There are an estimated 67,000 adults diagnosed with a developmental disability living in Ontario. Most are living a safe and happy life. However, some aren’t.
ReportON is a telephone line and email address to report actual or suspected abuse or neglect of adults with a developmental disability
A developmental disability:
People with developmental disabilities often require help with daily life as well as other assistance to be as independent and successful as possible.
Visit Developmental Services Ontario to learn more about developmental disabilities.
The abuse or neglect might be at the hands of the person’s family, friends, care giver or a stranger.
Even if you’re not absolutely certain you’re witnessing abuse or neglect we would encourage you to call. There will be no consequences for you and you might make a significant difference in someone’s life.
If there’s an immediate threat, call 911.
If you are, or you see or suspect an adult with a developmental disability being abused or neglected, here’s what you can/should do:
Remember: ReportON is for adults with developmental disabilities.
There are other supports available for people without developmental disabilities who are being abuse or neglected:
Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions to learn more about ReportON.
You can contact ReportON 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
TTY: 416-916-0549 or Toll Free 1-844-309-1025