Our Programs

Shuswap Children's Association Programs

 

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.

 

Outdoor playgroup for Toddlers (ages 0 –3)

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Come and play with us at our outdoor playgroup!

 

Our for-Fee Services – The Nest, Positive Behaviour Support & Project Affinity

We provide 3 individualized programs for children 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.

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The Nest (for children 0 to 6 years of age)
Individualized to your child’s needs based on your family priorities and the Behaviour Consultants assessment.

Positive Behaviour Support (for children 0 to 18 years of age)
Support plans based on the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst’s assessment to help your child or youth’s skills and/or reduce challenging behaviours using positive behaviour supports. Parent support sessions are also available.

Project Affinity (for children 8 to 18 years of age)
Small peer groups that encourage positive peer learning and the exploration of social skills.

 

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

Supporting children and youth with support needs, so all children can learn and grow at their own pace. These 3 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 children 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 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.

Behaviour Support Services (for children 6 to 18 years of age)
Helps children with social, communication and life skills.