Independent Living Resource Materials
Home Skills Worksheet: A skills assessment form that you can fill out with the person you are supporting to help identify areas of strength the person may already have and new skills that may be developed. It could be a conversation starter to find out goals to expand independence that the person supported may have for themselves as well.
Daily Journal: A short quick way to track progress each day and identify areas that still need support. Enough area to write some specifics to areas that are being worked on.
Safety Questionnaire: A survey to determine what areas of support are needed or addressed to increase a persons independent time in the home.
Skills Review: A more detailed version of a Skills Assessment. Further breaks down areas of independence that are goals and where support can be adjusted or added. Can be compared to the Skills Assessment to track progress.
Regulation on Quality Assurance Measures (QAM)
The Ontario government wants to improve services and supports for adults who have developmental disabilities and their families. It wants the supports to be fair so that everyone gets treated the same way. It wants supports to be flexible so that services and supports better meet people's needs and they want the supports to be here for the future. To make these changes, the government passed the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008. This new law will replace the Developmental Services Act, which was put in place over 35 years ago.
A plain language guide to help you better understand the Regulation on Quality Assurance Measures is available at:
The full regulation is available at:
For more information, please contact:
Lead, Person Directed Planning and Quality Enhancement
Community Living Belleville and Area
613-969-7407 ext 36