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Support for Children with Special Needs

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Social/Special Needs Referral Form

Other Available Programs

Children with behaviour difficulties may also be eligible for support through their childcare program and the Preschool Consultation Program in partnership with Kinark Child and Family Services. Contact the Centre’s Resource Teacher program for more information.

Licensed childcare programs may apply for funding for additional staffing to make it possible for children (infants to 12 years of age) with special needs to be included in childcare programs.

For a full listing of support services for children and families visit

Five Counties Children’s Centre

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Preschool Resource Teachers help children with confirmed or possible delays in development in the home and/or child care settings in Peterborough County. Resource Teachers provide activity suggestions to encourage children’s skill development, help families with the coordination of services for their child, and provide support to childcare programs. Services are available to children from 2 to 6 years of age and on a consultative basis for children 6 to 12 years attending licensed childcare (before/after school and/or during school breaks).

Kinark Child and Family Services

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A children’s mental health organization that provides help to children and youth, families and community.


Peterborough County City Health Unit


Whether you are pregnant, a new parent or a parent of a teen, there is information here for you. 

There are always new programs and services available both at the health unit and in our community.


Tri-County Community Support Services

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Provides community-based specialized clinical and support services to individuals, families, and service providers that contribute to the enhancement of the quality of life and community participation of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders.