Your Child is the Future

Infant and Child Development Services (formerly Sudbury Infant Development Program) is one of many Infant Development programs across Ontario and Canada that specialize in providing services and resources for families with children who are at risk of, or have a delay in his or her development.

This site will provide you with information about our services, how to contact us, and links to other useful resources dedicated to infant development and infant mental health.

Who We Are

Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) provides Early Intervention services to families of children who have been diagnosed with, or are at risk of having, a developmental delay.

We offer intervention services and support to families of children with developmental concerns.

ICDS is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and sponsored by Health Sciences North's NEO Kids & Family Program.

ICDS is a member of the Ontario Association for Infant and Child Development (OAICD).  If you are not in our area, but reside in Ontario, visit the OAICD website for a published directory of all associated Infant Development services in the province.

Who We Serve

  • Children and infants from birth up to the age of 5 years
  • Children whose families or guardians live in the Sudbury/Manitoulin district
  • Children who have, or are at risk for, a developmental delay including:
    • Children with known diagnoses and syndromes
    • Children who are premature
    • Children with early trauma
    • Children in over-burdened families
    • Children whose parents need parenting support
    • Children who suffer from a developmental delay with unknown causes

Families (Parents) must agree to participate in our services.

Services We Offer

We offer the following services free of charge:

  • Screening and Assessment
  • Intervention
    • Developmental interventions in all domains
    • Supportive counselling
    • Information and resources
    • Case management
  • Consultations with professionals regarding specific children (with parental consent)
  • Supported transition into childcare and school
  • Community planning with other service providers
  • Student placements
  • Community education
  • Toy, equipment, video and book library

Most services are provided in the home of the family or guardian.  We also deliver services through other agencies, including childcare centres and Best Start Hubs.

Who Delivers Our Services

Our staff are professionals from different backgrounds.  We are qualified Infant and Child Development Consultants and skilled in providing effective home-based intervention services.

Staff expertise covers in-depth knowledge of typical and atypical child development, acute observation skills, and the ability to assess developmental and environmental strengths and needs.

Our consultants benefit from continuous staff development and learning opportunities.


  

Referrals

Click here for more information on our referral criteria.

Referrals can come from any source (Parent, Physician, Public Health Nurse, Neonatal Nurseries or Community Agencies), provided it is made with parental consent.

Referrals are accepted at the Children's Community Network (CCN) at 1-877-272-4336.

Who to Contact

ICDS locations in the Sudbury/Manitoulin district include:

Sudbury (Main)
41 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON   P3E 5J1
Phone:    705-523-7184  
Fax:        705-523-7156
cvaltins@hsnsudbury.ca

Espanola
407 Centre Street
Espanola, ON   P5E 1J5
Phone:    705-869-1564 ext. 4242
Fax:        705-869-5833
pmcnally@hsnsudbury.ca

Chapleau
34 Birch Street
PO Box 728
Chapleau, ON   P0M 1K0
Phone:    705-864-0860 ext. 2664
Fax:        705-864-0488
josgauthier@hsnsudbury.ca

Manitoulin Island
101-15 Worthington Street
PO Box 477
Little Current, ON   P0P 1K0
Phone:    705-368-3692
Fax:        705-368-3692

Other Helpful Links

The document below contains links to early intervention services, child mental health sites, developmental delay resources and other related websites.  If you know of a link that should be added, please feel free to send it to us.

ICDS Helpful Links