Our Programs, Services and Children & Youth Groups

We are a non-profit agency providing services to children with developmental delays, behavioral concerns, and support needs.

 

We offer the following FREE programs;

 

Infant Development Program

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We support families and children 0 to 3 years old, who may have a developmental delay or have a diagnosis.

Supported Child Development

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We support children from birth to school age who need extra support to take part in their preschool, daycare or after school programs.

Occupational/Physiotherapy

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We support parents with concerns regarding the development of their children with pediatric physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Key Worker

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We help families and other professionals in understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, by offering education and information for the needs of the child or youth and the family. We can also help in getting an assessment of FASD and other complex behaviour disorders.

Child Care Resource & Referral

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Offering Caregivers

  • Listing on database for referrals
  • Activity visits, workshops, and training
  • Toy and equipment lending library
  • Supportive visits, networking with others

Offering Parents

  • Childcare information and referrals
  • Subsidy; help filling out and faxing
  • Toy lending library and workshops

Early Years Family Navigator

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We connect families with community programs and services, serving Salmon Arm, Canoe and Silver Creek.

Family Support Worker

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We support families experiencing difficult situations. This program is for families already receiving services from the Shuswap Children’s Association.

Playgroups for Toddlers (ages 0 –6)

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Come and play with us at our playgroups!

Autism and Positive Behaviour Support Services and Groups – The Nest, Project Affinity, Fly

We provide numerous individualized and group services for children/youth 0 to 18 years of age; an Autism Spectrum diagnosis is not required to join these services. Those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis can use their Autism funding for the services, distributed learning funds and private funds can also be used.

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The Nest Positive Behaviour Support (individual services at our office, in your home or in the community and social skills groups)

The Nest provides a number of services for families with children aged 2 – 18 years of age. Programs are designed to teach skills such as communication, tolerating disappointment, transitioning between activities, waiting, following instructions, and group participation, as well as daily living skills such as toileting and dressing.  Come and have fun with us!

Project Affinity (groups for pre-teens and teenagers)
Small groups exploring new skills.  Meet new friends, we have had fun cooking, sewing, doing seasonal activities and new themes are being offered all of the time.  Come and hang out with us.

Fly (summer day camps for pre-teens and teenagers)
Summer day camps trying new activities while exploring the beautiful Shuswap.  Meet new friends and have some summer fun.

We offer the following FREE MCFD Referral programs;

Our MCFD Child and Youth Support Needs (CYSN) Programs – The Loft & Respite Care

Supporting children and youth with support needs, so all children can learn and grow at their own pace. These 2 programs are only referred by MCFD Child and Youth Support Needs (CYSN).

For youth with intellectual disabilities, an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis or who qualify for MCFD’s at home program.

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The Loft (for youth 7 to 18 years of age)
An after-school group with a club like atmosphere working on your youth’s individualized goals while having fun. Days camps during Spring Break and in the Summer are also available.

Respite Care (for children/youth 0 to 18 years of age)
Families can get some rest and relief through contracted respite, or families can receive funding to get the services that best meet their needs.

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