Specialized Services

A variety of specialized services are available for both children and adults. These include:

Psychological Services

  • psycho-educational and neuro-cognitive assessments
  • consultations for behavioural, adaptive, emotional, social, developmental and forensic difficulties
  • assessment for investigation of an individuals learning profile for future growth and planning
  • dementia screening assessments
Assessments and consultations include recommendations for follow-up interventions.

Behavioural Services

Behavioural services are provided to assist individuals to develop skills needed to participate within their communities. Services are offered through consultation, individualized approaches and a behaviour clinic. All services offer ongoing psychological supports and follow-up. These services are supported by both a behaviourist and a psychologist.

Social Work Services

Social Work provides specialized services to individuals and families to assist in the more intensive and complex cases. Assessment, counseling, and therapy services are provided to both children and adults on an individual, family and group session basis. They serve as case manager by coordinating referrals, evaluation of progress, and working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Psychiatric Clinic

Clinics are offered to children and adults once a month. These consultations offer:

  • assessment
  • planning
  • referral to other services
  • medication reviews
  • follow-up (when required)

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Occupational Therapy promotes sensory processing abilities - an individuals ability to take in, organize and use sensory information to interact with his/her environment. Services help prepare individuals of all ages for the 'jobs of living'. For a child, this may include getting dressed, writing his/her name and playing with a peer. For a young adult, this may include understanding money, developing routines and exploring meaningful productivity options (i.e. work or volunteer). For an older adult, services may focus on home safety, mobility, maintaining skills and developing a repertoire of meaningful leisure activities. Services are individualized, goal-oriented and strengths-based.

Our Services

Children's Services

Child and Family Community Counsellors offer a variety of clinical and support services for children and families.

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Youth and Adult Supports

Youth and Adult Community Counsellors (also known as Adult Protective Service Workers) provide a range of services to youth and adults.

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Specialized Services

A variety of specialized services are available for both children and adults. These include; Psychological Services, Behavioural Services, Social Work Services, Psychiatric Clinic, Child Psychotherapy and Play Therapy as well as Occupational Therapy (OT)

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Community Participation Supports

Supports are designed to provide adults living with a developmental/intellectual disability with meaningful leisure, recreational and community outings. A variety of individualized activities emphasize integrated community outings and assist individuals to achieve personal growth and develop relationships with others.

Foundations / Transitions

For young people who have a developmental/intellectual disability and their families, the transition from school to adult life presents additional challenges.

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Respite Services

DSLG facilitates a number of respite options for both children and adults. Referrals are considered on an individual basis, depending on the needs and length of respite required.

Family Home

Family Home expands the range of residential options available in the community and allows individual needs to be met in a more flexible and personal manner.

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Teaching Respite

Teaching Respite was designed to offer adolescents and young adults opportunities to learn and practice adaptive skills necessary for independent living in a safe and supervised setting, while at the same time providing their families with a weekend of respite.

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Distress Centre

The Distress Centre provides a confidential crisis telephone service to anyone in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville needing support and assistance.

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Snoezelen is a concept in which an indoor environment is created mainly to produce gentle relaxation, security and comfort by using controllable stimuli.

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Community Treatment Home

Short-term treatment is provided to individuals with a developmental/intellectual disability and/or dual diagnosis who are experiencing personal difficulty, or require a behavioral, adaptive, or medication review/assessment.

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Student Awards

Three student awards are available to a first year student pursueing a career related to the field of developmental disabilities.

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