Alberta Council of Disability Services

Community Disability Services

Community disability service organizations deliver quality supports to facilitate the citizenship of individuals with developmental disabilities.   

Funded by the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program, community-based organizations provide adults with developmental disabilities with home living, employment, community access, and specialized supports in their local communities. PDD also funds government-run operations and provides funding to families to manage their supports through Family Managed Services (FMS). Some families choose to contract with community disability service organizations to provide necessary professional supports to their family member.  

Currently 90% of the services accessed by individuals with developmental disabilities through the PDD program and Family Support for Individuals with Disabilities (FSCD) program, are provided by contracted community-based service providers or by staff hired directly by families through Family Managed Services (FMS).  

Read this statement from Andrea Hesse, CEO on Addressing Misperceptions about Community-Based Disability Service Delivery: October 28, 2020

Read this statement from Andrea Hesse, CEO about community-based service delivery: October 22, 2020

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