General Resources for Families and Caregivers for individuals with Down Syndrome


Easter Seals Ontario
Diaper grant

Presidents Choice Children’s Charity
Will provide funding for specialized equipment and to make home accessible
If you need assistance in filling out the application please contact Nancy Howson at

Canada Revenue Agency Forms Call centre
Disablity Tax Credit

Registered Disability Savings Plan

Toronto Central Healthline

Griffin Centre
1126 Finch Ave West, Unit 16
Toronto, ON M3J 3J6

Phone 416-222-1153

Miscellaneous services

Aptus treatment services
Offers a range of services for children, teens, and adults


Wearing a mask to school [pdf]



COVID-19 Hospital Transfer Form

The COVID-19 Hospital Transfer Form is designed for family and other caregivers of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In the event of a hospital admission for COVID-19, this form communicates essential information to hospital staff, including medical information, substitute decision-maker contacts and information about support needs. It promotes the accommodation of a person’s unique communication and behavioural support needs in health care. It is recommended to prepare this form in advance of a COVID-19 emergency and have it available upon a transfer to the hospital.

Download Form


TTC Face mask exemption cards

The wearing of face masks and face coverings on the TTC is mandatory effective July 2, 2020. We recognize that not everyone is able to wear a mask, so the TTC has created a card that customers can use as a visual identifier for exemptions. These cards are provided as a courtesy by the TTC; customers who cannot wear a mask are not required to carry them.

More info about the exemption card


FAMILY TIPSHEET: Wearing a Mask | Holland Bloorview

Surrey Place – COVID-19 Tools | Advance care Planning tool


Two of a Kind Buddy Initiative

The Two of a Kind Buddy Initiative under the nonprofit organization Disable the Difference® is a pioneering initiative to close the distance that many of us are experiencing at the moment, especially for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other special needs. Especially during COVID-19, where many youth with special needs cannot go to school or receive at-home care, parents are bearing much of this extra weight and students aren’t able to be their best academically, socially, and behaviorally. We want to increase support for youth with special needs and their families, providing them with online opportunities to interact with others, receive mentorship, and have fun throughout the summer and into next year! We would love for you and your family to become a part of the Two of a Kind Buddy community!

Link to Application for Volunteers:
Link to Application for Parents of Youth: