The Red Book of Hamilton

Early Words

Intake
Areas Served Hamilton (City of)
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
LanguageEnglish; French; Interpretive Services
AccessibilityFully Accessible
FeesNone -
Agency Type Non Profit
Established 1 Oct 1999
 
905-381-2828 ext 224 * Francophone ext 302
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Address
1160 Upper Paradise Rd Unit 6
Hamilton ON L9B 0A5
On bus routes
(34) UPPER PARADISE
(44) RYMAL

Responsible for three Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services programs. The Preschool Speech and Language Initiative is the umbrella organization of Hamilton's speech and language service for young children. Parents, childcare providers and other professionals working with young children can call for information about children's speech and language development and workshops. Parents can directly refer their child by calling and pressing "0".

The Infant Hearing Program serves Hamilton, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk and Niagara. Services include infant hearing screening, audiological services and communication intervention for young children with significant permanent hearing loss.

The Blind-Low Vision Early Intervention Program serves Hamilton, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk and Niagara. Services include home visiting and family support services for young children who are blind or have low vision.

Eligibility

Early Words accepts speech and language referrals for children before they enter Junior Kindergarten. The deadline is August 31st.

Application

Online www.ascy.ca/early-words-referral-form/