Special Needs Services

The Region of Waterloo coordinates the Special Needs Resourcing (SNR) Collaborative which delivers inclusion support services to all children with special needs participating in a licensed early learning and child care program. The Collaborative is made up of four member agencies:

Children's Services, Region of Waterloo

Family & Children's Services Waterloo Region


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The SNR Collaborative member agencies work collaboratively with each other to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Provide access and coordination of early intervention supports for all children with special needs to participate fully and inclusively in ELCC programs.
  2. Ensure that children and families are able to access the same standard of information, coordination, and access to services regardless of entry point into the system.
  3. Work with one another and families as a multi-disciplinary team to streamline services that surround the whole family and tailor services to meet the unique needs of every child within their ELCC program.

For more details, please see Vision to Practice Executive Summary

For more information, contact Barb Cardow, 519-575-4757 x 5419