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Developmental Services

Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County assists children and adults with developmental disabilities and supports families in the process of accessing the community services necessary.  Our goal is an Ontario where everyone with special needs get the timely and effective services they need to participate fully at home, at school, in the community and as they prepare to achieve their goals.

We understand that each individual and family is unique and we provide service that respects the culture, morals and values of everyone we help.  Whether a child has been recently diagnosed with a developmental disability or an adult is in need of support in skills development, Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County provides person-centred and family-centred support. We most often do this in the natural environment of the child, adult or family as we look to maintain or enhance their role, sense of belonging and acceptance within their community.

How can we help?


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Respite Funding 2020-2021

Developmental Services, Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County is now accepting applications for the current fiscal year – April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021. The ASD respite funding can be used toward the following respite options only:

  • in-home respite
  • out-of-home respite
  • camp options

Please note that application forms must be completed and be received by Developmental Services before the close of business on Friday, May 29, 2020.

2020-2021 ASD Application Letter

2020-2021 ASD Application Guide

2020-2021 ASD Respite Funding Application Form – Fillable protected