Supporting Children with Special Needs

Children’s Inclusion Support Services (CISS) provides support, in English and in French, to licensed child care programs (nursery schools, child care centres and home child care agencies) that promote the inclusion of children with special needs within the City of Ottawa.

As defined in the Child Care and Early Years Act, a child with special needs means a child whose cognitive, physical, social, emotional or communicative needs, or whose needs relating to overall development, are of such a nature that additional supports are required for the child.

The CISS team supports programs and children and their families by coordinating resources through effective partnerships to ensure a positive and inclusive child care experience.

To learn more about our Children’s Inclusion Support Services and supporting children with special needs in our community, CLICK HERE