Programs & Services

Special Needs Program

The Special Needs Program is an additional service to enhance existing services offered in the Children’s Mental Health Unit. This intervention and treatment program will target children who have physical, intellectual, and developmental delays and/or disabilities, and mental health disorders. Our staff provide one-to-one support services with activity-based counselling. We provide our clients assistance with funding applications, support letters, referrals to service providers and referrals for psychoeducation assessments.


Ages 0-18

Service locations
  • Attawapiskat
  • Fort Albany
  • Kashechewan
  • Moosonee
  • Moose Factory
  • Peawanuck
We Provide

Along with the above description, we provide brief services to community members who need resources around special needs. We often work to connect clients with supports such as Autism Ontario and Wesway Respite. Working with the CYMS Telepsych Program, we submit referrals for our clients to see Developmental Psychologists.

We provide our support in the community, home and school. Virtual visits are also available.

The Special Needs Program network with the schools in our area and work with special needs resource staff. Within that, we participate in student Independent Education Plan’s (IEP).

The Special Needs Program works in collaboration with the Coordinated Service Planning program from MaMouPimoTayTaa – Together We Walk at Mushkegowuk Council.

Inquire about this program

Child & Youth Milopemahtesewin Services

75 Ferguson Road, P.O. Box 189
Moosonee, ON P0L 1Y0

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Phone: 705-336-0058
Toll-free: 1-888-702-2981
Fax: 705-336-0062

Who We Are

Child & Youth Milopemahtesewin Services (CYMS) is part of Payukotayno James and Hudson Bay Family Services. We deliver clinical and prevention services to families with children ranging in age from birth to eighteen years. For more information on Payukotayno James and Hudson Bay Family Services, please visit