The following are a list of resources that may be helpful.  Please note that Toronto Children’s Therapy Center is not responsible for the contents of any of the websites listed.  We  are not endorsing any of the listed resources – we simply want to provide access to local services to our families. It is the responsibility of the family to vet the services to determine whether it will help your child.  

Kayla’s Children Centre

State-of-the-art hydrotherapy centre—the only fully accessible pool in York Region

  • Adapted private and group swimming lessons
  • Hydrotherapy with our amazing Physio Therapist, Occupational Therapists and Recreation Therapist
  • AquaSports
  • Family Swim
  • Muscles in motion hydrotherapy groups
  • And much more

For more information:


HG Educational Consulting

Heidi Girvan is an educational consultant who provides a hands-on, bespoke, concierge and advisory service for parents of children experiencing educational challenges. Heidi understands how overwhelming and emotional it can be navigating through educational challenges to find the “best fit” professionals, interventions and schools.

Whether it be advocating for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP); understanding your child’s Psychoeducational Assessment; finding a tutor or specialized school; or helping connect you to the “best fit” professionals – Heidi will coach and guide you every step of the way!

Learning Disabilities of Toronto

The Learning Disabilities of Toronto is a not-for-profit organization that provides programs and support for children, youth, and adults with AD(H)D and LDs. We have four locations for various programs: Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough and the Beaches. Our programs include: Friendship club, Smart Kidz Tutoring, Keyboarding, Assistive Technology, YMCA Youth Group and our
Young Adult Group. All of our programs are designed to encourage and increase the confidence of our participants. We reach this goal through providing them with support, guidance and understanding.

To find out more or to register for a program, please visit our website at or  e-mail us at

Conductive Education

March of Dimes Canada offers a unique rehabilitation program named Conductive Education®, designed to help children with neurological motor disorders who may be delayed in reaching their developmental milestones. Our professionals who facilitate the classes – called conductors – work with parents and children to provide support, knowledge and empowerment to develop skills for everyday living.

Parents will learn how to continue to facilitate gross and fine motor skill development with their children in class and at home through fun and engaging activities they may never have imagined doing with their child.

March of Dimes Canada
10 Overlea Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario
M4H 1A4

1-800-263-3463 ext. 7264

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities.

The Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario

The spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario provides an essential range of services for parents, families, youth and adults living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.  Their programs are rooted in the principles of self-help and personal support.  In addition support and information for professionals in social services, medical, health, and education is available. 

Geneva Center

Since 1974, Geneva Centre for Autism has been a leader in developing and teaching the most effective techniques for those affected by Autism/P.D.D. The Centre delivers services to enhance the lives of children and adults affected by Autism/P.D.D.


CanChild is a centre for childhood disability research that seeks to maximize the quality of life for children and youth with disabilities and their families.


 This is an excellent website with pictures and instructions for parents who are looking for OT suggestions for activities at home for a variety of skills. Tracy Leroux is a pediatric OT based out of Hermanus, South Africa.


The following websites provide information on funding options for family. Please click on the name for further information:

Jennifer Ashleigh
President’s Choice Children’s Charity

Learn. Play. Thrive., Reframing Autism, Therapist Neurodiversity Collective and Autism Level Up!

The following websites are wonderful resources to learn more about neurodiversity and neurodiversity-affirming care. Each are informed directly by the voices of autistic self-advocates, scholars and clinicians and other neurodivergent people and groups.


The following podcasts are accessible for free through Spotify, Apple Music and Google:

Two Sides of the Spectrum

Uniquely Human

The Neurodiversity Podcast

Dance Ability Movement

Occupational Therapists and Dance Instructors to offer inclusive dance classes out of community studios. Originating in Milton ON, they are now offering classes in Toronto.

Purple Carrots Drama Studio

Inclusive Summer Drama Camps specializing in children, youth and adults with different learning abilities. Building Connection and Communication Through Drama.

DJ services

It may seem strange to post the services of a DJ on our website, however, this young man with special needs has a special place in our hearts.  He has come a long way and the staff at Toronto Children’s Therapy Center is extremely proud to post his flyer:

DJ services Reyaz

Sewing Classes – Freestyle Stitchery

Sewing foundation classes for beginners one to one. Lessons are adapted to match the child’s ability and interest. Home visits available in Toronto.

For more information contact:
Freestyle Stitchery