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DSO-Creating Your Individualized Housing & Support Plan

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Topic covered include:

  • creating your vision and learning from others
  • discovering your strengths and needs
  • creating a record of your support needs
  • investigating how technology can increase independence and fill gaps to independent living
  • building on natural supports and creating community circles
  • exploring generic and disability specific services and supports
  • considering opportunities for self-funding and creating a housing and support budget
  • pulling it all together and creating measurable goals.

This free online workshop series will be facilitated by Martha Beach, Housing Navigator for DSO East and South East Regions, and Alexandra Shannan, Housing Navigator for DSO in Toronto.

It is open to people with developmental disabilities and their family members and/or their support networks living in Ontario.

Questions about this event can be sent to: Alexandra Shannan at [email protected], or Martha Beach at [email protected].



Session 1: Wednesday December 1, 2021 TIME: 6:00 – 8:30pm EST

Session 2: Wednesday December 8, 2021

Session 3: Wednesday December 15, 2021

NOTE: It is recommended you attend all three sessions as the content of each session is connected


To register, click here.

DSO-Creating Your Individualized Housing & Support Plan
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Wednesday December 1, 2021 6:00 PM to Wednesday December 15, 2021 8:30 PM
Community Event

* Registration is not required for this event.