Many adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario receive Individualized Funds. These funds might come from the Passport Program, from agencies or other sources. Using these funds effectively, however, can be a challenge. People have trouble:
- Understanding what the funds are for and how best to use them
- Finding or developing individualized supports
- Managing individualized budgets
- Hiring and maintaining staff
Using individualized funds like Passport effectively can be complex, as there are many aspects that need to come together to develop individualized supports, including thinking about innovative housing proposals; assistance and support in figuring things out; managing individualized budgets; and hiring and maintaining staff.
Through experience many organizations and families have developed resources to help with these kinds of things.
The purpose of this project is to bring together these resources and make them available online. The IF Library is intended to be useful to adults with DD, their families/support networks, and agencies.
The timeframe for this phase of information collection has been extended through April 15, 2018.
The individualized library project is inviting people to participate in a short online Survey and interviews to share the resources they use to help with individualized funding.
It will take less than 10 minutes of your time.
Download the Project Letter here.
If you would prefer just to talk to someone about the resources you use or know of/about please call Amelia McIntyre at toll free 1-866-583-1081 or email email@example.com Amelia can also help you if you have any questions or would like to hear more about the project.