Passport is a program that helps adults 18 years or older with a developmental disability to participate in their communities. It also helps caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.
Passport provides funding for services and supports so adults with a developmental disability can:
- take part in community classes or recreational programs
- develop work, volunteer, and daily life skills
- hire a support worker
- create their own life plans (this is called person-directed planning) to reach their goals
- get temporary respite for their caregivers
Who does the Passport program serve?
The Passport program is for people with a developmental disability who are 18-years-old or older and:
- need support to participate in the community while they are still in school, or;
- have left school and are living on their own, with family or independently in a supportive living arrangement.
Developmental Services Ontario
manages the application process for all provincially-funded developmental services and supports for adults with a developmental disability in Ontario.
Contact Developmental Services Ontario
to apply for adult developmental services, including Passport. If you’re eligible, staff there will help you complete a developmental services application package to assess your needs and connect you with available services and supports.