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Developmental Services Ontario Central West Region

Developmental Services Ontario Central West Region

DSO CWR opened its doors on July 4, 2011 as the contact point for adult developmental services and supports in Central West Region. It is one of nine DSO agencies that were created by the Government of Ontario as part of the “Transformation of Developmental Services.”

DSO Central West Region does the following:

  • Provides information about community programs and resources;
  • Confirms eligibility;
  • Helps people apply for funded services and connects people with services and supports in their community. This is done by assessing support needs; recommending funded services and making referrals, with consent, to services requested.

DSO Central West Region is administered by Sunbeam Centre, based in Kitchener, Ontario.

Who Can Contact Us:

Anyone can refer an adult with a developmental disability for services and supports, with consent from that person.

Consent is not required for general information inquiries.

When Can an Application to DSO Be Made?

Applications to DSO can be made at the age of 16. Referrals for supports/services are made at the age of 18.