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Organization: Ottawa. City Operations - Ottawa - Des Peres Blanc St - Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services - Special Needs - Rural and Community Services and Centres  
Phone Numbers: East District 613-580-2424 ext 29300 * West District 613-580-2424 ext 41226 * Central District 613-580-2424 ext 29292 * Therapeutic Programs 613-580-2424 ext 29320 * South District 613-580-2424 ext 29291
Teletype: 613-580-2401
After Hours: 3-1-1 * 613-580-2400
Fax: 613-580-2845
Email: 311@ottawa.ca
Website: www.ottawa.ca/specialneeds
Address:
300 Des Pere Blanc St, 3rd Flr
Ottawa, ON
K1E 3V8
Intersection: Perrier Ave and Duford St
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Kim Sczygiel - Program Manager
613-580-2424 ext 30888
Contacts: Donna Quiggin - Portfolio Manager
613-580-2424 ext 29289 * donna.quiggin@ottawa.ca
- Program Clerk
613-580-2424 ext 29283 * specialneedscitywide@ottawa.ca
Service Description: Provides assessment and referral to appropriate programs, to determine the level of support needed * Portfolio Coordinators, Special Needs provide Leisure Counselling that connects clients to recreation programs and can facilitate support when necessary and available to enhance participation.

Programs offered in various community centres * programs take place throughout the city during the day, evening and weekends and include a wide range of options: * community outings * social clubs * fitness * aquatics * summer camps for children, youth and adults * health and wellness * swimming lessons, After Four programs.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Service Coordination, Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre and several community organizations, the City of Ottawa hosts Therapeutic and Recreation Day Programs throughout the city. Full day programs currently being offered include:
  • ABI: Acquired Brain Injury Program
  • SCEL: Support Community Enhanced Learning
  • VARIETY: Adult day programs for people with developmental delay
  • RENDEZ-VOUS: French adult day program for people with developmental delay
  • SPIRIT: for medically fragile children
  • SNAP: for children and youth with autism

Fees: Service - Limited financial assistance is available for city-operated programs * Special Needs Tax Credit * Children's Fitness Tax Credit (not in effect as of 2017)
Application: Adult therapeutic programs: Application is through Service Coordination at 613-748-1788 * Children and Youth Programs: Applications accepted at any Client Service Centre or at local Community Centres * Special Needs (such as subsidies): Call the Portfolio Coordinator, Special Needs in your district
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: All age stages and populations
Age: 5.00 - 55.00 years
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Fitness, Recreational and Social Programs for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on July 17, 2017

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