Referrals

A child with any degree of impairment in vision and hearing may benefit from some or all of the following services:

In order to access a service or agency, you must make a referral. Here is a list of services you can access according to your child’s age.

0 – School Entry

Below is a list of agencies that your child may access at this age depending on their needs. Keeping in mind that waiting lists exist, the referral should be made as soon as possible.

  • Centre Jules Leger
  • W. Ross McDonald
  • Canadian Deafblind Association (CDBA) Ontario
  • CNIB – Northeast Blind Low Vision Early Intervention Program

Other services that may benefit you:

  • Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre
  • Infant Development Program through the Cochrane Temiskaming Resource Centre
  • Porcupine Health Unit
  • Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Access Better Living Inc.  268-2240
  • Special Services at Home
  • Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities
  • Cochrane Temiskaming Extend-A-Family
  • North East Community Care Access Centre
  • Easter Seals Society
  • Community Living Children’s Services
  • Child and Family Services of Timmins and District
  • Other appropriate Associations depending on your child’s diagnosis
  • With a doctor’s referral, specialized assessments may be accessed through pediatric centres and hospitals

*Entry to school is very important, some of the agencies listed above, can assist the family with transitioning to school at the time of your child’s registration. Please access education for more information.

Junior Kindergarten – High School

At this time, your child may require updated assessments. Below is a list of agencies that your child may access at this age depending on their needs. If you are not already involved with an agency, please keep in mind that waiting lists exist and a referral should be made as soon as possible.

  • Centre Jules Leger
  • W. Ross McDonald
  • Canadian Deafblind Association (CDBA) Ontario
  • CNIB – Northeast Blind Low Vision Early Intervention Program

Other services that may benefit you:

  • Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre
  • Access Better Living Inc. 268-2240
  • Special Services at Home
  • Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities
  • Cochrane Temiskaming Extend-A-Family
  • North East Community Care Access Centre
  • Easter Seals Society
  • Child and Family Services of Timmins and District
  • Other appropriate Associations depending on your child’s diagnosis
  • With a doctor’s referral, specialized assessments may be accessed through pediatric centres and hospitals

*Transition between schools may occur at this age. Some of the agencies listed above, can assist the family with a transition to a new school. Please access education for more information.

High School – Adulthood

At this time, your youth/young adult may require updated assessments. Below is a list of agencies that your youth/young adult may access at this age depending on their needs. If you are not already involved with an agency, please keep in mind that waiting lists exist and a referral should be made as soon as possible.

Please refer to assessment section for the types of assessments available.

Youth/Young adult services:

  • Centre Jules Leger
  • W. Ross McDonald
  • Canadian Deafblind Association (CDBA) Ontario
  • CNIB – Northeast Blind Low Vision Early Intervention Program
  • Other services that may benefit you:
  • Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre
  • Access Better Living Inc. 268-2240
  • Special Services at Home
  • Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities
  • Child and Family Services of Timmins and District
  • Easter Seals Society
  • North East Community Care Access Centre
  • Cochrane Temiskaming Extend-A-Family

Adult services:

  • Canadian Deafblind Association (CDBA) Ontario
  • Deafblind Ontario Services
  • CNIB – Deafblind services
  • Canadian Hearing Society
  • CNIB – Northeast Blind Low Vision Early Intervention Program
  • Canadian Helen Keller Centre
  • Canadian National Society of the Deafblind (CNSDB)
  • Lions McInnes House (519) 753-2421 (ph)
  • Rotary Cheshire Homes

Other services that may benefit you:

  • Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Direct Funding
  • North East Community Care Access Centre
  • Ontario March of Dimes
  • Other appropriate Associations depending on your youth/young adult diagnosis
  • With a doctor’s referral, specialized assessments may be accessed through pediatric centres and hospitals
  • Updated assessments may be required to support future adult programs. Please consider wait lists when requesting an udated assessment.
  • Referrals will be needed to adult services to support the transition to adult services and supports.

To note: Transitions will need to take place from pediatric to adult medical specialists at 18 years of age.

*Transition between schools may occur at this age. Some of the agencies listed above, can assist the family with a transition to a new school or a post-secondary institution. Please access education for more information. At this time, your youth/young adult may have completed their education, please refer to employment for more information.

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