DSO Information

Confirming Eligibility for Adult Developmental Services

Adults who access services and supports through Developmental Services Ontario must have a developmental disability as defined within the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act (2008). To confirm if a person has a developmental disability, we will need to review a copy of a psychological assessment. We will also need to confirm your age and your Ontario residency.

When you call your Developmental Services Ontario agency, we can provide you with information and answer any questions you might have about the eligibility confirmation process.

Transforming Developmental Services in Ontario

As part of the Budget, which was passed on May 8, 2018, the government is investing an additional $1.8 billion over the next three years in developmental services in Ontario. This represents the single largest investment to developmental services in the province’s history.

For the first time in the province’s history, every eligible adult with a developmental disability, including youth turning 18 and transitioning to adult services, will get at least $5,000 a year in direct funding through the Passport Program.

For more information about the investment, please click on the link below.

Transforming Developmental Services in Ontario

For more information about the Passport Program, please contact the DSO. If you are already receiving funds from the Passport Program, please contact your Passport agency for further information.