Intensive Service Coordination is used to address and develop a plan of service for children and youth with complex special needs. This service applies system case management practices which involve inter-agency and cross-sector networking.   It is an effective process used when multiple service providers collaborate to develop, synchronize and manage the implementation of an integrated service plan to meet the identified needs of the child/youth and family and support goal achievement.

Intensive Service Coordination is available at the community level and provides support to children/youth and their families through a family centered approach.  Qualified staff will assist children/youth and families to identify strengths, goals, informal supports and potential service providers to be engaged in service planning.

Referrals are initiated by service providers involved with children and youth and are made directly to the Intensive Service Coordination team.