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
Connect with us:
Update: March 31, 2020
After a lot of thought and careful consideration, we have decided to keep our DSO Toronto Region office closed until further notice to protect our clients, families, visitors and staff, and help to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
During this time, we will continue to monitor the public health authorities’ updates, and as things develop, we will reevaluate the situation. We are taking this situation day by day, and we will be sure to let you know when our office reopens.
In the meantime, we continue to support our clients remotely, and you can reach the DSO Toronto Region at 1-855-372-3858.
If you have any documentation you need to send, please use our confidential fax number 416-925-5645. We ask that you do not use mail delivery as it is on hold due the office closure.
Those who have a scheduled appointment with an assessor will be contacted by the assessor and offered two options: (1) to keep the appointment and complete the assessment via phone or videoconferencing; or (2) to reschedule at a later date.
All eligibility requests are going forward. However,
responses may be delayed.
Please note that service requests are being processed, as
usual; however, due to other agencies’ coronavirus response plans, visits may
be on hold during this time.
During this closure, we continue to respond to all information
requests by phone, and registration for the DSO Toronto Region remains
available. Give us a call at 1-855-372-3858.
We thank everyone for your patience and understanding as we respond to this situation.
We would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this short survey. Your feedback will help us improve our content and ensure it continues to meet your needs.
Thank you for participating!
Join the TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit
Want to make a difference in helping the TTC become more accessible? Are you interested in providing input into the planning, development and implementation of accessible transit?
If so, the TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) may be for you! We’re seeking five (5) volunteer members to sit for a three-year term to provide guidance and policy advice on issues pertaining to the ways of improving conventional (TTC bus, streetcar and subway) and Wheel-Trans services.
Interested applicants must attend a mandatory information session at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Committee Room 2:
- Thursday September 27, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Friday September 28, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Application forms will be distributed only to attendees after the information session.
To apply, you must be a:
- resident of the City of Toronto
- user of TTC services
- person with a disability, a senior, or an advocate for persons with disabilities or a person with demonstrated knowledge of and interest in accessible transit issues.
For more information, please call TTC Customer Service.
Phone: 416-393-4636 (INFO)
October 11, 2018
Hope to see you there! Click on the link for more details! 2018 DS Info Fair Final Flyer