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COMMUNITY NAVIGATION

Community Navigation is a service usually provided by an experienced social worker to support families to allow them to optimize their child’s psychoeducational assessment and identify any additional support needed for the family to achieve their goals. Edcommodate's community navigator is here to provide direct support with obtaining and filling out forms and/or documents, navigating through support systems, problem-solving, providing helpful information on community resources, case-management, and advocacy. 

 

During the psychoeducational assessment, you will be provided with up-to-date information and eligibility criteria for available programs, services, and resources. You will also be provided with strategies on how to successfully inform the school or employer and advocate for the most appropriate accommodation. 

 

Support Provided:

  • Education/information regarding your child’s diagnosis

  • Registration, Funding and Eligibility

  • Ontario Autism Program

  • Disability Tax Credit and Child Disability Benefit

  • Childhood budgets and Interim one-time funding

  • Eligible services for childhood budgets

  • Information regarding School Supports

  • Individual Education Plans (IEP

  • Behavioural and Safety Plans

  • Strategies for effective advocacy in schools

  • Discuss and create a list of support resources available in the community for clients and caregivers

  • Specific Therapy

  • Social Learning Opportunities

  • Child and Caregiver Support Groups

  • Educational material

  • Respite

  • Recreation

  • Referral to external agencies to further support individual’s growth and success

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