Important Links



Partners for Planning 
Partners for planning is a nonprofit organization started by families for families caring for a child with a disability.


Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

Spotlight on Transformation is the ministry’s newsletter for people interested in services and supports for people with a developmental disability. It features:

  • information about what is happening in Ontario’s developmental services system
  • updates on our progress in improving services and supports, and
  • inspiring stories of inclusion in communities throughout Ontario.


Cerebral Palsy Group
Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, birth injuries, or brain injuries. Our team was created so we can provide answers and all types of assistance needed to help improve the quality of life for loved ones and family members with cerebral palsy.


Community Living Ontario

The provincial federation of Community Living Associations. Rygiel is an affiliate member. Community Living Ontario supports and advocates on behalf of people who have an intellectual disability.


Developmental Services Ontario
Developmental Services Ontario is the single point of access to Developmental Services. Access to services provided by Rygiel Supports for Community Living will come from referrals from Developmental Services Ontario.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The Hamilton Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a standing committee comprised of voluntary community members who provide leadership and information to the Hamilton community on issues related to FASD. The purpose, for each participating member, is to support the enhancement of the community’s ability to address a wide range of needs for affected individuals, families and the community.


Ministry of Community and Social Services

Website of the Ministry of Community and Social Services, containing information on the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008. When it comes into force this act will replace the Developmental Services Act, 1974.



OASIS provides leadership through sharing ideas, information and knowledge, and interacts with government and other organizations on issues affecting its members.

This is a provincial site with information about local respite services to families.


SOTG (Southern Ontario Training Group)

The Southern Ontario Training Group is a small group of committed volunteers who, since 1987, has worked to support, promote and sponsor values-based training such as Social Role Valorization and PASSING.