Grandview Kids’ Extensive Needs Service is a new program that will provide wrap-around services for Durham Region children and youth with extensive, co-occurring medical, physical and developmental needs, and/or social vulnerabilities. This program is delivered in partnership with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Michael Garron Hospital and Surrey Place, which will support clients and their families living in Toronto neighbourhoods.
This integrated pathway will help simplify the process for families with children and youth living with multiple medical, social, physical and developmental healthcare needs, so that they can receive highly personalized care closer to home.
Our vision is that families participating in the program can connect to a team of professionals, including physicians, social workers, occupational therapists and behavioural consultants, who work together to provide tailored support based on the individual needs of the child or youth and their families. Services are individualized, trauma- informed and can include: adjusting medications; personalized behaviour therapy; mental health assessments and treatment; social work, such as counselling for parents and caregivers; and other specialized interventions to support children and youth to reduce challenging behaviours and treat underlying health concerns.
Please check back for updates about how clients and families can access the Extensive Needs Service at Grandview Kids.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which organizations are leading the implementation of Extensive Needs Services across Ontario?
Earlier this year, the Ontario government announced its investment into a new program at Holland Bloorview, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and McMaster Children’s Hospital to support children with extensive, urgent and co-occurring medical, physical and developmental complexities and/or social vulnerabilities. It’s called the Extensive Needs Service.
How is the program funded?
The program is funded by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS).
What is the cost?
There is no cost for families enrolled in the program.
Can I refer myself or someone I know to this program?
At this time, Grandview Kids is not accepting referrals to our Extensive Needs Service. We are in the program development phase, focused on building our team that will deliver these services. Once launched, internal referrals will first be accepted from within the client population already served by Grandview Kids.
How were Holland Bloorview’s partners selected?
Data shows that both the Durham Region and parts of east Toronto have a high concentration of children, youth and families who need this essential service.
By partnering with Grandview Kids, located in the Durham Region, and Michael Garron Hospital, based in east Toronto, families currently receiving care from those health-care institutions can access this critical service closer to home now.
Holland Bloorview’s partnership with Surrey Place will provide seamless access to service through specialized coordinated service planning for children, youth and families currently receiving care through Holland Bloorview’s Extensive Needs Service program.