Confirming Eligibility for Services
The services of Sunbeam Developmental Resource Centre (SDRC) are available to individuals of all ages who have a developmental disability and/or an autism spectrum disorder.
For children and youth under the age of 18, SDRC will determine if you are eligible for our services.
For adults, aged 18 and over, Developmental Services Ontario Central West Region (DSO) will determine if you are eligible. Once declared eligible, the DSO can come back to SDRC for assistance in accessing SDRC services and supports.
How is Eligibility for Children’s Services Determined?
Eligibility and access to developmental services for children is based on psychological and/or medical assessment documentation.
Sunbeam Developmental Resource Centre (SDRC) provides support to children with the following diagnoses:
- Intellectual disability (Provisional and Unspecified diagnoses accepted)
- Autism spectrum disorder, with or without an intellectual disability (Provisional diagnoses accepted)
In determining eligibility for an intellectual disability, SDRC requires evidence of a DSM-5 diagnosis as provided within a psychological assessment. These reports must include commonly accepted instruments and assessments tools in determining the diagnosis.
In determining eligibility for an autism spectrum disorder, SDRC requires evidence of a DSM-5 diagnosis as provided within a medical or psychological assessment report/letter. Please note that medical letters that only include a diagnostic statement are not sufficient to confirm a child’s eligibility for SDRC services. Medical documentation must include commonly accepted instruments and assessments tools in determining the diagnosis.
If a child is deemed ineligible an appeal can be made to the Director of SDRC.