Complex Special Needs Team
Who we serve:
Children/youth (under the age of 18) with complex/multiple needs who require specialized integrated cross-sector services and supports.
The complexity of the service needs for the child/youth are beyond the capacity of the service system and family. Immediate measures are needed to decrease risk to the health and safety of the child/youth.
Referral sources: Community case managers, family service agencies, and child welfare.
- A child/youth (under the age of 18) with a documented intellectual disability, currently identified as cognitively functioning below the 1st percentile, and at a minimum, one additional complex special need including;
- Physical disability
- Chronic/severe illness
- Degenerative diseases
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Other conditions requiring cross sector support
- Live in Toronto
- No child welfare protection concerns
- Family has exhausted all community services and supports available and appropriate for their child/youth
- A gap in the system has been identified
What we offer:
- Information/consultation/referral to community services through Intake.
- Congregate care access point mechanism for complex special needs in Toronto, when it is determined that there is a gap in the funded/existing system.
- Administers individualized funding on behalf of government that flows through to other agencies and community partners. Provides Case Facilitation to oversee individual’s integrated service plans.