Options for Adults


From the Beginning

Options for Adults (OFA) offer a variety of person-centered and community-based supports and services for adults living with a developmental disability. Supports are tailored to recognize and respect each person’s individuality.

We receive newly referred adults to our programs through Developmental Services Ontario for daily living supports from our Residential Services, Employment and Community Connections Programs.

People can also purchase these services from KACL with their Passport funding.

To find out about eligibility for OFA supports or to apply for Passport funding please visit Developmental Services Ontario. You must provide a psychological assessment to prove you have a developmental disability, live in Ontario, and are 18 years old. You will have to show the DSO multiple identification documents. If you do not have a psychological assessment, talk to your area DSO. They will review options with you. If you are eligible for services, you will receive a letter in the mail from the DSO confirming your eligibility, which moves you to the next steps of completing their application process.

To learn more about the Options for Adults programs at KACL, click on the links below.

Supportive Living

Includes 24 hour intensive supported residences, supported independent living and host family residences.

Employment Services

Providing supports for community-based, paid employment for people with developmental disabilities.

Community Connections

Supports in community participation, including the downtown location of the Arts Hub.

Passport Services

Coordinating the purchases of services from KACL programs, or bookkeeping and brokerage.

Land Acknowledgement

The Board and Employees of KACL gratefully acknowledge that we live, work, enjoy the richness of and play on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe people of Treaty 3, and on the homeland of the Metis. We pay our respect to the First Nations and Metis ancestors of this place and reaffirm that the historic and current relationship that exists between us is defined by Treaty.

We commit to work to create the conditions for belonging and social justice so that each person can live fully in the unique identity that matters to them, in a community that accepts and welcomes. We recognize that our work must be in the service of Reconciliation. Our work must be at the level of the individual and the community, so that our collective identity as a community lives up to the values we want for ourselves and our children. A community where equity, peace, and respect for cultural differences are respected and nourished; and a community that acknowledges that the early Anishinaabe people of these lands saw we were strangers, welcomed us as guests, and invited us to stay as neighbours.