Support for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Adult Protective Service Worker

This program assists individuals in developing and implementing personal individual support plans for adults who have developmental disabilities, and to enhance their ability to live independently in their community. An individual service plan is developed in conjunction with the client and the Worker to achieve identified goals.


Supported Independent Living

Support services are provided to individuals (18 years of age and older) who have a developmental disability diagnosis. Areas of assistance include development of independent daily living skills, budgeting and parenting skills. Assistance is also available to support the individual in dealing with the medical system and other services.

Examples of support include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistance with finding housing.
  • Developing the person’s skills with respect to managing their money.
  • Helping someone connect with community resources, such as recreation centres and clubs.
  • Assistance with legal and court related issues.
  • Support with parenting.
  • Help with developing lifestyle plans.
  • Help in developing goals.

Interpretive services are available.

What’s New!

The Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) conducted an onsite compliance visit on March 15th and 16th, 2017.

The Developmental Services (DS) Compliance Inspection is a systemic review process committed to a consistent and proactive approach to identify, monitor, and manage compliance with legislation, regulation and policy directives of all MCSS-funded services and supports for adults with developmental disabilities.  The primary purpose of the inspection is to provide consistent expectations and to ensure high quality standards of care and safety for all adults with developmental disabilities.

Family Services of Peel’s compliance inspection was completed by the Program Supervisor on the DS Compliance Inspection Team, with the Adoptions, Compliance, Monitoring and Oversight Unit, Services and Supports Branch.

The agency was found to be in compliance at the time of the inspection with Ontario Regulation 299/10 Quality Assurance Measures and the Policy Directives for Service Agencies.  Please click here to view the agency’s Letter of Compliance from the Ministry of Community and Social Services.

 

Soutien à l’intention des adultes ayant une déficience développementale

 

Travailleur social – Protection des adultes

Ce programme aide à développer et mettre en œuvre des plans de soutien individuel personnels pour les adultes qui vivent avec une déficience développementale et à améliorer leur capacité de vivre de manière autonome dans la communauté. Le client et le travailleur collaborent au développement d’un plan de services individualisés qui leur permettra de réaliser les objectifs identifiés.

 

Aide à la vie autonome

Des services de soutien sont offerts aux personnes (âgées de 18 ans et plus) qui ont reçu un diagnostic de déficience développementale. L’aide inclut le développement des aptitudes à la vie quotidienne autonome, l’établissement d’un budget et l’amélioration des compétences parentales. De l’assistance est également offerte aux personnes qui ont de la peine à naviguer le système médical et à trouver d’autres services.

Sans se limiter à la liste qui suit, les exemples de soutien incluent :

  • Aide à la recherche d’un logement.
  • Développement des compétences de la personne à gérer son argent.
  • Aide pour communiquer avec différentes ressources communautaires, telles que les centres et clubs de loisirs.
  • Aide pour négocier les mécanismes judiciaires et liés aux tribunaux.
  • Soutien dans le rôle de parent.
  • Aide dans l’élaboration de plans de vie.
  • Aide dans l’établissement d’objectifs.

Des services d’interprétation sont disponibles.

 

French translation provided by C. Devaud, an ATIO certified member