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The Special Services at Home (SSAH) Program helps family’s caring for individuals with a disability. If approved, families are provided with funding to purchase supports and services which they could not normally provide themselves and are not available elsewhere in the community.
What can I use the funding for?
Personal Development and Growth – This could include helping a person acquire new skills and abilities, such a improving communications skills or supporting a person as he or she undertakes more and more of the activities associated with daily living.
Who can apply?
Parents, family members, and legal guardians of children with a developmental or physical disability under the age of 18 and adults with a developmental disability
Who is eligible?
To be eligible, the individual with the disability must be:
How do I apply?
You can apply by filling out an applicationon your own or with the assistance of an agency or professional. You can obtain an application by clicking on the following link Special Services at Home Application or by contacting your local Regional Office.
How are funding decisions made?
Applications are reviewed and assessed by a Special Agreements Officer who sets priorities based on several factors such as:
Since SSAH operates on a fixed allocation of funding, it is necessary to re-apply for services every year. If you are reapplying for SSAH for personal development and growth, you can use a copy of the Special Services at Home Progress Report .
Who do I contact for more information?
For more information on Special Services at Home (SSAH), please contact: