The Summit Centre for Preschool Children with Autism
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Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Services

Children First

    Provides services and diagnosis to Windsor and Essex County families with children, birth to six years of age who have special needs, including developmental and mental health challenges.

    3296 Quality Way, Windsor, ON
    Phone: 519-250-1850

Talk 2 Me - Essex Preschool Speech and Language Services

    Provides resources and programs for children with speech and language concerns from birth until school entry, living in Windsor and Essex County.
    More than Words is an intensive 12 week program designed to help parents of children age five and under with Autism Spectrum Disorder, using a step-by-step approach to promote social interaction, communication and play skills during everyday activities.

    Connections Early Years Family Centre
    795 Giles Blvd. E, Windsor, ON Phone 519-252-9696
    Website for More Than Words:

John McGivney Children's Centre (formerly Children's Rehabilitation Centre)

    A treatment centre, school and preschool, serving the needs of children and youth with physical and/or neurological disabilities, and their families. Serves children from birth to 21 years of age. Also provides speech and language services to Francophone families.

    3945 Matchette Road, Windsor, ON N9C 4C2
    Phone: (519) 252-7281 Fax: (519) 252-5873

The Summit Centre for Preschool Children with Autism

    A registered charity, affiliated with the University of Windsor, Department of Psychology.

      STEPS program provides centre-based intensive Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) treatment for children with autism up to 6 years.
      Unity Intensive Parent Training provides 12 weeks of ABA training for parents who attend with their children.
      Monthly parent and sibling support groups.
      Workshops, public education and research on autism.

    940 Prince Road, Windsor, ON, N9C 2Z5
    Phone: (519) 255-1195

Respite and Support Services

Family Respite Services

    Provides respite in-home or out of home through volunteers, paid in-home respite providers and families.

    3295 Quality Way, Unit 101A, Windsor, ON N8T 3R9
    Phone: 519-972-9688 Fax: (519)972-8902

Community Living Essex County

    A non-profit agency which assists people of all ages who have an intellectual disability and their families throughout Essex County.
    Services include community participation supports, family supports, Special Services at Home.

    372 Talbot St. N, Essex, ON
    Phone: 519-776-6483


Ministry of Children and Youth Services and Ministry of Community and Social Services

Local Information & Access Services

Windsor-Essex Family Network

    Provides support to local families who are affected by disability and/or other disorders; promotes strength, competence, and knowledge with the family. Also, offers workshops and other learning opportunities.

    7025 Enterprise Way, Windsor, ON N8T 3N6
    Phone: (519) 974-1008

211 Windsor-Essex

    A directory of over 3000 community, social, health and government services. Windsor-Essex #1 resource for information about services.

    Toll-Free 1-866-686-0045 or Dial 211

Parent Organizations

Autism Services Incorporated (ASI)

    Provides a seven-week Summer Program to persons with Autism/PDD between the ages of six and 21. ASI also has an on-site Resource Library with books, videos, articles and Internet access. Also has an online list of local workshops, groups and more.

    Phone: (519) 966-7283

Autism Ontario (AO), Windsor-Essex Chapter

High Functioning Autism/Asperger's Parents' Support Group

    Meets the 3rd Monday of each month, 7 p.m. (except July, Aug and Sept) at St. Matthew's Church Hall, 1600 Norfolk Ave, Windsor.
    Parking is available at the rear of the church. All are welcome!

    Contact: Anne Hucal

Resources for Early Diagnosis

First Signs

    First Signs is dedicated to educating parents and professionals about the early warning signs of autism and related disorders. Early and intensive intervention can have a profound impact on the quality of life for children at risk and their families. The key is early detection. The First Signs Web site provides resources, on a range of issues from monitoring development, to concerns about a child; from the screening and referral process, to sharing concerns.


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