Family Resources & Supports
We strive to provide new parents and growing families with resources to help optimize the potential of their infant, child and/or youth. If you have questions, we're here to help. Call anytime, 519-753-3153 ext. 507.
Our Lansdowne YouTube channel includes client and staff stories as well as introductory and family-help videos including Early Years parenting tips. Please subscribe.
Introductory and resource videos developed with Autism Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre, for families and caregivers of children, particularly those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Providing guidance and education about a broad range of topics including sleep hygiene, toys, preparing for an outing, routines, toileting and more.
I have a son with Autism. Becoming a special needs parent and an advocate has given me some great insight that I’d be happy to share with you.
Family Support Network (FSN)
Link with Lansdowne
Connect with Friends
What is the Family Support Network Committee?
The purpose of the Family Support Network Committee is to provide a forum for Lansdowne families to have opportunities to network, participate in educational opportunities, and share their input and feedback on Lansdowne services. In doing so, the Committee will honour Lansdowne’s commitment to Family-centred practice.
What are the objectives of the Lansdowne Link Family Support Network?
The Family Support Network Committee will have the following primary objectives, to:
Offer networking opportunities for Lansdowne families;
Coordinate education specific to providing tools to build capacities and enhance family functioning;
Seek the input and feedback of families on current and future Lansdowne services, including strategic planning;
Increase engagement of families;
Promote communication and information sharing among families;
To encourage family advocacy.
The committee will consist of a minimum of 4 members including:
a) parent/family representatives* (ideally to include parent/family board member), and
b) Lansdowne management team member (liaison with LCC agency).
*a minimum of 3 parent/family representatives
Frequency of Meetings:
Meetings will be scheduled every 2 months, at minimum four meetings per year.
Minutes of the meetings will be circulated among the committee members.
Information will be shared with families and other stakeholders as applicable.
What is the Resource Centre?
The Resource Centre is a lending centre for families and children involved with Lansdowne Children’s Centre
Parents can borrow:
Toys - therapeutic toys, games, puzzles
Equipment to help with home programs, school or day care
Resource information, a large selection of books, videos, reference files and pamphlets with a wide variety of topics from feeding and nutrition, to toilet training and behaviour strategies.
The Parent Resource Centre also has a Sales Display Cabinet available, where families can purchase hard to find items specific to the needs of their child. Some of these items include: Pencil Grips, Sign Language Books, Hand Writing without Tears supplies, Keyboarding Software, Can Child Kits, and Specialty Scissors.
The Resource Centre is located in the front entrance of Lansdowne Children’s Centre and is open:
Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 8:00pm and Friday 8:00am to 3:30pm
Who is eligible to use the Parent Resource Centre?
Anyone using services offered through Lansdowne Children’s Centre is welcome and encouraged to use our Resource Centre.
What can I expect?
A borrower’s card is issued and enables you to sign out up to 4 items at a time. The usual length of time an item can be borrowed is 3 weeks. If you are not finished with the item you can call and sign it out again. Ask the receptionist for details.
Is there a fee?
No, all of our resource centre services are free. All you need to do is apply for a borrower’s card.
How do I apply for a Borrower’s Card?
Borrower Card applications are available at the Reception desk. Your card will be available the following week.