Autism Support Services


Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life: it is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain. It is four times more prevalent in boys than girls and includes persons from all racial, ethnic, social, family income, and lifestyle.

Autism impacts the typical development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play     activities. They find it hard to communicate with others and relate to the outside world.

LDCSS’s Behavioral Interventionists provide the following support services;

  • A structured approach that breaks down the barriers that isolate children / youth with autism from the world around them.
  • Uses systematic methods to encourage development and change behavior
  • Program goals are individually tailored to each child and are based on the recommendations of one or more of the following; Parent; Behavioural consultant, Speech & Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, School Team, the MCFD CYSN social worker.
  • It’s practical—the focus is on developing the skills each child needs for greater independence.

SERVICES will assist children and youth with autism to develop skills in the following areas;

  • Behavior / emotional management
  • Communication
  • Social / Interpersonal
  • Daily living

To promote understanding, acceptance and full community inclusion for people with autism, LDCSS provides individual intervention for individuals with autism & their families which is based on the needs and special interests of the child and can   include;

  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Physical Activity

WHO’S ELIGIBLE?

LDCSS’s Autism Service contracts directly with families who are accessing Autism funding.   For those individuals with a diagnosis of Autism, funding for service can be applied for through the Ministry of Children & Family Developments’ Autism Funding Program.

HOW TO ACCESS SERVICES:

For more information contact LDCSS at;

Phone: 250 692 7577

Fax:  250 692 3935

Mail:  PO Box 970, Burns Lake, BC   VOJ IEO                                                           

*LINK TO REFERRAL FORMS

 

This service is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)