The mandate of the Community Networks of Specialized Care (CNSC) is to provide direct complex case management support to adults with developmental disabilities with high supports and complex care needs, or who require appropriate diversion from the Justice System by:
● Coordinating support and service within and across sectors, by providing complex support coordination for people;
● Acting as a direct resource to service agencies, Developmental Services Ontario and local planning tables (including urgent response and service solutions / case resolution);
● Building system capacity to better support people with complex needs through education, mentoring and direct support to other case managers and service agencies; and
● Providing provincial coordination of videoconferencing and French Language specialized resources.”
Key Functions and Roles
Complex Support Coordination and Health Care Facilitation
● Coordinating support and service within and across sectors to address people’s complex support needs
● Acting as a direct resource to service agencies, Developmental Services Ontario (DSO), and local system planning tables (including urgent response and service solutions/case resolution)
● Building capacity through education, mentoring and support to other case managers and service agencies
● To provide direct case management support for adults with developmental disabilities who have high-support and complex care needs that exceed the available transitional supports and services, and/or require coordination with inter-ministry service providers / partners.
Dual Diagnosis Justice Case Management
● Cross-sector coordination support to divert people with a developmental disability or dual diagnosis in conflict with the law, where appropriate, through securing appropriate services or treatment in place of the usual criminal justice proceedings of trial and/or incarceration.
Service System Resources (Videoconferencing / French language Service)
● Coordination of provincial service system resources related to videoconferencing and French language specialized services.
CNSC is committed to deliver services according to the following principles
● A person-centred approach to coordination and delivery of supports and services
● Implementation should reinforce service integration (e.g. linkages between justice, health, children’s and developmental services)
● Services must be accessible across regional boundaries
● Promote collaborative relationships between agencies, particularly among agencies providing complex support coordination
● Minimize disruption to the system as model is implemented (e.g. for people receiving complex support coordination)
● Consistency and equity in accessing services and supports while taking into account local and regional differences
To access these services please contact your local Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) at:
Developmental Services Ontario (www.dsontario.ca)