Ontario. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Site: Newmarket Office

Service: Special Services at Home and Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

Record #: BAR0083
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 22 Aug 2022

Location, Telephone & Internet

Toll Free Phone 1-877-669-6658 Ext 1939 or Ext 1902
TTY Phone 1-905-715-7759
Website www.ontario.ca/page/special-services-home
Located In Community Newmarket
Address Regional Office of Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
17310 Yonge St, Unit 1
Newmarket, ON
Canada L3Y 7R8
Intersection Yonge St and Milard Ave

Description & Services

Description (Service) Families who are caring for a child with a developmental and/or physical disability can apply to the Special Services at Home (SSAH) program to get funding for:
  • primary caregiver relief and related supports including respite support (a break, or respite, from the day-to-day care of your child)
  • activities of personal growth or development for the child, including camps and recreational activities, like swimming and music classes
  • see website for more information
  • funded and managed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Hours Regional Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Simcoe County ; York County
Eligibility To apply for the Special Services at Home (SSAH) program, you must be the child's parent or legal guardian with decision-making responsibility (the applicant) and the child must:
  • be under 18 years of age
  • have a written diagnosis of a developmental and/or physical disability from a physician, psychologist or psychological associate, nurse practitioner, ophthalmologist and/or audiologist
  • be a resident of Ontario and legally entitled to live in Canada (for example, be a citizen, landed immigrant, holder of Minister's Permit or a refugee entitled to live in Canada)
  • live at home and not receive support from other residential services
  • Only one individual with decision-making responsibility for the child can apply for funding
Languages French - Reception, Website, services offered in French when requested
Fees None

Other Details

Elections n/a
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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