Help Kids Shine - Niagara Children's Centre
Every year - over 5,500 children from across the region receive rehabilitation and support services from the Niagara Children’s Centre. More than 30 of the incredible programs offered by the Niagara Children's Centre are reliant on community support to operate.
We want to Help Kids Shine - but we need your help. Our goal is to raise $150,000 in May so that children and families can continue to heal and thrive.
Meet the 2019 Ambassadors
Click on any of the photos below to learn how Niagara Children's Centre has made a difference in their lives.
About the Niagara Children's Centre
Niagara Children's Centre is one of only 21 like it in Ontario and serves 12 municipalities of the Niagara Region, with over 3500 children served last year alone! Currently, there are 516 children waiting for an assessment and 276 that are waiting for service.
Physiotherapy, which focuses on the gross motor and functional mobility (the getting around) of the child
Occupational therapy, which assists children in maximizing independence in daily activities (dressing, grooming, attending school or pre-school, eating, bathing);
Speech and language services, which helps children with speech, language, voice, swallowing and feeding difficulties;
Augmentative and Alternative Communication, which provides custom designed systems for those children whose written and/or spoken communication ability would not otherwise fill their need on a daily basis.
Family Services (Social Work), which provides support to families from when they are first aware their child has a disability, and through the process of assessment, treatment, follow-up. Social Workers also support families in obtaining and coordinating the various services their child will require.
Recreation Therapy, which promotes and supports the participation of children with disabilities in recreational activities. Recreation Therapists assist children with developing leisure skills and knowledge, and work closely with community programs to include children with special needs.
Additional (secondary) Services
Medical clinics (developmental paediatrics and orthopaedic),
Specialty clinics (seating and mobility, gait analysis, casting and splinting, home and vehicle modification)
Early Childhood Education preschool Resource
Therapeutic Aquatics and recreational pool programs in a heated indoor pool. Programs are designed to promote children’s development as well as provide children and families an opportunity to have fun
Literacy consultants & promotion of Emergent Literacy Development
Infant Hearing Screenings & Intervention
Special Services at home