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Home Services Autism
Autism Services - Out of Service

This site offers several program modules for adults with developmental disabilities.

Community Living Program: Provides assessments, personalized 1-1 life skills training and support to assist clients to live more independently.

Adult Day Program: Offer an innovative learning environment for participants to participate in social/recreational activities such as music, art, light aerobics, walking, reading and light volunteer placements.

Weekly Social Club: Tuesday nights at the Millennium Hall. (18 years or older). For only $4.00 our guests enjoy a variety of activities such as Bingo, Karaoke, Newton Idol, watching hockey on our large screen television, Games Nights and many more fun-filled activities.

Community Kitchens: Operates monthly at the Millennium Hall in Newton and the United Church in White Rock. Staff assist groups of 8 - 10 individuals to learn cooking skills, kitchen safety and meal planning. Participants pay $10 per session and all prepared food is taken home by the participants in freezer packs to enjoy later.

Human Relations Course: Group Life Skills classes are offered to teach human sexuality, and relationship building.

Afternoon Program: Social / Recreational activities under the supervision of qualified staff. Operates T,W,Th from 2:00 - 4:30pm.

Surrey Self Advocate Group: Now celebrating over 20 years in operation, this group has frequent dinner meetings where participants meet to share ideas to help them become more involved in the Community Living movement.

Stayte House

Provides residential care and teaching to four residents who are adults with a developmental disability and unable to maintain themselves independently. Assist each resident in developing an individual program plan including the establishment of future goals and specific objectives to attain these goals.

Archway House

Provides 24 hour residential care, maintenance and training for four adult residents with development disabilities who are unable to maintain themselves independently.

Primrose Centre for Adult Community Living

This newly developed licensed community centre for Community Living has four apartments established for adults.  We have a large refurbished space for recreation and life skills, a Snoezelen room, relaxation and family rooms, enhanced space and program capabilities for day programs, family and friends gathering friendship circles, social and vocational skills training, and much more. Families are thrilled and so are the adults who are served in this multi service centre for inclusive community living.

Primrose Centre clients are supported 24 hours/7 days a week by staff trained in implementing positive behaviour supports, applied behaviour analysis and crisis intervention.  Additionally, staff are trained in the use of adaptive equipment and have experience working with clients with physical and developmental disabilities.

Georgia House

This two-storey accessible duplex is the permanent home for six young adults who are supported 24 hours seven days a week.  Through person-centred positive behaviour support planning, individualized programs are developed for each resident in collaboration with family and other stakeholders.

Chestnut House

Located in Ladner, Chestnut House provides residential services to four men with autism. The clients participate in all aspects of daily living and general maintenance of the home. Individuals are encouraged to expand talents, interests and social connections within the community and beyond. They all access the community daily and one client in particular is able to take transit and spend time in the community independently. The residents are involved with a variety of community activities: swimming, hiking, walking, libraries, shopping, sporting events, concerts, movies, bird watching, going to the movie theatre, going to restaurants, Special Olympics, church and church groups. Each client has an individualized support plan that outlines their strengths, interests and needs. Activities include personal care skills, food prep and nutrition, domestic skills, recreation and leisure skills and social skills enhancement. All four clients currently have a day program coordinated through Crossroads Day Program.

Chestnut House operates 24 hours, 365 days per year. The home is the clients’ home and staff are always available to support them. Visits with family occur as they choose. Staff working in the program fall under the “Residential Care Worker” job description and are members of CUPE.

Crossroads Day Program

Located in Ladner, the Crossroads Program is a unique adult day service providing individualized day programs to adults based on their vocational skills, interests and abilities. Individual programs vary and may include job training, work experience, volunteerism, post secondary studies, physical fitness training, recreation and community integration.

Ventures Day Program

Ventures is a specialized day program that serves a variety of individuals with intense behavioural, communicative and/ or physical challenges. The highly trained staff closely support each adult client to break down their personal barriers that have prohibited them from successfully integrating into the community so that their wishes and aspirations become realized. Clients participate in a number of individually tailored activities that can be focused towards recreational, social, vocational, or health and fitness. Volunteerism and employment opportunities are also an option should the individual be willing to participate in the activity. The focus of Ventures is to ensure the clients receiving services remain not only included but securely sewn within the tapestry of the community in which they live.

Positive Behaviour Support Services

Sources Positive Behaviour Support Services offers positive, proactive behaviour support programs to children from the ages of 6 – 19 years with a diagnosis of Autism; Developmental Disability with Autistic Characteristics and/or Behavioural challenges; Asperger’s Syndrome; Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified; Fragile X Syndrome; Rett's Syndrome; Mucopolysaccharidoses; Tuberous Sclerosis; Phenylketonuria; Congenital Rubella Syndrome; Cornelia de Lange Syndrome; and FASD and adults with PDD and FASDa who do not have intellectual disabilities. We provide consultation, training, functional assessments. We design, monitor and evaluate individualized program plans that are specific to each child and their family.

Our primary objective is to enhance the individual’s quality of life through communication training, sensory integration, skill training and the systematic use of positive behavioural intervention.  In order to achieve this goal, we focus on working directly with the parents/care givers to provide them with the skills they require to teach and enhance their child's life.

Areas of assessment will include, but not limited to, general demographic information, medical/health background, strengths and weaknesses, personal areas of interest, learning style and teaching styles, environmental characteristics, sensory regulation, communication characteristics, social and support characteristics, life skills, safety skills, leisure skills, behaviour, emotional understanding and regulation, and the families goals. Depending on the family’s priorities, assessments may also include a thorough Functional Behaviour Assessment and Functional Skills Assessment.

We work collaboratively with all team members involved with the child and family. Team members may include school personnel, childcare workers, day cares, Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD), as well as other professionals and agencies.

Sources Positive Behaviour Support Services reach all areas of the province. Our offices are located in the Lower Mainland and Prince George. We also have outreach offices in Terrace and Fort St. John which serve remote and isolated communities in B.C.  For more information on the Services in the Lower Mainland and Northern BC, click on the link above.  For referral information and our information package, please click on the "Referrals" link above.

For more information on any particular programme or services, call our Information Line at (604) 531-6226, contact