Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders

Established in Tillisonburg, Ontario in 1994.

Our vision is that all children will have access to a continuum of speech and language services to support their successful participation at home, in school and in the community.

Our mission is to work with families and community partners to ensure children have access to effective speech and language services. [/fusion_text]
Dr. Genese Ann Warr-Leeper
12-Feb-1947 - 28-Jul-2019 
OAFCCD members are very sad for the loss of Dr. Genese Warr-Leeper on Sunday July 28, 2019.  Genese was a founding member of OAFCCD and has been instrumental in the development and growth of the organization.
Genese was also a powerful voice for children with communication disorders and worked tirelessly to enhance understanding about language disorders and the support children with speech and language impairments need.
Genese was a good friend and she will be missed.
Our goals are to:

  • Increase public awareness regarding the need and benefits of services
  • Provide support and information to families
  • Support families to advocate for the speech and language services their child needs
  • Work with community partners to enhance speech and language services
  • Advocate with government and provincial organizations for adequate public funding of speech and language services
  • Maintain an effective volunteer structure and viable organization
Our association may be of assistance to you if:

  • Your child requires speech and language services
  • You have been affected by service delays or cuts at your hospital or school
  • You wish to network with other families for support
  • You need more information about your child’s communication difficulties
  • You are looking for information about available community resources and services in your area