Starting April 1, 2012, adults with a developmental disability who are seeking direct funding for help with daily living and respite will be supported through Passport.
In the past, some adults with a developmental disability received funding under the Special Services at Home (SSAH) Program.
Starting April 1, 2012, SSAH is for children only.
Adults with a developmental disability (or their families) who received SSAH funding are now supported entirely through the Passport program.
You do not have to apply for funding in 2012-2013.
You will automatically receive the same amount of money you received in 2011-2012.
The money you receive in 2012-2013 will be under the Passport program, not SSAH.
You can use your Passport funding in the same ways you used your SSAH funding.
There are 12 Passport offices across Ontario. If you have any questions, contact the one nearest you.
Having a single direct funding program for adults with a developmental disability will make it easier for them to apply for services and supports.
We are expanding the Passport guidelines to cover a broader range of services. We will be introducing changes over the course of the next year.
Before we make any changes, we’ll consult with recipients and their families, as well as Passport agencies.
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.