Health and Community Services

Programs Funded through other Departments or Agencies

Board & Lodging with Relatives:

The Department of Advanced Education and Skills provides funding under its’ Income Support Program for the payment of the basic monthly board & lodging for adults with disabilities who live with relatives. For more information, please refer to:

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Transportation:

TThe St. John’s Area Para-Transit System has the mandate to provide persons with disabilities in the St. John’s area with equal access to a transportation system so as to enhance their participation in all aspects of community life. The City of St. John’s contracts this service from an operator in the area. The current operator is GoBus Accessible Transit.

The Department of Advanced Education and Skills provides funding under their Income Support Program for medical transportation. For more information, please refer to:

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Employment and Training:

The Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD) program of the Department of Advanced Education and Skills is designed to assist individuals with a disability to acquire the skills, experience and support necessary to successfully prepare for, enter or remain in the work force. Active programs in employment counseling and assessment, employment planning, pre-employment training, post-secondary education, skills training, technical aids and other supports assist individuals obtain access to career opportunities and training. This program is cost-shared with Human Resources Social Development Canada. For more information, see:
 

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Model for the Co-ordination of Services to Children and Youth with Special Needs:

The Departments of Education, Health and Community Services, Advanced Education and Skills, and Justice have committed to the implementation of the "Model for the Co-ordination of Services to Children and Youth with Special Needs." This model recognizes that many children require supports and interventions for specific periods during their lives. These supports often require input from professionals in various public sectors.
The model assumes that coordinated planning and integrated service delivery will result in appropriate assessment, early identification, and timely actions which support the child's continued and full participation in family, school, and community living with the minimum appropriate level of service.
The goals of this model are met through the use of the Individual Support Service Plan for the child.The plan is developed by professionals from many sectors which provides for a more consistent service in all environments and assists with transitions from one setting to another.

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Income Support and Associated Health Benefits:

The Department of Advanced Education and Skills provides assistance to low-income individuals and families to assist in meeting daily living expenses.
Individuals with disabilities who require this type of assistance may apply as per the information available in the following website:

Individuals who qualify for income support may receive the associated health benefits.

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