Technology/Clinical Access Coordination

Available at 338 Scott Street and is divided into three components as follows:

  1. Through the use of technology, people are offered a range of experiences including sports, leisure, education and literacy, life skills, physical therapy, music therapy, vocational skill, stretching and relaxation.

  2. Through the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) a variety of clinical supports can be accessed. Surrey Place Centre in Toronto provides support solely to the developmentally challenged population. They coordinate the MMW Clinical Video Conference program, which assists developmentally disabled individuals 18 years of age and older living in the North that have challenging behaviours, are difficult to diagnose, or need help with medical issues. They provide services to the individual, families and professionals in their home communities via video conference technology. There is no cost to the individual or their care providers. The multi-discipline clinical team consists of a psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse, psychologist, behaviour therapists, a speech language pathologist and an occupational therapist. The clinical access coordinator is responsible for processing the intake/referrals and monitoring their progress though to closure.

  3. The third component deals with ongoing educational training for individuals, families and caregivers/professionals. There is a monthly schedule of training events that are open to the general public and a phone call to the clinical access coordinator will enable you to receive monthly updates of all training opportunities via e-mail. Phone (807) 274-5556 ext. 232 to have your name added to the list. Community members can also access our resource library that is filled with educational materials (books, DVDs, videos) on the topic of Developmental Disability, Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis. A list of resources is in our library.