Rent, food and medication. Affording the basics can be challenging. Funding and other services are made available to help.
The ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program) has two purposes. ODSP helps people who have a disability that need financial assistance and helps to support people who have a disability that want and are able to work.
SSAH (Special Services at Home) is an Ontario government program that helps families who care for a child who has a physical or intellectual disability. SSAH helps to pay for staff that will teach children new skills and daily living activities, as well as provide short break options for the primary caregiver.
Passport is administered by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. People who have an intellectual disability can use Passport funding to buy supports and services. The funding must be used to help you be more involved in your community.
ADP (Assistive Devices Program) provides funding for devices that enable people who have a physical disability to increase their independence. The funding covers over 8,000 devices, including wheelchairs, hearing aids, respiratory equipment and prostheses.