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The Lighthouse Program opened in October, 2008. This four bed home is located in Ospringe, Ontario. Residents access Day Treatment Programming at The Dawson School in Guelph, Ontario. We encourage placement workers who wish to place a youth at this home to submit a referral package for review. If the individual will benefit from the program, a pre-placement visit including the youth’s Social Worker, potential candidate and family members (if applicable) will be arranged. If you would like a tour of our facility or more information, please feel free to contact Dawn Hunt: or go to the web site

OARTY Member: Avalon Treatment Programs
Program/Facility Description: Residential Treatment - Complex Special Needs, Developmental Disorder, ASD
City: Located 20 minutes from Guelph; 8 mins from Acton
Ministry Region: West
For Ages: 5-18
Home Type: Group Home
Client Group: DC ED/BD
Accredited By:
  • 0 Immediate
  • 0 30 Days
  • 0 60 Days
  • 1 90 Days

Program Rates

$298.00Staff Model Group Home

Accepted Conditions

1. Client Groups

AboriginalAcquired Brain Injury
Ages 12 and upAges 6-12
CoedCultural Accommodations
Developmentally ChallengedDual Diagnosis Clientele
Emotionally DisturbedLesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Physical Abuse VictimsPhysically Challenged
Religious AccommodationsSexual Abuse Victims
Sexual OffendersTransitional Age Youth (16-18)
Two-SpiritedViolent Individuals
Young Offenders

2. Diagnostic Features

ADD/ADHD/Severe Learning DisorderAIDS/HIV
Attachment DisorderAutism Spectrum Disorder
BipolarBorderline Personality Disorder
Conduct DisorderDeaf/Hearing Impaired
Nonverbal/Communication DisorderObsessive Compulsive Disorder
Oppositional Defiant DisorderPersonality Disorder
Sexually Transmitted InfectionsSleep Disorder
Visual/Hearing Impaired

3. Problematic Behaviours

Bed WettingChronic Lying
Cruelty to AnimalsDefiance (Excessive)
Demanding (Excessive)Eating Disorders
Manipulative/Causes ConflictOver-active
Physical Aggression Towards AdultsPhysical Aggression Towards Children
Physical Aggression Towards OthersPhysical Aggression Towards Property
Physical Aggression Towards SelfRunning
Short Attention SpanSocially Delayed
Substance AbuseSuicide Attempts
Suicide Threats/IdeationTantrums
Verbally Abusive

4. Sexual Acting Out Behaviours (all ages)

Excessive MasturbationInappropriate Sexualized Behaviour Toward Children
Inappropriate Sexualized Behaviour Toward Parental FigureIndiscriminate Affection/Promiscuous

5. Teen Issues

AbortionBirth Control
PregnancySexually Active Teen
Substance Abuse

6.1 Health Care Requirements

Communicable Disease Management

6.2 Procedures from Regulated Health Professions Act, 1996

No services offered in this category

7. School and Community

* Select the following criteria that are addressed through external education/community services, for internal supports, please denote in the appropriate categories.
Disruptive Behaviour in ClassroomSpecial Education Needs

8. Program Model

Day Treatement ProgramStaff Model Group Home

9. Program Treatment Services

Anger ManagementAssertiveness Training
AssessmentBehaviour Management
Community Skills TrainingCrisis Admission/Emergency
Day TreatmentLife Skills Program
Long Term Residental (2+ years)Medium Term Residental (1-2 years)
Milieu TherapyPreparation for Independence
Recreational ProgramRespite
Section 23 ClassroomSensory Stimulation
Short Term Residential Care (<1 year)Social Skills Training
Specialized Program for Transitional Age YouthSummer Program
Vocational Training

10. Professional Services Included in Set Rate (Professionals on staff and/or contracted at no additonal cost)

Art TherapyBehaviour Management Consultation
Clinical ConsultationDental Specialist
Group TherapyMusic, Drama and Other Therapy
Psychiatric AssessmentPsychiatric Supervision
Special Education Consultant

11. Additional Community Provided Professional Services

Art TherapyBehaviour Management Consultation
Clinical ConsultationCommunication Specialists
Dental specialistFamily Therapy
Group TherapyMusic, Drama and Other Therapy
Neurological ConsultationNeuropsychologist
NursingNutrition and Feeding Consultation
Occupational TherapyOrthodontic Specialist
Play TherapyPsychiatric Assessment
Psychiatric SupervisionPsychological Assessment
PsychotherapyRemedial Specialist
Special Education ConsultantSpeech Therapy