Service Coordination supports are provided to people of all ages. Referrals are received through a centralized intake process. Children and youth are referred for supports through the KidsPathwaysPeel Network. Adults are referred for supports through Developmental Services Ontario. Assistance is provided in the areas of funding applications, school placement and advocacy, respite, seasonal programs, school to work/day alternative transitions and the development of long-term plans. Families require different levels of support at different times depending on their circumstances. We will discuss your needs with you to address your specific situation.
Support is provided to individuals of all ages who live with their families in the community. Staff assists individuals and their families in obtaining necessary supports, resources and services that are required to meet their needs. Assistance is provided in the areas of funding applications, school placement issues, planning for seasonal programs, school to work/day alternative transitions and the development of a long term plan.
Information sessions are offered on a wide variety of topics to assist with long term planning, for example, Wills and Estate Planning, Residential Options, Income Tax Planning etc. Planning is done with interested families regarding Day Support for young adults and Future Planning for young adults and adults regarding alternative living arrangements. Plans developed by individuals and their families are used to direct ongoing supports, for organizational growth planning and to enable Community Living Mississauga to advocate for funding to implement plans. Every effort is made to alleviate crisis situations through assistance in obtaining appropriate services and resources.
Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities
The Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) benefit is associated with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and is a legislative program that is part of the Ontario Disability Act. This program provides assistance to parents of children with disabilities by providing them with a monthly benefit to help with extraordinary costs arising from the child’s disability. The child must be under eighteen years of age and live at home with their parents. The ACSD benefit provides financial assistance to a parent on behalf of the child in an amount up to a maximum of $440.00 monthly. In addition, the child receives dental and drug coverage as well as assistance to purchase hearing aids and prescription glasses. There is an application process which includes providing income information as the benefit provided is based on income level.
Families can apply to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services directly by calling 905-567-7177 or toll-free 1-877-832-2818 to request an application package.
This package will include an application form as well as information about the application process and the medical and financial documentation required.