Quick facts

Service type: Disability, Health & Wellness
Eligibility: Children under the age of 18 with a developmental disability
Delivery: Currently, the program is being offered virtually and/or by phone. This information will be updated once in-person programming resumes.
Fee: Free
Program dates: Offered during the school year: September – June
Partners: Developmental Services Ontario

Program description

Our team works with families to enhance the independence of children living with developmental disabilities. We offer individualized support and engaging group activities that foster children’s social and emotional growth. We also offer home visits, coaching and support groups led by parents with experience raising children with developmental disabilities.


This program offers two support services for parents of children with developmental disabilities: the Parent Outreach Program and Parent Shared Services. Please contact us for information on how to access these services.



Parent Outreach Program:

An individualized teaching program promoting independence for children living with developmental disabilities. Coaching is delivered by home visitors who are parents of children with developmental disabilities.



Parent Shared Services:

Parents can participate in support groups led by other parents with lived experience raising children with developmental disabilities. This program is typically offered during the school year, from September to June.

Supporting resources

Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) is the access point for adult developmental services funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) in Ontario. There are 9 DSO agencies located across the province; serving different counties and regions.


If you have a developmental disability, live in Ontario, and are 18 years old you must apply through DSO to see if you are eligible to receive adult ministry-funded supports available in your community.

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School boards and families can contact us to register.


To learn more, please contact:

Contact information

Bonnie Heath


(647) 388-2034

Robyn Nirmallarajan

Program Manager

(416) 578-1952


Monday – Friday

9 AM – 5 PM

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