Family-Directed Alternative Support Services (FDA) was founded in 1993 by a group of 13 dedicated families in London, Ontario who wanted to improve the current and future quality of life for their adolescent/adult dependent children with disabilities. These families share common beliefs, goals, dreams and visions. The long term plan of FDA Families is to promote fulfilling lives for their children by creating support circles, continuous avenues of access to programs and services and mutually enjoyable community experiences. FDA is a registered charity, which has successfully convinced the provincial government to create a permanent, flexible, full day community based program for young adults with disabilities. "Project Hope", was established for young adults with profound disabilities who are no longer eligible for educational support, live at home with their families and are totally dependent on others for their care, sustenance and well being.
FDA members actively engage local MPP's regarding further expansion of existing programs and community supports. FDA keeps abreast of programs, services and/or incentives that become available. FDA parents have acquired a wealth of information and experiences which are shared openly and honestly.
We believe that all individuals have the right to a dignified and fulfilling life that includes trust, mutually-supportive relationships and a sense of community that honours and respects individual choices.
FDA endeavours to:
Project Hope is an established program in London, Ontario funded by the provincial government. It has been in operation for a number of years under the direction of "Participation House Support Services". It provides programming five days a week year round which allows participants to enjoy enriching activities in house and/or in the community. Project Hope provides regular routines, therapies, stimulation and also offers a wide range of supported integration, inclusion and community involvement opportunities for participants.Project Hope is an appropriately equipped, community based program with a highly skilled, professional staff that supports families who wish to continue to have their adult, dependent, severely developmentally or medically-fragile child at home. It has recently moved from its original home to this beautiful new facility on Adelaide Street in London. With more space, it has opened up the potential for new programming for current participants as well as new opportunities for others in our community.
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|Southwest Local Health Integrated Network (SWLHIN)||southwesthealthline.ca - People with Disabilities||southwesthealthline.ca - Home Health and Community Supports|
|SwLHIN Home and Community Care Report|
|Ontario Ombudsman||Ontario Ombudsman - Reports and Case Summaries Annual Report 2017-2018||Ontario Ombudsman - How We Work|
|Ontario Disability Support Program||Developmental Services Ontario|
|Community Services Coordination Network||Community Living London||Participation House|
|Family Supports at Participation House||Hutton House||Special Olympics Ontario - London|
|City of London - Play Your Way Fund||Inspiring Possibilities Estate Planning Guide||PooranLaw Resources and Tools for Families Engaging Support Workers|
|Safe and Secure:Six Steps to Creating a Good Life for People with Disabilities||Developmental Services Waitlist Class Action||TVDSB Special Education|
|Coaching for Caregivers Canada|
Please contact providers for current info
|Alice Saddy||Anago||Christian Horizons|
|Community Living London||Crest Support Services||Family Service Thames Valley|
|Forward House||Hutton House||Leads|
|Participation House - Dundas St||Participation House - Project Hope||VON Adult Day Program - Dorchester & Strathroy|
|Ontario Independent Facilitation Network - OIFN||Family Network Thames Valley||Ontario Community Services Coalition|
If you would like to contact us concerning our group, please email us and we will get back to youWe usually meet the second Thursday of the monthDownload the Family-Directed Alternative Support Services brochure