Youth & Adult Group Programs
Monarch House Skills for Life Program - Ontario Only
Monarch House will be launching a small-group day treatment program for individuals with developmental disabilities (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, etc.), and acquired and traumatic brain injury. The program will be comprised of two streams: A Daily Living/Pre-Employment (DLP) Skills Supports stream and a Recreational stream. Programming will run throughout the year, with participants able to sign up for weekly sessions according to their schedule.
Within the DLP stream, the focus will be on practicing specific goals in the areas of adaptive and social skills, determined in collaboration with the participant and any other relevant stakeholders, within the context of community outings and social activities. Skills will be taught using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is a proven teaching strategy that focuses on changing socially significant behaviour in meaningful ways. All programming within this stream will be implemented by well trained staff accredited as Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT™) and supervised by behaviour analysts (BCBA®) in a small group setting (3-5 participants per group). Data will be collected on the specified skill-building targets in order to monitor learning, and progress reports will be provided to caregivers at the conclusion of the program.
Within the Recreational Program, the focus will center on community participation and engagement. The participants will engage in daily leisure and life skills based community activities such as grocery shopping trips in conjunction with cooking opportunities, art and exercise sessions, opportunities to learn and practice community safety and transit training, and meeting up with friends and socializing both at the day program and within the larger community on a regular basis.
We aim to provide a safe and engaging learning environment that promotes skill building, independence, community participation, and social opportunities.
Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
410 North Service Rd. East, Unit 101
Oakville, ON L6H 5R2
Classes will be supervised on a 1:3 to 1:5 basis provided by Registered Behaviour Therapists (RBT) and volunteers. Clinical supervision will be provided by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).
Daily Living/Pre-Employment (DLP): $200/day
Passport funding is accepted
*Cost for admission to activities and travel (when required) are additional
For community outings, participants will travel via Oakville Transit or, when appropriate, will walk to nearby activities. Prior to outings, clients will meet at the Day Program main site, however, participants will have the option to meet at the location of the planned outing if previously arranged with the program supervisor.
Clients will be responsible for providing their own lunches, however, snacks will be provided two times per day.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age and meet the following criteria:
- Able to take part in group activities (3-5 participants per staff)
- Independent with self-care skills (e.g., toileting, washing hands, etc.)
- No instances of aggression, self-injury, or elopement (i.e., running away), or any other behaviour that would pose a safety risk to themselves or others during outings or within group settings
- A fluent and consistent means of communication (e.g., verbal, PECS)
- Complete and submit online application form
- Within 1 week, you will be contacted with the results of your application
- If selected for an intake interview, the applicant (and caregivers) will meet with the supervisory team in order to meet the applicant and discuss goals, interests, and any challenges in regards to the Day Program
- Within a week of the intake interview, applicants will be contacted to be informed of their eligibility for the program
- Once offered a spot in the Day Program, applicants will be officially enrolled once payment for the full 12-week block is received
Below is an example of what a typical two-week cycle might look like, although specific activities may change from week to week.