Direct Funding

There are two ways for adults with developmental disabilities and their families to get supports. One way is to use the supports provided by government agencies. The other way is through direct funding.

People can choose their own activities and use direct funding to pay for them directly, or they can use the money to pay community agencies that provide community participation supports.

Direct funded is where you choose and pay for supports and services directly. For example, you can hire your own job coach or personal support worker and use the funding you have received to pay them. Direct funding gives you choice and flexibility.

At this time Passport funding is available by applying to the DSO Toronto Region.

Developmental Services Ontario Toronto Region staff will talk with you about this option when you apply for services and supports.

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