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Contact Niagara for Children's and Developmental Services

Nadine Wallace, Executive Director
Areas Served Niagara Region; Ontario;
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
LanguageEnglish; French;
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Agency Type Non Profit
Established October 1999
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Contact Niagara
23 Hannover Dr Unit 8
St Catharines ON L2W 1A3

Provides information, facilitates referrals, and connects people to child and youth mental health, developmental and autism services (including services for those experiencing emotional and/or behaviours difficulties) funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)

Contact Niagara Resource Coordinators help an individual understand MCYS children's and developmental services and guide them through an interview process to identify and connect them to the services they want or need.

Contact Niagara connects individuals looking for:

Assessment of Capabilities and Needs

Service Co-ordination

Expert Advice and Consultation

Children’s Mental Health Supports

Clinical Intervention/Counselling/Treatment

Family and Individual Support

Developmental Services

Autism Services

Dual Diagnosis Services

Contact Niagara is also the Provincial Co-ordinator of the Independent Clinical Review (ICR) Process for the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). The ICR offers families and their children the opportunity to have key components of their OAP Behaviour Plan reviewed, by a Review Committee composed of two clinicians. Independent Reviewers will undertake a clinical review of case file materials, including the OAP Behaviour Plan, to render their deciisions. The Review Committee also consists of a Family Representative who works with the family to help clearly represent the family’s perspective throughout the review process.


Age 17 years and younger; Children up to their 18th birthday with emotional and/or behavioral challenges, mental health concerns, confirmed or suspected autism spectrum disorder and/or a confirmed or suspected developmental disability.


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