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Support for Hospital Patients with IDD

Posted on: May 15th, 2020 by ict.support@surreyplace.ca No Comments

DSO is offering support to hospitals with patients who have a developmental disability. We are currently circulating a flyer to medical staff at hospitals that may need support. Available resources include behaviour, speech and healthcare specialists. For more information, see below or click here to download the pdf flyer.

DSO Hospital Support

Do you have someone at your hospital that may have a developmental or intellectual disability?

Do they have urgent needs? Are they presenting with complex, high behaviour or medical needs?

If YES, Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) is your first point of contact.

We can connect you to many services and supports in the developmental sector.

Specialized supports include talking with a:

  • Behaviour therapist for behaviour related questions
  • Speech therapist about communication challenges
  • Health care specialist about health-related issues

We can also help:

  • Determine if supports are already in place
  • Connect you/the individual/family with a crisis worker/service

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Posted on: March 6th, 2020 by ict.support@surreyplace.ca No Comments

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Our Condolences on Tragic Event from Monday April 23, 2018

Posted on: April 27th, 2018 by ict.support@surreyplace.ca No Comments

April 27, 2018, Toronto – At Surrey Place we are committed to ensuring people living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have every opportunity to live full and inclusive lives.

We provide evidence based treatment to children and youth diagnosed with ASD, in Toronto. In the wake of the tragic event that occurred on Monday April 23rd in Toronto, it is natural for all of us to ask “why did this happen – how did this happen – what would lead someone to do something so horrific?” Rationalizing the actions of the individual somehow makes us believe that it’s easier to comprehend the why, how and what. However, in the days since the tragic event many in the media and former classmates of the individual have suggested that the suspect has autism. The reporting has been about the individual’s lack of social interaction, and repetitive behaviours.

We ask that those reporting on this tragic event and people in our communities to pause, to take some time to understand what ASD is and not associate living with ASD as a motive to committing senseless acts of violence. People living with ASD face many challenges with communication and social interaction and the reporting and misinformation about ASD has damaging and lasting consequences for our clients, families and caregivers.

Surrey Place wants members of the community and the media to understand that there is no evidence linking ASD with violent crimes. We want to remind people that not too long ago, on March 14th, a young man living with autism, who was sitting down inside a Mississauga bus station was viciously attacked and the victim was taken to hospital. Children, youth and adults living with ASD are typically more likely to experience violence against them than to be violent towards others. They are forced to try to acclimate to a world that may not support their unique strengths.

Our staff, families and caregivers of children, youth and adults living with ASD want nothing more than people to support our goal in making our communities safe and inclusive for everyone. We want people to remember that impairment in social interaction, and/or communication does not imply the individual is violent.

Media Contact
Ms. Vaso Charitsis, BBA
Communications and Marketing Advisor
T: 416-925-5141 ext. 3108
C: 416-575-0778
E: vaso.charitsis@surreyplace.on.ca

DSTO Information Fair 2017

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 by ict.support@surreyplace.ca No Comments

A Free Event on Wednesday October 18, 2017• 1:00pm – 8:00pm
The Warehouse Event Venue at Downsview Park
35 Carl Hall Road. Unit 2, Toronto, Ontario, M3K 2B6

THE DAY INCLUDES:

  • Information from Toronto based agencies on services and supports for transitional youth (16 years of age and older) and adults (18 years of age and older) with a developmental disability.
  • The opportunity to explore purchasing services with your Passport dollars.
  • Information on fee for service programs.
  • Agency and Community Partner presentations:
    • 1:15pm-2:00pm: DSO Access to Services, Supports and Passport Funding
    • 2:15pm-3:00pm: Panel Discussion: What you can do while you wait for funded services
    • 3:15pm–4:00pm: Yellow Brick Road: Self-Advocate discussion, activities and personal reflection inspired by the characters in the Wizard of Oz
    • 6:00pm–6:45pm: DSO Access to Services, Supports and Passport Funding
    • 7:00pm–7:45pm: Panel Discussion: What you can do while you wait for funded services
  • Opportunity for families to speak to dsto agency staff, self-advocacy groups and family groups.
    • More information will be available on the Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) website as we get closer to the event. Please check in for updates at www.dsotoronto.ca
    • Presentations from the Fair will be available for viewing after the event at www.connectability.ca

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This is a free event and no pre-registration is required.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

  • Contact Mia Tremblay at 647-729-1158 or via email at mia.tremblay@cltoronto.ca
  • Visit the Developmental Services Ontario Toronto Region (DSO TR) website at www.dsotoronto.ca

DIRECTIONS:

35 Carl Hall Road, Unit 2, Toronto, M3K 2B6
 For driving directions, please visit: maps.google.ca

Via the TTC:

  • Take Line 1 (Yonge-University) to Sheppard West Station (formerly Downsview Station).
  • From Sheppard West Station, take the 101 Downsview Park bus west. This bus will drop off at 35 Carl Hall Road. The bus picks up every 20 minutes at Sheppard West Station.
  • To return to Sheppard West Station, take the 101 Downsview Park bus east from 35 Carl Hall Road.

De l’information sur les services aux personnes ayant une déficience intellectualle sera disponisble en français.

 

 

Make A Call Make A Difference – ReportON Launched By The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Makes It Easier To Report Abuse Or Neglect of Adults Living with a Developmental Disability

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by ict.support@surreyplace.ca No Comments

ReportON is a new telephone line and email address that the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services has implemented across the province to report actual or suspected abuse or neglect of adults living with developmental disabilities.  Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services is committed to promoting the safety and well-being of adults living with developmental disabilities, as is Surrey Place Centre and Developmental Services Ontario Toronto Region.  If you have witnessed abuse or neglect of an adult with a developmental disability, you can help by calling 1-800-575-2222 or email reportONdisability@ontario.ca the TTY number is 416-916-0549 or call Toll Free 1-844-309-1025.  For more information and to find out how you can help visit ontario.ca/ReportON

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