Social Work

A support service for children, youth and their families while receiving therapy services at One Kids Place.

Social Work is a service that can assist your child and family if you have concerns with:

  • Support with appropriate funding, acceptance and referrals of a new diagnosis
  • Assistance with identifying services needed
  • Parenting and/or behaviour strategies

Social Work Services Include:

Our Social Work Team works with individuals directly as well as group therapy sessions. Social Workers works alongside a therapy team and has establishes relationships with community agencies and services to facilitate client and family care. One Kids Place provides support through loaning parenting materials and hosting sibling support groups.

Our One kids Place Social Work teams works directly with the Blind/Low Vision Program as well as Infant Hearing Program.


Social work is a profession that concerns itself with individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being.


Children and youth (up to 19 years of age, or 21 if they are attending secondary school) who reside within the Districts of Muskoka, Nipissing and Parry Sound with a physical, developmental or communication disability.

Children and youth must be currently receiving one of the primary services at One Kids Place to be eligible. Waitlist spot holders are acceptable.


Referrals can be made by a parent, caregiver, family physician, pediatricians and/or other third party referrals with parental consent:


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