Frequently Asked Questions

Section Topic
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1.0 Developmental Services Transformation Overview: What is changing?
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1.1 What is changing this year?
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1.2 Why are these changes happening?
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1.3 When are these changes happening?
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1.4 How will these changes affect people?
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1.5 How can I find out more information about these changes?
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2.0 What WILL and WILL NOT change on July 1, 2011?
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2.1 Will the application process change?
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2.2 Will the assessment process change?
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2.3 Will the prioritization process change?
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2.4 Will new resources be available for services and supports?
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2.5 Will new options for direct funding be available?
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2.6 Chart: What WILL and WILL NOT change on July 1, 2011?
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3.0 What will these changes mean to me?
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3.1 For individuals currently receiving service
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3.1.1 Do I have to reapply, or reconfirm my eligibility?
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3.1.2 Will my level of service change?
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3.1.3 Do I need to contact the DSO in July, 2011, to complete an Application Package?
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3.1.4 How often will I have my service and support needs
reassessed by completing an Application Package?
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3.1.5 Who do I contact if I have questions about my services and supports?
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3.2 For adults currently waiting for services and supports
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3.2.1 Do I have to reapply, or reconfirm my eligibility?
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3.2.2 Will my priority status change?
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3.2.3 Do I need to contact the DSO in July, 2011, to complete an Application Package?
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3.2.4 Will I still be considered (prioritized) for services and supports if I haven't completed an Application Package?
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3.2.5 Will my priority status change as a result of completing an Application Package?
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3.2.6 Will new resources be available for services and supports when the DSOs open?
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3.3 For individuals applying for services and support for the first time
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3.3.1 Who do I contact for information about services and supports?
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3.3.2 Who do I contact to apply for services and supports?
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3.3.3 How do I contact my regional DSO?
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3.3.4 How can I find our more information about the new Act?
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4.0 Overview of Developmental Services Ontario: who, what, where, when and why?
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4.1 Why are DSO organizations opening in Ontario?
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4.2 What will DSO organizations do?
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4.3 Who will become the DSO organizations?
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4.4 When will the DSO organizations open?
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4.5 Where will the DSO organizations be located?
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4.6 How were the DSO organizations chosen?
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4.7 Chart: What is changing, and why?
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5.0 Application Package Overview
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5.1 Why was a new Application Package developed?
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5.2 What is the new Application Package?
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5.3 What does the new Application Package assess?
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5.4 Who will complete the new Application Package?
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5.5 Is the completion of the Application Package mandatory?
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5.6 Who will provide/administer the Application Package?
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5.7 When will people complete an Application Package?
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5.8 Who do people contact to complete an Application Package?
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5.9 How long will it take to complete an Application Package?
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5.10 Where will completed Application Package information be stored?
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5.11 How often will a person have their service and support needs reassessed by completing an Application Package?
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6.0 Eligibility for Ministry-funded Adult Developmental Services and Supports
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6.1 Who can apply for services and supports?
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6.2 What information do new persons have to provide to have their eligibility confirmed when applying for the first time?
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6.3 Is there a review process for decisions about eligibility?
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