Hello from the Family Support Program!
The Family Support Program is available for all families with a young children with special needs. The program is a great place to connect with other families and to gain support and information. The goal of the program is to be readily available to offer a wide range of support services when families require help and information. Services are provided in your home or at the Centre.
The Family Support Worker provides information about programs, resources, benefits and rights, and can give you a hand with parenting issues and behavioural concerns. She is also readily available to help you coordinate all the services your child has. She can assist you during transitions such as when your child enters kindergarten and offers assistance in advocating for your child’s and family’s needs.
The level of involvement with the Family Support program is up to you. Remember you can always ask for help. You do not have to figure it out all by yourself.
There are two Parent Support and Educational Groups and organized family fun events including Christmas Parties, as well as a Parent Resource Library.
You can refer yourself to the Family Support Program by contacting the Family Support Worker directly or you can be referred by another NONA program or community agency.