SCAM ALERT: Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) does not process funds by email or phone. Email and phone scammers will try to trick you to share your bank details with them. They can also trick you to click on fraudulent links in an email they send you. These emails are spam and should be deleted right away. If you are not sure if an email you have received from us is real, you can contact your local DSO to find out if it is really from us. You can also take a picture or screen shot of the email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with “SCAM ALERT” in the subject line and we will verify if this email came from us, or is from an email scammer.
COVID-19 updates from your area DSO
March 17, 2020
Aurora, March 17, 2020 – Developmental Services Ontario (DSO), the access point for ministry-funded adult developmental services, is carefully monitoring the updates provided by Health Canada, along with those from the Federal and Provincial governments. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to clients, families and staff, support from your area DSO will be offered through phone, email, teleconference and videoconference where available.
Online Housing Toolkit will help guide people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers through the creation of a housing plan
November 26, 2019
Aurora, November 26, 2019 – Developmental Services Ontario (DSO), the access point for ministry-funded adult developmental services, has launched it’s full online Housing Toolkit to help people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers begin the process of creating a housing plan while they are waiting for, or instead of, traditional funded residential services. Funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, and created by DSO staff across the province in consultation with numerous stakeholders, the toolkit is a dynamic online library of housing resources, broken down into six steps for ease of use and accessibility.
Six individuals share their personal journey through the developmental system to raise awareness around how it has helped them become more active in their communities
March 27, 2019
Developmental Services Ontario (DSO), the access point for ministry-funded adult developmental services, has launched an awareness campaign today entitled #myDSOjourney to help raise awareness around the importance of social inclusion for adults with developmental disabilities and the positive impact that the adult developmental system is having on the lives of those who are able to access services.