The Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism provides services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). With the support of parents and caregivers, we work to empower each individual to achieve their social, emotional, academic and vocational goals.
School Based (5-12 years)
The school based program is designed to meet the needs of children, between the ages of 5 to 12 years, who have been diagnosed as having Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children attend the Centre in place of attending their home-school, or they attend the Centre part-time during the week with remainder of the week being spent in their home school. The goal for all children is to prepare them for an integrated classroom setting in their neighbourhood school.
Extended Program (6–18 years)
This program is for children aged 6 to 18 who meet the criteria for funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development through the Autism Funding Program. It provides intensive, goal-oriented intervention services in an environment outside the child’s educational program. An individualized program is created to match the child’s developmental level and learning strengths and areas of concerns. Services may include occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, social group sessions, community outings, one-to-one intervention sessions.
Summer Program (5 – 18 years)
This is a recreational based program for children with autism. The program is offered to children 5 to 18 years of age. Each week, small groups will be determined based on child’s age, common goal areas and required staffing ratio. The staff is experienced in working with children with autism. Language, social, sensory and behavioural issues will be considered when developing the program. Activities include hiking, swimming, day trips, crafts, and cooking. Language and behavioural issues are addressed.
Community Inclusion Services for Adults with ASD (19 years and up)
This service is designed to meet the needs of individuals with ASD that are 19 years of age or older and clients of Community Living British Columbia (CLBC). Each person receives an individualized service based on the goals and objectives set out by the individual and his or her support network. Community inclusion services include employment, skill development, and community-based as well as home-based inclusion. The hours for service will be determined by the Service Terms and Conditions for each contract. The hours will depend on the services provided and the goals of the service.