PEI Disability Support Program

Organization: 
PEI Department of Community Services and Seniors

Location

PE
About: 

The Disability Support Program (DSP) is the first program in Canada to distinguish disability-specific support from income support. The purpose of DSP is to assist with personal planning and to help meet the needs related to an individual's disability. These supports are needs-based, and they are not intended to provide income. For more information, see the Disability Support Program Policy Manual.

Supports are provided in three main areas: child disability supports, adult disability supports, and employment and vocational supports.

Supports can take a number of different forms, including:

  • support for respite care
  • funding supports for intensive behavioral intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • community living and community participation supports
  • technical aids and other devices and family support programs