RESOURCES

Community resources for DANI families

EVENTS

Community Inclusion Day

Community Inclusion Day; Family activities 11:00-2:00 pm followed by a concert @ 2:30 pm

Jake's Jam

An hour of uplifting musical entertainment by different singers, every Sunday.
sUNDAYS @4

AGO Relaxed Visits

The Art Gallery of Ontario’s Relaxed Visit Times are intended to be sensitive to and welcoming of neurodiverse visitors, including visitors on the autism spectrum, those with sensory and communication disorders, people with learning disabilities, or those who simply want a more relaxed visit experience.

York Support Services Network

Appointments for navigating services, filling out forms,
and financial planning

Social Club/Outings: 19-25 years

A social group with recreational outings once or twice a month

FUNDING






Children's Treatment Netowrk
Links to funding resources, discounts, and financial planning
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Passport funding eCLAIM
Passport eCLAIM is an electronic method to submit Passport invoices
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My Direct Plan
This is a tool designed to help manage Special Services at Home (SSAH), Passport, and Residential funding. It can be accessed online or through their app.
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Passport Funding (new website)
The reimbursement program that helps adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario access services and supports.
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Passport funding eCLAIM

Passport eCLAIM is an electronic method to submit Passport invoices

My Direct Plan

This is a tool designed to help manage Special Services at Home (SSAH), Passport, and Residential funding. It can be accessed online or through their app.

Passport Funding Program (new website)

The reimbursement program that helps adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario access services and supports

Children's Treatment Network

Links to funding resources, discounts, and financial planning

HEALTH

Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (HCARDD)
Easy-read information, videos, booklets and communication tools
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The Nuts and Bolts of Health Care
Resources on medical conditions, tools for healthcare visits and enhancing communication with healthcare providers
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Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (HCARDD)

Easy-read information, videos, booklets and communication tools

The Nuts and Bolts of Health Care

Resources on medical conditions, tools for healthcare visits and enhancing communication with healthcare providers

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OAP: Urgent Response Services

Access to specific, urgent supports to stabilize the situation

App of location-based accessible places

Search for specific places like a restaurant, hotel or store, or browse the map to see what is nearby with the accessibility features you require.

Surrey Place Resources

Search for specific places like a restaurant, hotel or store, or browse the map to see what is nearby with the accessibility features you require.

Foundational Family Services

Events and resources through Kerry's Place

Resource Library

Advocate Medical Group - Adult Down Syndrome Center Resources for families, adults, and healthcare professionals
Tula Kerr-Knights

Tula uses a person-centered approach to design and implement innovative programming with a focus on creative, hands-on activities. She uses her experience with a variety of kinds of handiwork to bring fun and engaging activities to participants that give them the opportunity to experiment with new mediums and express themselves creatively!

Daniela Scerbo

Daniela uses a person-centered approach to design and implement innovative programming. She uses her work experience as a language instructor to continue bringing academic programming to our participants, such as a brand-new accessible Science program using games, hands-on experiments and more to make learning fun!

Rudy Barell

Rudy Is currently the Chief Operating Officer of DANI’s Place – a unique housing initiative for persons with cognitive challenges based in Ontario, Canada. His role is to oversee all operations, while creating a strategic growth and implementation plan to ultimately build-out this branch of DANI.
Rudy has been working for both the corporate and the not-for-profit sectors for the past 20 years, establishing himself as an expert in government relations, grant writing and strategic planning. He has had the great honour and pleasure to work with amazing organizations in various business spheres: manufacturing, health technology, medical associations, first nations, social service agencies and with all levels of government and their arms-length partners. He is most proud of his lovely wife, his three children and cannot forget his dear friend Disco Stu - his bunny.

Francesco Franzone

Francesco uses a person-centered approach to design and implement innovative programming that shares his love of sports with everyone! He uses team activities to foster positive relationships and cooperation among participants in a supportive environment. Francesco also oversees a paid vocational partnership with Stalco, where participants work independently as part-time employees.

Tal Bar

Tal started working at DANI in 2010 and has since become an integral part of the organization's journey. Today, as the Chief Operating Officer of DANI, Tal takes charge of various operations and services, as well as organizational development and community partnerships, which drive DANI's growth and enable it to make a significant impact. Tal is a firm believer in the power of inclusion, recognizing that every individual deserves the opportunity to participate, contribute, and be valued. Tal holds an MEd in developmental psychology and education and is currently enrolled in TMU's nonprofit management program.