Our Programs and Services
The NSDRC offers the following programs and services to people with disabilities. Our programs welcome the participation and support of family, friends and volunteers.
Information and Advocacy Program services
We provide free assistance with applying for services, filling out forms, reconsiderations, appeals and more. Services are provided through in-person appointments, telephone contact and resources online. Learn more.
Infant Development Program
This program provides home-based support to families with children under the age of three to encourage the development of physical, social and cognitive skills. Learn more.
Special Services to Children
This program is for children and youth (ages 5 to 18) with disabilities. They are matched with a support worker who assists with skill development in the community and sometimes in the home. Learn more.
Our bursaries enable children ages 3-18 to participate in community camps and activities during the summer months. Learn more.
Teen & Pre-Teen Program
This program operates on Saturday afternoons for youth (ages 9 to 18) with disabilities. Support workers assist participants with skill development in small peer groups in the community. Learn more.
Supportive Transition Adult Group Education (STAGE)
This is a weekday service for transitioning adults with disabilities who have completed high school. Participants can access educational, vocational and social recreational activities in the community or at the program site. Participants must be able to take public transit with a minimal amount of assistance, as much of the program is designed to take place in the community. Learn more.
Adult Life Skills Program
This program is for adults (ages 19 and over) with disabilities. They are matched with support workers who help them to learn or practice skills in the community or at home. Learn more.
These programs are provided in a variety of settings with support based on individual requirements. Learn more.