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At DeafBlind Ontario Services, our commitment to providing a high quality of life for people with deafblindness is ingrained in our values.
Our team of professionals are dedicated to ensuring consistent and holistic person-centered plans are in place for each person we support to live full, meaningful lives. Our Client Services Team is the backbone of our highly regarded service model, providing a multi-faceted approach to each individual’s personal plans so they can achieve their goals and aspirations. This dedicated team is unique in the sector and part of what sets DeafBlind Ontario Services apart in our field.
Our programs and services are designed to support the unique needs of people with deafblindness, as well as encourage the development of life and vocational skills along with recreational opportunities.
DeafBlind Ontario Services is considered a leader in the field and is proud to offer the highest quality Intervenor Services. No two individuals with deafblindness are alike, and we pride ourselves on individually tailored programs for each person we support.
The application process for Intervenor Services: Residential or Community includes the following:
- Completion of DeafBlind Ontario Services internal application package.
- Completion of the Intervenor Services Eligibility Form provided by Canadian Deafblind Association (CDBA), Provincial Central Point of Access for Intervenor Services in Ontario.
- On confirmation of eligibility by Canadian Deafblind Association, you or your representative of choice will be notified in writing.
- You will be required to undergo an assessment using the standardized interRAI and Deafblind supplement by qualified Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Provincial Intervenor Assessors.
- When eligibility is confirmed, DeafBlind Ontario Services will work with you and submit an individualized profile and budget to apply to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to secure Intervenor Services funding. Once this submission is sent to MCCSS, it may take several months to hear back whether or not the submission was successful.
- Upon receipt of funding approval from MCCSS, a Service Agreement will be executed between you/your representative and transition planning will start.
As per the MCCSS Intervenor Services Operational Guidelines effective April 1, 2018,
- Confirm eligibility through Canadian Deafblind Association, Central Point of Access
- Facilitate an assessment of client’s needs for Intervenor Services by MCCSS Provincial Intervenor Assessors
- Confirmation of available resources
- Service planning within available resources
- Service provision
Confirmation of eligibility is the first step in the process of MCCSS funded Intervenor Services and services provided by DeafBlind Ontario Services.
To be eligible for MCCSS-funded Intervenor Services, an applicant must:
- Have a diagnosis of hearing and visual impairment that is non-corrective
- Not be attending secondary school
- Be a resident of Ontario; and,
- Be at least 18 years of age.
Further inquiries and referrals can be made to the Manager of Client Innovation & Development by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1-855-340-3267.