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Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS)
CDSS is a national non-profit organization providing information, advocacy and education about Down syndrome. The CDSS supports self-advocates, parents and families through all stages of life.
Canadian Stuttering Association (CSA)
The CSA is an internationally recognized not-for-profit organization for people who stutter. Their mandate is to promote awareness of stuttering and support for people afflicted with this disorder. The CDA offers education and resources about stuttering, and helps to faciliatate the formation of self-help groups across the country.
Child & Family Collaborative (C&FC)
C&FC was established by and for the community of professionals in York Region who provide early development and child care services to children aged prenatal to twelve.
Children’s Treatment Network of Simcoe-York
The Network provides comprehensive, coordinated care and services to kids with complex physical, developmental and communications needs who live in Simcoe County or York Region.
College of Audiologists and Speech‐Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)
The purpose of the College is to regulate the professions of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. The College serves and protects the public interest, and governs its members in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991 (ASLPA), and the regulations, policies and by-laws of the College.
Click here to view the CASLPO brochure (available in 8 languages).
Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC)
CDAAC is committed to supporting excellence in Communicative Disorders Assistant practice and professional growth of all members.
Early Intervention Services of York Region
Early Intervention Services provides information, education and support to families and their infants and young children with special needs in York Region.
The Hanen Centre is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization committed to supporting parents, early childhood educators and speech-language pathologists in their efforts to promote the best possible language, social and literacy skills in young children.
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services – Speech and Language
This is the Ministry site for the Preschool Speech and Language Program with information about milestones and contact information for the various regions across the province.
Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders (OAFCCD)
OAFCCD’s vision is that all children will have access to a continuum of speech and language services to support their successful participation at home, in school and in the community.
Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA)
OSLA is the strong, collective, influential voice for the professions in the Province. OSLA represents, promotes and supports its members in their work on behalf of all Ontarians, especially those with communication disorders, swallowing difficulties, or hearing health care needs.
The Stuttering Foundation
The Stuttering Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization working toward the prevention and improved treatment of stuttering. The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.
York Region Early Literacy Specialists
The Early Literacy Specialist supports early literacy as well as numeracy throughout York Region by providing resources, workshops, seminars and consultations for parents, caregivers and early childhood professionals. They work with individuals and community groups and collaborate on projects and initiatives to support parents and caregivers.
ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families (US)
ZERO TO THREE is a nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. On their site you will find information, interactive tools, parent handouts, charts, Tip Sheets, FAQ’s, articles, and powerpoint slideshows all designed to help you in supporting and nurturing the health and development of babies and toddlers.
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)
This is the national body that supports and represents the professional needs of speech-language pathologists, audiologists and supportive personnel inclusively within one organization. Through this support, SAC champions the needs of people with communications disorders.
The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children
In Britain, stuttering is referred to as stammering. Stuttering and stammering refer to the same speech difficulty so there is no difference between the two terms. This excellent website has resources for parents, older children, teachers and clinicians.
- Info for parents: https://actionforstammeringchildren.org/support/for-parents/
- Support for children and young people: https://actionforstammeringchildren.org/support/young-people-support/r
- Info for teachers: https://actionforstammeringchildren.org/support/support-for-schools/
- Info for Speech-language pathologists: https://actionforstammeringchildren.org/support/for-therapists/
The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania
The Stuttering Foundation has many excellent resources for parents, caregivers, teachers and people who stutter.