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School Based Rehabilitation Services (SBRS)


In response to feedback received from families, the provincial government is making changes to improve the delivery of school-based rehabilitation services (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy) for children and youth from birth to school exit. These changes will support a more seamless service experience as children start school or move between service providers, in settings that best meet their needs, regardless of where they live or who delivers the services. 

As of Jan. 1, 2019, in  Halton, Peel, Dufferin, Woodbridge and West Etobicoke, ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development will take over management of contracts with existing service providers for the delivery of school-based rehabilitation services in publicly-funded schools. These contracts were formerly managed by the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs).

Over the past number of months, ErinoakKids has been working closely together with the Local Health Integration Networks of Mississauga Halton, Central West, and Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant, all District School Boards and the service provider organizations to do everything we can to ensure students will not experience gaps or disruptions during the 2018-2019 school year as a result of this transfer.   

School Based Rehabilitation Services will continue to be provided by the same service provider organizations and clinicians. 


 

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Is there anything that I need to do because of this change?
What are School Based Rehabilitation Services?
What happened to School Health Support Services?
What has changed?
Where will my child's services be provided?
What prompted this change?
My child is on the waiting list for School Based Rehabilitation Services. Will my child come off the waiting list now?
How do I refer my child for School Based Rehabilitation Services?
My child is already an ErinoakKids client. What does this mean for me?
Further questions?


Is there anything that I need to do because of this change?
  • Children Currently Receiving School Based Rehabilitation Services: No, there is nothing you need to do. Services will continue without any interruption. Over the past number of months, ErinoakKids has been working closely together with the Local Health Integration Networks of Mississauga Halton, Central West, and Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant, all District School Boards and the service provider organizations to ensure continuity of service for children and families and to support a smooth transition for the contracted service providers. Your child's established service plan will remain unchanged.
  • Children Waiting for School Based Rehabilitation Services: No, there is nothing you need to do. Families currently waiting for services will maintain their place on the waitlist.

What are School Based Rehabilitation Services?
School Based Rehabilitation Services include occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy as currently provided to school-aged children in their publicly-funded school.

What happened to School Health Support Services?
School Health Support Services was the name of the program provided through the LHIN. The LHINs will continue to provide nursing and dietician to publicly-funded schools as directed through legislation, as well as therapy services to private schools and children who are home-schooled. School Based Rehabilitation Services include occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy as currently provided for school-aged children in publicly funded schools.  

What has changed?
In addition to the name change of the program, ErinoakKids will now manage the contracts that are in place with existing service provider organizations. The transfer of contract responsibility will not affect the current service delivery model for children currently receiving services, and families currently waiting for services will maintain their place on waitlists.  

Where will my child's services be provided?
Your child will continue to receive school based rehabilitation services such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy or speech therapy as currently provided in their school, based on the existing plan for your child.

What prompted this change?
In response to feedback received from families, the government is making changes to improve the delivery of school-based rehabilitation services (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy) for children and youth from birth to school exit. 

My child is on the waiting list for School Based Rehabilitation Services. Will my child come off the waiting list now?
Families currently waiting for services will maintain their place on the waitlist.

How do I refer my child for School Based Rehabilitation Services?
All new referrals for School Based Rehabilitation Services will continue to be done by the child’s school.  Please talk to your child’s teacher or principal about referrals for School Based Rehabilitation Services.

My child is already an ErinoakKids client. What does this mean for me?
Your team at ErinoakKids will remain unchanged and will continue to work with service provider therapists in your child’s school.  

Further questions?
Please call us at 905-855- 2690 and press 1, if you have any questions regarding School Based Rehabilitation Services for your child. We’ll update our FAQs with answers to your most asked questions.


 

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