What we offer

  • Early intervention for preschool children
  • Out of home respite
  • Transitional planning for youth and young adults
  • Day Services
  • Residential support for adults

Who We Are

The Community Living Association for South Simcoe (CLASS) supports individuals with an intellectual disability. CLASS is a non-profit, charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

The agency was established in 1962 by a group of parents who wanted services in their own community for their children who had a diagnosis of intellectual disability. CLASS receives its funding from the Ministry of Community and Social Services, the County of Simcoe as well as through donations and fundraising events.

CLASS has partnered with over 50 agencies and government services in providing support to individuals of all ages with intellectual disabilities. We promote community integration through employment, volunteer and training opportunities, as well as support at local events.

Our Catchment Area

Picture of Class location with members

Service Areas:

New Tecumseth and surrounding townships of Essa, Adjala-Tosorontio, and parts of Bradford-West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.

History

In 1962, four mothers of school-aged children with developmental handicaps recognized a need for supports. Out of that need, the Alliston and District Association for the Retarded Children began. In 1971, we expanded services to include preschool services, residential services, respite, and vocational services and became affilated with the Ontario Association for the Mentally Retarded and received our chapter. Our name was changed to the Alliston and District Association for the Mentally Retarded.

In 1989, the name was changed to the Community Living Association for South Simcoe(CLASS). The Association has expanded tremendously over the past 20 years. Staffing has grown as well we increased the number of supports and residences within the area. Bradford area supports have also expanded over the yeras to include one residence and the Bradford Community Day Program.

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