Surrey Place Centre’s Children and Youth Program provides assessment, treatment and support to children ages 6 to 18 years who have or are suspected of having a developmental disability. The program also supports their families, caregivers and other service providers. For a complete listing of services please refer to Developmental Programs.
We take a family-centered, interdisciplinary team approach, recognizing that the child’s disability also affects family members and that the family is in a good position to help us help their child. Ways that we involve family members include:
- Parents or caregivers can be involved in determining the treatment that the client receives.
- Treatment sessions often include family members.
- We often train parents to assist in the treatment of the child, and offer a “Behaviour Management Group for Parents.”
- We follow up with the parents to assess the client’s progress.
We offer a variety of programs and services to help our clients cope with the challenges of daily living, promote their independence and enhance the overall quality of their lives. In providing all of our services, we respect the dignity of our clients and their families.
The client’s progress is monitored regularly and a Surrey Place Centre staff acts as the primary contact person for the family.
Specialized Programs and Services
In addition to our interdisciplinary services we offer the following specialized services:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Diagnostic Assessment Clinic
The Children & Youth Program provides specialized diagnostic assessment and consultation services to individuals between the ages of 6 – 18 who are suspected of having FASD.
The Behavioural Medical Assessment of Complex Kids & their Environment (BMACKE) Clinic
The Children & Youth Program provides comprehensive, inter-disciplinary healthcare assessment and clinical consultation to help children and youth aged 6 to 18 with developmental disabilities, complex developmental behavioural conditions, and/or compounding internal medical issues.
Groups and Workshops
The Children and Youth Program provides a variety of educational, social and therapeutic groups and workshops for children living with a developmental disability, and to their parents and caregivers.
Please click here to view the Children and Youth Program Information Card