The mandate of the Adult Community Case Manager (ACCM) is to serve adults, aged 18 and older, who have a developmental disability as defined by the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008.
As an advocate the ACCM:
- Promotes respect for the rights, freedoms and dignity of the persons served.
- Assists individuals in a manner that helps them to ensure that their own legal and human rights are recognized and protected.
- Advocate for the individuals health care needs.
- Assists persons to lead lives that are as independent as possible, in the least restrictive environment possible.
The Role of the ACCM
To provide information about services and supports across the districts.
To assist the individual to access support services for themselves and their families; and to advocate for necessary supports.
To encourage and assist the individual to participate in community and developmental services.
To encourage and assist the individual to participate fully in the community.
To provide each individual with a current Individual Support Plan (ISP) that reflects an assessment of their strengths, needs and preferences. The ISP will be based on the principles of person-directed planning, self-determination, social inclusion, citizenship, and choice.
A collaborative process that involves individuals, families and other significant people in planning for desired supports and services.
The ACCM can provide emotional support during stressful life changes.
Services will be:
Reflective and responsive to the strengths and needs of the individual, their family, and community.
Accountable to the individual, their family and community.
Sensitive to the social, linguistic, and cultural diversity of the individual, their family and community.
What is the Adult Community Case Manager Program?
A voluntary program that offers:
- Assistance in developing greater independence and inclusion in the community.
- Case management, service coordination, community resource information, and advocacy for adults who have a developmental disability living in the community.
Who Can Benefit From This Service?
An individual who:
- Has a Developmental Disability
- Is 18 years or older
- Lives in the Kenora/Rainy River District
- Requires assistance in moving towards independence and inclusion into the community.
820 Lakeview Drive
Kenora,ON P9N 3P7
75C Van Horne Avenue
Dryden, ON P8N 2B2
Fort Frances/Atikokan/Rainy River
Ste. 201, 240 First Street E.
Fort Frances, ON P9A 1K5
HOW TO APPLY FOR SERVICES
Individuals interested in Adult Community Case Management services, must first apply to:
Developmental Services Ontario