Developmental Services Resource Centre – Waterloo Region (DSRC) offers counselling services to parents of a child with an Intellectual Disability and/or an Autism Spectrum Disorder to help cope with struggles around their child’s diagnosis. This can be in the form of groups or one-to-one counselling.
DSRC also offers one-to-one counselling to people with an Intellectual Disability and/or an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Adults must meet the eligibility criteria for adult developmental services through Developmental Services Ontario – Central West Region.
This is a group for mothers who have a child with an Intellectual Disability and/or an Autism Spectrum Disorder. It runs one day per week for six weeks. Mothers have a chance to meet with other mothers who may be experiencing similar challenges. Once mothers have completed this group they may choose to move on to the monthly mothers group.
This is a group for fathers who have a child with an Intellectual Disability and/or an Autism Spectrum Disorder. This group meets once a month from September to June. Fathers have a chance to meet with other fathers and share their experiences and challenges of raising a child with a disability.
Individual Counselling for Parents/Siblings
There may be times when a parent/sibling may need one-to-one counselling to deal with the challenges around the diagnosis or ongoing behaviours their child/sibling may be exhibiting.
Individual Counselling for Adults with an Intellectual Disability
Our therapist will be able to provide counselling services to adults with an Intellectual disability and/or an Autism Spectrum Disorder to help them cope with issues around their diagnosis. A caregiver (i.e., partner, parent, group home staff) will need to be available to meet with the therapist once sessions begin.