A support based community service that provides case managemnt for adults 18 years and older living in the city of Toronto, with an intellectual disablity who live independently in the community, or are planning to do so in the near future. With the individual’s consent and direction, this worker helps them to take care of things they need for everyday living, as well as to set and achieve goals.
Adult Protective Service Workers can also help to connect adults with developmental disabilities with others in their communities, and to find and use community resources. The service is a cooperative network of agencies funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services including: Family Service Toronto; Communityl Living Toronto; Woodgreen Community Services; Unison Heath & Community Services
The Adult Protective Service Worker meets regularly with an adult who has a developmental disability to:
- help them get access to community supports and government-funded services,
- help identify their strengths and needs,
- inform them about supports and direct them to the ones they need,
- help manage their community resources and service plans,
- help them to develop problem-solving and life skills, like budgeting and learning to use public transportation.
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