Self Advocacy and Family Groups


Adults with Aspergers Support Group meet weekly at Tri-County Community Support Services. Contact Clar Hayes at for more information.


FASD Peterborough is a committee comprised of agencies from Peterborough County, in addition to several Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland region agencies. The committee works to increase education and awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and provide supports to families, caregivers, and individuals affected by the disorder.

FASD Peterborough offers the following:

  • Resource-lending library;
  • Community-based training opportunities for families and community professionals working with those affected by the disorder;
  • Caregiver support groups;
  • Support groups for individuals affected by FASD; and
  • Speaker's Bureau

Caregiver Support Group Meetings

Caregivers of those affected by FASD are invited to attend monthly support group meetings. Meetings are held on the first Monday night of each month at Five Counties Children's Centre from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Child care and snacks are provided. For more information or to register, please contact Tammie Hyde at or 705-876-9245 Ext.251.

Support Group for Individuals Affected by FASD

For a number of years FASD Peterborough has provided evening support groups for those affected by FASD. As of March 2009, FASD Peterborough will facilitate a daytime support group for adults affected by FASD on a monthly basis. For more information please contact Tammie Hyde at or (705) 876-9245 #251.

People First Peterborough Chapter

  • People First is a Self Advocacy Group involving people with an intellectual disability.
  • Members help each other speak up for their rights, their choices, and their citizenship.
  • Members teach the community about the rights, abilities, and strengths of people who have been negatively labeled with an intellectual disability.
  • Members provide educational and professional development opportunities for students and volunteers.
  • Members advocate on behalf of people who have been labeled.

People First Promotes:

  • Equality for All
  • Self Advocacy
  • Group and Individual Work
  • Removing Negative Labels
  • Growth Groups


People First Peterborough Chapter Office
Peterborough Square; Lower Level
705 743-2412 Ex. 536
President: Peter Bascan


Peterborough Chapter of Autism Ontario offers support, information, and advocacy to families and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Contact AO Peterborough at or 705-748-0910