History of Developmental Services

In March 2009, the Ontario government fulfilled its commitment made in 1987 to move from an institution-based system for people with a developmental disability to a community-based service system.

Nearly 7,000 adults with a developmental disability in Ontario have successfully transitioned to new homes in the community.

Homes have been found that better meet each person's needs based on thorough planning that includes the individuals, their families, facility staff, medical professionals and the community agencies.

Our story does not end here, however.

Ontario will continue to work with families and individuals, community agencies and service providers to truly include people with a developmental disability into the day-to-day life of our neighbourhoods and our communities.