Ontario. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Central West Region, Special Services at Home (SSAH)
Description & Services
|Description||The Special Services at Home (SSAH) program helps families who are caring for a child with a developmental and/or physical disability. It is funded and managed by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
The goal of the SSAH program is to support the government’s vision of:
*Strengthening the ability of children and their families to reach their potential;
*Reducing the need for intensive or intrusive social services in the future; and
*Reinforcing personal dignity and independence.
The SSAH program is based on the understanding that family members are often primary caregivers for children with a developmental and/or physical disability. The program focuses on providing funds to assist families to purchase supports not available elsewhere in the community.
Funding provided through SSAH helps families pay for special services in or outside the family home as long as the child is not receiving support from a residential program.
For example, through SSAH funding a family can hire someone to:
*Help their child learn new skills and abilities, such as improving their communication skills and becoming more independent; and/or
*Provide respite support to the family - families can receive funding to pay for services that will give them a break, or respite, from the day-to-day care of their child.
|Areas Served||Dufferin County ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Waterloo Region ; Wellington County|
|Eligibility||SPECIAL SERVICES AT HOME (SSAH):
Children with a developmental or physical disability and adults with a developmental disability are eligible for SSAH if they: are residents of Ontario; have an ongoing functional limitation as a result of a disability; require support beyond that which is a normal family responsibility; and are living at home with their families
|Application||SPECIAL SERVICES AT HOME (SSAH):
Complete an application form; obtain a medical statement or psychological assessment clearly confirming the diagnosis of your family member's disability (indicating the nature of the disability; and supports your request for service
|Languages||English ; French|
|Address & Map||
6733 Mississauga Rd, Ste 200
Mississauga, ON L5N 6J5
|Intersection||Between Hwy 401 and Argentia Rd|
|Office Phone||Office 905-567-7177|
|Toll Free Phone||1-877-832-2818|
|Service Level||(30) Provincial Government|
|Subjects||Children ; Developmental disabilities ; Financial assistance ; Financial programs ; Physical disabilities ; Social assistance ; Youth|