CITYKIDS is a central single point of contact where they have a network of agencies for children with special needs and their families. They serve two groups of children from birth to 6 years old and 6 to 12 years old in the Greater Toronto Area.
Specialized services from their partner agencies include:
- Resource and Consultative support to Child Care and Early Childhood Programs
- Speech and Language Services
- Occupational Therapy
- Behaviour Consultation
- Access to Infant Development Programs
- Referral to specialized programs (Geneva Centre, Adventure Place, etc)
- Family Counseling
- Information and Referral for Developmental Assessments
You can make the referral yourself by contacting the number below. I left a voicemail and they called me back the next day to schedule for intake appointment the next week.
Please note: There is two streams of services provided. Option, if you want to put your child in daycare then CityKids help coordinate the special needs coordinator to work with the daycare centre. They may pull in a speech pathologist or occupational therapist. Option B, if you don’t put your child in a license daycare then they offer at home services where they come to your house and teach you how to work with you child. You must not be assessing this service from any where else as they view it as duplication of services since it is paid for by the government.
Service Navigator, CITYKIDS
32 Heath Street West
Toronto, ON, M4V 1T3
E-Mail: [email protected]