The Ministry of Community and Social Services financially assists with developmental services and programs that support inclusion for adults with a developmental disability and their families. These services allow them to live, work and participate in a wide range of activities in their communities. Community agencies deliver most of the available services and supports.
You can learn more about the residential services offered on the Ministry's website.
Legislation and Regulations
Community agencies deliver most of the services and supports available to adults with a developmental disability in Ontario. The laws that govern these services and supports are:
- Plain-language guide to SIPDDA
- Ontario Regulation 276/10 (General)
- Ontario Regulation 299/10 (Quality Assurance Measures).
Quality Assurance Measures and Policy Directives:
- Developmental Service (DS) Compliance Inspection: Indicator List (PDF - Revised May 2017)
- Behavioural Support Plan Reference Guide (PDF - February 2017)
- A plain-language guide to the Regulation on Quality Assurance Measures
Directives and Guidelines
Policy directives and guidelines provide more detailed rules and information that community agencies follow when making decisions about services and supports. The policy directives and guidelines are good places to look if you want more detailed information about a policy or if you need answers for specific questions about the laws. You can find a current listing of all directives and guidelines on the Ministry's website at - https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/developmental/information/index.aspx