Together we deliver a single Plan of Care for Children with Multiple Needs & their Families in the District of Thunder Bay.
Coordinated Service Planning is a key pillar of Ontario’s Special Needs Strategy. The goal of Coordinated Service Planning is to support children/youth with multiple and/or complex special needs and their families through a dedicated Service Planning Coordinator who will connect them to the multiple, cross-sectoral services they need, as early as possible, and monitor their needs and progress through a Single Plan of Care.
As a result of Coordinated Service Planning, families and children/youth with multiple and/or complex special needs:
- Have access to a Single Plan of Care that is responsive to their goals, strengths, and needs;
- Know who is accountable for developing and monitoring their child’s Single Plan of Care; and have a clear point of contact; and
- Can be assured that service providers and educators are working toward a set of common goals driven by the families vision, identified in the plan.
- Know that services will be coordinated using family centered care principles.
For service providers, this means:
- Working toward a common set of service goals identified in the child’s or youth’s Single Plan of Care;
- Taking a more holistic view of children with complex and/or multiple needs;
- Avoiding duplicated services; and
- Having a clear process for connecting with other service partners, including mental health, autism, health providers, educators and others in the development of the Single Plan of Care.
- Identification of a Single Plan of Care Coordinator, who will coordinate services and act as a single point of contact.
Single Plan of Care Coordinators are embedded within each of the Provider Organizations and the family has the ability to choose which organization their Single Plan of Care Coordinator is from.