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  • This program will provide clients with an opportunity to prepare simple meals and desserts.
    June 23, 2021
    This event occurs weekly on Wednesday between May 5, 2021 and June 23, 2021
  • Sibshops are free virtual monthly workshops for siblings of active ErinoakKids clients
    June 23, 2021
  • Body weight exercises and games with peers, 10 min stretch at the end.
    June 24, 2021
    This event occurs weekly on Thursday between April 22, 2021 and June 24, 2021
  • Sibshops are free virtual monthly workshops for siblings of active ErinoakKids clients
    June 24, 2021

COVID-19 Related Updates & Resources

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ErinoakKids will begin a phased-in expansion of in-person services at all sites beginning Monday, May 31, 2021.

With a continued focus on health and safety, the expansion will be gradual, by appointment only, with in-person services provided in a one to one format only. Additional services, including group services, will continue to be available virtually, as appropriate, for the time being.


Please note the following procedures and requirements for visiting ErinoakKids for on-site services:
  • Please do not come to any ErinoakKids location unless you have an appointment. If you are not sure if a previously booked appointment will still take place on site, please call to check.
  • Everyone entering our sites MUST fill out the new online Screening Form before entering out sites.
  • All adults must wear a mask provided by ErinoakKids while they are on site. Children ages 2 and older are required to wear masks, if possible.  
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment. Appointment end times are fixed, due to COVID cleaning protocols, so late arrival may mean a shortened appointment, or, if there is not sufficient time remaining for therapy/treatment, the appointment may be cancelled (certain clinical services appointments may be rescheduled).
  • Only one parent/caregiver may accompany a client to his/her appointment.
  • Everyone will be required to follow posted safety procedures at all times. 
  • We continue to offer a comprehensive range of virtual services, as well as in person services.


Scroll down the page learn more, or click on the menu below to go directly to each section:
Most Recent Update Autism Services Related Updates
Canadian COVID-19 Information               SSAH Updates
Online Screening Tool FAQ for Families   What to Expect When Visiting ErinoakKids Now


 

Most Recent Updates


June 2, 2021
New! Online Screening Asessment Tool
On the day of your appointment, between 5:00 a.m. and the time of your appointment, all visitors to ErinoakKids are now required to complete an online COVID-19 Screening Survey.

After completing the screening questions you will receive an email telling you whether you have ben cleared to enter an ErinoakKids site or not. You must bring this confirmation email with you to your visit (either on your phone, or on a printout) and show it to the staff screeners at the entrance.

ErinoakKids will keep the information you provide confidential. By providing this information, you are providing us with consent to collect the information.

Read our frequently asked questions for more information on the online screening tool.

May 27, 2021

Given decreasing rates of infection and increasing vaccination rates across our communities, ErinoakKids will begin a phased-in expansion of in-person services at all sites as of Monday, May 31, 2021.

With a continued focus on health and safety, the expansion will be gradual, by appointment only, with in-person services provided in a one to one format only. Additional services, including group services, will continue to be available virtually, as appropriate, for the time being.

If infection rates continue on their current trajectory we expect to continue to expand the number and range of services offered throughout the summer and beyond. We are closely monitoring advisories from Public Health and working with our Infection Control experts to ensure that we are able to deliver services safely to as many children and youth as possible.

 

Autism Services Related Updates


Please see the general updates above which detail the restrictions currently in place.


Video For Children and Youth Returning to In Person Autism Services
Limited on site Applied Behaviour Analysis services are being offered in a 1:1 format. To help children and youth with autism prepare for the enhanced safety measures at our centres, we encourage parents to watch this video with their child or youth:




 

SSAH Update

Temporary Changes to SSAH, Enhanced Respite and Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) Programs
 
The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) has announced that expenditures deemed admissible for the SSAH, Enhanced Respite and Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities programs are being temporarily expanded to accommodate activities, services and supports that can be purchased by program recipients and their families while at home. This is being done to better support the health and well-being of program recipients and their families while physically distancing. These temporary changes are effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice by the MCCSS. For full details on these changes, please visit MCCSS’ website.


 

What to Expect When Visiting ErinoakKids Now

Click through to read our article on Visiting ErinoakKids While COVID-19 Protocols are in Place
 


Client, Families & Essential Visitors Entry Screening Questions

The following are questions that client, families and essential visitors will be required to answer during screening when visiting our sites:

1. Do you have any of the following new or worsening symptoms or signs?

  • New or worsening cough 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Sore throat 
  • Runny nose, sneezing or nasal congestion? (Unrelated to seasonal allergies) 
  • Hoarse voice
  • Difficulty swallowing 
  • New smell or taste disorder(s) 
  • Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain 
  • Unexplained fatigue/malaise
  • Chills
  • Headache
2. Have you travelled outside of Canada or had close contact with anyone that has travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days? 

3. Have you had close contact with anyone with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days or been notified by the COVID-19 Alert App of possible close contact? 


4. Has anyone in your household been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days or showing/displaying COVID-19 related symptoms? 

5. Has anyone in your household been notified that they are a close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19? 

6. Has anyone in your household been tested and waiting for COVID-19 test results or scheduled to be tested?

7. Have you (or your child) had a fever in the last 24 hours? 

8. Have you given anti-fever medications to your child, such as Tylenol/Advil prior in the last 4 hours? 


Online Screening Tool FAQ for Families

Do I need to bring a copy of the results with me to the appointment?
Yes, you must bring the email that indicates ‘CLEAR’ to your appointment.
 
What if I don’t pass the screening? How does my appointment get cancelled/rescheduled?
If you don’t pass screening, you will be directed to contact our scheduling department to rebook your appointment.
 
What if I forget and don’t complete the screening before coming to the appointment?
We strongly encourage everyone to complete the screening questions prior to leaving home. If you’re not able to do so, we ask that you complete the screening outside of our building before entering. If you drove to the site, you can complete it in your car. If you have any issues with the online screening tool, our screeners will be able to help you, however, it will mean spending a bit more time at the screening desk.
 
Why do I have to do this?
We want to make the screening process as quick as possible while still maintaining protocols. By completing the online screening tool prior to coming into the building you will greatly reduce the time spent at screening as well as avoid congestion upon entry.
 
Can I show the screening email on my phone or do I have to print it off?
You can show the email on your phone.
 
A different person is picking up. Do they need to do the screening too?
The screening tool is specific to the person coming to ErinoakKids.  If someone different will be picking up your child, they must complete the screening tool for themselves.
 
I have more than one appointment. Do I need to do the screening more than once?
The online screening is good for the day it is completed. If you have more than one appointment on site, you only need to complete screening once.
 
I’m back many days in a row for appointments.  Do I need to do it every day?
Yes, screening must be done each day you need to come to ErinoakKids.


Canadian COVID-19 Information Resources


Find the latest information about COVID-19: definitions, cases, information guides, etc.

Peel Region
Peel Region COVID-19 site
Kids Poster on Hand Washing (PDF)
How to self isolate (PDF)
Child Development Resource Connection Peel (Emergency childcare for essential workers)

Halton Region
Halton Region COVID-19 site

Government of Canada
COVID-19 site
Vulnerable populations and COVID-19 (PDF)
Reduce the spread - Wash your hands (PDF)

Public Health Ontario
Public Health Ontario site
How to self-monitor (PDF)

Did you know?

Did you know that toddlers and young children like it when you get down to their level so they can see your face?  This tells them that you’re interested in what they’re doing and saying.  It makes it easier to interact with you.

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