Developmental disabilities

A developmental disability is an impairment in cognitive function that arises before adulthood and usually lasts throughout life. Ontario provides services and supports to children and youth with developmental disabilities and their families. Most services are delivered through community-based agencies.

Services include:


Services are available to children who have a developmental disability, and their families.

How to apply

Contact the regional office nearest you.


Behavioural Management Program

The Behavioural Management Program provides assessment and treatment services for children and youth up to the age of 18 with a developmental disability who also have behavioural issues. Services are provided through community hospitals and local community agencies.

The program is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. For more information, contact the regional office nearest you.

Developmental disabilities

Our Infant Development Programs are designed to help children up to five years of age who have a developmental disability or who are at risk of developmental delay.

For more information about Infant Development Programs, contact the regional office nearest you.