Early Transitions

Support for families with children and youth aged 0-21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Services vary based on age and place of residence within Northumberland County.

children’s services

Support for families with children aged 6 to 16 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Families with children who are living and enrolled in school in Northumberland County
qualify for Children’s Services. Services include:

Building Bridges

Building Bridges services are available to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities aged 16 to 21.

Students must be living and enrolled in school in West Northumberland. Services include:

Children’s Respite

Children’s Respite is a resource for families with children aged 0-17 seeking respite services.

Service coordination and case management support is provided to help families with:

Person Directed Planning

Person Directed Planning is offered on a fee for service basis for people who are not connected to an agency that provides this service.

Over a thirty-eight-hour period, a facilitator will engage with the person requiring support and relevant family members or loved ones to develop a profile from engagement and observation, facilitate a series of planning meetings, develop a person-directed plan, and an implementation process with appropriate connections and resources to implement it. The service also includes securing and leveraging available resources, supports, and funding.

Individualized Funding Brokerage

Support for people and families in managing individualized funding such as Passport funding.

Brokerage support ensures all reporting, procedures, and accountability required by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services are met. A 10% administration fee will apply.

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Community Living & Respite Northumberland is a not-for-profit, charitable organization with a mandate to provide support to individuals with an intellectual disability.