Do you have a child or youth who:                                                  

Has special needs?

Is, or was, involved with service providers from multiple agencies?

Is, or was, receiving occupational therapy, speech-language pathology or physiotherapy services?

As a parent of a child with special needs did you have:

A positive experience in using the children’s service system?

Challenges in using the children’s service system?

If you answered yes to any of the above you have an opportunity to help plan improvements to the coordination of services for children with multiple and/or complex needs and the integration of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech-Language Pathology services.   This project is part of the Ontario Government Special Needs Strategy for Coordinated Service Planning and Integrated Rehabilitation Services.

We need YOU actively involved by volunteering to attend a focus group, complete an on-line survey or participate in the planning committees. The province has been divided into 34 regions and in each region planning committees are seeking parent participation.  Please contact the Chair for your region and ask to be included in the parent consultation.

The e-mails for each of the Chairs can be found here:


Youth Voice

Individuals and groups of young people who receive, or have received, rehabilitation and coordination of services are also being asked to participate in their own focus groups and survey. If you know of a youth or young adult who might be interested in helping us, please have them contact the Chair of the planning committees in their region.

For more information about the Special Needs Strategy, please check the website at: At the bottom of the webpage is a video message from Minister Tracey MacCharles and a parent story to explain the Special Needs Strategy.