Individuals who live with complex medical and/or behavioural needs require a diverse support network as described in the Complex Support Needs Designation (CSND) information sheet.
With proper support, these individuals can be given a chance to mitigate, manage or overcome personal or social disadvantages, such as
By achieving the designation, service providers can be confident that
The cost of CSND surveys is covered by the Government of Alberta for organizations funded by Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
Service providers that have individuals who have developmental disabilities coexisting with extreme complex mental health, medical, and/or behavioural needs will be able to provide specialized supports and training in a Secure Treatment environment.
ACDS’ Service Tiers Tool allows service providers to determine what level of support and training they need to pursue to best serve individuals with diverse needs.