Kerry's Place Autism Services- Offers training for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who want to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to get and keep a job.
ASD Job Readiness Program
We specialize in working with individuals with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mental health issues, physical challenges and more. Our targeted employment and volunteer programs unlock your abilities so you can reach your potential at work.
Young Adults Program:
help job seekers, workers and employers with advice, grants and other services around public and private sector employment.
March of Dimes
Developmental Services Ontario (DSO)
Developmental services for children such as Special Services at Home, Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities and services through the Ontario Autism Program ends at the age of 18. To receive services past the age of 18, you must apply through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) to determine eligibility. DSO does not deliver services; DSO is the access point for adult developmental services funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) in Ontario. A qualified DSO staff trained through the MCCSS will complete the application package with you. To avoid delays of service when the applicant turns 18, it is recommended you contact your region’s DSO office when the applicant is 16 years of age. Your regional DSO office can assist you with information on:
Understanding and completing the application process
Determining the supports and services you need
Accessing MCCSS funded supports and services when spots are available
Finding other resources in your community
Ontario Disability Support Services (ODSP)
ODSP provides income and employment supports, as well as health benefits to people over the age of 18 with a disability. Income supports help those who are in financial need pay for living expenses such as food and housing; learn more or find out if you are eligible by clicking here. ODSP also offers employment supports which can assist with preparing for work, finding and keeping a job, job coaching and on the job training, software and mobility devices that can assist you in your job, interpreter services, transportation services, and more; learn more or find out if you are eligible by clicking here.
Helps adults with a developmental disability be involved in their communities and live as independently as possible by providing funding for community participation services and supports, activities of daily living and person-directed planning. The program also provides funding for caregiver respite services and supports for primary caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability. Once an individual is eligibility for adult developmental services, they will automatically be approved for $5,000 annually in direct funding through the Passport program.
See here: https://www.dsontario.ca/passport-program
Family Services of Peel
Adult Protection Worker (APS):
provide comprehensive and intensive case management supports to people with developmental disabilities who live independently, ensuring that people receive the necessary supports to achieve a quality of life based upon person-centred aspirations: