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To provide residential placement for transitional age youth 17+ years old (male and female) who have been diagnosed as having in intellectual disability and who are DSO eligible. The home will provide a family-like environment with private bedrooms and will support five to eight youth. This model will provide more opportunity for both individualized and structured support for the youth with moderate levels of support requirements. The staff skills and service capacity would also exist to consider youth who require more significant levels of support due to more complex and multiple needs. This would be accomplished using an individualized plan approach to identify the additional resource requirements ideally prior to the start of placement.

OARTY Member: Kennedy House Youth Services
Program/Facility Description: Developmental Services for Transitional Aged Youth; for children who have aged out of children's services and have been or will be deemed eligible by the DSO for adult services
City: Pickering
Ministry Region: East
For Ages: 16-18
Home Type: Assisted/Independant Living
Client Group: DC ED/BD
Accredited By:
  • 0 Immediate
  • 0 30 Days
  • 0 60 Days
  • 0 90 Days

Accepted Conditions

1. Client Groups

Cultural AccommodationsDevelopmentally Challenged
Dual Diagnosis ClienteleEmotionally Disturbed
Lesbian, Gay, BisexualTransgendered
Transitional Age Youth (16-18)Two-Spirited

2. Diagnostic Features

ADD/ADHD/Severe Learning DisorderAttachment Disorder
Autism Spectrum DisorderConduct Disorder
Nonverbal/Communication Disorder

3. Problematic Behaviours

Bed WettingDefiance (Excessive)
Demanding (Excessive)Fearful/Anxious
Physical Aggression Towards OthersPhysical Aggression Towards Property
Physical Aggression Towards SelfRunning
Short Attention SpanSocially Delayed

4. Sexual Acting Out Behaviours (all ages)

No services offered in this category

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

No services offered in this category

9. Program Treatment Services

Assertiveness TrainingAssessment
Behaviour ManagementCommunity Skills Training
Life Skills ProgramMilieu Therapy
PhysiotherapyRecreational Program
RespiteSensory Stimulation
Social Skills TrainingSpecialized Program for Transitional Age Youth
Specialty FeedingSummer Program

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

Behaviour Management ConsultationClinical Consultation
Dental SpecialistFamily Therapy
Group TherapyMusic, Drama and Other Therapy
Play Therapy

11. Additional Community Provided Professional Services

Art TherapyBehaviour Management Consultation
Clinical ConsultationCommunication Specialists
Dental specialistFamily Therapy
Group TherapyMusic, Drama and Other Therapy
NursingOccupational Therapy
Orthodontic SpecialistPhysiotherapy
Play TherapySpecial Education Consultant
Speech Therapy