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This new program is an innovative model designed to support young adults with moderate to severe autism in a community based, typical lifestyle townhouse in the warm  and receptive community of Thornhill in Markham, Ontario. There is opportunity for up to three young adults to reside together, each with their own bedroom, and shared living and dining space. The program allows for a seamless continuation of life skill independence training, as well as opportunities to facilitate improved communication, socialization, recreation and leisure opportunities. The resident will attend and increase their job skills in a supported day program until such time that appropriate paid employment could be found. Staff support is available during all awake hours, and there is overnight supervision as well.
OARTY Member: A Circle of Support
Program/Facility Description: Residential care and treatment for transition-aged adults
City: Thornhill
Ministry Region: Central
Home Type: Group Home
Client Group: DC
Accredited By: Not Accredited
  • 0 Immediate
  • 0 30 Days
  • 0 60 Days
  • 0 90 Days

Accepted Conditions

1. Client Groups

Cultural AccommodationsDevelopmentally Challenged
Males OnlyReligious Accommodations

2. Diagnostic Features

Autism Spectrum DisorderNonverbal/Communication Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

3. Problematic Behaviours

Demanding (Excessive)Fearful/Anxious
Over-activePhysical Aggression Towards Adults
Physical Aggression Towards PropertyPhysical Aggression Towards Self
RunningShort Attention Span
Socially DelayedTantrums

4. Sexual Acting Out Behaviours (all ages)

Excessive Masturbation

5. Teen Issues

No services offered in this category

6.1 Health Care Requirements

Seizure 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.
No services offered in this category

8. Program Model

Staff Model Group Home

9. Program Treatment Services

AssessmentBehaviour Management
Community Skills TrainingDay Treatment
Life Skills ProgramLong Term Residental (2+ years)
Preparation for IndependenceSensory Stimulation
Social Skills TrainingSpecialized Program for Transitional Age Youth
Summer ProgramVocational Training

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

Behaviour Management ConsultationClinical Consultation
Communication SpecialistsDental Specialist
Family TherapyPsychiatric Assessment
Psychiatric Supervision

11. Additional Community Provided Professional Services

Art TherapyBehaviour Management Consultation
Music, Drama and Other TherapyNeurological Consultation
Psychiatric SupervisionPsychological Assessment
Speech Therapy