ONTARIO TORONTO REGION
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. Surrey Place is the Toronto Region service provider.
If you have a developmental disability, live in Toronto, and are 16 years old you must apply through DSO Toronto Region to see if you are eligible to receive adult ministry-funded supports available in your community. Apply at 16 to receive services at age 18.
When you connect with DSO Toronto Region they will help you:
- Determine eligibility for adult developmental services
- Understand and complete the application process.
- Determine the kind of services and supports you need.
- Get access to MCCSS funded services and supports that you need when a spot is available.
- Find information in your community.
DSO Service Navigation
Supports adults with developmental disabilities before and after eligibility for DSO has been determined, providing information and connections to available services
About Passport Funding
Visit dsontario.ca to learn more about when and how to register for DSO Passport funding to participate in community programs and live as independently as possibleopen_in_new
How to Access Services
Visit dsontario.ca to learn about the process of applying for services – when to start, eligibility criteria, and documents you will requireopen_in_new
While You Wait
List of community programs and services for adults (18+) to explore, prepared by Developmental Services Ontario – Toronto Region (DSO-TR)
Community Participation Supports
A directory of employment, education and recreational supports for adults with a Developmental Disability living in Toronto - must be eligible for services with DSO