Ontario. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Central West Region, Special Services at Home (SSAH)

Record #: CDR1678
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019
Last Full Update: 12 Feb 2019

Record Details

Social Media Website: www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/specialservices/guidelines.aspx
Social Media Website

Description & Services

Alternate Name SSAH
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.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Areas Served Dufferin County ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Waterloo Region ; Wellington County
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
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
Fees None
Languages English ; French

Contact Information

Address & Map
6733 Mississauga Rd, Ste 200
Mississauga, ON L5N 6J5
Intersection Between Hwy 401 and Argentia Rd
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Office Phone Office 905-567-7177
Fax 905-567-3215
TTY Phone 905-567-3219
Toll Free Phone 1-877-832-2818
Website www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/specialservices/guidelines.aspx

Other Details

Funding Provincial
Service Level (30) Provincial Government


Subjects Children ; Developmental disabilities ; Financial assistance ; Financial programs ; Physical disabilities ; Social assistance ; Youth