Children and youth with special needs population study

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TitleChildren and youth with special needs population study
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsLefebvre A, Goudreault E
Abstract

The necessity to provide quality services to youth with special needs in Eeyou Istchee is recognized as a priority by many local entities. A vast population study was conducted to identify strategies to improve the quality of care provided to people between 0 and 29 years of age, who are living with physical, intellectual, mental or socio-emotional impairments. During the period extending from September 2008 to May 2010, five hundred (500) children and youth with special needs were identified. One hundred and ninety-one (191) families accepted to complete a detailed questionnaire addressing many aspects of the individual’s life. Fifty-eight (58) main recommendations were made following interpretation of the data. Most of the recommendations concern the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB). However some issues will be addressed to the Cree School Board (CSB), Cree Regional Authority (CRA) and the Band Councils.

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