Person-centred Planning & Screening Assessments

Understanding Personal Goals

The goal of Person Centered planning is to promote personal choice, independence, individual rights & responsibilities and social inclusion.

  • What are some of the natural supports & resources currently in place? Neighbors? Friends? Community groups you may belong to?
  • What are your or your loved ones personal goals? Skill development,  Budgeting, Employment, Personal Empowerment, Building friendships?
  • Establishing priorities can help determine where some of these goals may be broken down into a “Mapping Path” for Skill Acquisition
  • Once the mapping is completed for your loved one, we can build on services available within the community and begin working towards the development and acquisition of these goals which will no doubt attribute to the attainment of skills.

If you wish to explore having a Person Centered Plan developed please contact Lisa Johnson Service Manager for Community Outreach within The Participation House Project (Durham Region) at

Are you 18 years of age or older with a Developmental Disability and wanting to access funded supports and services?

Your first step to access services and supports is to contact DSO (Developmental Services Ontario)

Once you contact the DSO, they will help you begin the application process to determine service eligibility.

Now that you are 18 years have you applied for ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program)? 

Are you or a loved one seeking Supports or Services and currently waiting for a funded vacancy?  Do you know that you can use your ODSP funding to financially assist with paying for services provided by an agency offering fee-for-service programming.  We have options if you require more info contact: Lisa Johnson, Service Manager – Community Outreach and Service Coordination at

If you are having difficulty navigating the DSO, require assistance with ODSP or need further information about any of the above service’s for yourself or a loved one please contact Lisa Johnson Service Manager for Community Outreach within The Participation House Project Durham Region at, we would be happy to assist you further with assessment and getting you connected to the supports you may need to be  connected to.