InfoPeel embraces diversity and values accessibility, which is why we have multiple platforms for communication available for you to contact us. Information and Resource Specialist are ready to support you from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
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Service Coordination is a collaborative, family-centered process that assists parents and caregivers with the planning and coordination of services by strengthening a family’s ability to manage the challenges of caring for their child with special needs and enhancing their formal and informal networks of resources and supports.
The process is rooted in a family centered, strengths based service approach to planning. It involves working with families and other service providers to develop, implement and where necessary, maintain a plan for service for each individual and family. Families and Service Coordinators work together to set goals that assist families to achieve and maintain a quality of life consistent with their values, priorities, strengths and preferences. Service Coordination takes a lead role in establishing links among service providers and informal supports across all systems: health, education, social services, financial resources, recreation, transportation, housing etc.
Service Coordination in the region of Peel is facilitated through the Kids Pathways Peel partnership, which may also be referred to as KPP for short. KPP is a network of Peel community partner agencies including:
A person may be experiencing a mental health crisis when their thoughts and/or behaviours put themselves or others at risk. It may not always be noticeable when someone is in crisis. Some people may become more withdrawn and disengaged while others may display frequent agitation and even aggressive behaviours towards themselves or others.
If you know or suspect someone is in crisis, call 911. The police will provide a wellness check and determine if the individual needs to go to the hospital to be assessed by a professional.
Some additional contact information:
There are a multiple considerations in determining what funding is available for you and your family. Some of these might be:
Some common funding sources you may have heard of are:
Children who require additional support in school or child care settings can speak to us at InfoPeel about services for your families.
Child Care Supports
Peel Inclusion Resource Services (PIRS) works with families and licensed child care providers to support children with special needs. PIRS is available to children 12 years and under who are currently attending a licensed child care or confirmed to attend in the next two (2) weeks.
School supports vary between the Peel District School Board (PDSB), Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) and private school. Some common supports are:
Our Special Needs Information Peel (SNIP) calendar can help you find webinars and workshops on a variety of topics relating to special needs and mental health, in Peel.
Visit our SNIP calendar here.