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Neurodevelopmental Disorder Program   at
Alberta Children's Hospital
Connect Care Specialty: Pediatrics
Connect Care Department: CGY ACH COMPLEX CARE SRVCS
Estimated time to routine appointment: Within 3 months
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
SERVICE DESCRIPTION
The Neurodevelopmental Disorder (NDD) care coordination program is a stream under Complex Care, that is a specialized program aimed to improve and support the care of children with neuro-developmental complexity. These children are primarily cared for by community pediatrics, with support from subspecialists at the Alberta Children's Hospital.The NDD stream provides comprehensive support for patients and families who receive care in the hospital, community, school, or at home. The NDD team is composed of care coordinators, who help patients and families with accessing and navigating the systems and services they need. Care coordination includes patient and family-centered, psycho-social assessment driven, team-based activity designed to meet the needs of children and youth. The NDD partners, alongside the referring care team, work collaboratively to coordinate care and address interrelated medical, social, developmental, educational, and financial needs to achieve optimal health and wellness outcomes for patients and families.

Services Include:
  • conduct needs assessment and set priorities
  • care coordination across community and AHS
  • care planning support
  • assist with self-management and self-advocacy / empowerment through education
  • link to basic and specialty resources
  • enhance accessibility and address disparities / inequities
  • support for transition between care settings
  • collaborate with family, care providers, school, community, and others
  • navigate with stakeholders, identify needs, and next steps with families
  • explore community activities and resources
  • improve family access and supports
  • medical, development, and mental monitoring and information sharing
The team does not assume a primary care / therapy team role. NDD requires active participation from the patient’s care team(s) (e.g., social work, physician, family, school team) and is not considered a discharge plan.
The Neurodevelopmental Disorder (NDD) care coordination program is a stream under Complex Care, that is a specialized program aimed to improve and support the care of children with neuro-developmental complexity. These children are primarily cared for by community pediatrics, with support from subspecialists at the Alberta Children's Hospital.The NDD stream provides comprehensive support for patients and families who receive care in the hospital, community, school, or at home. The NDD team is composed of care coordinators, who help patients and families with accessing and navigating the systems and services they need. Care coordination includes patient and family-centered, psycho-social assessment driven, team-based activity designed to meet the needs of children and youth. The NDD partners, alongside the referring care team, work collaboratively to coordinate care and address interrelated medical, social, developmental, educational, and financial needs to achieve optimal health and wellness outcomes for patients and families.

Services Include:
  • conduct needs assessment and set priorities
  • care coordination across community and AHS
  • care planning support
  • assist with self-management and self-advocacy / empowerment through education
  • link to basic and specialty resources
  • enhance accessibility and address disparities / inequities
  • support for transition between care settings
  • collaborate with family, care providers, school, community, and others
  • navigate with stakeholders, identify needs, and next steps with families
  • explore community activities and resources
  • improve family access and supports
  • medical, development, and mental monitoring and information sharing
The team does not assume a primary care / therapy team role. NDD requires active participation from the patient’s care team(s) (e.g., social work, physician, family, school team) and is not considered a discharge plan.
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Please review eligibility requirements and referral guidelines before making a referral to this service. Ensure that family is willing and consent to connect with team to be contacted by program. Referrals accepted by Community physicians, subspecialists, and ACH clinics.
  • Non-Connect Care Users: Complete the referral form and send it to the service using the contact information in this profile. Referral forms are available in PDF format - please email maya.sumaida@albertahealthservices.ca for a copy.
  • Connect Care: Use the Ambulatory Referral Order to ‘Pediatrics’ to department ‘CGY ACH COMPLEX CARE SRVCS’ using [.NDDCCPREFERRAL] SmartPhrase in comments. The SmartPhrase is searchable in SmartPhrases Lookup, where you will +Add Me under Sharing.
Please review eligibility requirements and referral guidelines before making a referral to this service. Ensure that family is willing and consent to connect with team to be contacted by program. Referrals accepted by Community physicians, subspecialists, and ACH clinics.
  • Non-Connect Care Users: Complete the referral form and send it to the service using the contact information in this profile. Referral forms are available in PDF format - please email maya.sumaida@albertahealthservices.ca for a copy.
  • Connect Care: Use the Ambulatory Referral Order to ‘Pediatrics’ to department ‘CGY ACH COMPLEX CARE SRVCS’ using [.NDDCCPREFERRAL] SmartPhrase in comments. The SmartPhrase is searchable in SmartPhrases Lookup, where you will +Add Me under Sharing.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Direct patients to the nearest Emergency Department if they are experiencing a serious illness. Patients with potentially life-threatening conditions should immediately phone 9-1-1.
Direct patients to the nearest Emergency Department if they are experiencing a serious illness. Patients with potentially life-threatening conditions should immediately phone 9-1-1.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Direct patients to the nearest Emergency Department if they are experiencing a serious illness. Patients with potentially life-threatening conditions should immediately phone 9-1-1.
Direct patients to the nearest Emergency Department if they are experiencing a serious illness. Patients with potentially life-threatening conditions should immediately phone 9-1-1.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Child/ Youth Inclusion
  • Diagnosed with a Neurodevelopmental Disorder (g., autism, ADHD, intellectual disability)
  • Functional limitations with cooccurring medical, mental health, and/or behavioural challenges
  • High Health Care Utilization and actively followed by a subspecialty pediatric clinic(s) or program(s) (e.g., clinic at ACH, Richmond Road, etc.)
  • Patient and caregiver need (high intensity direct care requirements and associated impact on family functioning [g., financial, demands on time, appointments, and unmet care needs] and psychosocial/systemic complexity factors may be present)
  • Require support beyond the standard level, which cannot be provided by specialized or community resources, and which negatively affects the medical, social, developmental, educational, and financial need of the patient and their family
Child/ Youth Exclusion
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Being referred for acute medical and mental health crisis emergency
Child/ Youth Inclusion
  • Diagnosed with a Neurodevelopmental Disorder (g., autism, ADHD, intellectual disability)
  • Functional limitations with cooccurring medical, mental health, and/or behavioural challenges
  • High Health Care Utilization and actively followed by a subspecialty pediatric clinic(s) or program(s) (e.g., clinic at ACH, Richmond Road, etc.)
  • Patient and caregiver need (high intensity direct care requirements and associated impact on family functioning [g., financial, demands on time, appointments, and unmet care needs] and psychosocial/systemic complexity factors may be present)
  • Require support beyond the standard level, which cannot be provided by specialized or community resources, and which negatively affects the medical, social, developmental, educational, and financial need of the patient and their family
Child/ Youth Exclusion
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Being referred for acute medical and mental health crisis emergency
COMMUNICATION PROCESS
 
PHONE
403-955-7281
FAX
403-668-2150
REFERRAL FORM
LINKED SPECIALISTS
CLICK + TO VIEW REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Routine Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Investigation Timing
Additional Details
Complex neurodevelopmental disorder
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month
Care coordination for complex neurodevelopmental disorder(s)
PATIENT APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
 
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Description:
To list hours of other service or program times. 
   
 
ADDRESS
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary Alberta
T3B 6A8
PATIENT APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS
 
DIRECTIONS
 
PHONE
403-955-7281
VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
 
PARKING MAP
 
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

This facility is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator on site


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The locations listed have 3 background colors:
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Categories of non-current or orphaned referral guidelines: INDIVIDUAL and COMMON.
The REFERRAL GUIDELINES section of the profile has the prefix INDIVIDUAL or COMMON to help you choose the method below when transferring referral guidelines from a non-current Healthcare Service@Location to a current healthcare service@location.

Individual referral process
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  4. The system will display the Edit Referral Info screen populated with the referral info from the non-current Healthcare Service@Location you viewed in the first step.
  5. Click Save and the referral info is transferred from the non-current Healthcare Service@Location to the current one.
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  2. The healthcare service location opens in the Edit Referral Info screen populated with the current common referral info.
  3. Save it. 
  4. All locations will be updated with the common referral information, including all the locations that don't have referral info yet (Brown). The non-current referrals (Red) will also be updated.
Case 2:  All Healthcare Healthcare Service@Locations for a healthcare service are set to a non-current status and replaced by new ones. In this case there is no current additional referral info to copy from, so the only alternative is to pick up the non-current common referral process (Red). Follow the steps described in the section Individual Referral Process above to copy/paste the non-current common referral info to the current healthcare service locations.
Generally we want to replicate current common referral info to new or replaced healthcare service locations. We only resort to copying non-current common referral info if there is no other option.

Remember: Some fields can be location specific with the common referral process:
Parking Instructions, Directions, Parking Map, Wait Time, Referral Phone or Referral Fax.
To update these items you have to edit each Healthcare Service@Location separately.

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