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Appendix: Children's Treatment and Rehabilitation Services

The ministry continues to fund Children's Treatment Centres (CTCs) to provide core rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy, to children and youth up to 19 years of age with physical and/or developmental disabilities, chronic illness and/or communication disorders.

CTCs may also offer a variety of other services and clinics – such as supports for children and youth with ASD, preschool speech and language therapy, school health support services, respite, and developmental programs – depending on local needs and the mix of providers in each community.

Twenty of Ontario's 21 CTCs are funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care because it provides in-patient services.

In 2014-15, the ministry increased annual funding to CTCs by an additional $5 million to improve access to and reduce wait times for core rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology.

The ministry continued funding respite services for families with children who are medically-fragile, technologically dependent or who have physical and/or developmental disabilities. Services are provided in the family home or in a setting outside the home, such as a group home.