Information for Families

Developmental Services Ontario assists adults with developmental disabilities and their families or caregivers to navigate the services that are available to them. Their goal is to help people with developmental disabilities to become more independent, to make their own choices and to get involved in their communities.

Community Living Sarnia-Lambton is an active partner of the P4P Planning Network. P4P is a family formed and directed non-profit organization providing resources and inspiration to families and their relatives with a disability. Connecting families and individuals to the Planning Network increases their access to many free and relevant planning strategies, tools and resources to help support people living with a disability to lead their best possible life.

My Direct Plan is a free, easy-to-use, online expense management tool to help you manage your Passport, Residential and other Direct Funding.

This Future Planning Tool simplifies the process and guides you through the steps of planning for a good life, including financial security, personal network building, estate planning, housing choices and supported decision-making. The tool was developed in partnership with Pooran Law, Ability Tax & Trust Advisors and Prosper Canada.

The Inspiring Possibilities Estate Planning Guide is written by legal, tax, and accounting professionals who specialize in and are dedicated to supporting people who have a disability and families. This digital book introduces people to various topics when considering one’s financial objectives and obligations, and assists people in developing questions when meeting with legal, accounting and investment professionals.

The Guide on Person-Directed Planning has been written to assist families and people with developmental disabilities to plan for their future. It was developed to:

  • highlight the importance of building a life in community
  • show how the process of person-directed planning gives you more choice and control over your lives
  • provide direction during times of transition
  • offer practical suggestions on how you can proceed.

Person-directed planning puts the person with a disability at the heart of important decisions that affect their life.

The JumpStart Lambton Kent Teen Transition Committee has developed this easy-to-use resource providing information for youth with disabilities about transitioning to adulthood.

Community Living Ontario is the Provincial 'umbrella' organization for our Association and more than 100 more comparable to Community Living Sarnia-Lambton throughout Ontario. It represents about 12,000 people with developmental disabilities in the Province. They work with schools, families, employers and communities in advocating for the rights of people who have an intellectual disability.

The Canadian Association for Community Living is a family-based association assisting people with intellectual disabilities and their families to lead the way in advancing inclusion in their own lives and in their communities. We do this in Canada and around the world by sharing information, fostering leadership for inclusion, engaging community leaders and policy makers, seeding innovation and supporting research.

Spotlight on Transformation is the ministry of Community and Social Services newsletter for people interested in services and supports for people with a developmental disability. It features:

  • information about what is happening in Ontario’s developmental services system
  • updates on our progress in improving services and supports, and
  • inspiring stories of inclusion in communities throughout Ontario.

Get the latest news and advocacy information about the Community Living Movement by subscribing through email to ‘Update Fridays’ or by following CLO’s Facebook page.

Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, birth injuries, or brain injuries. Their team was created to provide answers and all types of assistance needed to help improve the quality of life for loved ones and family members with cerebral palsy.

The Care & Share Family Network is family and friends of individuals with disabilities. Our network will build connections, encourage positive conversations, share information and learning, and offer a safe place for families to be inspired to dream big.

Community Living Sarnia-Lambton’s employment model has been shared and adopted by other communities across Ontario and even internationally.

Vision: A community where everyone is valued and can participate.

Volunteers are the bridge between the community and the services that we provide

Community Living Sarnia-Lambton has grown to support more than 400 children and adults with developmental and intellectual challenges.