Mother's Day Campaign.

Make this Mother’s Day special!
Please donate to help local kids with special needs, like Arlo.

"The CTC team is skilled and sensitive. They wrap around you and your kiddo.
It is a very special place."

-Melissa Gillett

At age 2, Arlo was diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome. His symptoms included delayed speech, difficulty with eating solid foods, and various sensory challenges.

Seeking a diagnosis was a long process, but the CTC was behind us the entire time.
Within weeks of seeking help from the CTC, his neck tightness was greatly improved with physiotherapy. When we introduced solid food he struggled with swallowing. He had a feeding assessment with Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech Therapy. He has continued to received OT and Speech Therapy due to fine motor and speech delays. The therapists created a comfortable environment for him where he felt safe and supported.

I work at the CTC, but that professional experience went out the door when it came to actually being a mom of a special needs son. My CTC colleagues treated me as a mom who needed help and support. They were patient, explained everything to me, and answered all of my questions. They also helped me connect the dots to ensure that Arlo got the diagnosis, therapies, and services he needed.

The CTC offers services that go beyond therapy.
Physiotherapy has helped to secure an adapted bike for Arlo, which he loves. The CTC pool is warmer than usual, so he can concentrate on his body movement and not about being in cool water. The whole Centre is thoughtfully laid out so children of all abilities
can participate in all kinds of activities.

It’s been wonderful watching my little boy learn and experience new things, finding so many joys in life, both big and small. It makes my husband and I so happy. As a mom, a dad, a caregiver, you can call the CTC and self-refer if you have concerns about your child. There is someone waiting to help you. Just call.

Melissa Gillett
Special Mom to Arlo

Every Gift Makes an Impact for the Kids

Your donation to the CTC Foundation's Mother's Day campaign will be used to offer important therapy for children with special needs in our community. More than 1 in 5 children in Chatham-Kent benefiting from Children's Treatment Centre services. We never stop building programs to help children who need us.

Last year, we helped over 4,400 families of children with special needs.
If a child needs physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy or testing and assistance with hearing…we are here to help.

And let's not forget dance and music therapy!
When a child who is limited by physical challenges experiences the special delights of music and dance, there is no greater joy. These therapies are specially funded only by money raised by the CTC Foundation.

Please give what you can to help local kids with special needs.
Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents and Caregivers who see every type of CTC therapy that help their child enjoy life more thank you, too.

To make a donation to the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation please complete the online donation form, or call 519-354-0520 ext 266.

Thank-you for helping our kids,

Mike Genge,
President, Children's Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent