Christian Horizons Offers interdenominational homes for adults with developmental disabilities. Contact: Brenda Allman - Executive Director for Central East District (705)741-1977
Dual Diagnosis Consultation Outreach Team (Providence Community Care Centre, Mental Health Services) Provides multidisciplinary mental health consultations, assessments, and short term treatment service for adults (age 16+) with a dual diagnosis (a developmental disability combined with a psychiatric or behavioural disorder) in Kingston and the six counties of southeastern Ontario. Contact: In Frontenac, Lennox & Addington call (613) 530-2400.
Extend-A-Family Kingston Supports families of children with developmental disabilities through counselling and referrals to community resources. Offers social and recreational programs for children. Contact: Maria Cordeiro, Family Support Coordinator, 544-8939.
H'art Studio and H'art Prep H'art School is a non-profit, charitable organization helping adults with intellectual disabilities reach their highest potential through arts and education. H'art has two progrdams - H'art Studio and H'art Prep. H'art Studio is our core program. It helps students build and maintain social and literacy skills through fine arts, including painting, drama, music and dance. Typically, students have writing, math and computer literacy lessons in the morning and incorporpate what they learn in the afternoon.
H'art Prep helps students identify their life and learning goals and increase their research, discussion and computer skills to take advantage of new opportunities in post-secondary education. Upon completion of the Prep program, students are able to audit a number of courses at Queen's University. Both H'art programs use expressive dance to increase balance and mobility, and to improve memory and math literacy through the use of patterning and sequencing. Contact: H'art Studio and Gallery, 237 Wellington Street, Kingston, ON, K7K 0B5, 613-545-1392 or visit H'art Studio
Hildegarde Centre, Providence Manor Offers day services for seniors in a supervised and structured setting, including seniors with physical or cognitive impairments. Contact: D. Hagerman, Director, 549-4164, Ext. 3118.
Independent Living Resource Centre Information, peer support, and services to enable people with disabilities to be as self-sufficient as possible. Contact: Mike Murphy, Executive Director, 542-8353.
Kingston Access Bus Provides accessible transportation to people unable to use conventional transit. Contact: Lou Carpentier, General Manager, 542-2512. Kingston Chapter of the Autism Society of Ontario A support, information, and advocacy group for families. Contact: Margie McKenzie, President, 376-6869.
Kingston & Frontenac Housing, Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing Manages 1,550 subsidized rental housing units for qualified applicants, including persons with developmental disabilities. Rent geared to income. Also runs 12 Endymion Apartments for people with disabilities with 24 hr on-call support from Outreach Attendant Care. Contact: Greg Grange, Housing Manager, 546-5591 / 546-5592.
Kingston Community Counselling Centre - Adult Protective Service A client-directed program which offers advocacy, case management, and counselling to adults with developmental disabilities living in Kingston and Frontenac County. Contact: Lisa MacIntosh or Nancy Legacey, 549-7850.
Mental Health Team in Dual Diagnosis (Queen's University) Provides social work, psychological and psychiatric assessments for people with a dual diagnosis (a developmental disability combined with a psychiatric or behavioural disorder), referrals and some ongoing treatment. Contact: Philip Burge, Social Worker, 548-4417 ext. 1211.
Programs through the Ministry of Community and Social Services
Special Services at Home helps people of all ages with developmental disabilities and children with physical disabilities live at home with their families by providing funding for parent relief, in-home life skills coaching and other support services not available in the community. Call 545-0539.
Assistance to Children with Severe Disabilities (formerly the Handicapped Children's Benefit) An income-tested program which helps parents meet ongoing extra costs arising from their child's disability. Call 536-7312.
Ontario Disability Support Program (formerly Family Benefits) Provides financial support and some employment supports to people with disabilities. Call: 545-4383 for employment support or 545-4553 for income support.
Programs through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Assistive Devices Program helps people with long-term physical disabilities with the cost of assistive devices including communication devices, hearing & visual aids, wheelchairs, positioning aids, ambulation aids, orthotic devices, home oxygen, & supplies for such conditions as diabetes and incontinence. The Ministry maintains a list of authorized vendors & therapists who can assess a client's needs & complete the forms required to qualify for financial assistance. Open to all Ontario citizens who have a long-term disability and a valid health card. Call: (416) 327-8804; 1-800-268-6023/6021.
Resource Teaching Program, Lennox & Addington Resources for Children Trained preschool resource teachers work in partnership with families and day cares to provide inclusive programs for children ages two to six who are experiencing barriers to development. Assistance is also provided to children ages 6 to 12 in a school age program. Contact: Liz Brewer, Team Leader, 384-1544.
Special Olympics offers a variety of recreational and sports activities for athletes with developmental disabilities including swimming, track & field, bowling, skating, floor hockey, softball, and soccer. Contact: Margrit Choy, 544-1451.
Links to Other Organizations
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