The Adult Protective Service Worker program supports adults with a developmental disability who are living on their own. The goal of the program is to help them live as independently, safely and securely as possible in the community.
Adult Protective Service Workers work directly with the person who has a developmental disability to help them find and maintain supports, including:
Adults aged 18 years or older who have a developmental disability are eligible for the Adult Protective Service Worker program if:
Note: there is no upper age limit for eligibility for the Adult Protective Service Worker program.
Contact Developmental Services Ontario to apply. If you’re eligible, staff there will help you complete a developmental services application package to assess your needs and connect you with services and supports as they become available.
For information about services for children and youth under the age of 18 with a developmental disability, visit the website of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
The Ontario Disability Support Program helps adults with disabilities and their families who are in financial need or who want to work but need some support.