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Consulting with other parents in a parent support group can help you understand the system from a parent’s perspective and they can empathize with what you and your family are going through.  The following is contact information for parent groups that are offered in Durham Region:

Autism Ontario
This link provides group information for parents and caregivers of both younger and older family members with autism as well as on-line support. You can contact Autism Society Ontario-Durham Chapter at (905) 432-5092 (Oshawa) or toll free at 1-866-495-4680.

Cystic Fibrosis 
For individuals with Cystic Fibrosis, support can be obtained by contacting the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Durham Chapter at (905) 666-2116 (Whitby) or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Parents for Children's Mental Health
Parents for Children's Mental Health believes children, youth, and their families suffering from mental health challenges deserve extreme respect and assurance.  PCMH is dedicated to improving the lives of these families.