How To Help A Child With A Disability

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Five Counties Children's Centre is dedicated to supporting children and youth with physical, developmental and communication needs and their families. In partnership with families and communities we strive to enrich their independence and quality of life.

Our Rehabilitation Team includes health care professionals and support staff. We work closely with the child / youth and family to provide assessment and treatment to meet their individualized goals of the families. We offer Outpatient and Community Based Services.

Outpatient Services

Program Early Intervention Program School Aged Program

Population Served

Children aged 0 – 6 are eligible for this program Children aged 6 (Grade 1) – 19 (graduation) are eligible for this program.

Settings Outpatient services are provided at the Centre either with one to one or group treatment. Days/Hours of

Service

The Centre is open Mondays – Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Some groups or other services may be offered in the evenings and weekends based on the individual needs of the child/ youth and the availability of the employees.

Frequency of Services

Frequency of services is determined following the assessment, in consultation with parents, and documented in the care plan.

Payer Sources These services are funded through the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, the Five Counties Children’s Centre Foundation and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (Hospital for Sick Children).

Fees The Centre’s Services are funded by the government, and the foundation, at no cost to the family. There may be fees for some educational workshops and recreation programs.

While government programs provide some financial support for equipment for the child, there may additional costs for the family for which the Centre would provide support in seeking assistance.

Referral Sources

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Services Offered

Single Service Stream Inter-disciplinary Stream Single Service Stream Inter-disciplinary Stream

Children may only require one outpatient service. Our single service program offers the following services directly:  Physiotherapy  Occupational therapy  Speech and language pathology  Infant hearing screen

Children may transfer to the interdisciplinary program if they require additional services.

When children require more than one service from outpatient services, the service model will be interdisciplinary.

The Centre provides the following interdisciplinary services directly:  Medical services

 Physiotherapy  Occupational therapy  Speech and language

pathology  Social work

 Therapeutic recreation  Augmentative communication  Seating and mobility

 Specialized clinics  Infant hearing/blind low

vision program

Children may only require one outpatient service. Our single service program offers the following services directly:  Physiotherapy

 Occupational therapy  Speech and language

pathology

Children may transfer to the interdisciplinary program if they require additional services.

When children require more than one service from outpatient services the service model will be

interdisciplinary.

The Centre provides the following interdisciplinary services directly:  Medical services

 Physiotherapy  Occupational therapy

 Speech and language pathology  Social work

 Therapeutic recreation  Augmentative communication  Seating and mobility

 Specialized clinics

Referrals to Other Services

The Centre will assist families to access other community services to support:  Behaviour

 Mental health  Respite care  Financial challenges

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Community Based Services

Program Early Intervention Program School Aged Program

Population Served

Children aged 0 – 6 are eligible for this program Children aged 6 (Grade 1) – 19 (graduation) are eligible for this program.

Settings Community based services are provided in homes, child care centres, recreational programs and other community programs. Community based services are also provided at school until children enter grade 1.

School Health Support Services are provided in the schools.

Therapeutic Recreation supports the inclusion of youth in

recreation settings. Resource Teacher Program supports children to age 12 in licensed child care.

Days/Hours of Service

Community based services are provided Mondays – Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Some groups or other services may be offered in the evenings and weekends based on the

individual needs of the child/ youth and the availability of the employees.

School Health Support Services are provided within the hours of operation of the schools that we serve.

These services are provided during the hours required by community recreation programs.

Frequency of Services

Frequency of services is determined following the assessment, in consultation with parents and caregivers, and documented in the care plan.

The service model including the frequency of services is

determined by the Central East and / or South East Community Care Access Centres.

The service model including the frequency of services is

determined by the care plan.

Payer Sources

These services are funded through the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, the Five Counties Children’s Centre Foundation, the City of Peterborough and Northumberland County.

These services are funded through the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care through a contract with the Central East and South East Community Care Access Centre.

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Community Based Services

Program Early Intervention Program School Aged Program

Fees The Centre’s Services are funded by the government, and the foundation, at no cost to the family. There may be fees for some recreation programs.

While government programs provide some financial support for equipment for the child, there may additional costs for the family for which the Centre would provide support in seeking assistance.

Referral Sources

Families can refer directly for these services. Physicians and other professionals can also refer, with parent consent.

Educators can refer to the appropriate Community Care Access Centre for these services.

Families can refer directly for these services. Centre therapists also refer, with parent consent. Services

Offered

Single Service Stream Inter-disciplinary Stream Single Service Stream Inter-disciplinary Stream

Children may receive only one service from the

Community Based Program. The following single services are provided directly:  Specialized Resource

Teachers support child care centres

 Physiotherapy  Occupational therapy  Speech and language

pathology

When children require more than one service from the Community Based Program the service model will be

interdisciplinary. The Centre provides the following interdisciplinary services directly:

 ECE Resource Teachers  Therapeutic Recreation  Social Work

 Physiotherapy  Occupational therapy  Speech and language

pathology

 Infant Hearing Screen  Applied Behaviour Analysis

The School Health Support Services program does not support an interdisciplinary model of service.

The Centre provides the following services directly:

 Physiotherapy  Occupational therapy  Speech and language

pathology

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Community Based Services

Program Early Intervention Program School Aged Program

Referrals to Other Services

The Centre will assist families to access other community services to support:

 Behaviour  Mental health  Respite care  Financial challenges

 Counseling / support services  Education

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Referrals to other services that the child/ youth and or family require are coordinated through the Community Care Access Centres.

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