The network model reflects a team approach that leverages each other’s strengths.

The York Simcoe Autism Network (YSAN) is a partnership network of 11 organizations that is bound by a shared vision. The network creates a single point of entry where families can access the network and all of the services through any organization. We aim to help families access the right services that meet their needs by connecting them to the services available through the network of organizations. 

Services are available to all children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) at no cost. To learn more about the OAP, visit their website here.

Catulpa Community Support Services is a registered non-profit agency that has been serving children, youth, adults and families with special or unique needs since 1973. Currently extending support and services in The County of Simcoe, York Region, Durham Region, City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Peterborough and Northumberland Counties, Catulpa is comprised of a team of approximately 100 staff that work in collaboration with government organizations and community agencies in an effort to achieve the best outcomes for all those it serves. At present, Catulpa has offices in Alliston, Barrie, Campbellford, Collingwood, Lindsay, Midland, Newmarket, Orillia and Whitby. Catulpa Community Support Services currently facilitates OAP Foundational Family Services in Simcoe County; offering monthly web series focused on a host of topics including funding opportunities, reconciliation of OAP funds, social and recreational activities, mindfulness and transition to adult services. In addition, the agency offers access to brief consultation with OAP staff to support individual needs.
Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community health systems and is the administrator for Child Development Programs (CDP). CDP provides a variety of services and strategies to help maximize the communication, hearing and vision potential of infants and young children. CDP believes in partnering with families to help ensure children have the support and resources they need and creating a community to connect children and families with one another.

Children’s Treatment Network (CTN) helps over 26,000 kids and youth with disabilities and developmental needs in their homes, communities and schools in York Region and Simcoe County. Our clients have a variety of diagnoses including learning disabilities, autism, developmental, neurological and physical disabilities. We work with a network of over 50 private and public service partners in the health, education and community sectors to provide family-centred programs and services.

CLH Developmental Support Services was chartered in 1960 and incorporated as a charitable non-profit organization in 1966.  We are governed by a nine-member volunteer Board of Directors and have a mandate to provide programs and support to the children, youth and adults with developmental support needs (formerly developmental disabilities) and their families. To support our range of programs and services, the agency employs over 300 employees and as such, are a significant employer in the community.
Empower Simcoe is one of the largest multi-service agencies of its kind in the province offering diverse programs and services for children, teens and adults who have an intellectual disability.  As an organization dedicated to service, Empower Simcoe works mindfully to empower individual goals, while treating everyone with respect and dignity.  The mission of Empower Simcoe is to empower people to lead a meaningful and inclusive life, by providing the highest quality of services.  Empower Simcoe is a welcoming organization that provides everyone with the opportunity to Be, Belong, and Thrive. Empower Simcoe responds to community needs through inclusive programming that improves the quality of all lives. Empower Simcoe operates a Community Living Division, a Preschool Services Division, including the EarlyON Child and Family Centres in Barrie, Innisfil and Bradford, and is the lead agency for Regional Housing Support Services related to affordable housing and emergency funding to those in need in Simcoe County.

Kerry’s Place Autism Services is Canada’s largest service provider to families with children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Since 1974, Kerry’s Place has been providing evidence-based supports and services across Ontario that enhance the quality of life of those with ASD. With a staff of more than 1200, Kerry’s Place is one of the only organizations in the country that serves the entire life span of those with Autism. We at Kerry’s Place envision a future where all persons with Autism are participating fully in their communities.

Kinark has worked in partnership with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families for more than 20 years. We are proud of our history of providing exceptional, evidence-based and individualized services to thousands of families across southern and central Ontario. Services are provided to children and youth aged two to 18 and their families. We are committed to helping families find the right services and resources available to meet their unique needs to support their development and success.

Mackenzie Health has been delivering autism services in Ontario for more than 40 years and has the knowledge and expertise to help support children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Our highly qualified team consists of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), program coordinators, consultants/senior therapists, and instructor therapists. Additionally, our team works closely with members of interdisciplinary teams, including but not limited to psychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists and teachers. Each of our services are designed to meet the strengths of children and youth with ASD and their families and align with a child’s unique and personal goals.

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre has been caring for our community since 1897 when the very first four-bed hospital opened in Barrie. Our patient-centred MY CARE philosophy is our road map which guides everything we do. We strive to make RVH the best place to work, practice, volunteer and most importantly to receive care. Our Children’s Development Services provides children and their families with a wide range of services and supports both in the clinic and community to help them develop to their fullest potential. We support the early identification and intervention of children who may be at risk of experiencing barriers to development.
York Region Early Intervention Services (EIS) delivers programs that support families who have children with special needs in their homes or licensed child care settings. The years between birth and school-entry are critical to a child’s development. Studies have shown that intervening in a child’s development early has a much greater impact than doing so at a later stage. York Region Early Intervention Services assists children and their families in this important period.
York Support Services Network (YSSN) is a community-based agency that offers a range of case management and community crisis services, to support individuals with a developmental disability and/or a serious mental illness. YSSN also provides services within the Children’s Services Sector.
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