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Infant Development Program

Special Services to Children

Teen and Pre-Teen Social Program

Adult Life Skills

STAGE

Summary Bursary Program




INFANT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This program is based in the community and is for children and youth (ages 5 to 18) with disabilities. There are two options: 

  • they are matched with a one to one support worker who helps them learn and practice skills in the community, or
  • they participate in a group weekday club with other participants who have common goals.

We will provide you with all of the Handbooks for each program.

Home visits are made on a regular basis by professional staff to assist the family in planning learning activities and to utilize appropriate community resources. Opportunities for parents to meet and support each other are provided through regular drop-in groups and classes organized on topics of interest to families.

Resource library materials of books and toys are also available for loan to families. Referrals can be made directly to the IDP. The North Shore Infant Development Program strives to provide services in a timely fashion, but occasionally the demand for our services exceeds the capacity for us to do this. If this happens, your child may be placed on a waitlist for service.

For more information, contact: Manager of the Infant Development Program – Gaye Jackson, 604-986-1358.


SPECIAL SERVICES TO CHILDREN

This program is for individuals between the ages of 5 and 18. Each person, along with their family or support network, develops a plan in order to be successful in reaching specific goals in community settings.

Participants enjoy fun, skill-building activities with their one to one support worker who is suitably matched with the individual for the best possible outcome. Average hours of service are 5 hours per week.

Referrals are required from the Ministry of Children and Families (MCFD). MCFD is responsible for the order of acceptance, and can be reached at 604-904-4300.

For more information, contact: Director of Community Based Services at 604-904-4090.


TEEN AND PRE-TEEN SOCIAL PROGRAM

This weekend program is for individuals between the ages of 9 and 18. Participants enjoy recreational activities and community outings with their peers while building social and life skills. They are actively involved in planning activities and meet as a group at the beginning of every month to create a recreation plan. This program runs on Saturday afternoons and is only closed on statutory holiday weekends.

Referrals are required from the Ministry of Children and Families (MCFD). MCFD is responsible for the order of acceptance and can be reached at 604-904-4300.

For more information, contact: Director of Community Based Services at 604-904-4090.


ADULT LIFE SKILLS

This service is for adults aged 19 and over who have disabilities and are interested in continuing to learn life skills. Participants choose a variety of life skills to learn at home or in community settings, assisted by a worker selected by the participant and their family or support network.

Referrals are required from Community Living BC (CLBC) www.communitylivingbc.ca. CLBC is responsible for the order of acceptance and can be reached at 604.981.0321. On average, CLBC allocates program participants with 4 hours of service per week and reviews their progress bi-annually.

For more information, contact: Director of Community Based Services at 604-904-4090.


STAGE (SUPPORTIVE TRANSITION ADULT GROUP EDUCATION)

This program is a transition service for young adults (ages 19 to 26) with disabilities who have completed high school. 

This program is designed for individuals who want to improve their academic, vocational and life skills and transition out within 1-4 years to access further services or employment opportunities. This service is best suited to those who wish to further their independence through community-based activities and do not require one-to-one assistance.

To apply to the STAGE Program call Community Living BC at 604-981-0321 and speak to a Facilitator.


SUMMER BURSARY PROGRAM

Bursaries are available to provide financial support for children and youth with disabilities (ages 3 to 18) so they can attend a recreation program and/or summer camp of their choice during July and August. 

Applications open February 1 and close April 1 each year, and are available to North Shore residents.

Contact us for more information.

contact us

 

North Shore Disability Resource Centre

 

3158 Mountain Highway

North Vancouver, BC

V7K 2H5

 

telephone: 604-985-5371

email: nsdrc@nsdrc.org

 

The North Shore Disability Resource Centre was started by a handful of families in 1976. In the years since, NSDRC has worked for a "Community for All" by developing and providing residential services, infant development programs, youth groups, community based services, and information and advocacy.

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