Learn more about Ontario's Special Needs Strategy
Improving services for children and youth with special needs in Ontario, and their families -- Read recommendations from the Parliamentary Assistant’s report.
All children and youth deserve to have a healthy, happy childhood and a chance to be the best they can. Some need extra help because they have one or more problems relating to their:
- physical health
- emotional health
- mental health.
The Ontario government provides and funds many special programs and services to help these children and their families.
How to apply for help
There are many programs and services to help children with special needs and their families. Each program has its own eligibility requirements. Please contact your nearest regional office of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services for more information.