Overview About DSLG
Developmental Services of Leeds and Grenville (D.S.L.G.) is a non-profit, Charitable Corporation providing services and supports in the field of developmental disabilities.
The Corporation was incorporated in May 1983 and began providing services in July 1983 under the name Brockville and Area Centre for Developmentally Handicapped Persons Inc. (B.A.C.D.H.P. Inc.). The development of the community based Corporation was the result of the closure of St. Lawrence Regional Centre, a Schedule I institution which provided service to developmentally disabled persons. St. Lawrence Regional Centre's closure was the first step in Ontario moving from institutional care to community care. As with any "firsts" there were many challenges in the early years.
Today our caseload includes both children and adults. The Corporation provides these services through contracts with the Ministry of Community and Social Services, the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. Other sources of income include fee for service, grants, foundations and charitable donations. The Corporation's work also extends beyond the boundaries of Leeds and Grenville. We provide the network, software and support for the South East Regional Client Access System, as well as, The South East Regional Serious Occurance System.
The Corporation provides leadership at the Provincial level through the Provincial Network, the Great Lakes Society for Developmental Services in Ontario and the Ontario Association for Developmental Disabilities. On the international level, we are a founding member of the One World Foundation and the CanAm training exchange. We are also an active participant in the National Association for Dual Diagnosis and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.