Referrals to KidsAbility
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KidsAbility is often the first place that a family turns to when they notice that their child or youth may be experiencing delays. Our team provides therapy and support services to children and youth who have communication, developmental, physical and/or behavioural challenges—no diagnosis needed. Getting help for your child is easy and the first step is by making a referral.
Who can refer a child to KidsAbility?
- Parents or Legal Guardians
- Doctors, Specialists and Service Providers (with the consent of the family)
How to Make A Referral
Waterloo RegionFor children living in Waterloo Region between the ages of 0-21 (birth to secondary school exit), all referrals are made directly through KidsAbility. Fill out an online referral form below, or by contacting our Intake Team at ext. 1214: 519-886-8886 or toll-free at 1-888-372-2259.
For children living in Guelph-Wellington, referrals are made two ways, depending on the age of your child:
- Ages 0-4: Referrals for preschool children are done through Growing Great Generations—a collaborative of organizations in the community that KidsAbility is a member of. Referrals can be requested by contacting Here4Kids at 1-844-454-3711 or by fax at 1-844-454-3739 through Growing Great Generations.
- Ages 4-21: Referrals for children and youth are made through KidsAbility. Fill out an online referral form below, or by contacting our Intake Team at ext. 1214: 519-886-8886 or toll-free at 1-888-372-2259.
There are a few exceptions for how referrals are made for different programs. If you are referring your child for any of the following services, please contact these providers directly to refer your child.
FamilyCompassWR.ca is your first step to finding community-based services and supports for parents, youth and children in Waterloo Region.