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Community Living Skills:
This program promotes increased independent functioning skills and community participation of adults who have an intellectual, disability. Instruction and support are provided on a one to one skill area at a time. Skill areas may include budgeting, nutrition, housekeeping, social skills, community awareness, etc. The program is provided in the home of the individual or out in the community.

Residential Services:
The need for residential programs is recognized as necessary to achieve the goal of enabling people with an intellectual disability to stay in their community. After years of planning and negotiation with the Ontario Government, the Association opened its doors of its first Residence in July 1977. Since then, the Association has endeavored to meet the varied needs for residential options and has established four more Residence Programs. People are supported in such areas as laundry, cooking, shopping, accessing the community and caring for one's self however, relaxing, watching TV and participating in recreational activities are also an important part of life in a residence. After all, it is important to note that each Residence is a Home.

  • Georgina Avenue Residence is a traditional group home for six individuals with six separate bedrooms and large family style living areas.


  • Morrissette Drive Residence is a 4-plex consisting of four two bedroom apartments which allows for individual training and skill development in a smaller scale apartment arrangement.



  • Silver Street Residence is a large duplex which provides for a three on the main floor and another three bedroom home upstairs.



Life Skills Centre:
The Life Skills program is intended to provide a stimulating day program with a variety of activities for adults with intellectual disabilities and are geared to individual interests and abilities and are to facilitate growth and development. Program components involve skill areas such as physical development, self help, socialization, communication/language, work skills and independence. the Program operates out of the Life Skills Centre but also utilizes the community as much as possible.

ARC Industries:
Established to provide Assessment, work and training for people with intellectual disability, ARC is partially funded by the Ontario Government but must make up much of its operating budget through the sale of its products and services. Working in the departments of woodworking, silk screening and sewing ARC Industries not only creates an opportunity for assessment and training it provides a sense of belonging, accomplishment and self-worth to the workers as they progress towards achieving their optimum potential while contributing in a tangible way to the community. Visit our website

Supported Independent Living:
SIL enables adults with an intellectual disability to live in their own homes or apartments in the community while receiving the assistance required. The program can assist in finding suitable accommodation and guide the individual through the red tape of the lease and establishing utility services. Assistance and support is provided for budgeting, meal planning, shopping, cooking, housekeeping and medical care coordination on an individual basis. some individuals will require ongoing support while others may only require a few months orientation.

Respite Care:
This program provides short term relief for families. Designed to meet an array of needs, people can be cared for within an apartment in Haileybury or arrangements to fund parents to employ their own supported worker can be made. This program allows families to take needed breaks to fulfill a variety of needs i.e.. vacations, hospital stays, weekly shopping trips etc.

Supported Employment:
Provides assistance and support for adults with intellectual disabilities to obtain and maintain jobs in the community. The Supported Employment Program, which is often a natural progression from ARC Industries, involves identification of job interests and goals, work skills assessment, networking with employers, employer and co-worker training, on the job assessment, training and ongoing monitoring and support.

Foundations supports transitional aged youth with intellectual disabilities to build knowledge and skills to start making informed decisions regarding work, recreation and leisure, life-long learning and volunteer opportunities available in the community.

Resource Teacher Program:
The Resource Teacher Program supports children up to the age of twelve who have delays in one or more developmental domains or who may be at risk of a developmental delay. Services are designed to be responsive to child and family needs and priorities. Services are also flexible and portable in the manner of delivery and delivery location.

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