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SMILE has switched gears to support our families during the pandemic.
An opportunity for families and caregivers to be paired with a parent coach who has a background in speech, language or applied behaviour
analysis (ABA) to address a child's needs.
Working on issues of accessibility and inclusion within community events, Islamic and private schools. We work on a consultation basis with community
members, religious leaders & advocates to ensure accessibility in all spaces.
A sporting event celebrating diversity in the community in partnership with Special Olympics Ontario!
SMILE's Hospital Support Program
SMILE recently launched a support group for parents that have children at Sick Kids Hospital.
An opportunity for the broader community to learn about disability issues - challenges, successes and impact on individuals & society - with
the goal of creating awareness and inclusion
The SMILE Volunteer Mentorship Program is intended to provide support, companionship, and fun through a mentee and mentor relationship!
Parent Support Groups
SMILE hosts Mom's and Dad's Support Groups to provide parents with a safe space to interact with like-minded parents that come from shared
backgrounds. These are facilitated by qualified speakers and professionals.
Case management begins with a SMILE intake interview that identifies the needs of children, youth and their families. Families are connected with various
government and private resources to help access supports.
In the form of scholarships to families who are in need of therapy, respite services and adaptive equipment, Stay tuned on our social media for when the
next scholarship application opens.
Therapy groups with qualified professionals to support families in a fun and unique way. Past programs have included soccer clinics, art classes
and yoga therapy!
Are you an organization or institution interested in learning more about how to implement culturally responsive practices? Or on how to become more accessible and inclusive?
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