DTSH Developmental Services
We Know our Disabilities, It’s Time to Know and Accept our ABILITIES
Supports for Children, Youth & Adults with Developmental Disabilities
What we do
DTSH Services is an organization committed to helping children, young adults and families that are facing developmental disabilities. We firmly believe with the correct guidance and support most people with developmental disabilities can still participate fully in society and go on to become valuable members of a community. Not only do we offer special programs and other support systems to those in need but we also offer Safety Programs for meeting the safety needs of children and youth and young adults.
What is a Developmental Disability?
Children and adults with developmental disabilities often require more help to learn or understand things. This in turn may affect other skills such as the ability to talk to or interact with other people. They may also need help to cope with day to day activities.
How to assess whether your child has a Developmental Disability?
The diagnosis of developmental disability is made by a professional, like a pediatrician, a neurologist, or a psychologist. This diagnosis is usually made in early childhood when a child does not meet expected developmental milestones.
If you are unsure whether or not your child has a developmental disability, please contact your child’s Doctor for further guidance.
Is my child eligible for DTSH Services?
We do not need a formal assessment or diagnosis to begin helping your child. Simply get in touch with us and our experienced staff will guide you through the process of how you can register your child for any of our programs.
Things we can do for you
Check back in January for our March Break Schedule
We focus on the developmental needs of your child and academics are incorporated over time. Our program works well with the mandates the Ministry of Education has implemented to make sure all students have the support they require to be successful in school, their home and in the community. Individuals are treated with dignity, respect and kindness.
SAFETY PROGRAMS FOR EVERYONE
Independent Living for Young Adults
We provide training to young adults with developmental disabilities so that they can learn how to cope with living independently. Individuals work on their self-esteem, accepting who they are and what skills they have to offer society and themselves. They are trained for job interviews, interaction in the community and how to make appropriate decisions and safe choices.
RED CROSS BABYSITTER’S COURSE
Does your teen or tween enjoy being with children? Do they want to earn some extra money?
Participants learn how to run a small babysitting business and how to supervise younger siblings or other children in a safe and responsible manner. Aspiring babysitters also learn basic first aid skills.
IN HOME SUPPORT SERVICES
We offer in Home Support to persons with developmental disabilities as we understand they may have special needs when it comes to their home environment. Our trained staff will make appointments and work with your family and/or caregivers.
- Home and Centre Child Care Resource Consultation
- Caregiver Respite
- Parent and RECE workshops
- Children’s’ Programs & Camps
- Home Alone Training
- Use of Autism strategies
If you like what we do and want to know more…
Contact us for a confidential, no obligation consultation…
Why choose us?
WE LEAVE A POSITIVE IMPRESSION ON YOUR CHILD’S MIND
Programs Tailored to Fit Individual Needs
Children will have an opportunity to learn in the manner which fits their individual developmental needs. Families will always have open communication with the program and their concerns will always be addressed by the Developmental Consultant and the facilitators supporting the children.
Close Parental Involvement
Parents will have the opportunity to share information between the program and the school if they feel it is appropriate to help meet the needs of the child. We are able to work on goals which have been set out on the child’s IEP if the parents which to share that information, as well as goals described by the parents.
Compliance with Ministry Standards
Comply with the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Practice of the College of Early Childhood Educators Ontario, The Early Childhood Resource Network Ontario, and the new Learning frame work by the Ministry of Education.
Attention parents and caregivers…
FUNDING, GRANTS and EVENTS
FUNDING AND GRANTS
DTSH Developmental Services Inc. strongly believes in giving families and individuals information to help them find funding that they have not have heard of, or maybe never thought that they would qualify for. We welcome questions and will do our best to have helpful information when ever possible, if we are unable to answer your questions we will gladly redirect you to the correct support services.