Building a Full Life DSO and ODSP

This video is the first in a series that is designed to provide helpful information as you plan for your son or daughter's future. It shares practical information about the transition process to adult services and funding. This includes explaining how to apply for supports through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).


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Every donation towards our new accessible respite home in the month of February will be matched, dollar for dollar by the Charles and Ethel Cohen Family Foundation up to $25,000!

We can’t thank the Cohen Family enough for their commitment to our community. Please follow their lead today with your own investment in support of children with disabilities and their families who rely on the respite home for afterschool support, full weekend support and the specialized summer day camp program.

Please show some love, every dollar counts for the children:

“Family Respite Services is an important organization both to my family personally and in our community as a whole. We have been fortunate to receive support, guidance and financial assistance on behalf of my daughter, who is on the autism spectrum, for many years now. FRS has played a key role in her development and has also provided greatly needed relief for us as parents. That's why I recently made a $100.00 donation to the organization. It's more important than ever to ensure that children with significant challenges have access to programs and are not socially isolated. Knowing that my gift would be matched made it extra special to donate."  David Ducharme

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Charles and Ethel Cohen Foundation

Covid-19 Wage Enhancement

Covid-19 WageThe Government of Ontario is providing a temporary wage enhancement for direct support workers who care for vulnerable people of all ages, including children and youth, in residential, community and home settings.  If families employ or buy services from a worker(s) to care for their children or youth with special needs using funding from one or  more of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)-funded children’s direct funding programs, these worker(s) may be eligible for a temporary wage enhancement. This document provides information to help you answer questions from families about the temporary wage enhancement for direct support workers.