Child and Youth Special Needs (CYSN) Programs

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What can we help with?

We support children and youth with special needs, so all children can learn and grow at their own pace.

We offer 3 programs…

Respite Care Program
0 to 18 yrs. of age

  • Provides families with periods of rest and relief, to help them in caring for their children at home and in the community
  • Provides screened caregivers
  • Gives parents time for family and personal relationships
  • Meets both the individual needs of the child and the family
  • Helps enhance independence and quality of life

The LOFT Program
7 to 18 yrs. of age

  • Works towards independence
  • Provides social and inter-personal skill development
  • A club-like atmosphere offering socialization thru field trips, activities, crafts, photography and cooking

Behaviour Support Services
6 to 18 yrs. of age

  • Helps children with:
  • social skills
  • communication
  • life skills
  • increased positive behaviour
  • behaviour management
  • sensory integration
  • enhances family time

How are children referred?
Children are referred by their Child and Youth Special Needs Social Worker.

  • To speak with your social worker call 250-832-1719

Children have a diagnosis of:

  • Intellectual Disabilities, or
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder, or
  • Qualify for MCFD’s At Home Program
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