The Special Services at Home program helps families who are caring for a child with a developmental and/or physical disability. It is funded and managed by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
The Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program (ACSD) provides financial assistance to parents to help with the extraordinary cost related to their child’s severe disability. It is a direct fundiing program for low and moderate income families.
Community Living Kingston and District advocates alongside those with an intellectual disability to experience a welcoming inclusive community in addition to providing support and services that respond to people’s goals, interests and needs. Helps with March break and Summer Camp funding yearly, through application progress.
Augmentative Communication Services (ACS) provides services for children and youth aged 0-19 years old whose communication, either written or verbal, is not meeting their daily needs at home. We help provide specialized equipment to those who are in need of augmentative and alternative methods of communication (AAC).
Augmentative Communication Services includes speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, technicians and therapy assistants.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) can be anything that takes the place of speech or written communication. An individual may learn to communicate using alternative methods such as picture boards or a device that has speech output. Also, a child who has difficulty with traditional writing, using paper and pencil, may learn to use a computer with specialty software and hardware to complete homework and support other written communication needs.
Eligibility and funding for this home based program are guided by the Assistive Devices Program (ADP). Please click here for ACS Eligibility
To register with Easter Seals Ontario you must:
- Complete and sign the Easter Seals Ontario Child Registration Application
- Have your child’s Occupational Therapist (OT) or Physiotherapist (PT) complete Section Four of the application
- Email, fax or mail the completed application form to:
- Mail: Registration, Easter Seals Ontario, 700-1 Concorde Gate, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3N6
- Fax: 416.696.1035 (please send to the attention of: Registration, Services)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Please allow 4-6 weeks to process your application. The parent/guardian(s) is responsible to follow up with Easter Seals Ontario to ensure the application has been received. If you have any questions about the application, please do not hesitate to contact Services at 416.421.8146, toll-free at 1.866.630.3336 or email email@example.com.