Our Kindercampus team has been working on increasing group readiness skills as well as intensity of teaching in a group. Our goal was to do this using practical and feasible interventions that could be transferred to school. Some of the results … [Read more...] about Increasing Group Readiness Skills
At Surrey Place Centre, we are passionately committed to improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, those with visual impairments and their families. We believe that by working together, we can deliver the best possible results for the people we serve.
Below is a snapshot of some of our client and staff stories and testimonials. Check back daily for a new post.
The last Language 2 group we had a child that engaged in high rates of head hitting (30 per hour). In the two weeks he was in the group, head hits decreased to 3 per hour. His parents were incredibly appreciative of the fact that we took such … [Read more...] about The Importance of Including Families in Service Planning
Recently, we learned that a family in our Direct Funding Option needed to live outside of Toronto. We worked closely together with the receiving Autism Intervention Program in the new Region to provide continuity of service, and ensure there would … [Read more...] about Helping Provide Our Families with Continuity of Service
Helping parents to empower their children is an important part of what we do: “A teen participant originally did not want to come to the TTC group. After coming, he realized he needs help becoming more aware and independent. During group mom was … [Read more...] about Why Helping Parents Empower Their Children Is an Important Part of What We Do
One of our learners had the chance to mentor a youth and we love to hear about how everyone benefit from the experience! "An 18 year old ABA service graduate volunteered with our program for two weeks. He supported a group of 11 to 14 year olds. … [Read more...] about A Mentor’s Words of Encouragement
Sharon is part of our Parenting Enhancement Program (PEP) which provides parent skill training and support to parents with developmental disabilities. Last year, Sharon shared her story and said Surrey Place Centre changed her life by helping her do … [Read more...] about A Client’s Story: How our Parenting Enhancement Program Changed a Mother’s Life
Understanding a child’s needs and strengths is critical. Here is a Parent Survey Result regarding Toronto’s Connections for Students Experience: 97% of parents reported that their child’s teacher was aware of their child’s strengths and needs, as … [Read more...] about Parent Survey Result: Understanding a Child’s Needs and Strengths
Giving hope is so important. One parent explains why: “I can't express in words how grateful I am for the good people at the Adventure Place. They have given me hope and knowledge that has made a world of difference in my family. The help I've … [Read more...] about A Parent’s Testimonial: ‘They Have Given Me Hope And Knowledge That Has Made a World of a Difference’
Problem-solving is an important skill social skill and one mom told us recently her son is now taking steps to think outside the box and problem solve, and that she felt that after group his exploration skills increased. Read more of our client … [Read more...] about A Parent’s Feedback: Thinking Outside the Box and Problem Solving
Communication can make such a difference. Here is a great letter we received from a parent at the TPAS Adventure Place program: “I am so happy with the progress my son has made while in the IBI program at Adventure Place in the past 8 months. His … [Read more...] about A Letter from a Parent: ‘His Communication Skills Have Improved’