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Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services is proud to represent 21 of Ontario’s children’s rehabilitation providers. They range from small community-based centres to large urban children’s hospitals offering a broad selection of programs and services for children and youth with disabilities and their families across Ontario.

We provide centre leaders and their organizations with a supportive network as well as opportunities for collective action.

Who are the children’s rehabilitation providers?

Commonly referred to as Children’s Treatment Centres (CTCs), our members have been building brighter futures for children and strengthening families for over half a century. Using a family-centred approach, they provide holistic care: service planning and delivery is focused on the “whole child”. The centres have long-term and close relationships with the children and youth they serve, as well as with their families, and have a clear understanding of the challenges families face and the supports that they need.

Our members are given unique opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research and policymaking that benefits their organizations, children and families across Ontario. Our duty is to serve as a unified voice for children’s rehabilitation programs and enhance the public profile of the specific needs of children, youth and families.

What services do CTCs provide?

To reach their full potential, children and youth with disabilities and their families need a range of services. Experienced and dedicated professional staff at member centres offer a broad range of assessment, diagnosis, treatment and community programs.

Children’s Treatment Centres (CTCs) provide one-stop access to services such as:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Nursing
  • Psychology & Psychometry
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Seating
  • Orthotics/Prosthetics
  • Medical Services
  • Technical Services
  • Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Dental Treatment Services

Who is served?

Currently over 65,000 children and youth with disabilities and their families are served by the 21 children’s rehabilitation providers that are members of OACRS. These children and youth have a variety of development, physical and communication challenges such as: autism spectrum disorder, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and developmental delay.

Our members are committed to:

  • The inherent worth of all children and youth
  • Maximizing the potential for kids to be the best they can be
  • Making a difference in the quality of life for families
  • Recognizing the unique differences and needs of children, youth and their families
  • Providing holistic family-centred services
  • Excellence in service provision

Collectively we are working to ensure that all children and youth in Ontario have the best opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential.

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