About us

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Gifted People Services is a grassroots, volunteer-led organization that provides training, support, resources, and respite services to families touched by developmental disability. We empower these families with knowledge and advocacy skills, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.

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What's On

Free Tax Education Workshop II for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Location: HOPE Centre

250 Ferrier Street, Unit D, Markham ON L3R 2Z5

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Parent Support Group:

Date: Every Friday (Language spoken: Mandarin)

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Hope Centre

250 Ferrier Street, Unit D, Markham ON L3R 2Z5

Social Skills Program (Age of 15+, 5 Sessions)

Date: Every Saturday from Feb 24 - March 24, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: FH International High School
670 Progress Ave. Scaborough, ON M1H 3A4
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Summer Camp:

Dates: July 3, 2018 to Auguest 31, 2018
Time: 10am-4pm (extended hours availabe)

Location: FH International High School

670 Progress Ave. Toronto ON M1H 3A4

Downtown Parent Support Group:

Date: Coming soon

Location: 260 Wellesley St. E. Unit 102

M4X 1G6. Access code: 8605 

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About Our Founder

My name is Dianna Jiang, the Founder of Gifted People Services. We believe that everyone is gifted including people with special needs. We devote ourselves to working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to discover their unique talents & skills, and utilize special training methods to develop those potentials. I have a 15 years old daughter who has Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I know how hard the life is and how important it is for a parent to have various supports both before and after diagnosis. To address this issue I created this organization in August 2012 to be a real G.P.S. service for other families in need - to provide various services and help parents to navigate through challenges to find the better solutions for their children.

Parents helping parents. Gifted People Services is a safe home for parents with individuals with special needs to share, to laugh, to cry, to learn and to grow.

Every Child is Gifted

Sophia is a beautiful 15 years old little girl who has been diagnosed with severe autism and global developmental delay. Her intelligence is that of a 3 year-old. She is non-verbal but can understand basic instruction.Because of the challenges Sophia faces, it took much longer than usual for her to learn these simple skills:

Three months to point using her index finger
One year to spoon feed herself
One and a half years to swim at a basic level
Two years to be toilet trained
10 years to say “Mama”

Sophia’s story is not unique. We have more than 140 children in our centre that face similar challenges.

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