Care for 5 year old Kaiden started right from the beginning. "We've always had care of some kind because it started as soon as he came home," said Jeremy. "As a parent of a specialty needs kid, you have to be part parent, part nurse, part physiotherapist. A lot of people ask us how we do it. I never even held a baby before I had my own. He's all we know, and we've had this amazing amount of support from the beginning."
Sabrina, a NSM CCAC Care Coordinator supporting children with complex care needs, ensures that the entire team is working towards the goals for the whole family. A significant goal in Kaiden's care plan was transitioning to school.
"One of our goals on transition to school was to see him attend school 50% of the time. He far exceeded that goal and has thrived," said Sabrina. "To play a role in a child's life and see them succeed is just awesome."
Today, kaiden is attending full-time senior kindergarten 5 days a week. He is in the caring hands of an Educational Assistant in the school, received nursing care twice a day for feeding and has access to therapy onsite through the Children's Treatment Network.
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To contact the Children's Services Team at the North Simcoe Muskoka CCAc about School Health Supports, call 1-888-721-2222 Ext. 6006.
For information about the Children's Treatment Network, visit www.nsmhealthline.ca or www.ctn-simcoeyork.ca.