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Special Services At Home Program

Dufferin Child and Family Service is the TRANSFER PAYMENT AGENCY for the Special Services at Home Program (SSAH).  The SSAH program assists families who are caring for their child under the age of 18 with a developmental disability and/or autism spectrum disorder at home.

  • In Dufferin County workers are hired directly by families.  DCAFS administers the SSAH contact dollars authorized by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
  • Special Services at Home Workers are not considered employees of Dufferin Child and Family Services.
  • When a Dufferin family chooses to have DCAF administer their SSAH funds, both the worker and the parent must complete time sheets.  Direct deposit payments are made for workers and providers.