RCSD Supported Children & Youth

The collaborative approach is intended to better meet the needs of:
  • children or youth who are registered with Alberta Education in Early Childhood Services (ECS) to Grade 12
  • children and youth with complex needs* between the ages of 0 and 20 years old
  • children and youth (from birth to age 20) with a low incidence disability including:
    – Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI)
    – Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH)
    – Deafblind (DB)
    – Complex Communication Needs (CNN)
  • school staff, families and service providers who need cross-sector training or skill development in relation to collaboratively supporting children and youth in school and the community.
* Children and youth with complex needs are those who require significant extraordinary care due to the severity of their impairment(s) and require services from more than one government ministry. This may include children and youth:
  • with multiple impairments, complex mental health and health issues and/or severe behavioral needs
  • for whom all currently available resources have been utilized with limited success
  • who require fiscal and human resources that strain the capacity of any one ministry
  • for whom there are questions about the safety of the child, youth, family, or public.

Supporting children and youth to be successful at school, at home and in their communities.