In response to feedback received directly from families, the government is making changes to improve the delivery of school based rehabilitation services (occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech-language pathology) for children and youth, effective January 1, 2019.
These changes will support a more seamless service experience as children start school or move between service providers, in settings that best meet their needs, regardless of where they live or who delivers the services.
WHAT ARE SCHOOL BASED REHABILITATION SERVICES?
The former School Health Professional Service Program will now be referred to as School-Based Rehabilitation Services. School Based Rehabilitation Services (SBRS) include Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech-Language Pathology provided to school-aged children in their publicly-funded school.
WHAT WILL CHANGE ON JANUARY 1, 2019?
In addition to the name of the program, KidsInclusive/EnfantsInclus will now manage the contracts that are in place until December 31, 2019. KidsInclusive/EnfantsInclus along with Communicare in Lanark, Leeds & Grenville and Kaymar Rehabilitation in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, will continue to provide SBRS to school-aged children in their schools. Services will continue without any interruption and families currenty waiting for services will maintain their place on waitlists. There will be no chnages to service providers for the coming year.
KidsInclusive/EnfantsInclus is committed to doing everything we can to ensure that students will not experience gaps or disruptions as a result of this transfer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 613-544-3400 ext. 3175.
KidsInclusiveCentre for Child & Youth DevelopmentKingston Health Sciences Centre, Hotel Dieu Site
166 Brock Street
Kingston, ON K7L 5G2
Phone 613 544-3400 ext. 3175
Toll Free 1 855-544-3400
Fax 613 545-3557