Families of preschoolers in York Region with special needs can now keep track of contacts, appointments and access information about their child's services using a new free app that is available for iPhone and Android devices.
Please note that based on user feedback, we have made changes to improve the user experience of this app. Unfortunately, these changes made it difficult to retain previous user data. We are sorry for the inconvenience of having to re-enter your data but hope you find these enhancements beneficial.
Families of preschoolers with special needs in York Region have a new tool available to help them learn about services, keep track of appointments and organize their child and family team contacts.
In the Loop is a free app available for both iPhones and Android phones. It was created through a partnership between York Region Early Intervention Services, Markham Stouffville Hospital’s Child Development Programs and Children’s Treatment Network. The app was launched in the spring of 2016 in Google Play and the App store.
In the Loop provides families with information about each agency, and quick access to helpful resources to support child development. It is designed to help families manage appointments, find out what to expect at assessments, create a contact list of their child’s team of health professionals and track the status of their services.
Here is one family’s review:
The ability to assemble a directory of my son's team with easy links to the team members' contact and location information is very useful. The links to information about the various agencies has great utility too. The language used in the app is warm, welcoming, and soothing, which I think is very important as this will be a psychological touchstone for people in their journey through the assessment and treatment process, especially early on.
Download the app:
Need more information about how to use the app? We have a number of resources to help you below:
Quick reference guide about the app (PDF format).
A brief video demo about the app
A full video tutorial about how to use the app