If your child has been identified as having a intellectual disability and is 16 years old or older, you can begin the application process for DSO to set up adult support services for your child.
You will require:
-a psychoeducational assessment (ask learning resource teacher if you need a copy)
-an adaptive functioning assessment (ask learning resource teacher for more information)
You can begin the application here: https://www.dsontario.ca/
*If your child qualifies for qualifies for DSO, they will automatically qualify for ODSP. (See below)
Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) – 284
Ontario College Certificate
Ontario College Certificate
This program offers students with intellectual disabilities and other significant learning challenges the opportunity to pursue a postsecondary education, prepare for success in entry level work, build independence and self-advocacy skills for adult life.
Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) – 284 | Mohawk College
Career Pathways – 361 | Mohawk College
Designed specifically for students with a learning disability, autism or mental health challenges who want to develop academic and career-ready skills for future postsecondary study and employment
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This guide has been created by the Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC). RARC provides accurate and comprehensive assessments and follow-up services to post-secondary students with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and ASD. RARC provides these services to students at Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario and at other institutions across south-eastern Ontario. For more information about RARC or their services, visit www.queensu.ca/rarc.
About | Transition Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities
Essential Skills Upgrading Program
The Essential Skills Upgrading Program is a skills development program in communication (reading, writing and speaking) and numeracy at a pre-high school level. Its purpose is to help adults with developmental disabilities attain their goals related to further training, employment or independence.
Please contact us at 905-561-2190 ext. 4757 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
|Classes are free of charge, individualized, self-paced and delivered in a small class format to meet the specific needs of each student.Adults with developmental disabilities 19 years+ can participate (though 21yrs+ is highly recommended).The adult must be physically autonomous and possess the capacity for independent action and self-management within the classroom.The adult should be able to profit from instruction in basic numeracy and literacy (this is assessed by the teacher) and participate fully in their individualized program.|
|Supports Offered||Students participate in individually designed learning experiences focusing on: Upgrading of basic literacy and numeracy Skills Practical context in which these skills will be employed. Expressed needs and interests of the adults themselves|
|Course Delivery Format||Enrolment in the Essential Skills classes are continuous throughout the school year (September to June) and hours and days are flexible. Part-time classes are available Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Currently programs are available in both in-person and fully on-line formats due to COVID19.|
|Locations||Continuing Education Hill Park Learning Centre|
465 East 16th Street, Hamilton ON – 905-561-2190
|To Register||To make an appointment for and intake/assessment meeting, please click the button below:Schedule Appointment – Literacy & Basic Skills (NON-CREDIT) Intake/Assessment|
|Funding||This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.|