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  • Avalon provides Specialized Individual Programs to meet the needs of clients with very complex, multiple and "unique" needs. We currently have two clients living in their own apartments and receiving varying levels of staff support / supervision and day to day assistance. These youth have been extremely successful with this type of supported therapeutic living arrangement.
  • This type of semi-independent programming has been successful for a number of youth who were ready to transition from our group or foster programs to a more independent, yet supported living.
  • We have also utilized this type of individualized programming for youth whose needs could not be met safely / successfully in any other program (foster or group). An individualized program is built around the needs of the youth. 

OARTY Member: Avalon Treatment Programs
Program/Facility Description: Avalon's semi-independent living program is designed to meet the needs of youth preparing for independence.
City: Guelph, Locations are flexible - based on need of child/youth
Ministry Region: Central
For Ages: 15-21
Home Type: Assisted/Independant Living
Client Group: DC ED/BD
Accredited By:
  • 1 Immediate
  • 1 30 Days
  • 0 60 Days
  • 0 90 Days

Accepted Conditions

1. Client Groups

AboriginalAcquired Brain Injury
AdultsAges 0-5
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 OffendersTerminally Ill
TransgenderedTransitional 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 DisorderCrack/Cocaine Infants
Deaf/Hearing ImpairedDyslexia
FASDNonverbal/Communication Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive DisorderOppositional Defiant Disorder
Personality DisorderPhobias
SchizophreniaSexually Transmitted Infections
Sleep DisorderSpina-bifida
Visual/Hearing Impaired

3. Problematic Behaviours

Bed WettingChronic Lying
Cruelty to AnimalsDefiance (Excessive)
Demanding (Excessive)Eating Disorders
Fearful/AnxiousFire Setting/Playing with Fire
IncontinenceManipulative/Causes Conflict
Over-activePhysical Aggression Towards Adults
Physical Aggression Towards ChildrenPhysical Aggression Towards Others
Physical Aggression Towards PropertyPhysical Aggression Towards Self
RunningShort Attention Span
Socially DelayedSoiling/Smearing/Vomiting
StealingSubstance Abuse
Suicide AttemptsSuicide Threats/Ideation
TantrumsVerbally 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 ManagementDietary Considerations

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

Assisted/Independent LivingDay Treatement Program

9. Program Treatment Services

Anger ManagementAssertiveness Training
AssessmentBehaviour Management
Community Skills TrainingCrisis Admission/Emergency
Day TreatmentInfant/Preschool Program
Life Skills ProgramLong Term Residental (2+ years)
Medium Term Residental (1-2 years)Milieu Therapy
PhysiotherapyPreparation for Independence
Recreational ProgramRespite
Section 23 ClassroomSensory Stimulation
Services for the Deaf/BlindShort Term Residential Care (<1 year)
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)

Art TherapyClinical Consultation
Group TherapyMusic, Drama and Other Therapy
Play TherapyPsychiatric Supervision

11. Additional Community Provided Professional Services

Art TherapyBehaviour Management Consultation
Clinical ConsultationCommunication Specialists
Dental specialistFamily Therapy
Group TherapyMusic, Drama and Other Therapy
Neurological ConsultationNeuropsychologist
Nutrition and Feeding ConsultationOccupational Therapy
Orthodontic SpecialistPediatrician
PhysiotherapyPlay Therapy
Psychiatric AssessmentPsychiatric Supervision
Psychological AssessmentPsychotherapy
Remedial SpecialistRespiratory Technician
Special Education ConsultantSpeech Therapy