How to Initiate a Referral to RSA Services

Like all adult development services in Ontario, Regional Support Associates services are accessed through Ontario’s centralized access point, Developmental Services Ontario (DSO).  The local DSO office can be contacted to arrange an appointment.  To find the appropriate DSO office, visit the DSO Website at  and click on “Find your Local DSO”.

There are two exceptions to this referral process:

1.  If an individual is seeking the services of the Justice Dual Diagnosis Case Managers, you are able to contact RSA directly

2.  If an individual has received services from RSA within the past six months, and require a re-referral, you may contact RSA directly



Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for services from Regional Support Associates, an individual must meet eligibility requirements as defined by the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act 2008

Specifically, an individual must:

a) have a developmental disability, as confirmed by a psychological assessment;

b) be at least 18 years of age*; and

c) reside in Ontario

 In addition, the individual must demonstrate a need for the types of clinical services that RSA provides.