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ID-ASD Program 0-18

This program is for clients aged 0 to 18 with an intellectual disability (ID) or an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in continuity and complementarity with services offered in the community. It is also for the families and relatives of people with an ID or ASD.

How do I access the services?

Your request will be assessed based on your needs and the intensity of the services required. Next, you will be directed to the most appropriate program matching your needs and one or more professionals will be assigned to you.

The following is a list of services ranked from to the lowest to the highest intensity:

  • Social intervention home care support, nursing care, occupational therapy. Examples: support following diagnosis of the child, information on the disorder, referral to appropriate resources, parenting skills support, assistance in exercising the parental role, respite resources, emergency or crisis response.
  • Rehabilitation service episode by a professional (psycho-educator, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, psychologist).
  • Rehabilitation service episode by an interdisciplinary team. The team may be composed of at least two of the following professionals: educator, psycho-educator, human relations officer, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, psychologist, clinical activity specialist, social worker.
  • Intensive Early Intervention (IEI) episode in child care settings for children aged between 2 and 5 with an intellectual disability.
  • Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) episode in child care settings for children aged between 2 and 5 with an autism spectrum disorder.
  • Rehabilitation service episode with a team specializing in behavioural disorders and severe behavioural disorders.
  • Intensive rehabilitation stay in a temporary care setting for youths aged 12 to 17 (highly specialized childhood resource).

Rehabilitation intervention areas:

  • Social and cognitive skills
  • Self-esteem, functional independence
  • Communication
  • Motor and sensory development
  • Recreation and games
  • Socio-affective and psychosexual development
  • Development and retention of personal and social network
  • Self-determination
  • Emotions management – for teen stage
  • Life plan (studies, work, meaningful activities) - for teen stage
  • Residential alternatives - for teen stage

Where are services provided?

Most services are delivered within the individual’s living environment:

  • Rehabilitation services are delivered within the individual’s living environments (home, school, daycare centre, etc.)
  • The two intensive programs for 2 to 5 year olds are provided in child care settings.

Note: Children aged 2 to 5 can also receive a less intensive psychoeducation rehabilitation service.