Developmental Services

Developmental Clinical Services (DCS)

127 Cedar Street, Sudbury

705.523.4988 ext. 4256

Developmental Clinical Services is comprised of an interdisciplinary health care team that works with individuals with developmental disabilities, other service providers and families who care for these individuals.  The team is committed to a range of community-based assessment and treatment services that promote quality of life and maximize function of adults with developmental disabilities, including:

  • Psychiatric and psychological assessment consultation and treatment
  • Behavioural therapy assessment and intervention with target behaviours
  • Social work crisis intervention services
  • Mental health assessments
  • Family based work
  • Individual and group counselling
  • Occupational therapy assessment consultation and intervention
  • Educational workshops and video conferences to caregivers


Specialized Residential Beds
127 Cedar Street, Sudbury 
705.523.4988 ext. 4320

Occasionally, situations arise where an individual with a developmental disability requires an alternate living arrangement to stabilize symptoms and initiate treatment that is more intensive or receive more intensive support.

A clear plan for the purpose of the specialized stay and a discharge date must be in place for the bed to be utilized.  The length of stay in the specialized bed is typically 3-4 weeks with a maximum stay being 30 days.

In order to be eligible for service, the individual must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • medically stable
  • have a developmental disability with a dual diagnosis or intensive behaviour challenges
  • have a home to return to
  • a discharge plan must be in place,
  • registered with the Sudbury Manitoulin Adult Developmental Service System
  • a client of the DCS team (above)

Attempts to stabilize in the current situation/with current resources must have been tried, before eligibility for placement in the specialized bed is considered. 

Health Sciences North acknowledges the funding provided by the Government of Ontario for our programs. The views and context expressed in this publication are the views of Health Sciences North and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Ontario.