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Organization: Ontario. Ministry of Children and Youth Services - Ottawa - Preston St - Assistance For Children With Severe Disabilities - Special Services at Home  
Phone Numbers: 613-788-2399
Toll-Free: 1-800-267-5111 ext 2399
TTY: 613-787-3959
Fax: 613-787-5284
347 Preston St
Ottawa, ON
K1S 3H8
Intersection: Preston St and George St W
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm * appointment necessary in most cases
Executives: David Remington - Regional Director
Public Contacts: Cherry Visser - Manager, ACSD and SSAH Programs
Margaret Story - Program Manager
Service Description: Government program to help children with developmental or physical disabilities to live at home with their families * provides funding on a time-limited basis to address individual needs and which may be used for family relief and support and/or personal development and growth * families can purchase support services which they could not normally provide themselves or that are not available elsewhere in the community

Examples of cases when financial assistance is provided include: travel to doctors and hospitals * special shoes and clothing * parental relief * wheelchair repairs * hearing aid batteries * basic dental care * drugs * eyeglasses * hearing aids

Fees: None
Application: Application forms are available at the office or from website * medical or psychological assessment required
Eligibility / Target Population: Children up to 18 years of age who live at home with a parent or a legal guardian * the income of a family will be evaluated to determine qualification * must have a severe disability that results in a functional loss * extraordinary costs that are incurred directly as a result of the disability must be present
Languages: English * French
Area Served:
Kingston, Lanark, Leeds & Grenville, North Lanark/North Grenville, Quinte, Renfrew County, Rural Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, Rural Hastings, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry  
See Also: Financial Assistance for Children and Families
Financial Assistance for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on September 18, 2018

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