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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day
Community Agencies
Agency Description
Provides information about available services for children and youth who are experiencing difficulties in Windsor-Essex County.
Unencumbered planning support for individuals with a developmental disability and their families.  Mediates between the person requiring services and those offering them.  Assists with the formal and informal contractual agreements for services purchased when requested.
The ODSP is intended to meet the needs of people with disabilities and help them to become more independent.  The ODSP has two parts:  1. Income Supports provides financial assistance to people with disabilities; and 2. Employment Supports provides the supports people with disabilities need to get and keep jobs.
Helping hands offers support to siblings of children who have a disability.  Volunteer friends or role models offer extra attention, affection and guidance.  Provides much needed relief and respite to parents of children with special needs.
A provider of residential, work training, supported employment, and personal living support services to individuals with a developmental disability.
A trans-denominational, evangelical charity that seeks to reach out with supports and friendship to persons who have developmental challenges.
An accredited not-for-profit family service agency.  Its purpose is to provide counseling, support, and educational programs that will strengthen families and individuals.
The WECAS is responsible for the protection of children under the age of 16 within the mandate of the Child and Family Services Act.  WECAS also provides high quality out-of-home care for children and develop child abuse and neglect prevention programs.
Children’s services provide assessments, diagnosis and treatment for children with developmental, emotional, behavioural, or psychological problems.
Out-patient and residential services, offers assessments and treatment services.
Services for persons with learning disabilities, information and referral group works with schools and community groups for improved support services. 


Networking group that strengthens and educates families who have a family member with a disability.
Up About Down – The Windsor Down Syndrome Parent Association
Group is committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with Down Syndrome.
Substance abuse treatment centre and support services for pregnant and parenting women.
Essex County Association for Community Living
A range of support services for people who have developmental disabilities.  The Association also operates a resource library providing resource materials such as books, periodicals and videos.
Southwestern Regional Centre Essex County Community Support Team
Tel. (519) 966-2171     Fax (519) 966-2260
The purpose of the program is to offer an individualized service to children and adults who known to have, or are at risk of having developmental disabilities, with the primary focus on strengthening supports in the home.