For caregivers supporting children with diverse needs.
Services for families with children who have special needs
Jewish Family and Child Service is committed to supporting children with developmental challenges to maximize their opportunities for success and independence. Our SupportAbility provides a range of case management services to families of children with developmental disabilities and works with parents to enhance their children's quality of life. Case management services include:
assessment of the child's and the family's needs in order to access appropriate resources, services and supports
development and coordination of a support plan
provision of support, advocacy, counselling and education to families
Our clients are families in the GTA and York Region, who have children up to the age of 18 who are living at home and have, or are suspected of having, developmental disabilities. Referrals are accepted directly from the family, other social services agencies, schools and community programs.
The SupportAbility helps families make connections to appropriate services from community agencies, schools, medical professionals and government programs. We provide current information on resources, government funding and funding from other sources, respite care, and educational and recreational services (including one-to-one counsellors for children attending summer camp or school break programs). Parent support groups are offered at different times throughout the year.
For more information about our services to families with children with special needs, call our Intake department at 416 638-7800.