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Family and Community Behavioural Services (2-21 years)


Halton Region's Family and Community Behavioural Services works with children, youth and their families with a special needs diagnosis and a behavioural concern.

Available services

Services are for families who:

  • live in Halton Region; and
  • have a child two (2) to 21 years of age who has been diagnosed with a developmental disability (not including Autism Spectrum Disorder) or probable or confirmed Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Our services are delivered by a Behavioural Consultant who helps families, children or youth at home, child care, school or other community settings. We work to:

  • Build skills that support;
    • Daily living: Following everyday routines, developing self-help skills like using the toilet, and personal hygiene;
    • Communication: Making requests, following directions;
    • Social Connections: Interacting with peers and siblings;
    • Emotional Regulation: Helping with anxiety, learning coping skills and self-regulation;
    • Behaviour Management: Responding to aggressive or self-hurting behaviours, understanding sexuality and community safety, developing safety plans;
    • Transitions: Helping with changes from one activity or place to another; and
    • Generalization: Learning skills that can be used in different situations.
  • Coach and set goals with the family and community professionals;
  • Provide group learning workshops:
    • Sensory and Behaviour;
    • Relationships and the Teen in Me;
    • Youth Social Connect Group; and
    • Self-Regulation.
  • Connect families to other community services as needed.

How to reach us

Parents and caregivers

Call 311 and ask for Family and Community Behavioural Services.

Physicians and professionals

With parental consent, submit the Coordinated Referral Form or call 311.