Special and Complex Needs

Special Services at Home (SSAH) - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

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
  • activities of personal growth or development for the child, including camps and recreational activities, like swimming and music classes.

Respite enhances the primary caregiver’s capacity to provide care for the child with a disability living at home through the provision of indirect assistance. Indirect assistance can help provide relief to the primary caregiver so that they may take some time away from caregiving, or from one or more of their other responsibilities such as cooking, housekeeping and grocery shopping.

Support for personal growth and development can help the child learn new skills and abilities, such as improving their communication skills and becoming more independent.

Street Address Central West Regional Offices: 6733 Mississauga Road, Suite 200 Mississauga 17310 Yonge Street, Newmarket
Toll Free 1-844-637-6371
Email support@MyDirectPlan.com
Website http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/specialservices.aspx
Who can use this service Families can apply for this support if their children have a developmental and/or physical disability; they live in Ontario; and need more support than most families can provide. The child must be living with the family and/or are not being helped by othe