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    Hello, I’m pleased to learn about this great network! I’m a mother of Adnan, a 23 year old young adult with a developmental and physical disability, we lived most of our life in Amman, Jordan. Due to limited services for his age and current unstable social and political situations in the region, I decided to move with my son back to his citizenship land Canada, to find better life opportunities. I started with DSOntario, now, searching the web for a good day program for Adnan, and an accessible appartment to live at in Toronto. Any suggestions or help ?

    Jenna Martinuzzi

      You can check out the Lights Program

      Jenna Martinuzzi

        you can also check out our Dramaway website our Creative Art’s Performance Dance Acting Drama Visual Arts also Singingworks and acting in front the camera making your own movie Entertainment. We are looking forward looking to full our Dramaway Programs every year. In June we all put a big production performance inspired or celebrities actors and actresses it’s fun. I think Jordan will love these programs. If you want more information about the Dramaway programs you can check us out at Dramaway also has Twitter.


          Welcome Back to Canada. ConnectABILITY has a listing of fee for service programs during the day. Its under the adult section and you can use the search option to find the listing. ( There is also the option of employment training as well. Volunteering is also a great way to occupy his day while contributing to an organization and/or work place.

          Adnan, as an adult, is also able to apply for the Welcome Policy for the parks and recreation programs. He can attend any of the programs that are available across the city. You can find out the information at under living in Toronto – parks programs.

          If you are interested in Adnan living in his own home at some point you can check out Scarborough Residential Alternatives at This is a parent run group that investigate different alternatives for our children.

          Hopefully the DSO told you about ODSP – Ontario Disability Support program that will help with some basic living expenses, also the Passport program which is funding for day activities and respite. I would also suggest that you connect with a parent group as they can be extremely helpful. I don’t know where you are in the city but again you can check the parent groups on ConnectABILITY. They have a listing and a brief explanation of the group. Again you can do a search under parent groups (


          There are great resources on ConnectABILITY.

          You could also consider becoming a Member of Community Living Toronto to receive a monthly Newsletter, continuing updates on activities, events and information sessions.

          For more on Membership at Community Living Toronto, please see


          Hi Mona! What area of the city do you live in? We also have FamilyLink, which is a network of partent support groups. Let me know if you are interested! My email is or call me at 647-729-1633. Best, Sarah


          Thank you all for your informative comments, it sure made it a lot easier for our road map. I will sure explore all the options and let you know later where and what we ended up doing! Gratefully, Mona

          Jenna Martinuzzi

            What if you have a family member living outside of Toronto, Could be a option of a roomate Like you’re Aunt

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