• Smiling woman wearing a winter hat and hoodie is standing beside a white horse in a stable.
  • Senior man holds up a sign that says: I am part of a volunteer team raising funds
  • Senior man paying for items at an event
  • Young man holds up a sign that says: I have paid employment at TimberMart
  • A young man stands with a senior male, the owner of TimberMart, they are smiling with their arm around each other's shoulder
  • A young man hold up a sign inside a pet store that says: I work at PetValu and I feel valued
  • A young man who works at PetValu stands beside his manager, a woman. They are both smiling.
  • Three men are sitting together and holding signs that say:I am a valued member of the Intercede International Team
  • A woman stands in her kitchen with a sign that reads: I have become independent in my own home
  • A woman makes herself some tea in her kitchen.
  • A senior woman holds a sign outside her home that reads: I reached my goal of living independently

Family Support

Family Support

Family Support offers support to families who have a child with intellectual challenges (under 18 years of age) living at home. Family Support works within the community to help families connect to services needed; make informed decisions; and to increase awareness.


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Family Support - Family outing to the race track


We offer:

Parent Groups
Offers emotional support and encouragement through parent to parent networking; information on resources; and community services.
Person Directed Planning
The Family Support Case Manager assists the family & the child in setting goals that support the development of the child in all areas.
Transition Planning
The transition plan is a written plan that helps the young person prepare for adulthood and the transition from child-centered services to adult community supports in a coordinated manner. Please follow this link for the TAY Toolkit for families – Mainstream Services
Case Management
Offers information about generic and specialized services and assists with their access. It coordinates the delivery of services to meet the needs of the child and their family.
School Support
Offers support families with school advocacy issues, including transition from elementary to high school and from high school to vocational alternatives.
Is designed to provide parental relief and promote inclusive community experiences. Support is provided for the child to attend local community camps as well as weekend and after school activities.
Inclusive Camp Programs
For further information on upcoming and ongoing camps, contact Andria Willick at 905-871-6770 Ext. 240.
Boys and Girls Club of Niagara YMCA of Niagara
Heartland Forest I-CANTER


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