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People with developmental disabilities often require more help to learn, understand or use information than others. This can affect their language and social skills. It may also mean that they need help with activities of daily living as well as other assistance to be as independent and successful as possible.

People with a developmental disability can still participate fully in their communities. They can be great athletes, artists, workers, advocated, neighbors and friends. They’re an important part of the community and contribute to the strength of our province.

Below is information on resources that are available to individuals with developmental disabilities and the families/friends that support them.

Finance & Tax 0 – 17 Years

Revenue Canada

  • Child Care Subsidy
  • Canada Child Tax Benefit
  • National Child Benefit Supplement
  • Child Disability Benifit

Ministry of Child & Youth Services

  • Assistance for children with severe disabilities
  • Ontario Child Benefit
  • Specials Services At Home
  • Coordinated Access
  • Respite Care
  • Autism Intervention Program

Finance & Tax 18+ Years

Revenue Canada 

  • Tax credit for persons with disabilities
  • Deductible – medial expenses
  • Registered Disability Savings Plan
  • Disability support deduction

Ministry of Finance 

  • Ontario Trillium Benefits

Ministry of Community & Social Services

  • Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Passport Program

Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care

  • Credits for seniors
  • Assistive Devices Program
  • Trillium Drug Program
  • Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit

Integration, Transition & Leisure

Developmental Services Ontario (DSO)

  • Registration
  • Assessment of needs
  • Referral and advice


  • Day, evening and weekend programs

Autism Ontario

  • Potential Programme
  • Summer Camps
  • Calypso Online Guide


  • Service Coordination


Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities

  • Financial aid for students in special circumstances

School Board

  • Preschool through Secondary Schools
  • Special needs services

Early Childhood Centres

  • Child and Family Services Program


  • School and treatment centre

Support, Housing & Respite


  • Comprehensive respite system

Delisle Youth Services

  • Support Services for complex needs

Kehilla Residential Programme

  • Affordable housing initiatives

Other Community Resources