Youth & Adult Group Programs

Programs for Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Monarch House is pleased to be expanding our services through our Youth and Adult Behaviour division to offer evening programs for individuals with developmental disabilities and learning challenges aged 18 years and older.

These evening programs are designed to offer an introduction to Monarch House services for youth and adults as well as to provide learning opportunities across a number of skill areas.  The participant-to-staff ratio will be 2:1 or 3:1 (i.e., small group).  Each participant will have identified target goals and data will be collected on the specified skills.  A BCBA® (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) will be providing ongoing supervision throughout the session and a summary report of progress will be provided at the end of the 6-week block.

In order to be considered for acceptance into a session, participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be able to work within a low participant - staff ratio (minimum 2:1)
  • Fully independent in regards to toileting
  • Displays none of the following behaviours: aggression, self-injury, property destruction, and/or elopement (i.e., running away) behaviour
  • Will not require administration of medication during sessions
  • Must have a consistent and independent form of communication
  • Able to understand and follow verbal directions

Upcoming Programs

The following programs will be offered from April 17th to May 24th, 2018:

  • Recipe for Success:  Cooking/Kitchen Safety - Tuesdays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Within this program, participants will learn and practice skills involved in simple snack and meal preparation.  This will include following recipes, cutting and measuring skills, safety skills (e.g., using oven mitts, food handling, etc.), food serving, kitchen maintenance (e.g., dishwashing).  At the end of each class, participants will get the chance to enjoy the meal they prepared with their peers (and possible take home any leftovers!).

  • Games Night!:  Games/Social Activities - Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Within this area, participants will have the opportunity to learn a variety of games and activities, as well as practice their turn-taking, conversation, and fine-motor skills.  Individuals will be exposed to games that requires skills such as counting (dice games), co-ordination (e.g., video games), reading (e.g., card-based games), drawing (e.g., Pictionary), which are age-appropriate and social in nature.  Caregivers can also suggest games/activities that are relevant to the participant’s home life.

  • Van Gough-ing For It!: Arts and Crafts - Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Participants will learn and practice arts and crafts related skills, including cutting and gluing, copying a model/exemplar, following written and verbal directions, and sharing materials.  Each class, participants will work on a new a craft, and will get experience with different media including painting, clay, drawing, collage, etc.  Participants will be able to take home finished pieces, and the block will end with an art show for family and friends.


If interested in enrolling, please complete the Online Form or call us at 905.849.7993 if you have any questions about our program and/or to be directed to the online enrollment site or for help enrolling for the programs.  Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2018. After we receive your application we will schedule a complimentary phone intake interview with one of our clinicians to determine if the program is appropriate.


Online Form


  • A minimum of 5 participants are required for each program to run.  We reserve the right to cancel.  Full refunds will be provided if the program is cancelled due to low enrollment.
  • These programs would meet eligibility requirements for Passport funding.  Receipts will be provided.


  • $450 for each program for a 6-week block (1 ½ hours per session) – all materials and BCBA supervision is included within the program fee
  • fees are due and payable in full following acceptance into a session in order to secure a spot.  Fee is non-refundable unless Monarch House cancels the session due to low enrollment.
Youth and Adult Evening Programs
Application Form
*Winter/Spring Session runs from: March 5th to April 13th, 2018