-mail: [email protected]
Easter Seals offers programs and services to help children and youth achieve a greater level of acceptance and independence.
- Financial assistance for mobility equipment and communication devices
- Fully accessible camp and funding for other summer recreational program
- Providing access to information and resources
- Public education and awareness.
Toronto ABI Network
520 Sutherland Drive
To provide leadership in furthering equitable, accessible, responsive, cost-effective and quality publicly-funded services and support for persons living with the effects of an acquired brain injury in the Greater Toronto Area
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
2695 North Sheridan Way, Suite 120
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
ErinoakKids helps children and youth with physical, developmental and communication disabilities achieve optimal levels of independence, learning, health and well-being.
Child and Youth Rehabilitation Program:
- Assistive Devices Resource Services (ADRS)
- Early Childhood Resource Services (ECRS)
- Family Support Services (FSS)
- Medical Services
- Occupational Therapy (OT)
- Physiotherapy (PT)
- Speech and Language Pathology (SLP)
- Independent Living Program (ILP)
Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario
59 Beaver Bend Crescent
Etobicoke, Ontario M9B 5R2
Telephone: (416) 231-4358
Fax (416) 231-9982
Toll free: 1- 800 – 561- 9158
Email: [email protected]
The rehabilitation programs of NRIO are developed to assist persons with brain injuries and other neurologic impairments in achieving success in increasing their level of independence.
The Children, Youth, and Family Programs include:
- Paediatric Programs
- School Re-entry
- College/University Supports
- Kids On the Go Camp
- Family Services
Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network
425 Bloor Street East, Suite 201
Telephone: 416-921-7453 or 1-866-383-5446
E-mail: [email protected]
The Toronto LHIN was designated by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care to plan, integrate and fund local health services.
Persons with Disabilities Online
This site provides access to services and information for persons with disabilities, family members, caregivers and all Canadians.
3701 Danforth Avenue
E-mail: [email protected]
Variety Village is a world recognized authority providing integrated sports and life skills programs, applied research and learning programs that change children’s lives and strengthen communities. By offering specialized programs and services, Variety Village creates a level playing field without barriers, intimidation or other obstacles, and inspires children and their families to see their potential and become active and proud of their accomplishments.
- Sports & Recreation programs
- Aquatic Lessons
- Leadership Skills
- 76,000-square-foot gym
- Over 40 fitness classes for members of all ages (kids to seniors).
Ability Online is a registered charity that provides a national online friendship network with global reach for children and youth with disabilities or illness, as well as their friends and family, caregivers, and related health professionals.
Ministry of Children and Youth Services
477 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1G1
Telephone: (416) 325-0500
TTY: (416) 325-3600
Fax: (416) 325-0565
There are many programs and services to help children with special needs and their families.
Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program
- The Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program helps parents with some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a severe disability.
Special Services at Home Program (SSAH)
- The SSAH program is available for children with a physical disability who are residents of Ontario. SSAH can help individuals with disabilities to live at home with their families by providing time-limited funding to purchase supports and services not available elsewhere in the community.
Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services (OACRS)
150 Kilgour Rd
Telephone: (416) 424-3864
Fax: (416) 467-7083
OACRS, the Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services, is a non-profit, independent organization that represents the 21 children’s treatment centres across Ontario.
- Leads in influencing government and public policy for children, youth and families
- Collaborates with government to optimize funding and resources for the sector
- Advances strategic partnerships at the provincial level
- Ensures families are key partners in policy direction
- Provides the services identified by its members as priorities
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
365 Bloor Street East
Suite 1004, Box 39
Telephone: (416) 929-4311
Fax: (416) 929-3905
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities. LADO’s mission is to provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society.
- Provide support, guidance and up-to-date resource information
- Provide the opportunity for the sharing of information and common concerns
- Encourage research in the field of learning disabilities
- Support and generate legislative initiatives
211Toronto provides a useful resource for finding ABI services in the Toronto region. An online listing of services and programs can be found at www.211Toronto.ca or you can dial 211 within the 416 area code to speak with an information and referral specialist.
The “Special Needs” Planning Group
70 Ivy Crescent,
Telephone: (905) 640-8285
Fax: (905) 640-8285
The “Special Needs” Planning Group is an organization that is made up entirely of parents of people with disabilities, whose purpose has been to assist families in establishing plans which will provide their family members with a disability with a decent quality of life for their entire lifetime while at the same time, preserving their entitlement to government support programs.
This links are provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Brain Injury Society of Toronto has not confirmed the accuracy of this information and does not endorse any of the listed resources.