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Consultations and Support Groups

 

Consultations:

For families who live in Peel and have concerns about their child's development, a consultation is an appointment with a professional who does a screening to identify if a child might have a developmental problem and should be referred for an extensive assessment.  It is a quick appointment, about 20-30 minutes. A consultation is intended for children who have not been referred for special services, such as a diagnosis, assessment or already receiving services. 

  • Behaviour and Speech & Language consultation are available at some Ontario Early Years Centres. Call 905-890-9432 Information Line for a centre near you.
  • PEP-Start Clinics In Peel consultations are also offered through PEP-Start clinics, which is a drop-in, no fee clinic for families with children newborn to 5 years of age.  
  • Nipissing District Developmental Screen (NDDS), an innovative developmental screening tool for infants and children up to 6 years of age, to be completed by a parent or health/child care professional. Early identification is the first step in early intervention.  To register to receive electronic screens go to http://www.endds.com/

Support Groups:

   Tangerine Walk-In Counselling is available free of charge to children and youth, up to their 18th birthday, and their parents, caregivers or adult supporters

    Peel Children's Services

    Family Services of Peel

    Catholic Family Services

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