Dufferin Child and Family Services

Developmental Support Services Coordination Program

Home Agency Service

Description
Developmental Support Services program provides a variety of services to infants, children, youth and adults. Services include:
  • Infant and Child Development Program from birth to 5 years who have a developmental disability or are at risk of a developmental delay.
  • Service Coordination Program for Children under 18 years of age with a diagnosis of developmental disability and/or autism spectrum disorder.
  • Service Coordination Program for Adults 18 years of age and older. Referrals must apply to Development Services Ontario (DSO) to be eligible for adult services.
  • Complex Special Needs Support Program for individuals under 18 years of age with complex developmental needs and challenges requiring an intensive level of service.
  • Medically Fragile Technologically Dependant bi-weekly Saturday Respite Program for under 18 years of age.
  • Respiteservices.com, a mechanism designed to make access to respite services easier for families and to connect caregivers and families seeking respite.
  • Special Services at Home program, transfer payment agency.
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Services & Supports (ABA) for children 0-9 who have a confirmed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
  • Intensive Behavioural Intervention Program (IBI)for children with autism spectrum disorder.

In addition to these services the staff of Developmental Support Services also offer a variety of community outreach, group work and educational forums such as:
  • T.O.E.P. Theatre Orangeville Exceptional Players for 11-17 years of age
  • Challenging Temperament Workshop Series
  • Special Teen Club - Parent led
  • Feelings After Birth - Post Partum Support Group for Mothers
  • Adult Social Group for adults with a developmental disability or autism spectrum disorder and are clients of Service Coordination Adults
  • Parent/Caregiver Support Group - Parent led support group for elementary school age children.
For all programs contact office or visit website.

Calls made to office after hours, weekends and on holidays will be answered by 24hr answering service.
Eligibility
To be eligible for Ministry funded adult services, individuals must apply to Developmental Services Ontario (DSO). Service Coordinators can help direct individuals through this process.
Application Process
For assistance to access DSO Intake, call DCAFS Central Intake, visit DSO website for details at www.dsontario.ca/agencies/dso-central-west
Office
Central Intake 519-941-1530 * calls after hours are answered by an answering service 24 hours
Fax
519-941-1525
Web Site
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Languages
English
Contact
Jacqueline Moore, Community Awareness & Volunteer Coordinator
Email: jacqueline.moore@dcafs.on.ca
Phone: ext 246
Fees
None
Documents Required
Documents required may vary, call for information
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Social Media
Agency Information
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Copyright
Community Connection, 211 Central East Region Contact Centre
Address
655 Riddell Rd
Orangeville, ON, L9W 4Z5
Dufferin Child and Family Services Site Location: Dufferin Child and Family Services
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Hours of Operation
Mon
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tue
8:30 am to 8:30 pm
Wed
8:30 am to 8:30 pm
Thu
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Fri
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

By appointment only Mon, Thu, Fri 8:30 am-5 pm * Tue, Wed 8:30 am-8:30 pm
Service Area(s)
Dufferin County