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Financial + other assistance for people with disabilities

Useful Resources for Parents with Special Needs Children

Girls on the Spectrum Drop-in

New Program! Girls in the Spectrum Ottawa Drop-in

Name: Girls on the Spectrum Ottawa Drop-in

Location: Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd, Orleans, Lounge Room

Date: Sunday’s starting October 15th from 1-3 p.m.

Description: A space for girls of all ages on the Autism Spectrum and their parents to come and socialize and have fun in a safe environment.

– Activities and socialization for girls
– Peer support for parents
– Sharing of resources
– Guest speakers
– Snacks

Please note – this is a not for profit program and is not a clinical type program. Organizers are parents of girls with Autism and parents are expected to attend with their daughters.

Cost: $5 drop in fee (per child), or pay what you can to cover costs of activity materials and coffee, tea, juice and snacks

For more information: Please contact Suzanne Allen at or by phone at 613-852-0828

L’ARCHE Presents: Seniors Drumming Circle

Click here to learn more about this unique opportunity that L’Arche Ottawa is leading.

The Seniors at L’Arche Ottawa will be hosting a NEW Seniors Drumming Circle for seniors of all abilities and all drumming levels.

L’Arche Ottawa offers a seniors social club that provide activities and supports seniors with developmental disabilities so they can continue to be active contributing citizens while aging with dignity and grace.


  • L’Arche Ottawa Community Center
  • 11 Rossland Avenue
  • K2G 2K2
  • Upstairs
  • Accessible ramp at the back of the building.

When: Starting September 8th, 2017

  • September to March 2018 and maybe longer.
  • It will gather twice monthly On 2nd & 4th Fridays 10-11:30

Cost: It is FREE to participate but people must register to reserve their place as space is limited.

The Seniors Drumming Circle is facilitated by a professional drum instructor.
There will be Coffee & Tea for early arrivals.

This is a bilingual French English group.
Drums and instruments will be provided.
Feel free to bring your own drums if wanted.
Those requiring support will need to come with support.
We will have some volunteers.

For registration contact:
Rebecca Happy
613-228-7136 ex 28