Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) Coordination supports youth (ages 14 to 18) transitioning to adult services who are currently receiving: Extended Society Care through Child Protective Services, or Complex Special Needs funding through Regional Complex Care.
Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) Coordination supports youth (ages 14 to 18) transitioning to adult services who are currently receiving:
A TAY Coordinator helps ensure that youth nearing the age of transition, families, and service providers are provided with the information, choices, and resources needed for a successful transition. The TAY Coordinator develops an individualized transition plan which identifies the responsibilities of individuals, families, and service providers as the transition from children to adult services takes place. The plan is based on the young adult’s eligibility, personal goals, strengths, assessed needs, and available resources.
Case management is also provided to support more immediate needs for those youth who are transitioning from York Children’s Aide Society, Jewish Family and Child Service, Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, and Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services at, or shortly after, their 18th birthday.
The involvement of the TAY Coordinator can begin as early as 14 years of age. This allows time to support the youth and family in preparing for the transition to adult services and to ensure that required supporting documentation (assessments, identifications, etc.) is in place prior to 16 years of age.
Support Provided Through The Program:
TAY Coordination Services are available to youth aged 14 years and older and within Extended Society Care or Children’s Complex Care in Simcoe County.
Funding is provided by the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services. There is no fee for this service.
Referral to TAY Coordination is through the Child in Care Worker or a Regional Complex Care Case Manager.