Options Community Services
Special Services to Children and their Families (SSCF) works with children who have developmental or physical disabilities, and/or an autism spectrum disorder. The programs help children reach their full physical, social and emotional potential, with the goal of becoming a happy, healthy and growing member of the community. Services include:
- One-to-one Service – Using a holistic approach in an individual setting, your child will increase his or her autonomy and emotional well-being. This program addresses goals such as:
- Life skills: Hygiene, safety, money handling, transportation, tying shoes
- Social skills: Friendships, boundaries, “stranger danger”, emotions
- Communication skills: Picture symbols, vocabulary, sign language, making choices, conversation skills
- Appropriate behaviour: In the home, school and community
- Adventurers Group – a community-based program where groups of youth and children work together towards healthy growth and development. At Adventurers Group children work on forming friendships, improving their social skills, enhancing other skills and exploring the community. Each group consists of five to six children and/or youth, and is facilitated by two professional Child and Youth Care Counsellors. In the spirit of both safety and fun, all group members are initially evaluated in a one-month trial to ensure suitability in group placement.