Passport is a program that helps adults with a developmental disability be involved in their communities and live as independently as possible by providing funding for community participation services and supports, activities of daily living and person-directed planning. The program also provides funding for caregiver respite services and supports for primary caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability. CHOICES can help you apply for funding and manage the funding you receive.
The Passport program is designed to complement and work together with other government programs, resources and sources of funding to provide a wide range of supports.
Passport funding can be used for the following services and supports:
Follow the link to learn the guidelines for passport funding Passport Guidelines (This will launch in a new window)
Day Programs are divided into two streams. One is for meaningful day activities, socialization and the development of a variety of skills using the Person Centred Plan as the basis for determining activities and measuring success. The other stream is our focused and intentional pre employment programs. Both programs provide support to individuals to experience meaning and accomplishment in their day to day lives.
The Discovery Program is a highly interactive process where an individual with the support of a worker describes his or her wants, goals, dreams. Using mapping strategies and conversations the individual will have a way to communicate his or her vision for the future. Discovery can be one or a series of meetings depending on the individual and their vision.
Events include, but are not limited to swimming program, dances, bowling, resume program, day trips etc. CHOICES Members will continue to have the opportunity to engage in S.P.R.I.N.T services daily, weekly and or monthly. Individuals over the age of 18, living with a developmental disability in the Hamilton Wentworth area will continue to be welcomed to participate in community events and or services.
CHOICES offers training for those individuals who feel they might like to live independently. This 16 week program is designed to give the individual the skills they will need to be safe and secure living independently in the community. Some of the learning modules include: banking, grocery shopping and nutrition, house cleaning, social interactions etc. We also have peer coaches who help with the program and new members can learn from those who have been living in the community. Modules can be taken in a series or independently.
CHOICES offers respite services to the community through the respite bed in the Silver home and one in the Carlisle home. Respite can be for one overnight visit or a planned absence of up to two weeks.