Programs & Services
Options Learning Centre
The Options service provides quality educational experiences through varied modes of learning. There are leveled opportunities for growth in the areas of citizenship, life skills, social skills, and wellness. People are supported and challenged to be the best versions of themselves.
Connections service supports people to create and strengthen natural relationships while participating in community-based activities. This service is offered through registration on days, evenings, and weekends in small groups of 2-4 people with 1 support staff. People can explore new things, find a place of belonging and connect with people who have similar interests. People who are interested in Connections can use their passport funds to pay for the support of this service.
WDDS offers employment supports to assist people living with a disability to become contributing members of the business community through part-time or full-time employment.
Nexus provides leveled pre-employment services to transitional age youth through a variety of workshops,experiential learning, and skill-building. The program focuses on building essential workplace qualifications using a holistic approach. People are given opportunities to overcome their barriers to employment in a self-directed and growth-focused learning environment.
Job Links is a free employment service that specializes in providing support to people with disabilities to secure employment. We have been operating throughout Oxford County since 1996. We work with you to discover your true employment potential.
Our services include:
• Employment planning
• Resume and cover letter assistance
• Interview preparation
• Job trials and training
• On-site coaching
“We won’t stop working until you are. Think Abilities, Think Success.”
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Supporting companies with their recruitment needs.
Supporting people with a disability to secure employment.
Respite Services provides short-term, scheduled respite for adults 18 years of age or older with developmental disabilities who reside in Oxford County. There is a fee for this service.
WDDS offers Family Services to assist caregivers and their loved ones to access appropriate resources, relief, and navigate the developmental services sector. Family Services encompasses the Family Support Program for families with children under 18 years old, Summer Camp for ages 10-21, Overnight Respite for those 18 years and older, and Youth to Adult Transition Planning. Services are either funded by the MCCSS or fee-for-service.
In 1994, WDDS began providing an annual Summer Camp for youth aged 10 to 21 years of age who live with a developmental disability and reside in Oxford County. With limited programs available in the community to address the needs of these young people, WDDS actively fundraises to operate this non-government-funded camp. The camp is extremely important to the families who utilize it for their children as it offers much-needed respite and ensures the participants have a fun and stimulating experience in a safe environment. Camp is about having fun, enjoying new experiences, and meeting new friends in a safe environment. Games, crafts, activities, and trips are planned around weekly themes.
Group Living Support is provided to two or more people living together, requiring up to twenty- four-hour staff supports
SIL supports are an option for people who have the skills to live independently in the community and may only require assistance on an intermittent or as requested basis.