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Family Education Resource Network

FERN

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Description
COVID19 -- resource lending library closed during COVID


Programs and support for families, caregivers and educators who require specialized resources for teaching, managing and parenting children who are experiencing challenges:

Fill the Gap 
  • one-to-one, specialized tutoring program for special education students and students at risk for academic failure, who are struggling in their current school setting
  • for students with attention deficits and organizational weaknesses, executive functioning weaknesses, learning disabilities, non-verbal learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and others
  • works with each student to individualize their program
  • areas of focus include early language concepts, pre-reading skills, phonemic awareness, hand writing skills, reading, comprehension, counting and math fluency (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions), critical thinking skills
Clinical Services 
  • emotion focused family therapy
  • parent management training
  • behaviour management
  • counselling
  • The Mightier - emotional calming skills during game play
Youth Chat
  • virtual get together for youth 12 years and older
  • interactive and fun place to connect
  • mature subjects discussed
Other Programs
  • online Self-Reg® Parenting Course 
  • free virtual parent and caregiver group - last Friday of the month; call to register
  • Kind Hearted Oak Program - youth internship program for youth of high school age
Resource Lending Library
  • library has books, DVDs, manuals and journals for lending and reference 
  • subjects include parenting, special needs and mental health literacy 
  • variety of resources to support home therapy, education and play skills


 

     
    Eligibility
    Children and youth; all parents, educators and caregivers

    Application Process
    Call or email organization for intake
    Office
    905-927-9276
    Website
    Visit Website
    Email
    fernyorkregion@gmail.com
    Mailing Address
    10761 Victoria Square Blvd
    Ste 201
    Markham, ON, L6C 1J3
    Canada
    Languages
    English
    Contact
    Tina Cesaroni, Program Coordinator and Family Navigator
    Fees
    Fees listed on website under book an appointment online
    Accessibility
    Fully accessible ; designated parking at entrance ; wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; wheelchair accessible main entrance (not automatic)
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    Last Updated On
    April 21, 2022
    Address
    10761 Victoria Square Blvd, Ste 201
    Markham, ON, L6C 1J3
    Intersection: Victoria Square Blvd and Elgin Mills Rd E
    On the top floor of the heritage house, located at the front of the larger red professional office building; parking is located in the back
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    Hours of Operation
    No drop-in during COVID - appointments required; call or book appointment online
    Service Area(s)
    • Toronto
    • York Region