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Program Title : Special Services At Home
Program Time : Days, Evenings, Weekends
Program Runs from : Available Year Round
Program Length : Ministry approvals given for maximum of 1 yr
Program Cost : No fee for service
Admission Criteria : Infants, children and adults with a developmental disability. In addition, children up to age 18 with a physical disability. The disability must be documented by a physician or psychologist.
Activities : This program provides assistance for families/individuals wanting to access the Special Services at Home Program of the Ministry of Community and Social Services (see Funding section).

The program provides individualized in-home support and community based activities for children and adults with a developmental disability and children under 18 years with a physical disability. Its focus is on "Personal Development and Growth" and/or "Respite Support" as determined by the family or individual.

Family Services Perth-Huron assists with the application process as well as the administration of contracts once approved by the Ministry. This includes screening, matching and payment of service providers.
Comments : Service providers are contracted, self-employed people who are carefully screened by our coordinators. In addition, they receive orientation and ongoing training and support.
Disability / Special Needs : Autism Spectrum Disorder, Camp Companion, Developmental Disability, Job Support, Lift/Transfers, Medical, Medication Administration, Nursing, Personal Care (toileting, diapering), Physical Disability, Physio/Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Sign Language, Speech & Language / Communication, Transportation
Individual(s) Served : Male and Female
Type of Respite : Community, In-home or Host
Age Category : 0-5 Preschool, 6-12 School Aged and 13-17 Adolescent
Agency : Family Services Perth-Huron
Agency Contact : Janice Steckly
Phone : 519 273 1020 x.132
Fax : 519 273 6993
Email Address : jsteckly@fsph.ca
Option offered at : 142 Waterloo St. S., Stratford, ON N5A 4B4
Nearest Intersection : George St.
Regions : Perth
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