In 1999, Sharon Simmonds observed and shared in the challenges faced by Elisabeth Graham and her family of living with a child diagnosed with autism. The bigger picture became clearer when the discussions included Bonnie Noble and Stephanie Weddel who worked in the fields of special education and early childhood intervention.
As they together recognized the broad spectrum of special needs experienced by numerous families in North Durham, Precious Minds was born.
Precious Minds was established as a charitable organization with Revenue Canada in June 1999 and incorporated in November 2001.
In July 2004, thanks to a capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the support of our community, we opened our new Resource & Learning Centre on Highway 12.
Precious Minds is a charitable organization in north Durham Region that supports individuals with developmental disabilities, and their families. Located where Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships meet, we aim to provide unique and meaningful programs and services to families in their own community.
For over 15 years, we have offered CARE, SUPPORT and HOPE to families while eliminating barriers such as costly fees, travelling long distances to access services and lack of programs.
Precious Minds is not government funded and relies on the generousity of corporations, foundations, community groups and individuals to help raise funds and keep fees affordable for our families.