What Community Organizations are and How to Access Them


Community organizations are typically funded by government and provide a wide array of services from Child Development Services for children to Community Living services that provide residential and day time services for adults.

Contact the community organization directly and they will advise on the correct referral process. Sometimes a referral from a government funder is required to access service provided by community organizations, and sometimes no referral is required.

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One Response to What Community Organizations are and How to Access Them

  1. Jennifer Baumbusch says:

    If you are a parent of a young child with special needs, get to know your local community organizations. These organizations exist in every community and you will have a life-long relationship with them. Consider getting involved by becoming a member (this is often at very low cost, $5-$15), attending their Annual General Meetings and General Meetings, and even going on the board. Many community organizations were built by parents and families and continue to need strong family advocates to ensure that community inclusion stays on the government’s radar! In the words of Hellen Keller, "Alone we can do so little: together we can do so much."

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