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:
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:
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:
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.
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.