Families Connect Support Group

This is an 8-10 week FREE group offered only for parents and caregivers supporting a loved one with a developmental disability or a dual diagnosis. The group is designed to provide families with peer-support, self-care and coping strategies while providing education and valuable resources to help meet the challenges involved when supporting a child/youth/adult with dual diagnosis.

Sessions will include presentations from various community partners.

Topics will include:

  • Behaviour Management
  • Self-care
  • Family Challenges
  • Education
  • Respite Support
  • Autism Consultation
  • Crisis Services
  • Planning for adulthood
  • and many more!

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do groups run?
Groups run twice a year, usually around the spring and fall time. One group is designed for parents and caregivers of children/youth (8yrs-17yrs) and the other group is for parents and caregivers of adults (18+).

Who facilitates the groups?
PCCN facilitators will collaborate alongside a community partner agency to facilitate the Families Connect Support Group.

Where are the groups held?
Groups are typically held in-person in either the Mississauga or Brampton area.

Are there support available for childcare/respite?
It depends. Unfortunately, this is not always guaranteed however we will try and explore funding to support families in attending the group.

For registration and inquiry on when the next group session will be running, please contact PCCN at 905-273-4900.

Flyers for Spring 2024