DSO Information

Getting to Know You

Developmental Services Ontario assessor will help a person with a developmental disability and/or their caregiver to complete an application form for developmental services and supports. During the first meeting, we will ask questions about how the person spends their time, their likes and dislikes, and their gifts and talents. This is part of the “Getting to Know You” section of the application form.

This part of the application will also help to identify ways the person with a developmental disability can get involved in their community. Achieving their personal dreams and goals may require supports and services funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services, and it will be helpful for us to know how the supports you are requesting fit into the person’s life plan. For this reason, during this part of the interview, we will ask questions like the ones below.

  • Tell us about yourself. What do you do during the daytime, where do you live and how are those things going for you?
  • What are your special talents and gifts? What are the things that other people like about you and the things you like about yourself?
  • What are the things you like?
  • What makes a really great day for you?
  • What are the things you don’t like?
  • What makes a bad day for you?
  • What are you dreams?
  • What are your goals for next year?
  • What is most important to you in your life?
  • What do other people think is most important for you?