Children/Youth Supports

Children Services

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

  • Provides support to children with intellectual disability who are aged 6 to 16 and their family
  • Assists you and your son/daughter to successfully manage major life transitions
  • Assists you to complete a variety of tasks, including any necessary assessments, planning, securing and leveraging of available resources and supports
  • Assists you by acting as a liaison with the school system and other children’s services as required

Youth Services

BUILDING BRIDGES – Transition Planning

  • Provides support to youth with an intellectual disability aged 16 to 21 and their family
  • Assists students with the transition from secondary school to adult life in the community
  • Assists students to direct and develop an individualized Transitional Plan in conjunction with their family, teachers, significant others, community members or whomever the student identifies
  • Assists students to explore and identify future community options that may be available to them upon leaving high school.  This may include post secondary school, employment, volunteer, social and recreational options
  • Assists students to get connected to options of their choice prior to leaving school (where appropriate)

SUMMER YOUTH INITIATIVE

The Summer Youth Initiative is a six-week themed summer program that offers a variety of skill building and community based social, recreational activities for youth aged 13 to 21. Youth develop relationships within their peer group and community connections, and are encouraged to try new experiences and opportunities to broaden their scope of interests and skills. This is a fee for service program which is supported by HRDC summer student funding.


CHILDREN/YOUTH PERSON DIRECTED PLANNING

  • Will assist you to develop your own individualized plan of support
  • Will explore your own unique talents, strengths and abilities
  • Will plan with you on an ongoing basis and can include members of your family, friends, care givers and members of the community
  • Will help you identify your goals, both now and in the future.  Goals may include housing, work, volunteer, skill development leisure and recreation options

PERSON DIRECTED PLANNING

This initiative provides person directed planning and facilitation, which are offered on a fee for service basis for people who desire this service and who are not connected to an agency that provides person directed planning. Over a thirty-eight hour period, a facilitator will engage with the person supported, their family, and/or significant others to develop a profile from engagement and observation, facilitate a series of planning meetings, develop a person directed plan, and an implementation process with appropriate connections and resources to implement it. The initiative also includes the co-ordination of services and funding options that could benefit the person.


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