DSO-TR is the centralized access point for any Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) funded adult developmental services in the Toronto region. If you are 18 years of age, or older, some services and supports may be available by request upon eligibility with DSO-TR, while other services and supports cannot be accessed until the DSO “application package” is completed.
Please note, all services and support requests are prioritized based on need and wait times can be involved.
Reach us at:
1-855-372-3858 (answered 24/7, with assistance provided in most languages)
MCCSS-funded services available by request, upon eligibility
Specialized services: for Behaviour Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language assessment or consultation, etc. call Surrey Place Adult Intake at 416-925-5141 ext. 2582 or email email@example.com
$5,500.00 of Passport funding: for a referral or more information about this individualized funding, contact DSO-TR
Adult Protective Service Worker (APSW): for a referral or more information about this service for individuals who live independently, contact DSO-TR
NOTE: The following pages include a listing of services and supports provided both without cost and on a fee-for-service basis. The listing has been compiled for informational purposes only and individuals/ families are responsible for assessing the suitability of the services and supports.
Housing Navigation, DSO-TR: a team providing resources, information sessions, toolkits, connections, and support to help plan for future creative living situations. Contact the team at: 1-855-372-3858 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Surrey Place Specialized Programs, Services and Clinics: includes counselling, Behaviour Therapy (BT), Occupational Therapy (OT), Audiology and Speech Language assessment or consultation. Also includes the Parenting Enhancement Program (PEP) and Plus 45 Clinic. For a referral or more details, call Surrey Place Adult Intake at 416-925-5141 ext. 2582 or email email@example.com. Note: must be deemed eligible with the DSO-TR prior to accessing such services
Surrey Place Wellness Services: a monthly schedule of group programming and drop-in sessions for individuals and caregivers. Also includes the Adult Resource Clinic, consultation with a Service Coordinator for individuals 18 years of age or older, who are living with their family. Registration available where you can browse for programs by downloading the monthly guide or using the Events Calendar tab
Community Living Toronto (CLTO) Home Management: a short-term, community-based program that provides in-home consultation and collaboration for families caring for an individual with a developmental disability. Can also assist in recruiting, training and orienting in-home support workers. Contact Georgina Stergiotis at 647-725-1268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Urgent Response (UR)/Temporary Supports (TS): for unexpected/urgent (e.g. loss of a caregiver, sudden homelessness, etc.) and temporary support situations (e.g. hospitalization, illness, etc.) call DSO-TR at 416-925-4930 or 1-855-372-3858 for a referral to either of these services
DSO-TR Facebook group: for Facebook users, please join our group where members of the Toronto community can connect, find, and share resources
“Find Help” / 211: provides a database of municipal, provincial, and federal social services in the Toronto region. Go to: https://www.211toronto.ca/ or call 2-1-1 for help with exploring your needs and connecting to appropriate services
ConnectABILITY: a website and virtual community dedicated to support for families and individuals with developmental disabilities, across the lifespan