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It's been a few months now that we have been placed in a situation to navigate a new way of living, with no timelines as to when we can resume our regular standard of living.
Given these uncertainties and the obstacles that it has placed on families,
The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services has announced that in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, they are temporarily expanding the list of eligible expenses under the Special Services at Home program to support people and their families while community-based activities and settings are closed.
The Special Services at Home program helps families who are caring for a child with a developmental and/or physical disability.
These changes allow you to use your funding for goods and services that may make it easier for you to stay at home during this time and practise physical distancing.
The program helps families pay for special services in or outside the family home as long as the child is not receiving support from a residential program.
Behavioural Support Plans and Related Interventions
Behavioural supports and interventions intended to assist families to more safely support their child at home. This may include:
Development of behavioural support plans and recommended interventions (delivered in person or remotely/virtually)
Support strategies to reduce challenging behaviours or potential crisis situations.
Learn more about Special Service Funding Here:
Families who have received their SSAH funding advance, or have received confirmation that they will be getting for this year can seemingly use it to pay for service that Success in Steps offers to families.
Success in Steps' mission is to provide parents with the support and strategies to navigate challenging behaviour and create more time to connect with your family.
Success in Steps supports families with the following diagnosis: Autism, Anxiety Disorder, ADD/ADHD & Learning Disabilities.
Contact me today if you want to achieve Success in Steps with your family.
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Sylvia Corzato is a parent consultant & behaviour coach, and owner of Success in Steps. With over 20 years of experience supporting children and their families, Sylvia provides parents with tailored support and strategies to help them understand the 'why' behind the behaviours along with 'what' is maintaining them.
Her mission is to enable parents to be the driving force behind reaching and maintaining their family goals.