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Autism Screening

November 29, 2017

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 and Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Dufferin Child and Family Services will be offering a free autism screening clinic for children between the ages of 12 months to 24 months. To book your appointment, please contact Stephanie Colarossi @519-941-1530 x 295. Autism screening poster

Parent Workshops

November 29, 2017

Dufferin Child and Family Services is offering a number of workshops from January 2018 to March 2018.  Please view the attachments for details on the workshops. Parent Workshop Calendar for January 2018 Parent Workshop Calendar for February 2018 Parent Workshop Calendar for March 2018

Moving on Mental Health

November 15, 2017

DCAFS is pleased to provide our community with an update regarding the transformative Moving on Mental Health initiative impacting Dufferin/Guelph/Wellington children/youth and families. Moving on Mental Health October Update.

DCAFS is Recruiting 10 Foster Families

November 7, 2017

The Placement Resource Team at Dufferin Child and Family Services is aiming to recruit 10 foster families by March 2018, given a decrease in local foster families. “The decrease in available foster families is being experienced across Ontario,” said Kristy Dayler, Placement Resource Worker, Dufferin Child and Family Services “and Dufferin County is no exception.

November is Adoption Awareness Month

November 7, 2017

November is Adoption Awareness Month and DCAFS Advocates for life-long relationships for children and youth in care. To learn more about adoption, please click here.  

Headwaters Family Visit Centre Seeking On Site Volunteers

September 7, 2017

Currently we are seeking volunteers for the following position: Headwaters Family Visit Centre On Site Volunteer Families with this program are involved in high-conflict custody and access disputes in Family Court. This position involves supervising access visits and exchanges between parent(s) and children and completing observation notes of these visits.  This position may be of

ABA Site Location Change

August 1, 2017

We are excited to announce the opening of a new facility providing Ontario Autism Program (OAP) services – formerly known as IBI/ABA services in Orangeville, beginning August 1. This site, located at 224 Centennial Rd. (Units 8-11) in the plaza at the corner of Riddell Road and Centennial Road, will replace our existing site at

Letter to Parents with Children and Youth with Autism from Minister Coteau

June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017 Dear parents, families and caregivers in our autism community: Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of announcing a sweeping transformation to how this province provides services and supports for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through the new Ontario Autism Program (OAP). This transformation will make Ontario a leader