Special and Complex Needs

Complex Special Needs Program - Dufferin Child and Family Services (DCAFS)

This program is family centred and available to children, youth and their family under the age of 18 with a diagnosis of a developmental disability and/or autism.  It is an intensive level of service where there are serious complex concerns (ie: multiple stressors, behavior challenges, significant medical and/or developmental needs, conflicts at home, school or in the community). The service provided is intensive, goal oriented, flexible, creative, responsive and individualized. The program utilizes CANS (Child & Adolescent Needs & Strengths). This is a multi-purpose tool is used to support decision making including level of care and service planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services.

Street Address 655 Riddell Road
City Orangeville
Postal Code L9W 4Z5
Phone (519) 941-1530
Website https://dcafs.on.ca/
Service Hours Office hours, Monday to Friday
Who can use this service For families of children under 18 years of age where a child has been identified as having diagnosis of a developmental disability and/or autism. For a developmental disability this specifically means a sub-average general intellectual functioning with an
Cost No cost.