ACT 4 Youth (CLYS)

The ACT 4 Youth initiative, led by Community Living York South, assists youth with intellectual disabilities to achieve their independence and employment goals.

Contact information:

Christine Mariano: 905-294-4971 ext 348; 

Kamal Dhillion: 905-294-4971 ext. 347; 

Autism Ontario

List of resources to help us through COVID-19.

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Autism Research Institute

Learn about factors that contribute to the high levels of anxiety seen in autism and learn concrete and actionable strategies for parents, teachers, and therapists.

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Community Living York South (CLYS)

Although we at Community Living York South (CLYS) are not offering in-person support through our Community Support Programs at this time, we are here to support you. If you require assistance with funding applications or renewals (ie. ODSP, Passport, SSAH, ACSD, OAP etc), are looking for online community resources (mental health, counselling, activities, programming, employment, educational etc), or want to stay connected with other families in your community, contact your coordinator via phone or email.

Contact information:

1-877-737-3475 or 905-884-9110; 

Community Support Program (CLYS)

The Community Support Program provides a holistic service to people of all ages who have an intellectual disability and their families residing in Southern York Region.  Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil.

Contact information:

Annie Zhang (Cantonese, Mandarin): 905-884-9110 ext 382; 

Enoch Wong (Cantonese, Mandarin): 905-884-9110 ext 267; 

Sadia Shaukat (Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu): 905-884-9110 ext 640; 

Tharini Tharmalingam (Tamil): 905-884-9110 ext 703; 

Ontario Developmental Services

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Partners for Planning

Webinars, webcasts, and other online events on topics related to planning for the future of your loved one with a disability.

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Albion Boys and Girls Clubs

New videos every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on Instagram, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Record your dance and tag us at: @AlbionBGC

Scrapbooking, Mood Painting Collages, Makeup Tutorials and DIY Home Activities Posted Weekly! Tag us in your creations at: @AlbionBGC

Learn with us: new words in languages from around the world! Post a video of you saying the words the best you can and tag us at: @AlbionBGC (new words posted weekly). 

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - York Region & South Simcoe

Supportive counselling and case management supports are being offered by telephone to the general community. Some specializations include a youth specialist (SW), a family specialist (SW), occupational therapy (OT) and a clinical therapist. 

We will be offering single session counselling; however, if someone calls in more than once, they will not be refused. An individual will not be refused service if they live outside of our CMHA catchment area. Additional staff will be redeployed to this service based on volumes. This service will be available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our Central Intake is open to all other available services and supports.

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Contact information:

1-866-345-0183 ext. 3321