Organizations in Manitoba
Autism Society of Manitoba
825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1M5
Phone: (204) 783-9563
Autism Society Manitoba Inc. is dedicated to the promotion of quality of life for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. The website contains links to activities and resources, as well as more general information.
Specialized Services for Children and Youth (SSCY)
1155 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
Phone: (204) 452-4311
Rehabilitation Centre for Children
The Rehabilitation Centre for Children supports children with special needs in Manitoba and surrounding areas, in reaching their goals and participating in their communities. The website gives information on services, programs, research, and events. They periodically offer parent support seminars for children on the autism spectrum. Upcoming opportunities are posted on their website calendar.
They also modify equipment such as bicycles, swings or chairs to meet the needs of autistic children.
SSCY Family Resource Centre
The SSCY Family Resource Centre is located on the main floor of the SSCY Centre. In this family-friendly space are located harder-to-find resources about special needs and general health issues, including 1400 books, videos and DVDs about specific disabilities or conditions. They are able to mail print and video resources to Manitoba locations outside of Winnipeg. The Take-Out-Toy Services (TOTS) toy lending program is also located in the SSCY Family Resource Centre. TOTS has over 400 toys for use by children with special needs, including electronic, switch-adapted and developmental toys.
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD)
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Outreach Therapy for Children (SMD OTC) provides Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy services to Children in Winnipeg, and Speech-Language Pathology Services to children in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba. Children up to 5 years old receive therapy in their daily environment, such as their home, child care centre or nursery school.
Community Living Winnipeg
1 – 120 Maryland Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1L1
Phone: (204) 786-1414
Dedicated to enhancing the lives and status of people with an intellectual disability by promoting full inclusion and participation in the community.
Open Access Resource Centre
316 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R2H 2A4
Provides communication supports for children with speech delays.
Manitoba Family Services and Labour: Information for Manitobans with Disabilities
This page has links to “Fact Sheets” providing information on the services available to people with disabilities in Manitoba, from early childhood to adulthood.
Asperger Manitoba Inc.
Charitable group providing support for and promoting awareness of people with Aspergers syndrome.
Manitoba Society of Occupational Therapists
Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association
Private Practitioner Listings
Children’s Hospital Family Library
Address: CK204 – 840 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1
Phone: (204) 787-1012
A resource centre with books, pamphlets, magazines and videotapes relating to the health of children, available to all citizens of Manitoba. Books circulate for two weeks; videos for two days. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 10 to noon, and 2 to 4 p.m. (Closed weekends and statutory holidays.) Books can be borrowed via mail.
Mental Health Education Resource Centre of Manitoba
4 Fort Street
Toll Free: 1-855-942-6568
Autism is not necessarily accompanied by mental health concerns, but for those of you who might find this resource helpful, the Mental Health Education Resource Centre (MHERC) has a lots of VERY up-to-date resources on mental health and mental illness, all of which are free to borrow.
For a list of resources available for Manitobans outside Winnipeg, click here.