ATTENDANT SERVICES, RESPITE, HOUSING & INDEPENDENT LIVING TRAINING
Amy’s Helping Hands
Provides caregivers to meet your loved ones needs at home or in the community. Assistance with personal care, pre/post-surgery, respite, homemaking, and some transportation needs. There is a fee for service.
2929 Howard Avenue, Windsor, ON N8X 4W4
Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario (formerly APPD)
Offers a variety of in-home support services, as well as supportive living programs for persons 16+ with a physical disability. Must be able to self-direct own care.
3141 Sandwich Street, Windsor, ON N9C 1A7
Community Care Access Centre
CCAC provides attendant services to persons with physical disabilities according to specific criteria set out by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Short Stay Program – offers caregivers up to 30 days of respite three times per year. Persons are cared for in a long-term care home. There is a daily fee. Contact CCAC for more information.
5415 Tecumseh Road East, 2nd Floor, Windsor, ON
Phone: 519-258-8211 or 519-310-2222
Gage Transition to Independent Living Program
Empowering those with physical disabilities to live independent lives. The Gage Transition to Independent Living (GTIL) offers a community setting in uptown Toronto for people with disabilities to learn and practice independent living skills. Clients are selected for either a six or maximum 18 month ‘transitional’ program. Clients are provided with a one-bedroom apartment and access to on-site attendant services (24 hour) and health and life skills education.
West Park Healthcare Centre
82 Buttonwood Avenue, Toronto ON M6M 2J5
Phone: 1-416-481-0868 ext 229
Growing Up Ready Life Transitions Checklists
Young people and their families go through many changes as they grow up. The Growing Up Ready resources are designed to help children and youth with disabilities to get ready for adult life. A Timetable for Growing Up is a chart of things to think about at different ages and stages, starting from birth. The Skills for Growing Up Checklists are for use with children 7 years of age and older.
A non-profit transportation service for people who, because of a physical mobility problem, are unable to board the public transit system in the City of Windsor. There is an application process and a fee for service.
Hype Summer Transition to University Program
A FREE, four-day summer transition program aimed to help students with disabilities make the transition from high school to university. Participants stay in residence for free (with meals provided), gain valuable exposure to the accommodation process, partake in workshops on beneficial learning strategies, adaptive technologies, the importance of self-advocacy, financial aid and much, much more. Attendees of HYPE will also get to participate in McMaster University’s ALTITUDE ropes course.
Phone: 1-905-525-9140 ext 24711
The Independence Program
For individuals with a disability that are 17-18 years of age or up to age 21 if in high school. This program is designed to increase independence and may include topics of meal preparation and cooking, money management and budgeting, public transit and community navigation, directing attendant care needs, recreation and social skills building and supported or independent living preparation.
Date: Sunday, July 20th 2014 to Friday, August 8th 2014
Location: Ryerson University, Toronto – Pitman Hall Residence
Cost: approx. $2,000.00 *Financial assistance may be available
Deadline for application submission: February 28th 2014
For more information, contact Natalie Timbrell
Phone: 416-425-6220 ext 6451 | 1-800-363-2440 ext 6451
Photo ID Card
For more information, go to the Ministry of Transportation website and search for “photo card”. The card for individuals 16 years of age and over, will make it easier for people with a developmental disability who don’t have a driver’s license to do things that require official identification such as: apply for work, open bank accounts, and access government services. Designed with input from Ontarians with disabilities, seniors and advocacy groups, the card is similar to a driver’s license. It includes the card holder’s name, photo, signature, address, gender, and date of birth. It also has the same security features as a driver’s license to help prevent fraud and identity theft.
Toll Free: 1-800-387-3445
TTY Toll Free: 1-800-268-7095