Service Coordination for People with Developmental Disabilities (SCS) is the initial contact for individuals who have a developmental disability or autism in the Ottawa region. We help people find the supports and services in the community that are needed to assist them in their daily lives. One of our important goals is to empower families/individuals to make informed choices about the supports they seek.

Mission Statement

Service Coordination des services is a central point of access for individuals with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder living in Ottawa.

  • We facilitate planning for individuals in collaboration with their families and community.
  • We provide knowledge and information to clients, general public and ‘system’.
  • We refer clients to resources.

Our Vision

Service Coordination des services is entrusted to strive for excellence in:

  • Leadership for developmental services.
  • Planning for choices throught life’s transitions.
  • Community development through collaboration and partnerships with the broader community.


SCS helps individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families, connect with community resources that meet their individual needs.


SCS is an innovative knowledge based organization, recognized as a leader by working in collaboration with our community to deliver high quality services to individuals with a developmental disability in our region.

Our Values


We believe in advocating on behalf of the persons we serve for the development of services in the community.


We believe in supporting the right to self-determination for the individual in their choices and preferences for quality of life.


We believe in sensitivity and respect of the cultural needs and diversities within our community.


We believe in the potential of individuals to achieve their goals as well as to empower their family and their support networks.


We believe in equal opportunities to access supports and services in our community.


We believe in providing supports and services in both official languages.


We believe in collaborating with individuals, families and the community to develop partnerships to achieve our vision.


We believe in recognizing the valuable contribution of our staff and volunteers to lead, plan and provide access to information and resources in our community.


We believe in trust that is built through honesty, respect and confidentiality.