FAMILY TIPSHEET: Holland Bloorview & community services that you can access online

resourcecentre@hollandbloorview.ca

Tools:

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Holland Bloorview Connect2Care

Any Holland Bloorview client (who has booked an appointment)

Access your health-care record, view your appointments, connect with members of your health-care team online

http://www.hollandbloorview.ca/connect2care

The K.I.T. (Keeping It Together) Resource

Families looking to organize their child’s information

Organize information for your child that can assist you when interacting with different service systems, e.g. health, education, and recreation

https://www.canchild.ca/en/research-in-practice/the-kit

Medication logging

Anyone looking to manage medication information and records

Free and confidential MyMedRec app, print-ready booklet for managing medication information and records

http://www.knowledgeisthebestmedicine.org/

 

Community services and information:

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211

Anyone looking for a helpline and/or online database of Ontario’s community and social services

Navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 100 languages

http://www.211ontario.ca

Connectability

People of all ages who have an intellectual disability, their families, and support networks

Website and virtual community dedicated to learning, support and self-directed access to valuable information and tools

http://connectability.ca/en/

Holland Bloorview Resource Centre

Children with disabilities and their families

Browse a number of links that can be diagnosis-specific or topic-specific for online resources and information

http://hollandbloorview.ca/ClientFamilyResources/FamilyResourceCentre

Jooay

Children with disabilities and their families

App and website that helps to locate leisure opportunities in your area

http://jooay.com/

Ontario Camps Association

Families who are looking for camps for their children

The OCA Annual Camps Guide provides information about funding and camps for campers with additional needs

http://www.ontariocampsassociation.ca/find-your-perfect-camp/

Partners for Planning

Individuals with disabilities of all ages and their families

Helps families find resources, information, and workshops on planning for the future

http://www.planningnetwork.ca

Special Needs Roadmaps

Families who have children with disabilities in school or starting school

New interactive school roadmap to help parents navigate the school system

http://www.specialneedsroadmaps.ca/

Zach’s List

Children with disabilities and their families

A website where families could go to trade or buy used pediatric equipment, and share advice and experience regarding equipment

http://www.zachslist.ca/

 

Therapies:

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Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Anyone looking for occupational therapy services

Search for an Occupational Therapist to hire

https://www.caot.ca/

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Anyone looking for physiotherapy services

Search for a Physiotherapist to hire

https://www.physiotherapy.ca/Finding-a-Physiotherapist.aspx

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

Seniors, adults, children and their families to help determine and provide the right care and health supports

Provide nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists or speech therapists who can support clients at home and in hospitals, doctor's offices, communities, and schools​

http://healthcareathome.ca/torontocentral/en

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC)

Anyone looking for a speech language pathologist, audiologist, or communication health assistant

Search for a Speech Language Pathologist or Audiologist to hire

http://sac-oac.ca/public/find-professional

 

Family Groups:

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Ability Online

Youth and young adults of all abilities, parents and professionals 

Online community for kids, teens & young adults of all abilities, connections to peers  & mentors for info & support

http://www.abilityonline.org/

Holland Bloorview Parent Talks & Workshops

Parents and caregivers of children with disabilities

Meet and connect with other parents and learn about specific topics related to childhood disability

http://www.hollandbloorview.ca/familyevents

Holland Bloorview Parent Voices (on Facebook)

Parents and caregivers of children with disabilities

A place to ask questions, get advice, share news, and find out about resources and information from parents

https://www.facebook.com/groups/532898290077876/

Young Carers

Children under 18 years of age who are in a caregiving role (e.g. siblings)

Therapeutic programing to help kids with adult responsibilities cope and interact with other kids in similar situations

http://www.ycptoronto.com/

 

Advocacy:

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Access Now

Individuals with disabilities of all ages and their families

A website that uses crowdsourcing to show accessible locations on an interactive map

http://accessnow.me/

Easter Seals Kids at School

A place where parents of children with disabilities can find information on school related issues

Information, blog, and resources on how to navigate and advocate in the school system

http://education.easterseals.org/

The Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

Children and youth

Provides an independent voice for children and youth by responding to concerns from children, youth, and families

http://provincialadvocate.on.ca/

 

Blogs:

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Holland Bloorview BLOOM Blog

Anyone who is looking for stories about families who have children with disabilities

Find stories, topics and resources that interest parents of children with a wide variety of physical and developmental disabilities

http://bloom-parentingkidswithdisabilities.blogspot.ca/

Holland Bloorview CEO Blog

Anyone who would like to read about our hospital through the lens of our CEO, Julia Hanigsberg

Find out about what is important to the leader of our hospital

https://hollandbloorview.wordpress.com/

The Mighty

Anyone who is looking for a blog on disabilities, medical conditions, or mental health

Find stories about disability and mental health from a variety of perspectives from across the world

http://themighty.com/

 

Caregivers:

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7 Minute Workout App

Anyone

Exercise app where exercises are simple to perform, do not require any equipment, and can be done anywhere!

http://7minworkoutapp.net/

Headspace

Anyone

An app,  with hundreds of themed sessions on everything from stress to sleep. ‘Bite-sized meditations’ for busy schedules

https://www.headspace.com/

Meal Train

Anyone

A tool to organize meals for a someone after a birth, surgery or illness

https://www.mealtrain.com/

Last updated by a Family Support Specialist in May 2018