Support Services

Support Services

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Intake Services

An Intake Team assists families of children from Waterloo Region who are seeking access to residential, day program, respite, employment clinical and service coordination supports. Eligibility is assessed and links to the developmental service system are made. Adults seeking the same services are referred to Developmental Services Ontario Central West Region.

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Service Coordination

Service Coordination is available to children, youth and adults with a developmental disability from Waterloo Region, and/or to their families; DSRC assists in strengthening clients’ capacity to manage the challenges of caring for themselves/their offspring, and enhancing their formal and informal networks of community resources.

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Service Resolution

Service Resolution identifies individuals in most urgent need of support in the developmental services’ system in Waterloo Region, and facilitates short-term and long term planning strategies of support.

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Respite Coordination

A Respite Coordinator assists individuals from Waterloo Region who are eligible for developmental services, in seeking residential respite supports from Waterloo developmental service agencies that offer respite programs.

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Autism Services

Two initiatives for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders are offered.  An Autism Services Consultant provides social skills education and training to those up to the age of 18. As well, Clinicians provide Applied Behaviour Analysis interventions and supports to children 9 through 17 years of age from the Region of Waterloo.

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Transitional Aged Youth Services Coordination

A TAY Coordinator provides supports to youth across all Central West Region, who are transitioning from the child welfare system to the developmental services system.

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Passport Program

A Passport Coordinator assists individuals/families in applying for Passport Program funding, locating a suitable day program and assists the individual/family in managing any funds granted.

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Child Care Special Needs Resourcing

DSRC-WR is one of seven community agencies funded by the Region of Waterloo, Children’s Services Division, to provide supports for children with special needs to attend licensed child care settings in Waterloo Region. DSRC-WR’s role is to provide psychological or behavioural assessments to support attendance at day care.

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Information and Resources

Information and Resources provides information on developmental disabilities and service agencies; as well as a Resource Library and training is available.

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