Have You Ever Wondered...

  • Where can I find parenting information? I need specific tools and techniques.
  • What can I do, while my child is waiting for services? I don't what them to fall behind.
  • My child has a diagnosis, now what? Can someone help me prioritize?
  • Where can I find experienced specialists, who can listen and offer alternatives & support?

  • Mental Health literacy? I want to learn more and understand how I can support my child and my own wellness.
  • Special Needs? My child needs extra support at home and in their school.
  • Where can I get educational resources to help my child at home?

We believe that good information and support, that is immediate, relevant and research based, will provide you with the confidence and skills you need to move forward. We are a drop-in information center, committed to empower and support families, caregivers and children. Our programs and setting has been developed through close discussions, "FAMILY TALKS" and group meetings with our community. FERN is located in a beautiful heritage house - please get in touch to experience our community and how we can support you or your child.

What's Happening @ FERN



 start date: Monday September 18th. 

Is your child falling behind in phonemic awareness, reading, reading fluency and comprehension, writing difficulties, organizational skills or processing mathematical concepts? Does your child feel worried, anxious, stressed?

For more information on our successful academic remediation program please read more here or call us to book an assessment.

Times available Mondays thru Thursdays.


    We will be booking students in our FILL THE GAP program commencing this week. Program runs as follows: Mondays 1:00-5:00pm *Tuesdays 9:00am-5:00pm Wednesdays 2-4:30pm *Thursdays 9:00-5:00pm *Please note: Learning opportunities during the school day allows more specialized/intensive work with our clinical director, Dr Laura Cesaroni – this has worked very well in the past and... Learn more →

    Blue is ready to meet his friends ?

    “Some things fill your heart without even trying.” Blue is 6 weeks old. He will be joining us on our last day of  FILL THE GAP program on Monday June 26th. Blue will then be with us for summer and fall programming. He is a very special bunny – Dwarf Netherland. His temperament is calm, loving... Learn more →

    Self-regulation @ FERN

    Hi Everyone- we are getting so many questions and interest in The Shanker Method and self-regulation. As most of our families know we are aligning with TMC and learning about the science of self-regulation. The Shanker Method is a 5 step process- and I have created a brief introduction to the First Step of the... Learn more →

    WINTER SESSION 2016 – Tutoring, Reading, Writing, Math

    FERN will reopen Wednesday January 6th. We will be conducting program reviews and new student assessment for our tutoring programs. Tutoring will continue in reading, spelling, comprehension, writing and early language concepts. Social and behaviour training, along with emotional regulation will begin in mid-January. Learn more →


    We had the privilege of working with students for more hours over the summer. If you know about our FILL THE GAP program, we combine Direct Instruction curriculum with Precision Teaching methods to produce even more dramatic progress in basic academic areas including phonemic awareness, reading, mathematics, writing, reasoning, spelling and handwriting. If your child... Learn more →

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