Day Treatment Program

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Monarch House provides a small-group day treatment program for individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities. The focus of the program is on the development of adaptive and social skills using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). ABA is a proven teaching strategy that focuses on changing socially significant behaviour in meaningful ways.

Our day program utilizes 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). This program utilizes a functional approach to programming for each participant based on individual needs and strengths. The development of socially appropriate behavior and the development of appropriate life skills, daily living skills, and pre-vocational skills is emphasized during each session. Goals and objectives for each participant are designed to facilitate independence and allow each participant to grow and develop to their full potential.

Integration into the community is a key aspect of the program. Community integration is offered in a structured format in which the participants are given the opportunity to use skills mastered in the program in a supported community setting. The participants can engage in weekly 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.