Are you new to Children’s Treatment Network (CTN)?

Welcome to CTN! If you have a child or youth with disabilities or developmental needs, you’ve come to the right place. We are here to help you connect to the services, programs and resources you need at any stage of your journey.

CTN helps to build brighter futures for over 23,000 children and youth with disabilities and other developmental needs. Funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS), CTN works with partner organizations in the health, education and community sectors to provide approximately 95,000 service visits per year. CTN provides intake, service navigation and coordinated service planning, specialized clinics and rehabilitation services.

We serve York Region and Simcoe County, but some of our services extend to Central and West Toronto, Dufferin, Halton, Peel, Waterloo and Wellington.

Families are at the heart of our decisions and are entrenched in our work through consultation, involvement, partnerships and shared leadership. They are involved in our governance, as employees, serve in family advisory and volunteer positions, and are members of the clinical team.

Rehabilitation and Specialized Clinical Services
We provide children with disabilities and other developmental needs access to rehabilitation services and specialty clinics, including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, audiology, alternative and augmentative communications, feeding assessment and consultation, psychological services, seating and mobility and spasticity management.

School Based Rehabilitation Services
We ensure that children with rehabilitation needs are able to attend school, participate in activities and receive instruction by providing occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech language therapy.

Service Coordination, Brief Resource Support and Coordinated Service Planning
We connect children, youth and families with community supports and coordinate integrated service plans. This may include service navigation, brief resource support, coordinated service planning and key services and supports for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

Diagnostic and Medical Consultation Services
We help children get the diagnostic services they need through our Developmental Assessment and Consultation Services (DACS) and as the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnostic Hub - Central Region.

For more details, please visit our programs and services page.

Have you been referred to CTN?

Children are connected to CTN in different ways – through a referral from a family physician or pediatrician, early intervention services, the school or simply by calling our ACCESS line at 1-866-377-0286 to refer yourself. If you call our ACCESS line, our service navigators will work with you to determine your needs and refer you to the right programs and services. Service navigators work closely with every family through this process as some services require an assessment to determine a child’s eligibility. If a child is ineligible for CTN services, they are connected with appropriate community resources. Please call our ACCESS team at 1-866-377-0286 if you have any questions about CTN or any other agencies in your community.

Need Resources and Information?

Search or browse for resources, information, tips and links on a variety of topics (including funding and special education) that may be of interest to you child/youth and family. Please visit our online resource centre.

Want to Attend an Inclusive Event, Information Webinar or Recreation Program?

We have a network calendar full of events, workshops and programs happening in your community and online. To see a complete listing of CTN and community partner activities, events and webinars, please visit our events page for more information.

Want to Connect with other CTN Parents?

No one understands what you are going through other than another parent. Our CTN Family Mentor Program matches families with a trained volunteer mentor with lived experience raising a child with disabilities and developmental needs who is on a similar journey or has experienced a similar situation. We encourage you to call our ACCESS team at 1-866-377-0286 and ask about this program. They will connect you to our program coordinator to get you started. To learn more, click here.

Want to Stay Connected with CTN?

We love social media just like you. It's a great place to connect with other families, service providers and find resources and supports. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest at @CTNKids.

We also stay in touch with families through our monthly community and corporate newsletters about events, news and resources. Click here to sign up.

Still have questions? Please call our ACCESS team at 1-866-377-0286 for questions or more information. If we are unable to answer your question, we will direct you to someone who can.
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