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Inspire Community Outreach is a non-profit organization in Winnipeg that provides evidence-based, culturally informed, family-centered education and programming designed to meet the needs of those living with mental health issues and neurological and cognitive differences.
SSCY is an initiative focused on the integration and, where possible, co-location, of services for Manitoba children and youth with disabilities and special needs. SSCY is does not have a program specific to ADHD, but they have a long list of supports and services available to children and their families, many of which may be appropriate and helpful to children with ADHD and other diagnoses.
Macdonald Youth Services (MYS) offers a range of free supports and services to help stabilize youth and their families in times of crisis, and improve their long-term strength, resilience and wellbeing. The goal of MYS is to help keep families together, surrounded by an extended community of support.
The Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba hosts an in-person Adult ADHD support group.
Note: ADHD is not a learning disability, and the LDAM does differentiate ADHD from LDs. However, many people with ADHD also have co-morbid LDs.
Despite the name, MATC provides support for children with ADHD from the ages of 6 - 17 years.
ADHD is not a mood disorder, but many people with ADHD also struggle with co-morbid anxiety. Many people with ADHD also experience mental health struggles, either due to ADHD itself, or due to other co-morbid conditions.
The various Regional Health Authorities have Community Mental Health Clinics across Manitoba. Each region has its own catchment area, its own website, and its own services that are available to that region. We will post links to the Mental Health pages of each region below.
There is an active, supportive Facebook Group called the ADHD Parent Support Group of Manitoba. If you are looking to connect with other parents of children with ADHD, online groups might be a great place to start.
If you suspect your child may have ADHD, but haven't begun the process of seeking a diagnosis, ADHD 2e Pro has created a page outlining some of the options available for next steps you can take.
Learn more about Dr. Ross Greene's Collaborative Proactive Solutions model. The key premise of CPS is that kids do well when they can, and when they can’t, they need adults to help teach them skills they are lacking.
Click on the region's logo to visit their community mental health website
The WRHA has a large & complex system. In order to streamline child & youth mental health supports, they have set up a centralized intake through MATC. The phone number for the centralized intake is 204-958-9660. This program services children & adolescents between the ages of 3 years up to 18 years who are experiencing emotional or behavioural concerns as well as symptoms of mental illness.
For older youth and adults seeking support, they can access WRHA's Community Mental Health Services.
The IERHA website did not have an option for self-referral and listed a lot of outside resources. Their website directs people to contact the IERHA's Central Intake.
Central Intake can connect you with Child and Adolescent services, Adult services and Mental Health Services for the Elderly. Toll Free: 1 (866) 757-6205 or (204) 785-7752
ADHD 2e Pro's blog post with ADHD & 2e book and podcast recommendations.
Collaborative Proactive Solutions (CPS) information for parents, caregivers, and school staff available on the Lives in the Balance website.
Understood.org - A fantastic website with a wealth of resources for Twice Exceptional individuals and their families.
Jessica McCabe's How To ADHD YouTube Channel contains over 200+ videos, all aimed at people with ADHD. There are tips for managing struggles as well as supporting friends, family, and partners with ADHD.
With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC provides comprehensive consultation, education and advocacy training for parents of twice exceptional (2e - gifted with learning differences) children, educators, clinicians, and 2e adults.
Bright and Quirky is a resource for twice exceptional people that aims to ease the struggle for bright and quirky kids and parents, help them self-actualize with the help of experts in the fields of mental health and education, and inspire the hope that new ideas and possibilities bring.
New to ADHD? ADHD 2e Pro has a List of further links, resources, and information pertaining to ADHD Education and Awareness.
It can be overwhelming advocating for your child when you don't have experience with the education system and may not know what rights and accommodations you can push for. Visit our self-advocacy page for Manitoba parents and students for some additional information and resources.
We have additional resources relating to behaviour "tracking" and information gathering, as well as the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model.
If you have a concern with your child's school, but aren't sure who to speak to, this chart may help.
Founded by Siena Castellon to encourage schools and colleges to change the way they perceive their autistic students, students with ADHD, and students with learning differences.