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Resources for Parents
Posted on 04/21/2020
New Autism Resources!
FREE virtual support to parents of kids and youth with Autism through ACT:
Mindful parenting workshop for parents of kids with Autism and/or ADHD through TIPES. Link from their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TIPESOTT/posts/1102624993457582
Autism Awareness Centre has a great newsletter parents and professionals can sign up for. She has been regularly posting some really great articles and blogs: https://autismawarenesscentre.com/autism-news/. She's developed some e-books for families including a free e-book about life at home during covid: https://autismawarenesscentre.com/product-category/e-book/
Autism Ontario host an on-going online parent support group - tonight it is on everyday routines.   https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=3651&fbclid=IwAR1COJlmSgpYsCdbT09NeTJnWF9WzA79ZkaH1R9mn4o1AUhwzntQgDqZ0xI Registration is closed online, but parents could contact Autism Ontario Ottawa Chapter directly. Check out the Autism Ontario Ottawa Chapter Facebook page for community information. https://www.facebook.com/AutismOntarioOttawaChapter

Food


Heron Community Centre

1480 Heron Rd., Ottawa, ON  Telephone:  613-737-9090
Hours of operation: Tuesday and Thursday 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Note: Please bring ID and proof of address

or

Russell Heights Family Centre

1799E Russell Rd, Ottawa, ON Telephone: 613-736-9855

Hours of operation: Every 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday of the month between 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (public) and 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. for seniors and people with disabilities.
Note: Please bring ID and proof of address

UPDATE: Russell Heights Family Centre's food program will be operating by appointment only. Please call 613-736-9855


COVID-19 Information in Multiple Languages

Covid-19 Resources for Sponsors and Newcomers

Mental Health Resources and Crisis Lines OCDSB Mental Health Resources YSB crisis line (available 24/7) 613-260=2360 or chat.ysb.ca

KidsHelp phone (available 24/7) 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868

Ottawa Distress Centre: 613-238-3311

Crossroads Children’s Centre (walk in by appointment): 613-723-1623 Ext.232

Parents Lifeline of Eastern Ontario (9:00am to 7:00pm): 613-321-3211

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre: 613-562-2333

Sexual Assault Support Centre: 613-234-2266

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa: 713-747-7800 Education Resources OCDSB Additional Online Learning Resources Ontario Learn At Home Math Story Time

Book Readings On-line Authors Everywhere  - YouTube channel Big List of Children’s Authors Doing On-line Read-Alouds & Activities CBC Books - Canadian children's writers & illustrators are sharing readings of their books online Circle Round podcast - folktales adapted for young children (includes advertising at beginning of each podcast) Dav Pilkey at Home Forest of Reading Fridays and Mercre-LIT - virtual author visits from the 2020 Forest of Reading title authors in English and French KidLitTV - Read alouds Oliver Jeffers - stay at home story time Peachtree Publishing - Picture book virtual storytimes from some of Peachtree’s authors, available through their Instagram. Read Together Be Together - Penguin Random House & Parents magazine team up to provide online readings of children’s books  Read Canadian At Home  - Resources from Canadian Children’s Book Centre Tundra Books Virtual Story Times and Singalongs

Parenting Resources Hand in Hand Parenting Life at Home During COVID-19 - Autism Awareness Centre Inc.
Ottawa Boys and Girls Club Virtual Programs
Fun programs through video conferencing! Families interested in participating can sign up by emailing virtualBGCO@bgcottawa.org For more information visit the website of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

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