People with a developmental disability today want to be active participants in their communities. To do that, they rely on a variety of local programs and services that promote inclusion and involvement.
The Ministry of Community and Social Services financially assists with developmental services and programs that support inclusion for adults with a developmental disability and their families. These services allow them to live, work and participate in a wide range of activities in their communities. Community agencies deliver most of the available services and supports.
Services for children and youth under the age of 18 who have a developmental disability are offered through the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
Developmental Services Ontario is the single window to adult developmental services in Ontario. Watch our video.
The 2013 Ontario Budget includes a new annual investment of $42.5M in developmental services. Learn More