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Support for Children & Youth

AdaptABLE Occupational Therapy
1039 Riverstone Trail
Petawawa, ON
K8H 0B3

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*Please note:  Stephanie is currently on maternity leave, and plans to return to work in May of 2021.  Self-referrals can still be made to her website, and information can be found on her blog and Facebook page.

For more information, contact:
Telephone: (613) 699-1330


Family & Children's Services Renfrew County

Our Mission:  Helping families & communities in Renfrew County protect & support the development & well being of children, youth & adults through integrated services, prevention & social inclusion.

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Darcy Lacombe
Developmental Services Supervisor
Telephone: (613) 735-6866 ext. 4025

Darcy supervises the following programs: 
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Leah Hunt
Developmental Services Supervisor
Telephone: (613) 735-6866 ext. 4121

Leah supervises the following programs:
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Susan Kirk
Developmental Services Supervisor
Telephone: (613) 735-6866 ext. 3032

Susan supervises the following programs:
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Stephanie Murdoch
Supervisor of Prevention and Family Support Services
Telephone: (613) 735-6866 ext. 2044

Stephanie supervises the following programs:  

Dragonfly Family and Learning Services

Home-based ABA Therapy, Caregiver training, BCBA supervised and individualized intervention and learning plans

Our mission is to provide evidence-based services to neurodivergent individuals living in Renfrew County. We feel strongly about addressing the barriers to accessing services to those living in Ontario’s rural communities. Those living in rural areas are less likely to have access to the services they need within their community which places them at a disadvantage in relation to those living in urban areas. By providing ABA therapy and other supports for neurodivergent individuals in Renfrew County we hope to bring the same quality of services available in urban centers to the Ottawa Valley.

Additional Resources:
Facebook Page

The Phoenix Centre for Children & Families
Phone: (613) 735-2374
Visit us on Facebook!

The Phoenix Centre is a mental health support organization in Pembroke.  They serve clients 17 years of age and under who live or attend school in Renfrew County.  Their Mission is to provide client-centred, effective and efficient programs to improve the mental health wellness of children, youth and families.

Four Local School Boards  

Autism Ontario 

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Hayley Stolarchuk
Service Navigator – Autism Ontario East Region Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, Lanark, Renfrew, and Leeds & Grenville
Telephone: 1-800-472-7789 ext. 253

Hayley speaks both English and French, and is our regional contact at Autism Ontario.  As a Service Navigator, Hayley is here to provide information about the Ontario Autism Program and help connect families to service providers and resources available in their local communities. This will include programs, services and resources that families can purchase with their Childhood Budgets and Interim One Time Funding, as well as other services and supports available locally. 

Other Resources:
Webinar: Positive Advocacy for School - The IPRC Process

Autism Speaks Canada

Autism Speaks Canada is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families by supporting and working with community partners; enhancing resources and services; increasing understanding, acceptance and inclusion of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Additional Resources:
Resource Toolkits
Connect with others on the Spectrum, through interest groups

Service Coordination Support (SCS) 
200-150 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON, K1L 8H2
Phone: (613) 748-1788

Service Coordination Support (SCS) is the initial contact for people who have a developmental disability or autism in Ottawa and the Eastern Region. We help people find available resources in the community that are needed to assist them in their daily lives. One of our important goals is to empower families/individuals to make informed choices about the supports they seek. Please visit our website for intake information. 

Our services include Children's Case Management, Adult Case Management, Respite Services, and Developmental Services Ontario - Eastern Region office.

Valley Warriors Hockey
Phone:  (613) 732-9423

The Valley Warrior Hockey Program is part of The GRIND Pembroke’s Youth Services, a charitable, not-for-profit organization. Children from 5–12 years of age with autism, intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities are all welcome, regardless of hockey or skating ability.

Their mission is to allow all players with disabilities the opportunity to experience the game in a fun, supportive and family-friendly environment. Their dedicated staff of Police, Fire Fighters, Paramedics and community members assists in developing and enhancing player’s hockey skills, focus on team work, cooperation, socialization and the value of therapeutic activity.

What supports or programs for children with exceptional needs do you feel would benefit your family, if they were available locally?
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  • Name: Amy MacKenzie
  • Position: Special Needs & Inclusion Programmer