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.

What’s ReportON?

ReportON is a telephone line and email address to report actual or suspected abuse or neglect of adults with a developmental disability

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What’s a developmental disability?

A developmental disability:

  • is present at birth or develops before 18 years of age
  • affects a person's ability to learn
  • is permanent
  • can be mild or severe

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.

How do I know when to contact ReportON?

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:

Abuse - Physical or sexual - Call 911 immediately Abuse - verbal - Contact ReportON: 1-800-575-2222 Neglect - Contact ReportON: 1-800-575-2222>


Remember: ReportON is for adults with developmental disabilities.

There are other supports available for people without developmental disabilities who are being abuse or neglected:

Question and Answers

Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions to learn more about ReportON.

Contact Us

You can contact ReportON 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Phone: 1-800-575-2222
Email: reportONdisability@ontario.ca
TTY: 416-916-0549 or Toll Free 1-844-309-1025