Family-Centred Meeting For all Families
Every family accepted into the Family Supports for Children with Disabilities program will be provided the opportunity to engage in a family-centred meeting. This meeting is an opportunity for family members and service providers working with the family to come together to clearly identify goals and address particular issues faced by the family and child.
Service Options to Support the Identified Needs of Children and Families
Each child and family’s circumstances are unique. Service options promote and allow for greater individualized case planning based on the particular needs of the child and family. Services provided to eligible families depend upon the assessed unmet needs of the child and family and the resources available.
Reimbursement rates have been increased for clients who are eligible for relief care and supplemental transportation, meals, and lodging for accessing medical services to accommodate increasing costs in these areas.
Enhanced service options will be available for families raising children with disabilities with a high level of assessed unmet needs. These families may receive support to participate in specialized or intensive interventions, parent training, or other applicable education programs for families raising children with disabilities.
Supplementary child care for a child with disabilities over the age of 12 and special medical items are available to families as service options.
Two-Pronged Services Delivery Model with an Option for Self-Managed Case Management
To accommodate the varying needs of families of children with disabilities, the Family Supports for Children with Disabilities program has implemented a two-pronged service delivery model which allows families to self-manage their case plan or request the support of a social worker.