We use "complex needs" as a broad term to describe families with a child who has two or more diagnoses or who requires high levels of support in their daily life.
Examples could include, but are not limited to children with:
- Multiple or complex medical diagnoses (including seizure disorders, rare disease, heart conditions, etc.)
- Multiple areas of developmental disability or delay (such as Autism, Down syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder with an additional diagnosis of intellectual disability)
- Dual diagnosis of mental health and developmental disability (such as ADHD and Bipolar Disorder or Autism and Anxiety Disorder)
- Orthopedic impairments (including Cerebral Palsy, Apraxia, and limb differences)