You are eligible if:
- You are a Yukon resident.
- Your child is under 19 years of age.
- Your child was diagnosed with a disability or identified as possibly having a disability by a qualified health care professional.
- You have accessed other resources, such as private insurance or employee benefits, before contacting Children’s Disability Services.
- Someone working with your child, such as a doctor or teacher can make a referral with your permission.
- To determine if you are eligible for the services, you (or the person referring) must provide:
- The child’s full name
- Date of birth
- Type of disability, if known
- Caregiver names
- Any relevant reports.
- A social worker will arrange a meeting to discuss your family’s needs. Visits can take place at your home, the Children’s Disability Services office or elsewhere.
- This meeting will be about 1 hour long. A follow-up meeting may be needed. At this initial meeting, the social worker will:
- Gather information about your child’s needs
- Review consent and confidentiality forms
- Discuss alternate supports and services
- Share information on the supports and services available.
- You will need to get a report or assessment to identify how your child’s disability significantly limits their ability to function in daily life.
- The social worker will contact you to follow up.
- If your child and family are eligible for funding or services, it may take 4 to 6 weeks to set up the funding.
In person: 49B Waterfront Place in Whitehorse.