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Organization: Ontario. Ministry of Children and Youth Services - Mississauga - Central Region - Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities / Special Services At Home  
Phone Numbers: 905-567-7177
Toll-Free: 1-877-832-2818 ext 341
TTY: 905-567-3219
Fax: 1-866-563-9708
6733 Mississauga Rd, Ste 200
Mississauga, ON
L5N 6J5
Intersection: Mississauga Rd and Argentia Rd
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Public Contacts: Nadine Hunt - Manager (Acting) Special Needs Unit
Service Description: Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) program:
  • provides funding for children up to the age of 18 with a severe disability
  • assists parents in meeting the extraordinary costs which relate to their child's disability
  • financial assistance ranges from $25 to $470 per month depending on the extraordinary costs related to their child's disability and the family's gross annual income
  • a child is also eligible for a drug card and a dental card
  • Assistive Devices Program (ADP) may cover a portion of the cost of hearing aids and wheelchairs and their repair costs
  • with prior approval, ACSD may cover the balance of those costs

Expenses that may be covered include:
  • travel including kilometers and parking to doctors, hospitals * special shoes, clothing * parental relief * over the counter drug costs, laundry, recreational activities, camp, respite
  • financial assistance for basic dental care, drugs, eyeglasses, hearing aids

Special Services at Home Program (SSAH):
  • provides funding for children up to the age of 18 with a developmental or physical disability that can be used to purchase respite or support with personal growth and development
  • assists with financing for services not available elsewhere in the community
  • helps children with disabilities to develop basic life skills, and supports community activities
  • recognizes the added responsibilities of caring for a family member with a disability living at home and the need for respite for the primary caregiver
  • funding is limited in this program and allocations are made based on available resources on a yearly basis

Fees: None
Application: Contact the office for an application form. A Microsoft Word version of the "Special Services at Home" application is available online here.
Eligibility / Target Population: ACSD:
* child must be under the age of 18 years and have a severe disability which results in functional loss, extraordinary costs incurred by parents because of disability
* based on gross family income and size of family

* child must have a physical or developmental disability resulting in ongoing functional limitations
* to qualify, individuals must reside in Ontario and need help in daily activities and require more support than families can usually offer
Languages: English * French
Area Served:
Barrie & Area, Bolton Caledon, Bramalea, Brampton, Burlington, Collingwood & Area, Dufferin, Guelph–Puslinch, Halton Hills, Midland, Penetanguishene & Area, Milton, North Etobicoke, Malton, West Woodbridge, North West Mississauga, Oakville, Orillia & Area, South Simcoe, South West Mississauga, Wellington, York Region  
See Also: Children and Youth with Disabilities
Financial Assistance for Children and Families
Financial Assistance for People with Disabilities
Respite Care for Children

This information was last completely updated on June 28, 2016

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