Empower Simcoe provides a number of programs and services for children and youth.
Family Relief program assists by connecting families to various respite options in Simcoe County and by providing respite funding
Let’s Socialize is a social skills program to support youth from 12-16 years old who are diagnosed with Autism
Weekly drop-in programs in Barrie and Orillia during the school year, a Youth Retreat each March Break and 8 weeks of summer skill building sessions
The Family Home Program provides an accommodation option for children with an intellectual disability who cannot or choose not to live with their family
This program is designed to provide parents/guardians with overnight respite for short periods of time
Family-Centered case management support to families who have children under the age of 18 living at home with a diagnosed intellectual disability
Children attend neighbourhood schools and participate in community activities appropriate for their age. Families are encouraged to participate in all aspects of their child’s life.
EarlyON Centres offer families/care providers with a range of core services as well as provide a safe environment where children can experience a variety of learning activities and practice new found skills.
In-home services to families with infants 0-2 years of age, and limited service for children 3-5 years of age, who are at risk of or who have been identified as having a developmental delay