Group Archives: Manitoba Social Services and Programs

What is Respite?

Respite is a short-term, regular period to time set aside for parents to take a break from caregiving. Families can choose from a number of options, depending upon their circumstances and eligibility for supports. Office-administered respite, where a respite agency hires staff and matches available staff to family needs; Self-administered respite, where families receive funding […]

What is Community Living disAbility Services?

Community Living disABILITY Services (CLDS) (formerly the Supported Living Program) offers a range of day and residential services aimed at providing adults with a mental disability, defined as significantly impaired intellectual functioning existing concurrently with impaired adaptive behaviour and manifested prior to the age of 18 years, but excludes mental disability due exclusively to a […]

What is Children’s disAbility Services?

Children’s DisAbility Services (formerly known as Children’s Special Services (CSS)) can offer support to children and their families affected with a disability.  A diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome allows your family to access these services.  The supports available are listed on the government of Manitoba website: and include: Respite: respite can be either hired by Children’s […]

What is Employment and Income Assistance?

The Employment and Income Assistance Program (EIA) provides financial help to Manitobans who have no other way to support themselves or their families. For people who are able to work, EIA will help them go back to work by providing supports to employment. EIA provides benefits (money) to help you with the costs of things […]

We have the diagnosis. Now what?

A roadmap to services and supports has been developed to help guide families through the process. It can be viewed at

Who can I contact when we are experiencing a crisis at home?

In Winnipeg, there is a mobile crisis response service available through the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.  You can learn more about it here. Other supports include the following: 24-hour Crisis Lines: Service Phone Klinic Crisis Line 204-786-86861-888-322-3019TTY 204-784-4097 Manitoba Suicide Line 1-877-435-7170 Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line 204-786-86311-888-292-7565TTY 204-784-4097 Manitoba Farm […]

Where can I learn more about the services and supports offered by the Government of Manitoba?

The Government of Manitoba has compiled a series of fact sheets to help individuals with disabilities and their families access needed information across their lifespan. This can be found at Each fact sheet focuses on a theme and gives you information to help get you started on your journey to finding the right disability […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder – Road Map for Families in Manitoba

Health Sciences Centre- Child Development Clinic and Let’s Get Started Program: 204-787-2423 St.Amant Autism Programs: 204-256-4301 extension 3467 Autism Outreach Services – Through Children’s disability Services MATC – Neurodevelopmental Disorder Program: 204-958-9660 *Children’s disability Services: *Community Living disability Services: *marketAbilities Program: *Service Locations: Winnipeg Service Locations: Rural and Northern Service Locations: […]