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Welcome to Developmental Services Ontario

Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) is the single point of access for all Ministry funded adult services, helping adults with developmental disabilities connect to services and supports in their communities. There are nine DSO agencies across Ontario to serve you. To learn more about Developmental Services Ontario, please follow this link: www.DSOntario.ca.

Developmental Services Ontario North East Region (DSO NER). The DSO NER is a program of Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca. The DSO NER serves the following areas: Nipissing, Cochrane, Timiskaming, Parry Sound, Muskoka and the James Bay Coast.

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How to Apply for Developmental Services and Supports

Developmental Services Ontario will:

- Provide intake support
- Provide information
- Confirm eligibility
- Complete application package (including determination and reassessment of service and support needs)
- Refer to community urgent response process where required
- Match eligible and prioritized individuals to services and supports
- Ongoing monitoring and reporting information to the ministry to support system forecasting


How to Contact Developmental Services Ontario – North East Region

[email protected]
Fax: 705-495-1373
TTY number: 1-800-855-0511
Provincial Website for DSO organizations: www.DSOntario.ca
Hours of Operation:
North Bay & Bracebridge: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Timmins: By appointment only.

Your feedback and questions are important to us. You can provide us with feedback by emailing the DSO NER  [email protected]  calling 1-855-376-6376.

DSO Compliance
Following a compliance inspection in January 2018, DSO North East Region was found to be IN COMPLIANCE with Ontario Regulation 299/10 of SIPDDA (Quality Assurance Measures) and/or policy directives applicable to Ministry-funded services and supports for adults with developmental disabilities.

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