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Archive for the ‘Adults with Developmental Disabilities’ Category

TIFS (Try It For Size) – Independent Living Training

Posted on: November 9th, 2016 by torontodso No Comments


Are you an adult with an intellectual disability who wants to live more independently, by yourself or with others, and move into a place of your own one day? If so, why not become a “TIFSter”!

What is TIFS Toronto?

TIFS (Trying It on For Size) is a model of support, which helps you gain experience living independently. You participate in short-term stays in an apartment where you can learn and further develop your independent living, confidence and decision-making skills.

TIFS takes one full year to complete.


How will TIFS Toronto Help Me Live More Independently?

TIFS Toronto offers you a chance to work with a coach who will:

  • Review the skills you need to live more independently
  • Help you figure out what you’re good at and the things you need to improve on to live independently
  • Create a one-year plan and schedule with you focusing on the areas you need to work on to be more independent within the next year

TIFS Toronto’s 12-month commitment involves:

  • Making sure you have the time, money and support of those around you so you can stick with the program
  • Leaving your home for a short period of time so you can experience living on your own or with a roommate in an apartment setting
  • Being motivated to work on your goals
  • Listening to feedback from your coach so you can learn how to do things better or differently\

Who Do I Contact?

For information, contact Sunday Cvetanovic, or 647.726.0129

Dual Diagnosis – Online Learning

Posted on: October 20th, 2016 by torontodso No Comments


Learn Online – Any Time –

Dual Diagnosis

Developmental Disabilities l Mental Health Issues

Course Description

This foundation course comprises the first three chapters of NADD Ontario’s text Dual Diagnosis: An introduction to the mental health needs of persons with developmental disabilities . Learning module topics include a basic introduction to developmental disabilities, recognizing and understanding the mental health needs of persons with developmental disabilities within a biopsychosocial model and strategies for optimizing supports.



Special Olympics Ontario – Partners in Play

Posted on: October 11th, 2016 by torontodso No Comments

Partners in Play

Just another Special Olympics Ontario Sites site

Partners In Play Home

NOWWHERE TO TURN – On the Ombudsman’s Report on Developmental Services

Posted on: September 21st, 2016 by torontodso No Comments


A Plain Language workshop for people labelled with intellectual disabilities

On the Ombudsman’s Report on Developmental Services in Ontario

Wednesday October 5

10am – 1pm

ARCH Disability Law Centre

55 University Ave 15th Floor, Toronto

In August the Ombudsman put out a report about Developmental Services. It says that Developmental services needs to change. It says people with disabilities are being put in crisis with nowhere to turn.

Come learn about what else we can do to change things!

Hosted by Respecting Rights, a project at ARCH.

For more information and to RSVP

Sue Hutton



Future Huronia Regional Centre Campus Consultation

Posted on: September 9th, 2016 by torontodso No Comments

Consultation on the future of the Huronia Regional Centre Campus land

Share your feedback on how you think about 175 acres of government land on the Huronia Regional Campus should be used.

We will report back on the results in fall, 2016.

Approximate completion time: 10 minutes

Close date: September 30, 2016