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To our clients in Espanola and Manitoulin:

Our local telephone and fax numbers have changed as of May 15, 2024. Please be sure to update your contacts.

   Self-Referral and Provider Referral: This service accepts self-referrals and provider referrals. Please see "Referrals" menu for more information.

About ICDS

NEO Kids and Family Program at Health Sciences North is proud to offer Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) to families in the Sudbury-Manitoulin District. ICDS are offered across Ontario and are funded by the Ministry of Children and Community Social Services (MCCSS).

ICDS is a voluntary service and parents/guardians must agree to participate.

If you live in Ontario, but reside outside our service district, please visit the Ontario Association for Infant and Child Development (OAICD) website to find a provider near you!

ICDS workers support families of infants/children from birth to school entry who are at risk of, or have a known developmental delay.

An ICDS worker may be needed for infants and children who:

  • Have a known diagnosis/syndrome, such as:
    • Seizure disorders
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Spina Bifida
    • Down Syndrome
    • Cardiac anomalies
    • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) / Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
    • Diagnosed neurological injury
  • Have suffered a neurological injury due to birth complications, such as:
    • Prematurity
    • Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)
    • Multiple births
    • Birth trauma
    • Difficult delivery
    • Parental alcohol/substance use concerns
    • Diabetic mother
  • Are exposed to high risk environmental/psychosocial factors, such as:
    • Families living in isolated areas
    • Parent(s) with no family support
    • Young parent(s)
    • Parent(s) who have learning difficulties
    • Parent(s) who have physical limitations and request support systems
    • Extremely anxious first time parent(s)

We offer the following services free of charge:

  • Developmental screening and monitoring
  • Supportive coaching
  • Information and resources
  • Case management
  • Consultations with professionals regarding specific children (with parents/guardians consent)
  • Supported transition into childcare and school
  • Community planning with other service providers
  • Student placements
  • Community education

Our staff is a mixture of professionals from different backgrounds. They are highly skilled at providing effective home-based developmental intervention services. Our services are provided directly in the child's home. We also provide services through other agencies, including childcare centres.



Families, guardians, and caregivers can self-refer for this service.
Access our online Self-Referral Form.

 Provider Referrals

Healthcare professionals can find our NEO Kids & Family Central Intake eReferral Form on the Ocean Healthmap.

For assistance, please call the NEO Navigation, Central Intake Team at 705-523-7120.


Contact Us
Sudbury (Main)

Children's Treatment Centre
Unit 46F, Southridge Mall
1933 Regent Street

Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 5R2
Phone: 705-523-7120, ext. 7184
Fax: 705-523-7157


407 Center Street
Espanola, ON P5E 1J5
Phone: 705-675-4732, option 1
Fax: 705-869-5631


Mobile Services
Chapleau, ON P0M 1K0
Phone: 1-800-377-2128

Manitoulin Island

101-15 Worthington Street
Mail: P.O. Box 477
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0
Phone: 705-968-0183
Fax: 705-523-7157