There are two ways for adults with developmental disabilities and their families to get supports. One way is to use the supports provided by government agencies. The other way is through direct funding. This is where adults can choose and pay for supports and services directly. (For example, they can hire their own job coach or personal support worker and use the funding they receive to pay them.) People can also use this funding to purchase support from an agency directly.
Direct funding gives people more choice and flexibility. Developmental Services Ontario staff will talk with you about this option when you apply for services and supports.