Ontario. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Site: Peterborough

Service: Special Services at Home Program/Assistance For Children With Severe Disabilities

Description (Service) Special Services at Home Program:  
* Helps children under the age of 18 with a developmental disability and/or physical disability, to live at home with their families by providing individualized funding on a time-limited basis.  
* Funding for families to purchase supports and services which they cannot normally provide themselves and which are not available elsewhere in the community.  
* Services provided include personal growth and development and family relief and support. 
Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities:  
* Income-tested and provides a monthly benefit to help offset the ongoing extraordinary costs associated with the care of a child who has a severe disability and is living at home with their family.  
* Services covered include special diets, parent relief, expenses related to attending medical appointments, extra clothing and diapers and extraordinary or specialized babysitting.
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Dates All Year
Areas Served Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
Ontario resident caring for a child at home with a disability can apply for this benefit. Parents of developmentally/physically challenged children (under 18 years of age)  
SSAH: The disability and ongoing functional limitations must be documented by a professional such as a physician or psychologist at the time of the initial application.  
ACSD: The child must be less than 18 years of age, have a severe disability which results in a functional loss as verified by medical documentation and have extraordinary costs which are incurred directly as a result of the disability.
Application Families can apply for both programs by requesting application forms from the Special Services at Home staff at their local office of the Ministry of Community and Social Services/Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services - If needed.
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
360 George St N, 2nd Flr
Peterborough, ON K9H 7E7
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Intersection George and Charlotte Streets
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-742-9292
Toll Free Phone 1-800-663-8560
Fax 1-855-624-5634
Primary Contact Melanie Brennan, Admin; Phone: (Business) 905-440-1090

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