Tag Archives: Lights Toronto

She’s ready but it’s hard!

Maddie has moved into a shared house with two friends! Her roommates, Karen and Krystal, had been living together for more than a year in a rented apartment with a “House Mentor”. When the lease came to an end, Krystal’s mom bought a … Continue reading

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Don’t Count on DSO

That was the main message at a Developmental Services Ontario information meeting hosted by Lights. With an 18 month waiting list for assessment, five “service navigators” for all Toronto and waits of 20 or 30 years for some government-funded services, … Continue reading

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Two information nights: DSO and Life After High School

Developmental Services Ontario is now the gateway to most opportunities for our disabled children. Laura Starret, Lights Coordinator with Community Living has organized a Networking Evening on the topic of – Understanding “the system” with a DSO Toronto Service Navigator … Continue reading

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The power of connections

At a recent Lights networking meeting, more than two dozen family members and young adults spent an evening exploring questions and ideas about independent housing options. The young (and not-so-young) adults met together to share their dreams about the type … Continue reading

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