S.E.A.C. Associations 


Association for Bright Children of Ontario (ABC)

Association for Bright Children of Ontario (ABC)

The Association for Bright Children of Ontario is an all-volunteer, provincially incorporated support and advocacy group, with many chapters across Ontario. It is dedicated to providing information and support to parents of bright and gifted children and adolescents through newsletters, networking, an annual conference and local workshops. It offers the parents' voice to local school boards, educators, professional groups and the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Contact: Maria Lourenco
Phone: .
Email: lourencoowen@hotmail.com
www.abcontario.ca
Autism Ontario, Halton Chapter

Autism Ontario, Halton Chapter

Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario.
We are guided by a Board of Directors, composed primarily of parents of individuals with autism, plus a host of volunteers and respected professionals who provide expertise and guidance to the organization on a volunteer basis.
 
Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact. The association and its chapters share common goals of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.
 
Our Vision: Acceptance and opportunities for all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Our Mission: To ensure that each individual with ASD is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society.

Contact: Lisa Stephenson
Phone: 800-472-7789
Email: halton.catholicseac@autismontario.com
www.autismhalton.com
Easter Seals Ontario

Easter Seals Ontario

Easter Seals offers programs and services to help children and youth with physical disabilities achieve a greater level of acceptance and independence. In Ontario, there are over 20,000 children and youth with a physical disability, some born with cerebral palsy and spina bifida, some with spinal cord or brain injuries resulting from childhood accidents, others having sustained brain damage through infections like encephalitis and meningitis. 
 
Regardless of the cause of the physical disability, Easter Seals is committed to helping all children and youth with physical disabilities meet their common goal of independence, acceptance, and achievement. Supportive services to achieve this end include financial assistance for mobility equipment and communication devices, fully accessible camp experiences and funding for other summer recreational programs, information and resources, and public education and awareness.

Contact: Brenda Agnew
Phone: 416-696-1035
Email: brenda@threetobe.org
www.easterseals.org
Halton Down Syndrome Association (HDSA)

Halton Down Syndrome Association (HDSA)

The Halton Down Syndrome Association is a non-profit, volunteer, self-help organization working to improve the quality of life for people with Down syndrome. Our membership base of approximately 130 includes parents, professionals and self-advocates. We offer newsletters, monthly email bulletins, a web site, support for new parents, social and networking events, advocacy support, and access to resources. We have representation on the Special Education Advisory Committees of both the Halton public and Halton Catholic school boards. Our mission is to help individuals with Down syndrome reach their true potential and full enjoyment of life.

Contact: Dan Hotopeleanu
Phone: 905-802-6851
Email: dan@hotopeleanu.com
www.haltondownsyndrome.com
Learning Disabilities Association of Halton

Learning Disabilities Association of Halton

The Learning Disabilities Association of Halton is an incorporated, charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities.

The Learning Disabilities Association of Halton assists people with learning disabilities and their families in meeting their expressed needs
by:
  • providing support, guidance and up-to-date resource information
  • providing the opportunity for the sharing of information and common concerns
  • encouraging research in the field of learning disabilities
  • supporting and generating legislative initiatives
  • furthers the educational, social, recreational, legal, medical, vocational and employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Ontario
  • acquaints professionals working in the above listed fields - education, recreation, legislation and justice, health, vocational training and employment - with the current literature and research in the field of learning disabilities and
  • creates public awareness of learning disabilities by informing the public of the issues and challenges faced by people with learning disabilities.

Contact: TBD
Phone: 905 333 1977
Email: .
www.ldahalton.ca
VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children

VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children

VOICE is a National organization providing support to families who have children with hearing loss and are learning to HEAR, LISTEN and SPEAK with the aid of hearing technology such as hearing aids or cochlear implants.
 
For over 50 years we have worked with parents, professionals, school boards and governments to ensure that ALL children with hearing loss have their rights upheld with access to services for developing their abilities to communicate through spoken language.   
 
Early identification programs, state of the art technology and access to Auditory-Verbal Intervention have ensured that most children born deaf or hard of hearing can learn to listen and speak.
 

Contact: Rhonda Quesnel
Phone: 905 699 9805
Email: rhondaq@wearcheck.ca
www.voicefordeafkids.com
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