Dufferin Child and Family Services

Site: Dufferin Child and Family Services

Service: Developmental Support Services Coordination Program

Record #: DUF0115
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 22 Feb 2023


Description (Service) 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.

Service Details

Hours Office: Mon, Thu, Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, Tue, Wed 8:30 am-6:30 pm  
Service: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Dufferin County
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 For assistance to access DSO Intake, call DCAFS Central Intake, visit DSO website for details at www.dsontario.ca/agencies/dso-central-west
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Orangeville
Address & Map
655 Riddell Rd
Orangeville, ON
Canada L9W 4Z5
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Intersection Cross street: Broadway and 2nd St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-941-1530
Fax 519-941-1525
Website dcafs.on.ca/
Volunteer Coordinator Jacqueline Moore, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 519-941-1530 ext 246; Email: jacqueline.moore@dcafs.on.ca

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