What's New at OCTC

  • April 27, 2018

    Enable Ottawa 2018 will showcase how engineering advances, industrial design and technology can address and overcome the challenges persons with varying abilities face. Prestigious keynote speakers, professional development seminars, an exhibition hall, several networking forums, plus more! Click here for more info!



  • February 2nd, 2018

    A free workshop for parents of OCTC pre-school aged clients This workshop will give information about good sleep habits, amount of sleep that is recommended and strategies parents can use to help improve their child’s sleep. Click here for more info.



  • February 23rd, 2018

    A free workshop for Parents of OCTC preschool aged clients: This workshop will offer information about how children can be impacted by too much or too little sensory stimulation and how this can affect their behaviours. Click here for more info.



  • May 15, 2017 

    On behalf of the Ontario Special Needs Strategy  Ottawa planning table, please see the attached update for the latest activities and progress made since the last update (in Oct. 2016). Click here for more details.



  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Hubs

     Ontario has established five regional Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnostic hubs across the province. The diagnostic hubs will connect families with autism services in their communities... Click here for more info.



  • July 3, 2016

    Congratulations to the recipients of the OCTC Clinical Research Grant 2016-2017!

     The Literacy Research Team, Jocelyn Barden-Underhill, Amita Furgoch, Dr. Jean Ju, Leslie Walker as well as Dr. Pascal Lefebvre from Laurentian University, was awarded a 15000$ grant. Their project is entitled: “Improving Future Health Outcomes for Children with Severe Speech and Physical Impairment: Towards Creation of a Knowledge to Action Roadmap for Literacy.” 



  • OCTC Strategic Plan Mid-point Review Outcomes...

    Earlier this year, we asked for input as we conducted a mid-point progress review of the OCTC Strategic 2012-17 Plan and Strategic Directions. See the report on the outcomes of the review here.



  • Group Stepping Stones Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

    is an intervention program for families of children with special needs who currently have or are at risk of developing behaviour problems. It is a research-based parent training program, aimed at preventing behavioural, emotional and developmental problems in children by enhancing the knowledge, skills, and confidence of parents. Click here for more information



  • June 5, 2017

    Video clip from the CHEO-OCTC Telethon featuring “Kids on the Move” wheelchair mobility group and OCTC’s very own France Bidal.



  • Research at OCTC - Discover what exciting research opportunities currently await you at OCTC! Learn about studies currently underway and how you can get involved. You'll find the link located in the bottom right quadrant of the OCTC Home page. This page is designed to help clients, families, staff, and our community partners learn how OCTC is contributing to the current literature, as well as how OCTC clinicians rely upon research to inform best practice when treating children and families.



  • Do you have an idea that... can improve your quality of life at home, at school or in the local community?

    The Tetra Society can help! The volunteers at the Ottawa Chapter are ready to meet with you and discuss new innovations and solutions for assistive devices, customized for your individual needs. For more information, please see:





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