Special Services At Home (SS@H)
What is Special Services at Home?
Special Services at Home is a program funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. The Ministry will award contracts for one year. Families must re-apply every year for this program (or as directed by the Ministry). A family can self-administer the contract or have Lansdowne Children's Centre administer the program until their child turns 18.
SS@H provides support for...
- 1:1 worker for personal growth and development
- 1:1 worker for respite care
- and/or the purchase of a variety of other individualized supports and services based on Ministry guidelines.
With careful thought and planning, your SS@H funds can be used to support a wider range of meaningful activities which will increase a child's experiences.
Who is eligible to use Special Services At Home?
- 0-18 years of age
- Children/youth with a physical and/or developmental disability verified by a physician.
What can I expect?
Lansdowne Children's Centre can assist you in completing your SS@H application form. Once the Ministry has issued your child an SS@H contract, a Program Supervisor will discuss how to best utilize your funding to meet the needs of your child and family. The SS@H program has a pool of Support Workers with a wide range of skills and experience. The Program Supervisor will assist the family in finding the right match for your child.
For further information about Special Services at Home at Lansdowne Children's Centre, or to initiate a referral, please contact:Central Intake
519-753-3153 ext. 206